Georgia Chapter

The M&A Playbook: Quarterbacking the Deal” Sponsored by Taylor English Duma LLP


Maggiano's Little Italy Cumberland Mall


The Georgia Chapter of Association of Corporate Counsel and Taylor English Duma LLP will present “The M&A Playbook: Quarterbacking the Deal”. 

When the lawyer gets the call, it’s often late in the game and your business is in the red zone. So how do you get the deal across the goal line?  Every deal must have the right team assembled, and the GC, like a quarterback, must consider all aspects of the action, call the right play, execute his or her duties, and lead the team to victory. 

This presentation will provide in-house counsel with an M&A playbook that includes initial strategy, structuring, tax planning, negotiations, litigation risk, IP, human capital, document preparation, due diligence, regulatory compliance, funding, and post-closing matters. It will also inform attendees where to look for specialists, so when it comes time to execute, the right personnel will be “on the field” with the GC.

Taylor English Duma LLP is a full-service law firm built from the ground up to provide highest-quality legal services for optimal value. The firm was founded in 2005 and its attorneys work each day to provide timely, creative and cost-effective counsel to help clients solve problems and achieve goals. Taylor English represents all types of clients—from Fortune 500 companies to start-ups to individuals.



Scott L. Duma primarily focuses his practice upon the areas of corporate law and finance, business transactions, and intellectual property. Mr. Duma represents businesses, both domestically and abroad, at all stages of development and in a variety of industries, including technology and ecommerce, healthcare, manufacturing, retailing, entertainment and multi-media, sports and banking and finance.

Amy B. Loggins joined the firm after serving as in-house counsel for Crawford & Company for more than eight years. She strives to find solutions as a strategically-focused business partner for employers. She has a broad-based range of experience handling everything from employee relations issues to collaborating on employee transitions during restructures and acquisitions. Notably, Ms. Loggins is a former board member for ACC-Georgia and the ACC’s Employment and Labor Committee. She was also awarded ACC’s Award for Outstanding Committee Member in 2010.

John M. Gross focuses on financial and business organization litigation. He has served as lead counsel before federal and state trial and appellate courts, in administrative proceedings, and before ADR panels. His clients have included Fortune 100 companies, financial institutions, national and small-town community banks, corporate directors and officers, wealthy individuals, and small business owners.

Amanda G. Hyland focuses on intellectual property litigation and appeals for a variety of commercial clients. She has handled numerous matters in state and federal courts, including all types of trademark, copyright, patent, trade secret, and false advertising disputes, as well as claims arising under Georgia’s Deceptive Trade Practices Act and its Computer Systems Protection Act.

Morris O. Little Jr. concentrates on commercial and government contracting. Mr. Little has extensive experience in aviation related matters and assists airline clients with the purchase, sale and lease of aircraft and engines and related parts and services, including aircraft technical support and licensing agreements. He also assists clients with general corporate matters, including establishing joint ventures, business process outsourcing and general procurement.

Driving Directions

285 to Cobb Parkway to Cumberland Mall


Attendance is limited to ACC members and their invited guests, as well as prospective ACC members. ACC membership is open to attorneys who practice law as in-house counsel employees of organizations and who do not hold themselves out to the public for the practice of law.

Thanks to Taylor English Duma LLP, the CLE lunch program is complimentary for the first 120 ACC members who register their intention to attend on-line. Thereafter, the fee for current ACC members is $25, and, in all circumstances, $35 for non-members, including prospective members. A CLE credit of one (1) hour is being applied for, and if approved, will be submitted to the Georgia State Bar for attendees licensed to practice in Georgia.

Please be sure to register under the first member registration to take advantage of the complimentary attendance.  After the 120 free spaces have been filled, you will be asked for credit card information.  No refunds will be provided for cancellations but credit can be applied to a future 2013 ACC-Georgia program.  Walk-ins are accommodated subject to space availability and must pay by check at the door.  If you have registered and are unable to attend, please notify Lisa Smith by e-mail at as soon as possible so that your space is available for another member.


Credits: 1.0
State: GA


Lisa King Smith
Phone: 404-375-2036


Members: $25 cash or check at the door
Non-members: $35 Online or Cash or Check at the door

Sponsored By:

Taylor English Duma LLP

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