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My very first client was a public company that believed, like us, it’s possible to more closely align the interests of the firm and the client. Ten years later, we still perform a substantial amount of work for that client and they’ve come to trust and respect the firm.

Bob Goldberg is the chair of the Corporate and Business practice group and has an extensive background in counseling clients in a wide range of commercial, corporate and regulatory matters. He joined Taylor English in 2005. Mr. Goldberg concentrates his practice in the areas of business organizations, transactions and general business operations support. He has significant experience in the technology and telecommunications industries. He also represents many clients in the hospitality industry, ranging from a publicly traded, global quick-serve restaurant franchisor to family- and privately owned restaurant groups.

Mr. Goldberg advises clients on entity formation, corporate governance, capitalization issues, equity compensation strategies, capital-raising issues and customer contracts. He counsels clients at various stages of their development to address issues, problems and strategy.

Previously, Mr. Goldberg served as vice president and general counsel at Harbor Payments Inc. (now an American Express company), where he was responsible for all aspects of the company’s legal affairs and human resources. Prior to Harbor Payments, Mr. Goldberg spent seven years at MCI Communications Corp., where he was managing commercial counsel supporting the company’s global marketing, product development and sales organizations. During his tenure at MCI, Mr. Goldberg also held two nonlegal, business development positions. Before MCI, Mr. Goldberg worked as an associate attorney at Troutman Sanders LLP in Atlanta, where he represented clients in federal and state telecommunications regulatory matters.

In 1989, Mr. Goldberg began his career as an associate attorney at Lukas, McGowan, Nace & Gutierrez (now Lukas, Nace, Gutierrez & Sachs) in Washington, where he advised and represented a variety of corporate and individual clients in connection with federal and state telecommunications regulatory matters, including acquisitions, licensing, compliance and enforcement concerns.

Memberships

State Bar of Georgia

The District of Columbia Bar

Community Involvement

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Atlanta

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Georgia Chapter, Board of Directors

Northside Youth Organization, Volunteer Coach

Education

American University Washington College of Law, JD, 1989

Tulane University, BS, Management, 1986

Bar Admissions

Georgia

District of Columbia

Accolades

Georgia Trend Legal Elite, Business Law, 2013