Earle Taylor III is a partner in the Atlanta office of Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough. For more than 30 years, Mr. Taylor has participated in public finance transactions raising billions of dollars in more than 15 states and territories, as well as for Indian tribes, public and private primary and secondary educational facilities; higher educational and research facilities; health care facilities;.
Mr. Taylor has served as an expert witness for the Securities and Exchange Commission in a landmark civil enforcement proceeding involving municipal securities and as a consulting expert to the Securities and Exchange Commission for civil enforcement proceedings involving municipal securities.
He served on the State of Georgia Bond Allocation Technical Advisory Committee when the original bond allocation plan for the State of Georgia was developed in the mid-1980s and presently serves on the Advisory Board and as a visiting instructor for the Center for State and Local Finance of The Andrew Young School of Policy Studies of Georgia State University.
He frequently drafts and consults on public finance-related legislation proposed by the Georgia General Assembly. Examples of legislation that he had significant involvement with include the statute authorizing the use of derivative contracts by the State of Georgia and its local governmental units, the statute authorizing the use of commercial paper by the State of Georgia and its local governmental units.
- Vanderbilt University Law School, JD (1984)
- Clemson University, BS, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa (1980)
Admissions : Georgia
- Bond counsel for the City of Atlanta’s $1.1 billion water and wastewater bond issue in 1999, in which a groundbreaking Master Bond Ordinance was developed, and for the subsequent issuance of approximately $3.1 billion of revenue bonds under that ordinance for Atlanta’s water and sewer system.
- Underwriter’s counsel for an $800 million installment purchase revenue bond issue in 2002 for the benefit of the Greenville County School District in South Carolina and for approximately $2.3 billion of similar installment purchase revenue bond issues for the benefit of school districts in South Carolina through 2006.
- Underwriter’s counsel or disclosure counsel for approximately $3 billion of “Garvee” bonds issued by the State Road and Tollway Authority for the benefit of the State of Georgia Department of Transportation.
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