BENEFITING: The Eating Disorders Information Network, Inc.
EVENT DATE: Apr 14, 2016
Ted Blum serves as managing shareholder of Greenberg Traurig’s Atlanta office and chair of the firm's Atlanta Corporate and Securities Practice. As Managing Shareholder, Ted is responsible for the growth and strategic direction of the Atlanta office, which has more than 100 attorneys. An accomplished attorney, Ted leads and advises a team with the strategic business, legal and market experience needed to manage and close complex business transactions, as well as to provide counsel on day-to-day operations. Ted has been recognized for his legal work through listings in The Best Lawyers in America (2007-2016), Georgia Super Lawyers (2006-2015), Chambers USA (2007-2015), and Georgia Trend’s Legal Elite (2008-2013, 2015).
Ted supports his community through his involvement with several organizations. He currently serves on the board of trustees for Junior Achievement, is chairman of the Chick-fil-A Foundation’s Advisory Board supporting youth education, acts as General Counsel to the Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta, and is a member of the Rotary Club of America. Last year, Ted and his wife were honored by The Epstein School for their years of dedication and service to the school, and presented with a proclamation by Atlanta City Council President Caesar Mitchell.
A native of Champaign, Illinois, Ted graduated from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy. He earned a law degree from Northwestern University School of Law in 1992 before moving to his wife Leah’s hometown of Atlanta. Ted and Leah have three children: Josh, Abigail, and Evan.
Natalie, along with her husband Jared, owns Rock Steady School of Ballroom Dance. Located in Sandy Springs, Rock Steady is home to more than twenty instructors and specializes in teaching partnership dancing to students from the very beginning. Natalie has a bachelor of science degree from Vanderbilt University in Child Development and Human and Organizational Development. She has been teaching ballroom for nine years and competes regularly with her students. When Natalie isn't teaching she enjoys spending time with her eight year old step daughter, Reagan.