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.