Taylor English has taken the bureaucracy out of the practice of law; its direct, adaptive management allows me the freedom to serve my clients based on their needs, not the needs of the firm.
Al Hill is a veteran business lawyer who has represented large and small companies for more than 30 years. His clients include manufacturers, technology developers and marketers, professional and technical service companies, retailers, wholesale distributors and others. As a business lawyer, he provides advice on a wide range of operational, financial and governance issues, including board of directors’ duties, mergers and acquisitions, lending, antitrust (including resale price maintenance) and other compliance issues. He is frequently consulted in shareholder disputes, both public and private. He also frequently assists clients in raising equity capital from private equity and venture capital firms, and debt from asset-based and cash flow lenders.
During his career as an attorney, Mr. Hill has developed expertise in a variety of roles within law firms and corporations. He began his career with the Atlanta firm of Powell, Goldstein, Frazer & Murphy LLP, where he advised technology-based clients in general corporate and mergers and acquisitions matters. He then spent seven years with the former National Service Industries Inc. (now known as Acuity Brands Inc.), a NYSE-listed industrial conglomerate, serving as senior assistant counsel and as director of mergers and acquisitions. After leading a leveraged buyout in the industrial chemical industry, Mr. Hill joined Taylor English in 2006. He became chief operating officer in 2009 and led the firm during a dramatic growth period from 2010-2014. He lives in Atlanta with his wife, Pam, and three children.
State Bar of Georgia, Corporate Counsel and Business Law Sections
$16 million revolving loan secured by accounts receivable and six properties.
Lead counsel in $500 million corporate acquisition involving two publicly traded manufacturers.
Represented longtime client in the sale of their software business to a private equity-backed platform software developer. Client was able to successfully exit the business at an enterprise value of $30 million (well in excess of their expectations) after an initial investment of less than $1 million.
Represented management of an industrial services company in their dispute with a controlling private equity investor. The representation ultimately led to a management buyout at a deep discount on the investor’s initial investment and subsequent triple digit annual returns on management’s investment.
Represented management in connection with the sale of a large commercial services company by one private equity investor to another. Transaction valued in excess of $200 million.
Represented a paper converter in all business matters, including four acquisitions and two leveraged recapitalizations over a ten year period. Investor equity during that period increased 40 times.
- Mr. Hill is a frequent speaker before client groups on topics including business ethics, antitrust compliance and capital markets.
- May 26, 2015
- Corporate and Business
- Financial Institutions
- Intellectual Property
- Lending and Corporate Finance
- Restaurant, Food and Beverage, and Licensing
The University of Georgia School of Law, JD, cum laude, 1989
Auburn University, BS, 1981
University of South Alabama, MBA, 1985
Georgia Trend Legal Elite, Business Law, 2013
Atlanta Business Chronicle’s Law & Accounting: Who’s Who, 2010-2014