Scot Burton


Atlanta, Georgia

Scot Burton has more than 20 years of experience structuring real estate and business joint ventures among partners for real estate transactions and small to midsize companies. Mr. Burton is first and foremost a lawyer who enjoys helping people meet their goals. He possesses a keen ability to problem solve by addressing the situation from both a practical and a business standpoint, with an eye toward getting the deal done efficiently.

Mr. Burton has extensive experience in equity finance, business structuring, partnership tax planning and corporate governance in a variety of areas. He assists clients in real estate transactions, business joint ventures, start-ups, reorganizations, and corporate separations.

Mr. Burton brings tax planning expertise to every transaction ensuring the deal is structured in the most tax-efficient manner, including regularly addressing partnership tax allocations and equity compensation issues. In addition to Mr. Burton’s experience in partnership and corporate tax planning, he also practices in non-profit organization and governance, as well as matters related to tax credit investment and syndication.

Mr. Burton rejoins Taylor English after serving as General Counsel for Phoenix Senior Living, a large senior living operator based in Roswell, GA, where he was instrumental in navigating the Company through the COVID-19 pandemic and restructuring the core business among management, development and equity ownership. During his service he helped grow the management company into the 34th largest senior living management company in the United States as of 2022.

Prior to his general counsel position, he practiced at Taylor English for eight years and spent time at two AmLaw 200 firms. Mr. Burton lives in East Cobb, Georgia, with his wife and three young boys.


  • Atlanta Bar Association, Member
  • State Bar of Georgia, Member

Practice Areas

  • Corporate & Business
  • Emerging Companies
  • Non-Profit
  • Real Estate
  • Tax


  • Emory University School of Law, JD, 2000
  • University of Georgia, BA, 1991

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia


  • Supreme Court of Georgia
  • United States Tax Court