Scott L. Duma

Partner

Atlanta, Georgia

Scott Duma primarily focuses his practice on the areas of corporate and finance, business transactions, family owned businesses and intellectual property. Mr. Duma represents businesses, both domestically and abroad, at all stages and in a variety of industries, including technology and e-commerce, retail, manufacturing, hospitality, health care, entertainment, sports and finance. His experience includes all manner of subject matter essential to the successful operation of a business, including mergers and acquisitions, corporate formation and governance, succession planning, operational contracting (both commercial and government), information security and regulatory compliance, and intellectual property protection and licensing. His prior experience includes not only practicing law but also handling administrative, human resource, accounting and finance, and strategic development functions as a corporate executive in the private sector.

Prior to founding Taylor English, Mr. Duma practiced law at a renowned Atlanta-based law firm in its corporate department and previously served in-house as general counsel for Thoughtmill Corp. and XcelleNet Inc. and as corporate and intellectual property counsel for Premiere Global Services Inc., Per-Se Technologies Inc. and Attachmate Corp. (formerly Digital Communications Associates Inc.). Mr. Duma also has served as a special assistant attorney general for the State of Georgia, representing the Georgia Department of Community Health in a multimillion-dollar dispute involving an outsourced vendor and the development, implementation and servicing of a technology solution for the state’s Medicaid System and employee benefits programs.

Affiliations

  • Intellectual Property Owners Association
  • North Atlanta Church Youth Basketball, Youth Basketball Coach
  • Sardis United Methodist Church
  • State Bar of Georgia, Technology & Business Law Sections
  • Technology Association of Georgia

Practice Areas

  • Cannabis Law
  • Corporate & Business
  • Data Privacy & Security
  • Emerging Companies
  • ESOP
  • Finance & Securities
  • Franchising
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Technology

Education

  • University of Richmond, JD, 1992
  • Georgia State University, MBA, 1992
  • University of Cambridge, 1991
  • Clemson University, BS, 1987

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia