Theodore H. Cominos Jr.



Ted Cominos has helped clients close hundreds of transactions in the U.S. and more than 50 international jurisdictions. With an MBA in international management and more than 20 years of experience, he skillfully navigates complex M&A, private equity/venture, corporate commercial, commercial real estate and debt-finance transactions.
Ted advises:
  • Private equity, venture and real estate funds
  • Public and private companies
  • HNW investors, SWFs and family offices
  • National and local governments
  • Investment banks
  • Financial institutions

Transactional Experience

Ted has served as lead counsel on transactions ranging in value from millions to billions of USD. He has advised on:
  • Corporate mergers and acquisitions
  • Asset sales/disposals
  • Restructurings
  • Joint-venture, co-investment, strategic collaboration, profit-participating and licensing/royalty arrangements

Ted has counseled private equity funds, venture funds, and seed and angel investors on all stages of private investment. He has also advised PE real estate funds on commercial real estate transactions (often involving FIRPTA-related capital corporate structures for foreign investors).

Investment Fund Experience

Ted has advised general partner and spin-out teams on establishing new investment funds and separate managed accounts. He also counsels limited partners/investors on the due diligence and terms pertinent to their participation in funds, managed accounts, co-investment and/or secondary transactions. Ted has advised on fund formation and investment matters for sponsors of alternative-asset investment funds.

Banking Experience

Ted has advised on scores of banking, leveraged acquisition financing, bond/note offering and debt restructuring transactions and creditor workouts. He has experience on all aspects of debt-finance structuring, as well as negotiating, transacting, closing and monitoring facility agreements, inter-creditor arrangements, letters of credit, and related tax, corporate and capital structures.

Private Investment Dispute Resolution Experience

Ted has advised limited partners and general partners on myriad disputes related to private investment fund management, including GP negligence or fraud, GP replacement, LP defaults and enforcement procedures. He has also coordinated the representation of clients in relation to their corporate commercial, IP and contractual disputes involving domestic and cross-border mediation, arbitration and litigation.

Personal Interests

Ted enjoys fly-fishing, and boating on Lake Michigan with his wife and three daughters.


Bar Admissions



University of California, Davis
B.A. in International Relations

Monterey College of Law

Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey
M.B.A. in International Management

Leadership & Community

Professional Associations

  • International Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • California State Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association International Law Section Council – Member, 2019-20


  • Faegre Baker Daniels — Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2019
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