Manori de Silva

Partner

Atlanta, Georgia

Manori de Silva brings international legal experience to Taylor English. She focuses her practice on counseling businesses and executives in a variety of employment and commercial matters. Ms. de Silva has experience advising global brands and senior executives on commercial and employment issues. She also advises consultants and vendors on commercial contracts. A significant part of Ms. de Silva’s work lies in supporting her international clients with their commercial needs.

Originally qualified as an attorney (solicitor) in England, Ms. de Silva now practices in the United States and uses her understanding of cultural differences gained through decades of living and working in Europe to guide transatlantic businesses. Her time in Europe created an extensive network of international contacts that allows her to support her international client base, including the numerous European businesses that she has helped expand to the United States.

Ms. de Silva’s passion is acting as a counselor to her clients, and she works closely with them to provide pragmatic solutions and develop long-term relationships. When Ms. de Silva first moved to England from Sri Lanka at the age of six, she could not speak English. This experience taught her the importance of providing clear and understandable advice to her clients, many of whom have an international background.

Prior to attending law school, Ms. de Silva studied sound engineering and worked as a recording engineer, as well as writing music and editing radio and television commercials for large businesses in the Netherlands.

Ms. de Silva is fluent in Dutch and proficient in French.

Affiliations

  • Netherlands-American Chamber of Commerce for the Southeastern U.S., President

Recognitions

  • Atlanta Dream Inspiring Woman of the Game

Practice Areas

  • Corporate & Business
  • Employment Counseling

Education

  • College of Law, London, 2005
  • Royal Conservatory of the Netherlands, The Hague, BA, 2000

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia

Languages

  • Dutch
  • French

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