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’s philosophy is that a lawyer’s greatest value is not in the ability to identify legal issues, but in the ability to provide solutions to those issues that ultimately allow a client to achieve its goals. At Taylor English, Mr. Flower is a deal lawyer whose practice focuses on negotiating complex business transactions and commercial contracts. Mr. Flower’s clients include colleges and universities, restaurants, resort 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 mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, 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. Mr. Flower also represents business owners in connection with succession planning 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, resort 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.


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National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA)

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

Florida Law Review, Member

University of Florida, BA, with honors, 2005

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