Jim Standard, Corporate Attorney

Jim Standard

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Taylor English offers its clients responsiveness, true expertise, and depth of bench across a wide spectrum of legal specialties and industries.

Jim Standard serves as a trusted advisor to his clients, assisting them in achieving their business goals. Mr. Standard applies his diverse background in law, business, finance and tax to provide a unique and perceptive approach to representing his clients. He handles a variety of business transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, stock purchases, asset purchases and other buy-sell transactions. Mr. Standard represents both businesses and individuals in a variety of commercial transactions, including lending agreements, lease agreements, and employment agreements. He assists companies in protecting valuable intellectual property and goodwill through restrictive covenant agreements such as non-compete, non-solicitation and nondisclosure agreements. Mr. Standard has experience advising business owners, officers and directors on matters of corporate governance, including the preparation of governing documents such as operating agreements, shareholder agreements and corporate bylaws. With his background in taxation, he advises clients on tax-efficient strategies for implementing these transactions, both in domestic transactions and cross-border transactions.

In addition to his role as a business advisor, Mr. Standard represents both companies and individuals in business and commercial disputes. He has extensive experience in representing both majority and minority shareholders in shareholder disputes, as well as officers and directors in claims brought by shareholders and creditors. Mr. Standard has frequently represented companies and employees in litigation involving non-compete agreements and misappropriation of trade secrets, confidential information, and other intellectual property.


State Bar of Georgia

Community Involvement

Sandy Springs Perimeter Chamber

Practice Highlights




New York University School of Law, LLM, Tax, 2018

J. Mack Robinson College of Business, Georgia State University College of Business, MFin, 2014

J. Mack Robinson College of Business, Georgia State University College of Business, MBA, 2013

Georgia State University College of Law, JD, magna cum laude, 1998

Washington University, BA, 1991

Bar Admissions


Courts & Adjudicative Bodies

All Georgia state and superior courts

Georgia Court of Appeals

Georgia Supreme Court

United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia

United States District Court for the Middle District of Georgia

United States Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit

United States Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit

United States Tax Court