Taylor English Expands with New Attorneys

April 26, 2011

Atlanta – April 25, 2011 – Atlanta law firm Taylor English Duma LLP continues to expand with six new attorneys joining the firm in the last two months. Described by the Atlanta Business Chronicle as "the fastest-growing law firm in Atlanta", Taylor English Duma continues to defy the global economic slowdown that has forced many traditional law firms to reduce attorneys and raise billable rates. Firm Partner Bob J. Goldberg attributes the firm's continued growth in tough economic times to "creating an economic model that delivers value to clients with greater efficiency." He goes on to say that Taylor English's unique operating model "makes it possible for our attorneys to be successful while simultaneously reducing the fees billed to their clients." It's these high standards that allow attorneys to grow their own practices while providing clients with greater value at a reduced cost. Taylor English has grown from only four attorneys in 2005 to more than 90 today, and it's pleased to announce the arrival of six new attorneys. Mark Carter Mark is a 2003 graduate of the University Of Georgia law school and was selected as a "Rising Star" in 2006 and 2007, an annual recognition limited to only 2.5% of Georgia attorneys.  Mark has a construction litigation practice that focuses on representing construction companies and real estate developers in complex commercial litigation.  Mark also concentrates in the area of government contracting, helping clients with responding to government requests-for-proposals, government contracting requirements, bid challenges and related litigation. Ian Clarke Ian is a registered civil and juvenile mediator with the Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution, and he has successfully mediated more than 100 cases in Fulton County's Magistrate and Dispossessory Courts. He earned an undergraduate degree in electrical engineering from Florida A&M University and his law degree from Emory University.  He is active with the American Bar Association’s Forum on the Construction Industry and the Section of Dispute Resolution.  Ian focuses on representing construction companies and real estate developers in construction litigation. Stephen Wright Stephen comes to Taylor English after several years as a partner at another Atlanta firm. He also received a Fulbright scholarship, which allowed him to spend a year attending law school in Germany.  Stephen is fluent in German and represents both large and small technology companies as well as engineering and construction companies in both transactional and litigation matters.   He is also a certified arbitrator and mediator. Steve Greenberg Steve brings substantial experience to Taylor English in creditors' rights and bankruptcy law and commercial litigation.  Steve has handled a broad range of client representations in business bankruptcy and insolvency litigation and advisory matters, including reorganizations, asset sales, contested matters and adversary proceedings, workouts, receivership and foreclosure proceedings, and commercial collections. Gardner Courson Before joining Taylor English Gardner was a senior legal executive at Tyco International and chief legal officer for the $12B Tyco Fire & Security division. He was integrally involved in the civil and criminal investigations of Tyco and its former top officers by the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Manhattan District Attorney's Office, and he was responsible for managing the defense of 55 securities class actions filed against Tyco across the U.S. as well as managing the defense to thousands of unrelated lawsuits brought against Tyco around the world.  Gardner also served as Special Counsel to the McCain 2008 Presidential Campaign.  Gardner brings his extensive experience in managing complex litigation matters to Taylor English and the continued growth of its litigation department. Deborah Ausburn Deborah served as a clerk to Judge. J. L. Edmondson of the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals before spending seven years as a federal prosecutor in western North Carolina. Deborah has won two successful cases before the U.S. Supreme Court as well as dozens of jury trials. Deborah's deep experience in trial work includes both contractual and tort claims in business and personal injury cases, and she plans to continue to develop her practice in the defense of complex cases as a member of Taylor English's litigation department.

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