Jeff Woodward, Corporate, Mergers & Acquisitions Attorney

Jeff D. Woodward

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The platform at Taylor English allows our team to structure our engagement and the delivery of legal services in a manner that is in partnership with our clients, their business models, goals and circumstances.

Jeff Woodward represents privately held companies in a variety of corporate transactional matters, including early and later-stage finance, mergers and acquisitions, strategic partnerships, commercial contracting and franchising. He also represents investors in growth companies, and acts as outside general counsel to a number of portfolio companies.

Mr. Woodward works with many of the firm’s start-up clients, representing both entrepreneurs and investors in early-stage investments, intellectual property protection and licensing, incentive compensation and growth strategies. He is a frequent mentor and judge in start-up and business plan competitions and works with a number of business programs.

Mr. Woodward has developed a practice representing social entrepreneurs and impact investors, and is involved in the passage of B-corporation legislation in Georgia. He is a founding board member of Village Capital, an international accelerator program and investment fund for seed-stage social enterprises. Mr. Woodward is a frequent speaker and panelist on issues related to entrepreneurs, investors and social enterprise.

In addition, he has more than 20 years of experience advising private foundations and public charities on a variety of matters, including PRI/MRI investments, and developing sustainable for-profit subsidiaries of tax-exempt organizations.  He has founded two nonprofit companies, Community Redevelopment Inc. (now known as HouseProud) and the Atlanta Community Toolbank, and he serves as the Chairman of the Board of the Georgia Center for Nonprofits.


American Bar Association

State Bar of Georgia

Community Involvement

The Georgia Center for Nonprofits, Board Chair, Director

Georgia Social Impact Collaborative (GSIC), Founding Member

The Guild, Director

Invanti, Advisory Board Member

Village Capital, Founding Director, past Board of Directors

Wesley Foundation at Georgia Tech, past Board of Directors

Community Redevelopment Inc. (HouseProudflea), Founder

Atlanta Community ToolBank Inc., Founder


Speaking Engagements



University of Notre Dame Law School, JD, 1987

University of Notre Dame, BA, 1983

Bar Admissions



Georgia Trend Legal Elite, Technology Law, 2010-2012

Georgia Trend Legal Elite, Corporate Law, 2013-2014

Georgia Super Lawyers, 2004