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 helped develop the firm’s Start-up and Entrepreneurial practice, 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. 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.

Mr. Woodward is a frequent speaker and panelist on issues related to entrepreneurs, investors and social enterprise. He has founded two non-profit companies, Community Redevelopment Inc. (now known as HouseProud) and the Atlanta Community Toolbank. He also serves on the board of the Georgia Center for Nonprofits, and the board of the Wesley Foundation at Georgia Tech.


American Bar Association

State Bar of Georgia

Georgia Center for Nonprofits

Community Involvement

Village Capital, Board of Directors

Wesley Foundation at Georgia Tech, Board of Directors

The Georgia Center for Nonprofits, Board of Directors

Social Enterprise Alliance (Atlanta), Board of Advisors

Enterprise to Empower (Georgia Tech), Board of Advisors

Community Redevelopment Inc. (now HouseProud), Founder

Atlanta Community ToolBank, 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