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Edward H. Brown

Ed is the Chairman of the firm's Corporate and Tax practice group. His practice focuses on representing privately held businesses, including representing both buyers and sellers in the purchase or sale of businesses, the formation and funding of growth oriented companies, providing general corporate advice, and in developing creative exit strategies for business owners.

Ed practices in the Atlanta office of the firm and serves as the Chairman of the firm’s Corporate and Tax practice group.  Ed is licensed to practice in Georgia and Illinois, Georgia Superior Courts, the Illinois Supreme Court, and the U.S. Tax Court.  He is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association, the Lawyers Club of Atlanta, and the State Bar of Georgia.  Ed received his LL.M. in Taxation in 1984 from Emory University.  He earned his J.D. in 1980 from Washington and Lee University School of Law and his B.A., with distinction, from the University of Virginia in 1977.

Since 2012, Ed has been named a "Leader in their Field" in Corporate & M&A Law by the highly regarded Chambers USA, a legal directory featuring client-led intelligence on America's leading lawyers.  Ed has spoken on a variety of topics, including mergers and acquisitions, conservation easements, captive insurance structures, angel tax credits, and...

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  • Represented the seller group in the sale of assets of a project management service firm to a publicly held company.
  • Represented an issuer with a $100+ million offering of limited partnership interests for the acquisition of multi family apartment projects.
  • Represented the purchaser in the purchase of stock or assets in a series of home health care businesses acquisitions
  • Represented a national manufacturing and distribution client in purchasing a series of strategic targets as part of a roll-up of related businesses


  • “Edward Brown has good support in the firm. I met a few people in the firm and have a high opinion of the firm."

    -Chambers 2012

  • “He has strong business acumen as well as a great grasp of the law. That is a very strong combination. Unless he doesn’t want to work with me I’ll always stay with him.”

    -Chambers 2012

  • “He’s probably the best attorney I know – an excellent attorney. He is one of the few that understands business – a deal maker not a deal breaker. He grasps very readily the picture of what’s going on and he is a quick observer. He’s a lawyer with an understanding of business – a bit of a psychologist who understands what makes people tick. He is quick and efficient. The billing is always reasonable. We are very happy with him.”

    -Chambers 2012

  • "I want to thank Ed for all his help, advice, and out-of-the-box approach.  I enjoy and appreciate the way he thinks and his no-nonsense attitude. I plan to leverage Ed's expertise and experience for many years to come."

    -Etienne Terblanche, Data Logistics