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Taylor D. Ward is a partner in Taylor English’s Real Estate practice group. Mr. Ward has provided legal advice on real estate matters including the purchase, sale, lease and finance of real estate in Orlando, Florida as well as New York. After spending more than 25 years as a real estate attorney, Mr. Ward knows what will solve his client’s challenges, and it isn’t closing a deal. It’s about connecting to his clients to understand what they want and need and communicating that back to them.

While in New York, Mr. Ward practiced at Webster & Sheffield and White & Case, honing his commercial financing and bankruptcy workouts before joining Lowndes in Orlando, Florida. The 12 years at Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed, PA were spent working with national REITs in retirement, hotels and franchise restaurants. More recently he has done substantial transactions for bulk sales of time share associations, commercial self-storage developments and condominium documentation.

Mr. Ward works on national hotel and restaurant REITs, as well as industrial space, commercial buildings, retail and shopping centers conducting commercial real estate transactions including loans, sale, lease purchase, and workouts. With his multistate experience, he understands the many processes of complex transactions that cover several locations. He has experience rendering local Florida opinions for acquisitions and financing, and due diligence review including service title and other aspects of the transactions. He also has experience rendering New York law opinions and has helped with shopping centers.

He earned his JD and Masters in Foreign and International Law from Duke University in North Carolina. A fluent speaker of Japanese, he obtained his Faculty of Law from Tohoku University in Sendai, Japan.

Memberships

The Orange County Bar Association
The Florida Bar Association
New York State Bar Association
The American Bar Association
Board of Directors, Friends of Casa Feliz, Inc.
President, Board of Directors, Foundation for Winter Park Tech, Inc., 2005 - 2014 
Board of Directors, Duke University School of Law, Law Alumni Association, 2004 - 2006
Member, Duke University Alumni Admissions Committee, 2002 - present
Winter Park Chamber of Commerce, Facilitator: Youth Leadership (summer program) and Leadership Winter Park, 2006 - present
Boy Scouts of America, Wood Badge Leadership Staff, 2011 -2015, Scoutmaster for 2015 World Jamboree Scout Troop (Kirara Hama, Japan) and 2013 and 2010 National Scout Jamborees, Scoutmaster Troop 687,Maitland, 2007 -2013

Foreign Languages

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Education

Duke University, BA, Political Science, magna cum laude, 1985

Duke University School of Law, JD, Masters, Foreign and International Law, 1988

Tohoku University, Faculty of Law, Fulbright Scholar, 1988-1989

Bar Admissions

Florida

New York