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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...

  • 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
  • Has assisted numerous clients in the drafting of partnership agreements, limited liability operating agreements, shareholder agreements, equity incentive plans, and other internal corporate arrangements.
  • Represented a management team in purchasing a division of a publicly held company in the financial services sector, including a private equity raise and related bank facility.
  • Represented a medical device manufacturer in negotiating joint venture agreements, acquisitions, and the sale of securities through private placement offerings.
  • Represented an acquiror in the purchase of stock of a multi-state project management consulting firm, and related financing package.
  • Generally represents privately held businesses in formation, funding, operations and mergers and acquisitions.


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