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Taylor English Joins the VirtualBoard as the Legal Education Sponsor

Taylor English Duma LLP is pleased to announce that it has joined the Atlanta VirtualBoard as its Legal Education Sponsor. Taylor English will be represented by attorney Allen W. Nelson. With chapters in Atlanta and California, VirturalBoard runs unique peer-to-peer learning groups for business owners focused on maximizing value for an exit in 2-6 years. Chapters include up to twelve non-competing Entrepreneurs/Business Owners. Additionally, each VirtualBoard group consists of up to six professional service providers. Education Partners typically include: an investment banker, a corporate attorney, a wealth advisor, a CPA and other specialists that support successful business transactions. These professionals become the 'Sherpas' for the CEOs.

“We are excited to welcome Taylor English to VirtualBoard and look forward to partnering with Allen,” said Suzanne Durbin, Chair of the Atlanta VirtualBoard Chapter. “Allen represents a cadre of former in-house counsel who will be able to guide our business owners as they transition their companies via a sale, ESOP, financing or other growth vehicle.”

As an attorney at Taylor English, Nelson co-leads the Fractional General Counsel offering powered by Taylor English attorneys’ experiences as in-house lawyers with companies ranging from startups to Fortune 100 companies. In particular, Nelson served for eleven years as the General Counsel, Corporate Secretary and Chief Administrative Officer of Crawford & Company (NYSE: CRD.A and CRD.B). Within this role, he advised the company’s Board of Directors and senior management on a wide variety of legal and business issues. Nelson previously served as Chief Compliance Counsel for BellSouth Corporation (NYSE: BLS). He most recently served at the General Counsel of 8 Rivers Capital, LLC, an early stage company in the zero carbon emission energy space.

As the Legal Education Sponsor, Taylor English will actively participate in the VirtualBoard’s in-person peer meetings and be featured among speakers who specialize in every aspect of helping a business owner prepare for and negotiate a transaction then enjoy life after the deal.

The VirtualBoard provides a confidential place for Entrepreneurs/Business Owners to discuss their concerns, hopes and dreams and support one another’s success. Founded in San Diego, members are granted access to some of the top professionals in the field of business transactions and develop a deeper understanding of all that a successful deal entails. More information about the benefits and qualification for membership is available on the firm’s website at


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