Tim Taylor focuses his practice primarily on real estate and lending transactions. His practice includes representing individuals and businesses ranging from local investors to public companies in all aspects of real estate, from acquisition and development, to ownership, leasing, and management, and to subdivision and disposition. Mr. Taylor devotes a significant amount of his practice to land acquisition and development, particularly with respect to residential subdivisions and mixed use developments, and Mr. Taylor also works with local governments on land use and development issues for his clients.
Mr. Taylor represents financial institutions in a wide variety of lending transactions. In representing banks and other lenders, as well as borrowers, Mr. Taylor has developed significant skills in all aspects of general commercial lending and in commercial and residential real estate lending. He also has experience in the representation of lenders in loan workouts and restructuring, foreclosures, and loan sales. Mr. Taylor participated in the Resident Attorney Program of Bank of America in 1991, working as an in-house counsel for that year. In addition to real estate and lending transactions, Mr. Taylor works closely with other attorneys at Jackson Walker on matters such as the selection and formation of entities for real estate transactions, asset and stock sales, and finance transactions.
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Mr. Taylor is a member of the American Bar Association, the State Bar of Texas, the Austin Bar Association, and the Texas Association of Bank Counsel. He is also a Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation.
Mr. Taylor is an active leader in numerous civic and community activities.
Mr. Taylor has served on the Board of Directors of The Real Estate Council of Austin since 1995 (www.recaonline.com). In 2003, Mr. Taylor served as President of RECA and chaired RECA's Executive Committee and Board of Directors, as well as sitting on the boards for both the RECA Good Government PAC and the RECA Business MPAC. In 2013, he is continuing his leadership in RECA, serving on the Presidents' Council, the Board, Executive Committee, and Good Government PAC.
Mr. Taylor is also on the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of The Seton Fund (www.setonfund.org) and serves as chairman of its real estate committee. In 2007, he became active with the Health Alliance for Austin Musicians (www.myhaam.org), serving as HAAM Benefit Day committee chairman. He continued in that role in 2008 and 2009, also joining the HAAM Board of Directors in 2008. In 2010, he was elected chairman of the HAAM Board of Directors, a position he held through December 2012.
Mr. Taylor joined the Board of Directors of the Greater Austin Economic Development Corporation in 2003, and he continues to serve on that Board and as its general counsel. Mr. Taylor also serves on the Community Advisory Board for Caritas of Austin, having chaired that board in 1996 and in 1998. He was President of the Headliners Club in 2004, and served on the Board of Trustees for twelve years, from 1997 to 2009. He rejoined the Headliners Board in 2011, and in 2013 is continuing his service on the Headliners Club Board and Executive Committee. In 2011, Mr. Taylor was elected to the Board of Directors of the Greater Austin Crime Commission, and he continues to serve on such Board. In 2012, Mr. Taylor became one of the five founding directors of the Austin Council on Foreign Affairs.
In 2006, Mr. Taylor was appointed to the City of Austin's Affordable Housing Incentives Task Force. Elected as a Co-Chair of that task force, Mr. Taylor helped guide a diverse group of affordable housing advocates, neighborhood activists, real estate developers, and other stakeholders through a collaborative process that culminated with the Austin City Council's passage of an affordable housing incentives ordinance in 2007. Mr. Taylor remains involved in affordable housing issues in Austin, including working with the City's Neighborhood Housing & Community Development Department and serving on its Housing Bond Review Committee.
Mr. Taylor has served on the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce as well as General Counsel for the Chamber in 2001 and 2002. Mr. Taylor served on the board of directors of Leadership Austin from 2007-2010. He is a past president and board member of the Young Men's Business League and the Austin YMBL Sunshine Camps, and also served on the Board of Directors of the YMBL Sunshine Foundation. Mr. Taylor has been a long time supporter of the Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas, being a founding member of the Children's Hospital Council and serving as co-chair of that Council in 1997, and also having co-chaired the 1997 Children's Hospital Gala. Mr. Taylor has served many other charitable and civic organizations in Austin, and he has been a Director of the Capital Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America, Washington & Lee University Central Texas Alumni Chapter, Center for Battered Women (now SafePlace), Ronald McDonald House and the West Austin Youth Association.
Mr. Taylor is an Elder in Westminster Presbyterian Church of Austin, Texas. He served on the Session and Board of Trustees from 1996 to 1998 and again from 2002 to 2004, and he was Clerk of the Session in 1998.
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Mr. Taylor was named the 2013 "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers in the category of Real Estate (Austin) and is listed in the 2008-2013 editions of The Best Lawyers in America under Real Estate Law. He is included in the 2012 edition of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business under Real Estate. Mr. Taylor was named a "Super Lawyer" (2003-2012) by Thomson Reuters.
Mr. Taylor was the recipient of the "Commendation of Excellence Award" by the Real Estate Council of Austin (RECA) for his contributions to RECA in 2007 and 2011. In 2003, he was named one of the best real estate lawyers in Austin by the Austin Business Journal, one of only four attorneys to receive such honor. In 1998, Mr. Taylor was honored as one of the recipients of the "Austin Under 40" award, given to recognize outstanding Austin citizens under the age of 40.
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