Edward U. Lee III

Edward U. Lee III

PARTNER
elee@wtplaw.com
BALTIMORE
T: 410.347.8704
F: 410.223.3484



Co-Chair, Business and Corporate Law Section

Ed Lee is a trusted advisor to middle market companies on complex commercial, financial and transactional matters, regularly advising clients on deals ranging from small acquisitions to transactions valued in the hundreds of millions. An experienced counselor to privately held companies, he is familiar with the business issues they face in growing, managing, and at times restructuring their businesses to succeed in hypercompetitive markets. In addition to his experience with mergers, acquisitions, corporate finance and other transactions, Mr. Lee has an extensive background in real estate finance, corporate restructuring and taxation. Because of the scope of his practice, he is regularly called on by middle market companies to serve in the role of outside general counsel and works with practices across the firm to address client needs.  

Recognitions

  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America, 2011 - present
 

Memberships & Activities

Bar Memberships:
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association, Business Law Section, Committee of Middle Market and Small Business

Business/Trade Memberships:
  • ACG (Association for Corporate Growth)
  • MAVA (Mid-Atlantic Venture Association)
  • Best Lawyers Designation

Mergers and Acquisitions

Experience with all aspects of the mergers and acquisition process, including pre-transaction planning, and corporate clean-up; negotiations and deal drafting and documentation; and closing and other post-closing matters. Representative transactions include:
  • Sale of health information technology government contractor with roll-over equity. Transaction value approximately $250,000,000.
  • Sale of non-profit hospital health system to out-of-state, for-profit buyer including disposition of all real estate, professional office and other buildings; outpatient, ambulatory, physician management; and other ancillary healthcare practices and businesses including equity interests in multiple JV entities. Transaction value approximately $61,000,000.
  • Sale of full service revenue management firm specializing in the healthcare industry. Transaction value approximately $50,000,000.
  • Multi-stage sale of equity interests in private-equity financed acquisition with founder roll-over equity. Transaction value approximately $28,500,000.
  • Acquisition of distributed database technology company.
 

Finance

  • Representation of borrowers in numerous single-lender and syndicated ABL financings ranging in value from $5,000,000 to $200,000,000.
  • Representation of borrowers in numerous real estate based financings ranging in value from $7,500,000 to $119,000,000.
 

Tax

  • Advisor on tax issues arising in connection with corporate, partnership and real estate transactions including in connection with entity and joint venture structures, operational and transactional planning, company restructurings, equity issuances and exit strategies.
  • Provide tax advice to business owners and wealthy individuals in connection with structuring tax-efficient transfers of business interests and other property. Regularly advises clients on the taxation of pass-through entities such as S corporations, partnerships and limited liability companies.

NEWS

57 WTP Attorneys Listed in Best Lawyers in America 2019, Four Named "Lawyer of the Year"

57 lawyers from Whiteford, Taylor & Preston have been selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2019 (copyright 2018 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken S.C.). The lawyers selected are based in the firm’s Delaware, Maryland, Virginia and Washington offices. Client comments are posted on the U.S. News & Best Lawyers web site.

59 WTP Attorneys Listed in Best Lawyers in America 2018, Two Named "Lawyer of the Year"

59 lawyers from Whiteford, Taylor & Preston have been selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2018 (copyright 2017 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken S.C.). The lawyers selected are based in the firm’s Maryland, Washington and Virginia offices. Client comments are posted on the U.S. News & Best Lawyers web site, at bestlawfirms.usnews.com.

In addition, two lawyers were selected as “Lawyer of the Year” for their particular areas of practice.


59 Whiteford, Taylor & Preston Attorneys Listed in Best Lawyers in America, 2017, Eight Named as "Lawyers of the Year"

Fifty-nine lawyers from Whiteford, Taylor & Preston have been selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2017 (copyright 2016 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken S.C.). The lawyers selected are based in the firm’s Maryland, Washington and Virginia offices.

In addition, eight lawyers were selected as “Lawyers of the Year” for their particular areas of practice. 


63 Whiteford, Taylor & Preston Attorneys Listed in Best Lawyers in America, Four Named as "Lawyers of the Year"

Sixty-three lawyers from Whiteford, Taylor & Preston have been selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2015 (copyright 2014 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken S.C.). The lawyers selected are based in the firm’s Maryland, Washington and Virginia offices.

In addition, four lawyers were selected as “Lawyers of the Year” in the Baltimore region for their particular areas of practice.


61 Whiteford, Taylor & Preston Attorneys Listed in Best Lawyers in America; Nine Named as "Lawyers of the Year"

Sixty-one lawyers from Whiteford, Taylor & Preston have been selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2014 (copyright 2013 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken S.C.). The lawyers selected are based in the firm’s Maryland, Washington and Virginia offices, including the firm's new Roanoke office.

In addition, nine lawyers were selected as “Lawyers of the Year” in their jurisdictions and areas of practice.


Sixty-Four Whiteford Attorneys Named Super Lawyers and Rising Stars in Maryland, Delaware, Virginia

Whiteford, Taylor & Preston is pleased to announce that 64 of its attorneys are listed among the 2013 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars in three states.

The firm is particularly proud of the young lawyers who are recognized as “Rising Stars”; the four partners who are listed in the Top 100 in Maryland – Edward Buxbaum, Edwin Fee, William Ryan, and Dwight Stone; and the 16 who are named for the first time this year.


60 Whiteford, Taylor & Preston Attorneys Listed in Best Lawyers in America Five Named as "Lawyers of the Year"

Sixty lawyers from Whiteford, Taylor & Preston have been selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2013 (copyright 2012 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken S.C.).

This represents an increase of seven over last year.  The lawyers selected are based in the firm’s Maryland, Washington and Virginia offices.

In addition, five lawyers were selected as “Lawyers of the Year” in their jurisdictions and areas of practice.


Seven LEED APs in WTP's Green Practice

WTP's Green Construction & Sustainability Group is pleased to announce that seven of the lawyers in the group are LEED Accredited Professionals.


175+ Contractors and Developers Attend WTP's Building with BRAC Breakfast

Over 175 contractors, developers and government officials attended Whiteford, Taylor & Preston's inaugural BRAC Breakfast Briefing, Building with BRAC, on June 18, 2007.  Headlined by Congressman Dutch Ruppersberger, the construction-focused event at the Maryland Maritime Institute featured presentations by attorneys Robert F. Carney, Heather A. James, Edward U. Lee, and Michael A. Stover.

"It was one of the most informative BRAC sessions I've attended," noted one of the attendees from the construction industry.


Whiteford, Taylor & Preston Elects Seven New Partners

Whiteford, Taylor & Preston L.L.P. is pleased to announce that seven attorneys have been elected partners. The firm congratulates Edward U. Lee III, Dana O. Lynch, Cameron J. MacDonald, Raymond L. Marshall, Aryeh E. Stein, Ilana Subar, and Eric A. Vendt.