Taylor English is a great place for my clients because the deep knowledge and skill in many areas critical to my clients’ success, combined with a more efficient platform, deliver great results and value my clients couldn’t find with traditional law firms.
Stephen Wright is a member of Taylor English’s Corporate and Business, and Litigation and Dispute Resolution Practice Groups. He has an extensive and successful track record in commercial litigation and arbitration, as well as in corporate and transactional matters. His recent experience includes:
Serving as outside general counsel for the past 20 years to help grow a company from less than $15 million to more than $70 million in annual revenue and quadruple its employees to become the largest commercial trade contractor in the Southeast. Mr. Wright negotiated construction contracts; managed litigation in multiple states; handled insurance, warranty and surety issues; directed real estate acquisitions; registered and protected intellectual property; and developed and implemented human resources policies/procedures.
Currently leading a team of attorneys for a start-up venture through all phases of developing a $387 million food manufacturing campus. His work has included contracts for design-build construction, real estate acquisition with a public entity, and supply-chain agreements with major domestic and international customers and distributors.
Avoiding $20 million in exposure for a client by vigorously defending seven complex construction and product liability matters, resulting in dismissals on summary judgment or minimal settlement payouts.
Spearheading more than $500 million in industrial, manufacturing, commercial development and construction contracts in 2013-2015, including in the automotive industry, across the United States.
Protecting international business interests by testifying before the Georgia General Assembly in opposition to a bill, which was defeated, that would have discouraged foreign businesses from investing in the state by barring the use of foreign law.
Mr. Wright graduated from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University with a BS and high honors in Business Economics, and received his JD from Boston University. After the completion of his law degree, Mr. Wright won a prestigious Fulbright Fellowship to study European Union law in Germany. Mr. Wright is a certified mediator and arbitrator with the American Arbitration Association. He is fluent in German.
American Arbitration Association, Construction and Commercial Panels, Mediation Panel, 2012-present
American Bar Association, Forum on the Construction Industry, Member, 1998-present
Associated General Contractors of America
Atlanta International Arbitration Society
German-American Chamber of Commerce
State Bar of Georgia, 1989-present
New York State Bar Association, 1988-present
Technology Association of Georgia
- "Anatomy of a Water Penetration Case," American Institute of Architects Building Enclosure Council MeetingMay 6, 2015
- August 20, 2014
- March 12, 2014
Please join us for an educational meetup concerning the Invest Georgia Exemption (IGE) at Georgia Tech on Wednesday, March 12th. As you know, the IGE is what allows Georgia based companies to issue securities to both accredited and non-accredited Georgia residents. We have gathered a fantastic panel to walk us through current updates, some of the finer points of the regulations, and what investment documentation will potentially look like.
Location: Georgia ...
- February 12, 2014
Mercer International Law Students Association in collaboration with the Atlanta International Arbitration Society and the International Law Section of the State Bar of Georgia announces a joint panel presentation:
Resolving Business Disputes having an International Aspect: Georgia’s New International Arbitration Code and its Use
ERIKA C. BIRG, Partner, Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough
SHELBY GUILBERT, Counsel, King & Spalding LLP
- "An Introduction to International Arbitration: What Every Practitioner in Today's Global Economy Should Know," ATLAS ConferenceApril 19, 2013
On April 19, 2013, Taylor English attorney Stephen L. Wright will participate as a speaker at the Atlanta International Arbitration Society (ATLAS) Convergence and Divergence in International Arbitration Practice Second Annual Conference on the session titled, "An Introduction to International Arbitration: What Every Practitioner in Today's Global Economy Should Know." To learn more about this event and view the program click here.
- "Trends and Developments in the Law of Green Buildings," AIA Building Enclosure CouncilAugust 10, 2011
- “Neue Wege Im Gesellschaftsrecht der USA: Die Limited Liability Company am Beispiel des Budesstaates Georgia,” [New Paths in US Corporate Law: The LLC in Georgia] 49:2 Neue Juristische Wochenschrift 95 (Germany).
- June 17, 2013
- Stephen Wright and Ian Clarke to give "Lunch and Learn" on the Impact of Regulatory and Legal ChangesJune 7, 2011
- “Limitation Of Liability Clauses: Dead Or Alive In Georgia?"October 2008The Georgia Engineer
- “Your Projects Are Going Online. Are You?”June 2006Construction Executive
- "NLRB Green-Lights Union Expansion with Broadened 'Joint Employer' Rule," Construction Financial Business ManagementOctober 8, 2015
In an article published on October 6, 2015, by Construction Financial Business Management, Stephen L. Wright provides guidance to the construction industry on how to deal with a recent National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) decision to make it easier for labor unions to organize. The article details the Browning-Ferris Industries of California case that brought this decision, the impact it will have on contractors and how they should go about handling future ...
- August 22, 2014
- July 9, 2013
The Saporta Report turned to Stephen Wright for a guest column on, “Georgia Seeks to be Arbitration Center for International Business Disputes,” for its July 7, 2013, issue. In the article, Wright discusses why Georgia is an attractive state for conducting international business. These factors, including Atlanta’s international airport, Savannah’s vibrant port, mild climate, low costs of living, and pro-business environment, support the ...
- April 26, 2011
Atlanta – April 25, 2011 – Atlanta law firm Taylor English Duma LLP continues to expand with six new attorneys joining the firm in the last two months. Described by the Atlanta Business Chronicle as "the fastest-growing law firm in Atlanta", Taylor English Duma continues to defy the global economic slowdown that has forced many traditional law firms to reduce attorneys and raise billable rates. Firm Partner Bob J. Goldberg attributes the firm's continued ...
- Taylor English attorney Stephen Wright is featured in the article "What’s Hiding In That Site" published in construction industry magazine, The ApplicatorJune 13, 2011
Taylor English attorney Stephen Wright was prominently featured in the article "What’s Hiding In That Site?” in The Applicator, a leading publication in the construction industry and a primary publication of the "Sealant Waterproofing and Restoration Institute" (SWRI), which is a leading technical and standards organization on building envelope issues and solutions. Mr. Wright is one of the leading attorneys in the country on building envelope, water ...
- Corporate and Business
- Environmental and Energy
- Intellectual Property
- Litigation and Dispute Resolution
- Financial Institutions
- Real Estate
Boston University, School of Law, JD, 1987
Indiana University, BS, Business Economics, with honors, 1984
Fulbright Fellowship, Europa Institute of Saarland University, Germany, 1988
Courts & Adjudicative Bodies
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit
American Arbitration Association, Construction and Commercial Arbitrations Panels, Mediation Panel