LAW WEEK COLORADO
Moye White bolstered its business section and impact investing practice with the addition of Steven Bachar as partner, the firm announced today.
“As one of Colorado’s preeminent public policy attorneys and a respected advisor to businesses, nonprofits and government and political leaders, Steve’s capabilities dovetail perfectly with the needs of our Colorado and national business clients,” managing partner Tom List said.
Bachar has experience as outside general counsel for businesses, working with corporations and their executives to consummate transactions and to solve problems at the intersection of law, public policy and commerce, according to Moye White. He is currently co-chair of the Clinton Global Initiative America meetings held in Denver — one held last summer and another slated for this June.
Bachar’s impact sector activities include co-founding Empowerment Capital Management, serving on the Global Advisory Board of New York-based Cornerstone Capital Management, and serving as a board member of Windhorse, Inc.
Bachar was formerly chairman of the Public Policy practice group at Ireland Stapleton in Denver, prior to which he led a clean technology company which won the National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s Best Venture Award. He also has been executive vice president of a Rocky Mountain-focused private equity firm and has managed numerous business transactions in China, Canada and Europe. Bachar is also a founding board member of the Africa School Assistance Project, which works with rural communities in Tanzania to build or expand public schools.
Bachar also serves on the Public Policy Council for the Colorado Cleantech Industry Association and the Public Affairs Committee of the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce, and he was a founding board member of the Colorado Advanced Manufacturing Alliance. He has served on numerous non-profit boards in Colorado, including the Children’s Museum of Denver and Opera Colorado.
Bachar previously worked with Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper’s campaign and transition counsel during the governor’s successful mayoral campaign, and he has served as a legal and business advisor to numerous other political figures throughout his career.
Before relocating to Denver, Bachar’s Washington, D.C. career included service in the White House and the U.S. Department of the Treasury under President Bill Clinton. He is a former Army reservist, a certified Wilderness First Responder and an active outdoorsman. He sings bluegrass and plays the mandolin with more enthusiasm than talent, according to the firm.
Bachar holds a law degree from Georgetown University and a bachelor’s from Emory University.