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George M. Taylor, III

George is the chair of the firm's Corporate Section, which consists of the Corporate and Tax Practice Group, the Banking and Real Estate Practice Group, and the Creditors' Rights and Bankruptcy Practice Group, encompassing lawyers from the entire five-state footprint of the firm.

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...

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  • 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.


  • “Probably the smartest human being to whom I can honestly refer to as a friend. His practice covers securities, banks, investment banking transactions, anything remotely financially related, personal financial investments as well. He is just smart as hell and has a mastery of a fairly wide array of disciplines which is a little unusual. He has the mental capacity to go beyond that. He is also one of the first guys I call.”

    -Chambers 2012

  • “A good lawyer with a good reputation.”

    -Chambers 2012

  • “George is good at everything as a specialist in those areas. He isn’t frightened by going where no-one has gone before and is very solution-oriented. He can lay out diagrams/menus/ procedures to follow and it works.”

    -Chambers 2012