Taylor English is the most progressive, entrepreneurial, collaborative, client-focused law firm around. Taylor English takes a refreshingly different approach – every aspect of our firm’s structure and operations is focused on serving our clients’ best interests.

Brian Nash has served as general outside counsel to leaders of growth-oriented technology companies for almost three decades, helping his clients generate hundreds of millions of dollars in shareholder value. His hands-on experience as a software developer and systems analyst provides useful insight in negotiating technology-related transactions, including liquidity events, private placements, and venture capital and private equity transactions, as well as software-as-a-service (SaaS) agreements, technology transfer agreements, licensing and distribution agreements, e-commerce agreements and complex technology purchasing agreements. He has advised clients in structuring numerous venture capital, venture debt, and strategic investment transactions for a variety of ventures, including recent deals for a consumer-facing solar energy company and two medical device companies. Mr. Nash also provides sell-side and buy-side advice on private equity transactions and other liquidity events.

Before joining Taylor English in 2013, Mr. Nash was a member and the head of the Atlanta business and finance practice group at Stites & Harbison PLLC. He also has been an attorney at Smith Gambrell & Russell LLP, where he was part of the technology practice group, and he was a member of Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP, where he was in the corporate and intellectual property practice groups.

Mr. Nash also is active in non-profit work. He serves as legal counsel and a member of the Vestry of Christ Church of Atlanta, a member church of the Anglican Church in North America. He also serves as counsel and is a member of the Board of Directors of Himalayan Children’s Charities, an Atlanta-based non-profit dedicated to raising funds to provide better care, living facilities and education for Nepalese orphaned and abandoned children.


Technology Association of Georgia, 1998-2012

Finance Society, Board of Directors, 2010-2012

Southern Capital Forum, 1995-2011

Metro Atlanta Chamber, 2008-2013

Georgia Bio, 2009-2013

American Bar Association, 2005-present, Business Law Section

State Bar of Georgia, Business and Technology Sections, 1987-present

Georgia Chamber of Commerce, 2008-2011

Community Involvement

Anglican Diocese of the South, Constitution and Canons Committee, 2010-present; Standing Committee, 2010-2013, Chairman, 2012-2013  

Boy Scouts of America, Atlanta Area Council, Troop 298 Assistant Scoutmaster and Scoutmaster, 2006-2013, Scoutmaster Emeritus

Christ Church of Atlanta, Legal Counsel, 1998-present; Vestry Member, 1998-2001, 2005-2008, 2014-present; former Senior Warden, 2005-2008

Himalayan Children’s Charities, Legal Counsel and Board of Directors, 2013-present

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Speaking Engagements


Emory University School of Law, JD, Dean’s List, Moot Court Society, 1987

University of Wisconsin–Madison, BS, Dean’s List, Sophomore Honors, 1984

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Martindale-Hubbell AV® Peer Review Rated