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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. 

Memberships

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, Member

German-American Chamber of Commerce, Member

State Bar of Georgia, 1989-present

New York State Bar Association, 1988-present

Technology Association of Georgia, Member

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Education

Boston University, School of Law, JD, 1987

Indiana University, BS, Business Economics, with honors, 1984

Fulbright Fellowship, Europa Institute of Saarland University, Germany, 1988

Bar Admissions

Georgia

New York

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

Accolades

Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated