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
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
Represented Wilmington Trust Retirement and Institutional Services Company, Trustee of an Employee Stock Ownership Trust established by a large company in this transaction involving the sale of all of the common stock held by the ESOP to an outside party. Our ESOP team worked closely with ERISA and corporate counsel for the Company and with the ESOP Trustee and the Trustee's financial advisor to negotiate the terms and conditions of sale of the stock. The Trustee ...
- Moderator, "Understanding the Complexities of Raising Tech Capital," Greater Alpharetta Tech Network 2015 Tech Funding SymposiumMay 7, 2015
- May 26, 2015
- Corporate and Business
- Business Organizations, Operations, Finance and Governance
- Commercial Transactions
- ESOP Transactions
- Family-Owned and Closely Held Businesses
- Government Contracts and Affairs
- Licensing Transactions
- Mergers and Acquisitions
- Outside General Counsel
- Private Equity and Venture Capital
- Start-Ups and Early Stage Companies
- Tax-Exempt Organizations
- Data Security and Privacy
- Financial Institutions
- Intellectual Property
- Lending and Corporate Finance
Emory University School of Law, JD, Dean’s List, Moot Court Society, 1987
University of Wisconsin–Madison, BS, Dean’s List, Sophomore Honors, 1984