Ann R. Schildhammer

Partner

Atlanta, Georgia

Ann Schildhammer is the General Counsel for Taylor English. An experienced litigator, she concentrates in general business/commercial litigation, employment litigation and HR counseling, and real estate and title litigation. Utilizing her experience as former general counsel for a top-40 home building company, she also provides general business advice in the areas of legal and regulatory compliance matters, risk management and the supervision of outside legal counsel.

Ms. Schildhammer has extensive experience handling all aspects of commercial litigation, including breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, and related tort claims such as fraud and negligence. In her employment practice, she has successfully resolved numerous employment discrimination claims, and claims involving restrictive covenant agreements. Ms. Schildhammer also frequently provides management and employee sensitivity training on various HR issues, including sexual harassment; conducts internal employment audits; and prepares and provides advice on employment contracts and separation agreements. Further, she has a wealth of experience handling real estate and title litigation matters, several of which have resulted in published opinions.

Upon graduation from law school, Ms. Schildhammer joined an award-winning full-service law firm, where she practiced as an associate and then a partner for 18 years. Thereafter, she held the role of Executive Vice President and General Counsel for McCar Homes Inc. Before joining Taylor English, Ms. Schildhammer chaired the litigation practice group for an Atlanta-based full-service firm specializing in real property.

Outside of her legal devotion, Ms. Schildhammer’s passion resides in coaching youth sports. She started the fast pitch softball program at Mount Pisgah Christian School, served as head coach of Mount Pisgah’s Varsity Girls Basketball team, and coached both JV and Varsity Girls Basketball at Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School where she was a part of Holy Innocents’ 2016 2A State Championship season. She has also coached at Marist, leading the JV Girls Basketball team and assisted at the Varsity level, and she served as a Commissioner for the City of Alpharetta Recreation & Parks Department.

When she’s not practicing law, spending time with her family, engaging in community service, or coaching, Ms. Schildhammer enjoys golf, tennis, yoga, scuba diving and other water sports, and riding her motorcycle.

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Recognitions

  • Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated

Practice Areas

  • Arbitration and Mediation
  • Business Torts and Commercial Contract Disputes
  • Employment & Labor Litigation
  • Employment Counseling
  • IP Litigation
  • Leisure & Hospitality
  • Manufacturing
  • Product Liability
  • Restaurant
  • Retail
  • Trial Practice
  • Youth Serving Organizations

Education

  • The University of North Carolina, JD, 1988
  • The Pennsylvania State University, BS, with honors and highest distinction, 1985

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia

Courts

  • Court of Appeals of Georgia
  • Supreme Court of Georgia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia

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