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
The firm handled the real estate and opportunity zone structuring for a $25 million adaptive re-use project for a developer on the west side of the Atlanta Beltline that also involves state and federal historic tax credits.
The firm structured all aspects of an opportunity zone real estate investment, including forming the Qualified Opportunity Fund, of a $50 million adaptive re-use project in Greenville, South Carolina including a brewery, retail and a multifamily component.
On behalf of the developer, the firm formed a Qualified Opportunity Fund for a $100 million new office development in the Heights Union district of Tampa, Florida.
Structured multiple real estate opportunity zone transactions, including a transaction in excess of $125 million in central Florida and transactions locally that also included a tax deferred like kind exchange and the monetization of federal and state historic tax credits.
Represented Georgia Tech in the successful acquisition of 52+ acres of research, warehouse and office buildings. The property will be utilized by Tech as a large expansion to its existing Cobb research campus.
- May 26-28, 2017
- Speaker at Reznick Group Energy Housing Tax Credit ConferenceSummer 2006-2007; Boston, Mass., Summer 2008
- Regular speaker on various Tax Matters
- Southeast Distressed Real Estate Conference, Atlanta, Ga., 2009
- "Reducing the Chance of Reasonable Compensation Challenge by the IRS," Health Care Update, 2005
- October 9, 2018
- Corporate and Business
- Real Estate
- Entertainment, Sports and Media
- Lending and Corporate Finance
Emory University School of Law, JD, 2000
The University of Georgia, BA, History, 1991
Courts & Adjudicative Bodies
Supreme Court of Georgia
U.S. Tax Court