Jonathan Crumly

Jonathan D. Crumly Sr.

jcrumly@taylorenglish.com
678.426.4659
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While I was General Counsel for LakePoint Sports, I experienced the value of Taylor English’s unique approach to providing the highest-quality legal services. The opportunity to work with high caliber lawyers focused on delivering value to clients resonates with how I have practiced law over my twenty-five year career.

Over his legal career, Jonathan Crumly has handled both complex development transactions and complex commercial litigation. Mr. Crumly is also a founding Principal of Taylor English Decisions, LLC, the firm’s government affairs affiliate. Achieving success for his clients at the closing table, in the courtroom, and in the halls of government has provided a broad cross-discipline experience base that gives him a unique perspective on how to tackle the legal issues facing emerging businesses.

He has assisted developer clients in closing over $200,000,000 in Public Private Partnership (P3) bond transactions. He has defended and prosecuted all types of construction-related claims and numerous complex commercial claims, achieving verdicts in excess of $7,400,000, arbitration awards in excess of $7,900,000, as well as defense verdicts. On the transactional side, Mr. Crumly has extensive experience with P3 transactions, joint venture agreements, design-build, general contractor and construction management contracts, architectural and engineering agreements, program management agreements and corporate governance issues.

Prior to joining Taylor English, Mr. Crumly served as General Counsel for LakePoint Sports, a 1,300 acre mixed use development that has become the premier sports vacation destination in the country. There, he drafted, negotiated, and provided legal support for all sports operations, hospitality developments, retail developments, entertainment developments, as well as all construction and design contracts for infrastructure and vertical construction. While General Counsel, he oversaw transactions aggregating over $100,000,000 in private equity, loans and P3 transactions. He also provided corporate governance advice for the operating entity and its numerous subsidiaries and affiliates.

Preceding his position at LakePoint, Mr. Crumly was a founding partner of a full-service law firm and a partner at a large international law firm.

In addition to his transactional and general counsel practice, Mr. Crumly has tried many cases and has substantial experience in numerous forms of alternative dispute resolution. His expertise in litigation and arbitral forums enhances his practical approach to negotiations of construction contracts and development agreements for various developers, general contractors, and subcontractors on projects ranging in size from smaller expansions to developments with budgets of more than $100 million. His practical approach to settling disputes reflects his commitment to finding a creative resolution to put an end to costly litigation or arbitration. He has more than twenty-five years of experience in handling construction industry disputes, including various types of breach of contract claims, lien claims, defective construction claims, defective construction product claims, water intrusion litigation, mold claims, and payment and performance bond claims. Mr. Crumly has mediated more than 400 disputes representing contractors, building property managers, both landlords and tenants, building product manufacturers, lenders, and real estate developers.

Mr. Crumly has also assisted many clients in navigating the complex relationships within the political, regulatory and legislative arenas. Known for his advocacy skills, Mr. Crumly is well-versed in strategy development, issue advocacy, and crisis mitigation. He has built a unique level of trust with numerous Georgia legislators in leadership positions of both houses of the General Assembly over the past 15 years through his issue advocacy work. He brings the legislative experience necessary to assist clients’ ability to navigate successfully in the ever-changing political environment. With this experience, Mr. Crumly is one of the founding principals of Taylor English Decisions LLC, a Taylor English affiliate established to provide government relations and business consulting services.

Mr. Crumly assisted in the representation of a national multi-family developer in defending the first ever class action lawsuit arising from mold inhalation claims by residents. He has obtained a $7,400,000 jury verdict for a client whose employees stole sensitive company data to form a competing business, a defense verdict for a real estate developer who faced damages claims in excess of $1,000,000 in three separate cases, and has won arbitration awards for his clients as large as $7,900,000. For LakePoint Sports, he negotiated the design, construction management, and other development agreements with an aggregate development budget exceeding $100,000,000. In 2006, he was selected as a Georgia Super Lawyer Rising Star by Atlanta Magazine / Law and Politics Magazine in their annual list of top lawyers in the state of Georgia.

Community Involvement

The Church of the Apostles, Vestry, 2014-2016

North Cobb Christian School, Board of Trustees, 2016–present

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Education

University of Georgia, JD, cum laude, 1994

Wofford College, BA, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, 1991

Bar Admissions

Georgia

Courts & Adjudicative Bodies

Georgia Superior Courts

Georgia Court of Appeals

Georgia Supreme Court

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia

U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia

4th Circuit Court of Appeals

Accolades

2015 Daily Reports Georgia Verdicts Hall of Fame (Cellchem verdict)

Georgia Super Lawyer, Rising Star, 2006