Ted J. Hannig serves as General Counsel to Black Mountain Properties and the ownership family. He was awarded his law degree and MBA from Santa Clara University in 1983 and studied international commercial law at the University of Tokyo and more recently in London. For 20 consecutive years he has held an AV rating – the highest independent peer rating for both legal skills and ethics.
He carries on the family legacy of of over 60 years of legal representation of the ownership family and its business in both the Courtroom and the Board Room. His record of legal work for the company is undefeated in the courts spanning three decades.
He has set precedent in the areas of eminent domaine (recovering millions of dollars for an elderly couple in Redwood City), environmental law and through his law firm in creditor rights in a unanimous Supreme Court decision. Transactional work has included business sales close to one billion dollars.
Ted shares and often joins with the Company in its philosophy to give back to the community. Ted has donated thousands of hours to community service .
He is committed to helping people who are less well off in the community and abroad. He has served on numerous boards, including Kainos; the founding board member of the Sequoia Awards, Broadway by the Bay, the Danford Foundation, the NoH8 Campaign and Casa de Redwood, the senior housing apartments for low-income families that his father originally co-founded.
He started the “Give Something Back” sailboat race with the annual contribution by the Company (Which supporters renamed The Hannig Cup), which has distributed over $3 million to charities emphasizing youth programs.
He is the recipient of several community awards for his numerous efforts on behalf of local non-profit organizations, including the Sheriff’s Activities League Defying Gravity Award, the “Community Star” award from Gentry Magazine and the City of Redwood City, and other awards from the United States Congress, the California State Legislature, the County of San Mateo, and the City of Redwood City.
He was honored on September 22, 2011 by the Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center for his work to prevent and eliminate bullying.
Internationally, Ted joined with clients in helping to launch Floating Doctors in 2009. Floating Doctors works with the indigenous Ngable-Bugle Indians of Panama with medical care, health education and emergency response. Ted owns and operates a 100 acre coastal rain forest preserve in Panama and uses the location to support a floating medical clinic his clients donated. Floating Doctors has served over 50,000 free patients visits.
For the last five years he has served as CEO and chair of the foundation established by his family’s clients. It supports over 100 local charities.