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George M. Taylor, III

George is a Partner in the firm's Corporate and Tax Practice Group.

George maintains a practice focused on the financing and acquisition of business entities, with an emphasis in the healthcare, manufacturing and automotive sectors. His practice has included mergers and acquisitions of businesses throughout the southeast and in areas ranging from New York to California.  A major portion of his practice is focused on representing clients in capital finance transactions, including both transactional work and work in the field of bond defaults and other troubled assets, and he regularly represents lenders in transactional work, particularly asset-based lending and commercial and industrial lending.

George’s practice focuses on representing corporate and commercial clients in financing, acquisition and general corporate transactions, with an emphasis on the automotive industry and health care entities.  He has handled the acquisition and sale of numerous businesses, including automobile dealerships, manufacturing businesses, and h...

  • Represented commercial lender in asset-backed financing to heavy manufacturer. Work included advice as to collateral issues and perfection, drafting of loan documents and closing. Transaction included extensive real estate collateral and assets held in an ESOP plan. Total loan amount was $22,500,000.
  • Represented client in acquisition of manufacturing and processing facility. Total transaction amount was $80M. Work included negotiating and drafting acquisition documents, management of due diligence process, handling of real estate issues, labor matters and employee matters, and tax planning.
  • Represented nation-wide car dealer in sale of twenty-six dealerships located in various states. Sale took place in the context of bankruptcy proceedings, and included document drafting, conducting of auction sales, handling of bidding procedures, and preparation and closing of sales transactions. Aggregate value of transactions was $180M.
  • Represented health care provider in obtaining equity and debt financing for series of assisted living facilities. Work included representation in connection with issuance of tax-exempt financing, obtaining grant and incentive money, advice as to regulatory issues, and documentation for acquisition and operation of the facility. Total transaction value was $18.5M.
  • Represented client in acquisition of a franchised business in the automotive field valued at $15M. Asset transaction included negotiation and drafting of asset purchase agreement and related documents, negotiation and drafting of non-competition agreements, advice as to tax matters, entity structure and formation, management of due diligence activities. Law firm work included successful litigation with franchisor over transfer of franchise.
  • Represented Trustee and Bondholders in restructuring of tax-exempt bonds in an aggregate amount of $56M. Work included drafting of Indenture amendments and related bond documents, advice as to restructuring, preparation of disclosure documents, and related work.
  • Represented the Seller of a manufacturing facility with operations in the U.S. and in Central America. Work included negotiation and drafting of merger agreement, communications with shareholders, management of seller due diligence disclosure, drafting of closing documents, negotiation of contracts for retained employees, tax advice as to structuring and general corporate advice. Transaction size was $260M.

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