Taylor English, with its broad spectrum of talented, knowledgeable and experienced attorneys, gives me the ability to provide multiple services to my clients that combine effectively and efficiently with my estate planning practice to provide them greater benefit.
Gordon E. Fowler, of counsel to Taylor English, provides estate and business succession planning services designed specifically to meet the needs and goals of his clients, whether simple or complex. Each client receives personal attention with full and fair consideration for the people and organizations that are important in the client’s life. Each estate plan is carefully crafted for tax savings and creditor protections to preserve the client’s wealth to the fullest extent possible before, during and after the transfer of the client’s property.
Prior to his legal career, Mr. Fowler owned a service sector business, which he sold. He then spent two years brokering securities as an investment representative, and 10 years in corporate management with a large privately owned residential design-build company. During the first two years of his law career, he served as staff attorney in the Probate Court of DeKalb County, clerking for Judge William Marion Guess and Judge Jeryl Debra Rosh. From there, he entered private practice as an estate planning attorney and formed an of counsel relationship with the firm that became Taylor English in 2005.
Mr. Fowler holds a degree in applied mathematics with graduate studies in product design. He has in the past held a Series 7 securities license and been certified as a building plans examiner for reviewing structural, electrical and plumbing design; fire safety; and ADA. compliance.
In addition to and in conjunction with his estate planning practice, Mr. Fowler consults with non-profit organizations to develop and implement planned giving programs, providing his services to the organizations and their donors for completing current and testamentary gifts.
He served on the board of the Georgia Lions Lighthouse Foundation, assisting with the purchase and remodeling of its new headquarters building in Chamblee, Ga., while serving on the Planned Giving Committee, the Capital Campaign Committee, and chairing the Building Committee. He currently serves on the board of the Sautee Nacoochee Community Association and will serve as president of the Board for 2015-2016.
Mr. Fowler enjoys volunteer work, fly fishing, traveling, music and sports cars. He performs with his guitar and sings in several non-profit shows each year and in his church.
Mr. Fowler brings the benefits of his education and experiences to each opportunity he has to help his clients create estate plans and administer them. His firsthand knowledge of business and financial assets, and other personal life experiences, is the foundation he draws on for understanding each client’s personal and unique situation, and for helping them to put a plan in place that will accomplish their lifelong goals and plant some seeds for tomorrow, creating their personal legacy.
American Bar Association
Georgia Planned Giving Council
Trout Unlimited, Life Member
Upper Chattahoochee Chapter of Trout Unlimited, Legal Counsel
Georgia State University Gift Planning, Advisory Council
Fidelity Invest. Attorney Access Program
Sautee Nacoochee Community Association
Create master agreements covering A&R executives and recording artists for fledgling music label. Advise on royalty structure, buy-out, rights and other matters. Complete buy-out of rights from prior producer in exchange for participation in new recording agreement.
Georgia State University College of Law, JD, 2002
North Carolina State University, BS, Applied Mathematics, 1973
Georgia Trend Legal Elite, Taxes/Estates/Trusts 2016
President’s Club, John Wieland Homes
Trammell Foundation Award, Georgia State University College of Law ‘s Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic
Honorary Tom Bingham Fellow, Georgia Lions Lighthouse Foundation