Jeff D. Woodward

Partner

Atlanta, Georgia

Jeff Woodward is a corporate lawyer with Taylor English in Atlanta, Georgia where he represents small to medium businesses (SMB’s) in a variety of corporate matters, including formation, capital raising, mergers and acquisitions, strategic partnerships, and commercial contracting. He works with many of the firm’s start-up clients, representing both entrepreneurs and investors in early-stage investments, intellectual property protection and licensing, incentive compensation and growth strategies. He is a frequent mentor and judge in start-up and business plan competitions and works with a number of business programs.

Mr. Woodward has developed a practice representing social entrepreneurs and impact investors, and is involved in the passage of B-corporation legislation in Georgia. He is a founding board member of Village Capital, an international accelerator program and investment fund for seed-stage social enterprises, and is a founding member of the Georgia Social Impact Collaborative. Mr. Woodward is a frequent speaker and panelist on issues related to entrepreneurs, investors and social enterprise.

In addition, he has more than 20 years of experience advising private foundations and public charities on a variety of matters, including PRI/MRI investments, and developing sustainable for-profit subsidiaries of tax-exempt organizations. He has founded three nonprofit companies, Attest Capital Resources, a third-party fiscal sponsor facilitating blended capital flow into social enterprises and disaster relief funds, Community Redevelopment Inc. (now known as HouseProud) a community-based housing redevelopment company, and the Atlanta Community Toolbank, a national distributor of tools and materials to nonprofits and disaster areas. He currently serves as the Chairman of the Board of the Georgia Center for Nonprofits.

Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • Atlanta Community ToolBank Inc., Founder
  • Community Redevelopment Inc. (HouseProudflea), Founder
  • Georgia Social Impact Collaborative (GSIC), Founding Member
  • Invanti, Advisory Board Member
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • The Georgia Center for Nonprofits, Board Chair, Director
  • The Guild, Director
  • Village Capital, Founding Director, past Board of Directors
  • Wesley Foundation at Georgia Tech, past Board of Directors

Recognitions

  • Georgia Trend’s Legal Elite, Technology Law, 2010-2012
  • Georgia Trend’s Legal Elite, Corporate Law, 2013-2014
  • Georgia Super Lawyers, 2004

Practice Areas

  • Corporate & Business
  • Emerging Companies
  • Finance & Securities
  • Franchising
  • Licensing Transactions Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Non-Profit
  • Social Enterprise
  • Technology

Education

  • University of Notre Dame Law School, JD, 1987
  • University of Notre Dame, BA, 1983

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia