Taylor English Expands Corporate Law Capabilities with the Addition of Partner Aliya Nelson

October 15, 2020

NEW YORK, NY, October 15, 2020 – Taylor English Duma LLP is pleased to announce the addition of Aliya Nelson in New York as a partner in the firm’s Corporate Department. With nearly 20 years of experience, Nelson guides clients through a wide-range of corporate, entertainment and licensing matters.

“We are fortunate to continue our expansion into the New York market with a high-level legal talent like Aliya,” said Joe English, a founding partner of Taylor English. “Aliya’s broad experience with corporate, litigation and intellectual property matters allows her to seamlessly guide clients through the most complex legal issues. Her dedication to the practice of law, her clients and her community make her an outstanding addition to the firm. We look forward to collaborating with Aliya and watching the great work and outcomes she will continue to bring to our clients.”

Nelson brings years of experience representing clients, both as a lead attorney and as an outside general counsel, in general corporate matters, equity and debt financings, mergers and acquisitions and joint ventures. Among Nelson’s broad range of clients, she has represented established and start-up marketing agencies, sports, media and technology companies, as well as Grammy award winning artists, songwriters and producers.

She has strategically directed boards of directors and senior management of sports, media and technology companies, financial institutions and real estate developers through a variety of corporate transactional matters. In addition to her corporate transactional experience, Nelson has knowledge in a broad array of sophisticated entertainment and licensing matters.

“I am thrilled to be joining Taylor English, a firm that truly understands the needs and desires of its clients,” said Nelson. “Taylor English’s unique business model offers my clients more value, while still providing them with the top-notch legal services they’ve come to expect. The firm’s entrepreneurial spirit and true understanding of how the business world works was the perfect fit for me and my clients. I look forward to working with the firm and my new colleagues to establish ourselves as one of the leading law firms in New York and across the country.”

Outside of her legal practice, Nelson is an executive and entrepreneur. She has served as a managing principal of an experiential marketing and activation agency that owned and operate branded youth sports properties around the United States and a multicultural advertising and experiential agency that served clients ranging from Fortune 500 to mid-size and small companies. Her experience as an entrepreneur has guided her passion for assisting start-ups with the development of sophisticated and forward thinking legal and business strategy.

Nelson is also actively engaged in civic, charitable and philanthropic organizations. She has served as the executive director of a non-profit think tank and advocacy group founded to encourage economic and political activity, as well as address issues faced by people of color within the United States and Africa. She is a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and Jack and Jill of America, Inc. A graduate of the United Way’s Linkages professional board training program, she has consistently served on a variety of non-profit boards.

Nelson earned her undergraduate degrees from Rutgers College and her law degree from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University.

Taylor English Duma LLP is a full-service law firm headquartered in Atlanta, GA. Built from the ground up to provide highest-quality legal services for optimal value, the firm combines the best aspects of a traditional law firm with seasoned attorneys managing their practices remotely throughout the United States. Together, our attorneys work each day to provide timely, creative, and cost-effective counsel to help clients solve problems and achieve goals. Taylor English represents all types of clients – from Fortune 500 companies to start ups to individuals. The firm is the Georgia law firm member of Geneva Group International (GGI), the leading worldwide alliance of accounting and law firms. More information is available on the firm’s website at www.taylorenglish.com.


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