Mark I. Sanders


Atlanta, Georgia

Mark I. Sanders is a former Managing Partner of Taylor English and is an experienced transactional attorney whose primary focus is on business and real estate law. Mr. Sanders’ practice is national in scope, and he has an extensive background in the areas of real estate and finance, such as asset-backed loans and securitization transactions (including capital markets transactions), warehouse lines of credit, accounts receivable sale and hypothecation/loan transactions, real estate and related asset secured loans and other complex credit facility transactions. In addition, his practice also encompasses general corporate and commercial law, inclusive of business entity formation and governance, contracts, beverage alcohol and related licensing and permits, mergers and acquisitions, private equity and debt transactions, secured transactions, trade practice law, marketing law and litigation counseling related to these practice areas. Mr. Sanders has had experience in a variety of business and finance transactions for both private and public companies, as well as on behalf of individuals.

Mr. Sanders’ clients have included, for example, developers, lenders, borrowers, restaurateurs, hotel owners and operators, contractors, distributors, professional service providers and entrepreneurs. These clients collectively represent numerous industries, such as hospitality, restaurant, travel, leisure and resort, marketing and promotions, construction, distribution, retail, health care and others. He has published articles and spoken on a variety of topics related to the work that he performs on behalf of his clients.


  • Academy of Hospitality Industry Attorneys, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • American Resort Development Association, Chairman’s League Member
  • District of Columbia Bar, Member
  • New York State Bar Association, Member
  • State Bar of Georgia, Business and Real Property Law Sections, Member


  • Martindale-Hubbell’s highest attorney rating of AV® Preeminent™ (5.0 out 5)
  • The Best Lawyers in America®, 2015-2023
  • Georgia Super Lawyers Top 100, 2017
  • Georgia Super Lawyers, 2013-2023
  • Georgia Trend’s Legal Elite, Corporate Law, 2013-2016, 2018-2021
  • Georgia Trend’s Legal Elite, Business Law, 2013-2016, 2018, 2020-2022

Practice Areas

  • Corporate & Business
  • Finance & Securities
  • Financial Institutions
  • Leisure & Hospitality
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Real Estate
  • Restaurant


  • University of Miami School of Law, JD, cum laude, 1994
  • University of Michigan, BA, 1991

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Georgia
  • New York


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


Timing is Everything in Recent Ruling Over Dispute with Timeshare Exit Firm

October 19th, 2023

In a recent development, a Tennessee federal judge has granted a partial victory to Diamond Resorts, a hospitality real estate company,…

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The Evolving Shift in Power Between Hotel Franchisor and Franchisee

May 15th, 2023

A coalition of franchisees has recently been pushing for legislative action to balance the power dynamic between hotel franchisors and…

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Price Increases — Simply Not “Egg”citing

January 31st, 2023

No matter what area of hospitality related law you may practice, your clients are likely being impacted by the sky rocketing prices of…

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Gratitude for Gathering: Winter #OneTED All Attorney Meeting

December 7th, 2022

Last week our firm held its winter all attorney meeting in Atlanta, Georgia. For three days our firm was able to connect in person to…

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