Earle R. Taylor III

Earle R. Taylor III


Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP

Recognized since 2010

Atlanta, Georgia

Practice Areas

Public Finance Law

Securitization and Structured Finance Law

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2016 - Securitization and Structured Finance Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2015 - Public Finance Law
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Earle Taylor is a partner in the Atlanta office of Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough. For more than 30 years, Mr. Taylor has participated in public finance transactions raising billions of dollars in more than 15 states and territories, as well as for Indian tribes, to finance, among other things, airports; roads; mass transit facilities; water, sewer, gas, and electric utilities; solid waste facilities; public and private primary and secondary educational facilities; higher educational and research facilities; health care facilities; elderly, multifamily, and single family housing; hotels; conference centers; convention facilities; broadband; public buildings and infrastructure; park and recreational facilities; economic development projects; and downtown redevelopment projects.

Mr. Taylor has served as an expert witness for the Securities and Exchange Commission in a landmark civil enforcement proceeding involving municipal securities and as a consulting expert to the Securities and Exchange Commission for civil enforcement proceedings involving municipal securities. He served on the State of Georgia Bond Allocation Technical Advisory Committee when the original bond allocation plan for the State of Georgia was developed in the mid-1980s and presently serves on the Advisory Board and as a visiting instructor for the Center for State and Local Finance of The Andrew Young School of Policy Studies of Georgia State University. He frequently drafts and consults on public finance-related legislation proposed by the Georgia General Assembly. Examples of legislation that he had significant involvement with include the statute authorizing the use of derivative contracts by the State of Georgia and its local governmental units, the statute authorizing the use of commercial paper by the State of Georgia and its local governmental units, the constitutional amendment reauthorizing community redevelopment and authorizing the use of educational taxes to secure tax allocation bonds of local governmental units, the Georgia Higher Education Facilities Authority Act, and amendments to the Development Authorities Law and the Urban Redevelopment Law.

Mr. Taylor passed the Uniform Certified Public Accountant examination in May 1981.

Location

  • Atlantic Station, Suite 1700
    201 Seventeenth Street, NW
    Atlanta, GA 30363

Languages

  • English

Education

  • Vanderbilt University, JD, graduated 1984
  • Clemson University, BS, graduated 1980

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia, Georgia

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2016 - Securitization and Structured Finance Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2015 - Public Finance Law

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Securitization and Structured Finance Law, Atlanta (2016)
  • Public Finance Law, Atlanta (2015)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers® in America 2023 for work in:

  • Public Finance Law
  • Securitization and Structured Finance Law

Awards:

  • Fellow, American College of Bond Counsel
  • Fellow, American College of Bond Counsel
  • Fellow, American College of Bond Counsel
  • Fellow, American College of Bond Counsel
  • The Best Lawyers in America® Public Finance Law (2010-2018)Securitization and Structured Finance Law (2010-2018) 2015 Lawyer of the Year for Public Finance Law in Atlanta 2016 Lawyer of the Year for Securitiza
  • Georgia "Super Lawyers," Government Finance (2007, 2009, 2011-2017)
  • Georgia "Super Lawyers," Government Finance (2007, 2009, 2011-2017)
  • Georgia "Super Lawyers," Government Finance (2007, 2009, 2011-2017)
  • Georgia Trend Legal Elite, Public Finance (2008, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016)
  • AV® Rated by Martindale-Hubbell® since 1996

Georgia Municipal Association Lease Pool

Special Counsel to the Georgia Municipal Association for its Georgia Local Government Grantor Trust, securitizing separate equipment leases for 30 separate local governmental units, and for 30 separate interest rate swap agreements to hedge interest rate risk on the equipment leases.

City of Atlanta Rental Car Facility for Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport

Bond Counsel for Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport’s Consolidated Rental Car Facility and Automated People Mover System Maintenance Facility.

State Road and Tollway Authority

Underwriter’s Counsel or Disclosure Counsel for approximately $2.7 billion of “Garvee” bonds issued by the State Road and Tollway Authority for the benefit of the State of Georgia Department of Transportation.

Greenville County, S.C. School District Installment Purchase Revenue Bonds

Underwriter’s Counsel for an $800 million installment purchase revenue bond issue in 2002 for the benefit of the Greenville County School District, South Carolina and for approximately $2.3 billion of similar installment purchase revenue bond issues for the benefit of school districts in South Carolina through 2006.

City of Atlanta Water and Wastewater Revenue Bonds

Bond Counsel for the City of Atlanta’s $1.1 billion water and wastewater bond issue in 1999, in which a ground-breaking Master Bond Ordinance was developed, and for the subsequent issuance of approximately $2.7 billion of revenue bonds under that ordinance for Atlanta’s water and sewer system.

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