Emily Horn’s experience as in-house legal counsel and as a certified public accountant enables her to truly understand her clients’ businesses and to offer them practical solutions. As a member of the Corporate and Business practice group of Taylor English, Ms. Horn advises clients on mergers and acquisitions, securities issuances and regulation, the use of Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOPs), commercial contracts, corporate governance and general corporate matters. Ms. Horn has represented a variety of clients, including corporate ESOP sponsors, ESOP trustees, and public and private companies in the health care, hospitality, manufacturing, aviation, telecommunications and banking industries.
Ms. Horn began her career as a certified public accountant with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, auditing public companies. After law school, she joined the Atlanta office of Powell Goldstein LLP, where she advised clients in securities, mergers and acquisitions, and general corporate matters. After several years, she joined Kilpatrick Stockton LLP and continued this practice. Ms. Horn later joined a former client in a securities and corporate compliance role, assisting with registration of securities as well as Exchange Act reporting and NYSE compliance matters.
Ms. Horn next spent three years with Georgia-Pacific LLC as division counsel for the GP Professional division and later the Communication Papers division. In this role, she advised the management team regarding legal issues and drafted and negotiated commercial contracts (both customer- and supplier-facing), including distribution, supply, procurement, consulting, marketing, rebate, lease and confidentiality agreements in a complex business-to-business distribution model and also a direct-to-consumer model.
Ms. Horn returned to private practice when she joined Taylor English in 2013. When not practicing law, Ms. Horn spends time with her adorable children, husband and dogs. She also enjoys her role as a board member of Kate’s Club, a non-profit serving children who have lost a parent or sibling.
State Bar of Georgia
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Kate’s Club, Board Member and Secretary, January 2015-present
English for Successful Living, former Board Member and Chairman, 2006-2010
University of Virginia Atlanta Alumni Club, Treasurer, 2005-2009
Served as counsel to an Atlanta-based construction company with operations in more than 40 states in the establishment of an ESOP and sale of its stock to the related Employee Stock Ownership Trust, drafting and negotiating all legal documents, working with the investment banker, and negotiating terms of sale with counsel for the Trustee and the senior lender. The matter involved a AAA strip-out, a stock purchase by the ESOP, bank loan, an exchange of all stock not ...
Served as counsel to a Georgia manufacturer with operations across the U.S. in the establishment of an ESOP and sale of its stock to the related Employee Stock Ownership Trust, drafting and negotiation of all legal documents, working with investment banker and negotiating terms of sale with seller’s counsel, senior lender’s counsel and Trustee’s counsel. The matter involved a bank loan, stock purchase by the ESOP, a subsequent refinance and warrant ...
Served as counsel to an Atlanta software company in the establishment of an ESOP and sale of its stock to the related Employee Stock Ownership Trust, drafting and negotiating all legal documents and negotiating terms of sale with Trustee’s counsel and Sellers’ counsel.
Served as counsel to the Trustee for the sale of shares of a manufacturing company valued at approximately $270 million to an Employee Stock Ownership Trust. Involved a pre-transaction AAA distribution and a simultaneous redemption and ESOP sale.
Served as counsel to an anesthesia group in the sale to a strategic buyer owned by one of the world’s largest private equity firms.
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 ...
Represented Wilmington Trust Retirement and Institutional Services Company, Trustee of the Employee Stock Ownership Trust of a large company in a matter involving a large transaction under which the ESOP obtained 100 percent ownership of the Company. This was one of the largest ESOP transactions in the country in 2013, and it was one of two very large ESOP transactions closed by our firm in 2013. Our ESOP team negotiated the terms of the transaction and with ...
Represented Wilmington Trust Retirement and Institutional Services Company, Trustee of Martin Resource Management Corporation’s MRMC ESOP Trust (ESOP) in a complicated second stage ESOP transaction that resulted in approximately 100 percent ownership of the Company by the ESOP. We believe this transaction was one of the largest ESOP transactions in the country in 2013, and it was one of two very large ESOP transactions closed by our firm in 2013. Our ESOP ...
Served as counsel to Ruby Tuesday, Inc., a NYSE listed company, in registered offering on Form S-3 for $73.2 million and 1934 Act compliance work.
Served as counsel to Omega Healthcare Investors, Inc., a NYSE listed WKSI REIT, in various registered offerings on Form S-3, S-4 and S-11 and Securities Exchange Act of 1934 compliance work.
Served as counsel to the Trustee in the purchase by an Employee Stock Ownership Trust of the stock of a casino.
Served as counsel to an Atlanta-based construction company in a second stage ESOP transaction for the sale of additional shares to an Employee Stock Ownership Trust.
Represented Pristine Sun, LLC as the borrower on a $3.2 million credit facility provided by Partners for Growth IV, LLC, as the lender. Acted as counsel for the borrower, reviewed and negotiated the loan agreement and numerous collateral agreements, issuing an opinion as counsel to the borrower.
- April 10, 2009
- May 26, 2015
- August 29, 2013
The University of Georgia School of Law, JD, cum laude, 2004
University of Virginia, McIntire School of Commerce, BS, 1999
Georgia Trend Legal Elite, Corporate Law, 2013