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Wyrick Robbins is pleased to announce that nine attorneys have been elected to partnership.

Taylor Auten advises clients on a broad range of corporate and transactional matters, including mergers & acquisitions, venture capital and private equity financings, debt financings and financial services regulatory matters.  Taylor regularly represents both investors and companies operating in the financial services sector and technology-related industries, and he serves as the firm’s Fintech industry team leader.

Jenna Borders leads the firm’s Government Contracting practice and is also a member of the firm’s Labor & Employment and Commercial Litigation practice groups.  In addition to assisting clients with matters unique to government contractors, Jenna counsels clients on a wide variety of employment-related matters, including hiring, worker classification, wage and hour compliance, leaves of absence, workplace discrimination and harassment, disciplinary actions, employee terminations and reductions in force.

Philip Hackley is a member of the firm’s Commercial Real Estate Practice Group. His practice includes buyer and seller representation in real estate purchases and sales, lender and borrower representation in commercial loans (as well as local counsel opinion matters), leasing and related issues for landlords and tenants, certification of title and resolution of title issues, and municipal matters.

Jack Magee is a member of the firm’s Mergers & Acquisitions practice group.  He works primarily with the firm’s corporate and private equity clients, focusing his practice on mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, entity formation, corporate governance, commercial contracts, securities law compliance and general business matters.

Clay Martin’s practice focuses on private securities offerings, venture capital financings, corporate finance, securities law compliance and general corporate and LLC matters. He primarily advises high-growth start-ups in the information technology and biotechnology industries, as well as the angel investors and VC funds that back them, in matters ranging from initial formation and funding, to ongoing business operations and exit.

San Parikh works to creatively resolve his clients’ challenging executive compensation and employee benefits issues. His practice often involves navigating the complex employee benefits and executive compensation rules peppered throughout the tax code, Treasury Regulations and informal IRS and DOL guidance; ERISA’s rules governing employee benefit plans as well as its fiduciary rules and its plan assets regulations; the Affordable Care Act; and COBRA.

Sam Slater is a member of the Commercial Litigation Practice Group and represents businesses and individuals in civil disputes.  His experience includes representing both plaintiffs and defendants in state and federal courts.  It includes defending securities class actions and shareholder derivative suits, representing parties in post-acquisition disputes, and assisting clients by negotiating or litigating contract disputes. 

Cullen Stafford represents management in employment litigation matters involving wage and hour disputes, breach of contract, restrictive covenants, unfair competition, discrimination, harassment, and unfair labor practice charges.  He also represents clients in commercial disputes, including such areas as trade secret misappropriation, intellectual property, construction litigation, and other complex business litigation. 

Alex Wilson advises clients on corporate transactional matters, including advising clients through all stages of M&A transactions on both the buy-side and sell-side.  He also provides his corporate clients with general legal advice in connection with entity formation, corporate governance, commercial contracts, and other general business matters, serving as “outside general counsel” to many of them.

Managing Partner Jimmy Yates said, “The firm congratulates our new partners, all of whom have demonstrated tremendous commitment to our clients, our firm, and our broader community. We are indeed fortunate to have a partner class of this caliber as this bodes very well for the future of our firm and our ability to serve the ever-increasing needs of our clients.”