Ted Mann provides practical legal advice and guidance to companies and their owners, officers and employees, with respect to a variety of organizational, operational and strategic matters. His clients have included large and small companies, public as well as private, conducting business in diverse industries, in different jurisdictions in the United States and abroad. He often counsels clients regarding choice of business entity (e.g. corporation, limited liability company or partnership), formation and organization of the new entity, along with operational and ongoing compliance matters.
Ted routinely represents clients in many different kinds of commercial transactions. He frequently advises and assists clients in drafting, negotiating and interpreting commercial contracts of all sorts, including employment agreements, sales and distribution agreements, leases and shareholder agreements. He also assists clients in securing and protecting rights in intellectual property and drafts and negotiates and enforces intellectual property licensing agreements for both licensors and licensees.
Ted served for three years as Administrator of the North Carolina Credit Union Division and as Chairman of the North Carolina Credit Union Commission, entities which supervise the operations of state chartered credit unions in North Carolina. He also has served as general counsel and chief operating officer of a regional commercial products company, legal counsel to a large public company and legislative counsel to a federal agency in Washington, D.C.
Drawing on his diverse professional experiences in both the public and private sectors, Ted offers clients practical, common sense, “value added” legal advice.
Allman Spry consists of remarkable people doing remarkable things. Ted’s first real job was as a cowboy on a large Texas ranch. Now, rather than chasing cattle, he prefers chasing all sorts of fish from the mountains to beyond the 100 fathom line offshore. If he is not fishing, you likely will find him standing behind bird dogs awaiting the quail covey flush. Cowboy to business lawyer … now that is remarkable.
Year Joined Organization: 1996
Areas of Practice
- Business Law
- Commercial Transactions
- Intellectual Property
- North Carolina, 1978
- U.S. District Court Middle District of North Carolina
- U.S. Supreme Court
- Vanderbilt University School of Law, Nashville, Tennessee, J.D., 1974
- University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, B.A., With High Distinction, 1971
- University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Young Executives Institute, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, 1984
Professional Associations and Memberships
- North Carolina Bar Association, Business Law and Intellectual Property Law Sections