Scot Burton, Corporate, Tax Attorney

Scot Burton

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Taylor English gives me the flexibility to provide premium service to my clients based on their goals and needs without the pressures so often found at traditional large law firms that so often work in opposition to the client’s goals.

Scot Burton has more than 15 years of experience structuring business joint ventures among partners for small to midsize companies. Mr. Burton is first and foremost a lawyer who enjoys helping people meet their goals. He has the ability to look at things from both a practical and a business standpoint, with an eye toward getting the deal done efficiently. 

He has an extensive background in handling equity finance, business, structuring, partnership and corporate tax planning and corporate governance in a variety of areas. His practice areas include real estate transactions, business joint ventures, start-ups, reorganizations and corporate separations. His broad client base includes technology companies, franchisees, medical practice groups, real estate developers, and equity investors.

Mr. Burton brings extensive tax planning experience to these transactions to ensure the transaction is structured in the most tax-efficient manner. Mr. Burton has particular knowledge and experience advising clients with respect to equity compensation issues. In addition, he has extensive experience in non-profit organization and governance, tax credit investment and syndication, rehabilitation and low-income housing tax credits, energy tax credits and State of Georgia entertainment tax credits, and most recently organizing and structuring "Opportunity Zone" transactions for real estate, corporate, and investor clients.


American Bar Association

State Bar of Georgia

Atlanta Bar Association, Tax Law Section

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Emory University School of Law, JD, 2000

The University of Georgia, BA, History, 1991

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Courts & Adjudicative Bodies

Supreme Court of Georgia

U.S. Tax Court