Taylor McDowell is a transactional attorney in the Corporate & Securities, Healthcare, and Investment Funds practice groups at Jackson Walker. In his corporate practice, Taylor represents public and private companies, state institutions, bank holding companies, and investor groups in a variety of engagements, including public and private offerings, mergers and acquisitions, fund formation, and primary and secondary investment transactions. Taylor also acts in the role of external general counsel for a number of businesses and represents startup companies in connection with entity formation, corporate governance, seed and series rounds of funding, and e-Commerce issues concerning Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policies.
In his healthcare practice, Taylor represents hospital districts, private hospitals, physicians and group practices, and healthcare startup companies in the role of outside general counsel in various healthcare transactional and regulatory compliance matters involving physician recruitment agreements, physician employment agreements, and non-profit and 162.001(b) entity formation. Taylor has a particular interest in the emerging telehealth industry, and he regularly counsels clients in connection with the development of telemedicine platforms.
Taylor has written a number of academic papers on topics including healthcare, corporate transactions and antitrust, and market-based environmentalism that have been published in law journals with Harvard, Georgetown, and the University of Virginia. Taylor also works on a number of pro bono cases and has drafted asylum petitions for refugees, helped institute microfinance programs for international non-profit organizations, and has assisted with contract disputes and mediation for local non-profit corporations. Taylor also serves on the Board of Directors for El Buen Samaritano Episcopal Mission, a Texas non-profit corporation that operates a primary care clinic for underserved populations in Austin, Texas.
Taylor has also been recognized as proficient in the Spanish language by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages. Prior to law school, Taylor worked as a Compliance Analyst for Alcatel-Lucent S.A.
B.S., International Affairs, with highest honors, Georgia Institute of Technology
J.D., University of Virginia School of Law
- Editorial Board, Virginia Law & Business Review
- Entrepreneurial Law Clinic
- Virginia Innocence Project
- University Judiciary Committee
- Phi Delta Phi Legal Honor Society
- Served on legal team advising the owners of the restaurant chain Whataburger in the sale of a majority interest to BDT Capital Partners, LLC, a premier private equity firm and merchant bank.
- Assisted as legal counsel for Acelity, Inc., a leading global medical technology company, and its KCI subsidiaries in connection with the sale of their business to 3M for approximately $6.725 billion.
- Represented a Texas-based healthcare software company in the $20 million sale of its equity interests to a German-based software company and the structuring of a $6 million earn-out for company executives.
- Served as legal counsel to a Texas-based bank holding company in connection with the pricing of its initial public offering of 2,300,000 shares of its common stock at $21 per share.
- Represented a Texas-based bank holding company in its acquisition by a multi-state bank holding company in a transaction of more than 2 million shares of stock and cash consideration of more than $30 million.
- Represented an institutional investor in connection with its initial $285 million equity investment and additional $141 million equity investment into a private equity investment fund.
- Served as legal counsel in connection with the formation of a $21.5 million private equity investment fund.
- Served as legal counsel to a Texas hospital district in the development of its multi-million dollar telemedicine platform.
- Represented an institutional client in the multi-million dollar sale and transfer on the secondary market of its limited partnership interests in private investment funds.
- Represented a healthcare facility in the multi-million dollar acquisition of substantially all of the assets of an urgent care center.
- Represented an oncology team in transitioning their existing practice to form a new practice entity.
- Represented environmental technology start-up company in connection with a Convertible Note Offering of $1 million.
- Assisted as Texas and regulatory counsel for a Houston-based multispecialty clinic system in the negotiation and closing of a substantial strategic equity investment.
- University of Virginia School of Law – Pro Bono Program Certificate of Recognition
- American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Language – Spanish Language Proficiency
- “Mandatory Health Savings Accounts and the Need for Consumer-Driven Healthcare,” Georgetown Journal of Law & Public Policy (2018).
- “Changing the Game: Remedying the Deficiencies of Baseball’s Antitrust Exemption in the Minor Leagues,” Harvard Journal of Sports & Entertainment Law (2018).
- “The Case for Cap-and-Trade: California’s Battle for Market-Based Environmentalism,” Virginia Environmental Law Journal (2017).
- St. David’s Episcopal Day School, Member of the Board of Directors
- El Buen Samaritano, Member of the Board of Directors
- American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
- Virginia Innocence Project
- Volunteer Legal Services of Central Texas
- Valley League Baseball – Operations Manager for the Charlottesville Tom Sox