Taylor 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. 

Taylor received his B.S. in Civil Engineering, summa cum laude, from North Carolina State University, where he was a Park Scholar, and his J.D., magna cum laude and Order of the Coif, from Duke Law School, where he was a Mordecai Scholar and served on the editorial board of the Duke Law Journal.  Prior to joining the firm, Taylor was an associate in the Financial Services Group of Sullivan & Cromwell LLP in New York.

Taylor is admitted to practice in North Carolina and New York.

  • Listed among North Carolina Super Lawyers “Mergers & Acquisitions – Rising Stars” (2021)
  • Represented bank in $150 million fintech joint venture with large, publicly traded company.
  • Represented industrial company in restructuring and $150 million sale of all equity interests to a financial buyer.
  • Represented healthcare company in more than a dozen bolt-on acquisitions.
  • Represented international private equity firm in acquisition of US-based energy-services firm.
  • Served as counsel to lead investor in $60 million Series D Financing for energy technology company.
  • Represented medical technology company in $30 million Series A financing.
  • Served as borrower’s counsel in $13,500,000 acquisition financing.
  • Served as bank’s counsel in $25 million line of credit.
  • Advised Bank Holding Company on compliance with federal and state banking laws in connection with numerous fintech investments.
  • Advised fintech firm on corporate governance and installing a profits interests plan.
  • Represented international financial institution in restructuring of certain assets in order to comply with Volcker Rule and Intermediate Holding Company rules.