Cliff I. Taylor

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Cliff I. Taylor Partner

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Cliff Taylor, a partner at Mayer LLP and its Corporate and Securities Practice Group Leader, represents clients in myriad business transactions, including:

  • Asset and Equity Acquisitions and Divestitures
  • Debt and Equity Securities Offerings
  • Lending and Financing Transactions
  • Complex Joint Venture Formations
  • Organization of Enterprise Structures
  • Mergers, Conversions and Reorganizations
  • Debt Restructuring
  • Outside General Counsel Representation
  • Contract Negotiations and General Corporate Matters
  • Bankruptcy Related Matters

Cliff’s clients include multi-national private companies, family-owned businesses, startup and emerging growth companies, entrepreneurs, private equity investors, REITs, and real estate development companies.  Cliff approaches each matter with one objective:  Give the client the most possible value for each legal dollar spent.  This means not only providing top quality and sophisticated legal counsel, but also understanding each client’s discrete goals and priorities, providing value-added solutions to complex issues, being readily accessible, using his experience to streamline the transaction process, and proactively keeping clients informed throughout each transaction.


  • Corporate & Securities


  • Texas Tech University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2003
  • Columbia University, B.A., 2000


  • State Bar of Texas, 2003
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • North Texas Chapter of International Network of Boutique Law Firms - President

Distinctions & Certifications

  • Texas Rising Stars®   by Thomson Reuters 2010-2017

Representative Experience

  • Representation of sellers in equity sale of major real estate portfolio in Europe;
  • Representation of purchaser in asset sale of a company that manufactures and distributes telecommunication power systems in South Africa;
  • Representation of seller in asset sale of a company that manufactures stove and fireplace maintenance products;
  • Representation of seller in asset sale of a company in the insulation manufacturing and fabrication business;
  • Representation of purchaser in acquisition of major airline services provider;
  • Representation of an oil and gas development company with respect to a private equity securities offering;
  • Representation of investors in a debt securities offering by a company that provides software applications to multifamily housing managers and residents
  • Representation of investors in an equity securities offering by a pharmaceutical development company;
  • Representation of principals in formation of enterprise structure and documentation of equity securities offering for a company in the renewable natural gas industry;
  • Representation of borrower in refinancing of $152,735,000 in cross-collateralized securitized Freddie Mac mortgage loans;
  • Representation of borrower in $15,500,000 mortgage loan and interest rate swap facility;
  • Representation of borrower in $23,850,000 mortgage loan for acquisition of retail property;
  • Representation of a large Canadian integrated oil company in a joint venture relating to exploration and development activities in the Outer Continental Shelf, Gulf of Mexico with an entity owned by the People’s Republic of China;
  • Representation of a major real estate development company in the corporate restructuring of a real estate enterprise operating in Europe and western Asia;
  • Representation of REIT with respect to dozens of joint ventures relating to discrete real estate acquisitions;
  • Representation of angel investor with respect to numerous joint venture arrangements relating to both debt and equity capital transactions;
  • Representation of a Florida based produce company with respect to its domestic operations and its foreign operations in South America;
  • Representation of Maryland based entrepreneur in connection with the acquisition, organization and capitalization of a senior dental services provider;
  • Representation of purchaser of a telecommunications service company, including equity structuring, employment matters, and enterprise organization;
  • Representation of real estate development entrepreneur with respect to formation and organization of enterprise structure, equity structuring, and employment matters;
  • Representation of law firm with respect to restructuring of litigation related debt obligations;
  • Representation of distributor of plastic wares in out-of-bankruptcy workout and liquidation.

Professional Activities

  • Member, State Bar of Texas
  • Member, Dallas Bar Association
  • President, North Texas Chapter of International Network of Boutique Law Firms
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