Matthew Flower, Corporate, Finance, Hospitality Attorney

J. Matthew Flower

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From our capabilities and resources, to our flexibility and responsiveness, I believe Taylor English represents what a law firm would be if it were built by clients.   

J. Matthew Flower serves as chair of the Leisure and Hospitality Department at Taylor English. He is a deal lawyer whose practice focuses on negotiating complex business transactions. Mr. Flower’s clients include colleges and universities, restaurants, hotels, resort and other real estate developers, venture capital investors, private equity funds, film producers and production studios, and a variety of other large and small businesses and business owners.

Mr. Flower assists clients with buying, selling and financing businesses. In this regard, he regularly represents clients on matters such as M & A transactions, private and security offerings, venture capital and private equity investments, debt and equity restructurings, issuances of debt and equity securities, commercial loans, asset-backed credit facilities, hypothecation loans, acquisition and construction loans, term securitizations, warehouse lines of credit and whole loan sale transactions. 

In addition, Mr. Flower assists clients with drafting, reviewing and negotiating commercial contracts. He has extensive experience in negotiating services and consulting agreements, event space and film studio rental agreements, equipment lease agreements, nondisclosure and confidentiality agreements and license agreements. He has extensive experience drafting and negotiating contracts used by colleges and universities, restaurants, real estate developers and vacation clubs, marketing companies, and clients in the retail and entertainment industries. 

Mr. Flower also advises clients with respect to marketing and promotional matters. He regularly counsels clients in connection with corporate sweepstakes and promotions, including advising such clients with respect to applicable laws and drafting official rules for such sweepstakes and promotions.


State Bar of Georgia, Business Law Section, Real Property Law Section, Consumer Law Section, School and College Law Section

National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA)

American Resort Development Association

American Bar Association, Business Law Section, Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law

Community Involvement

Working Group Member, Inaugural Deal Points Study on Carve Out Transactions Published by the ABA's M&A Market Trends Subcommittee 

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University of Florida Levin College of Law, JD, with honors, 2008

University of Florida, BA, with honors, 2005

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Georgia Super Lawyers, Rising Stars, 2018