Michael G. Taylor is a partner in Holland & Knight's Portland office. He has an extensive background in corporate and securities transactions, with a primary emphasis on securities, mergers and acquisitions, venture capital and other corporate finance, and corporate governance. He represents issuers and underwriters in public offerings and private placements, including Rule 144A offerings; counsels buyers and sellers of businesses, in both the public and private markets, on mergers, acquisitions and dispositions; and advises public companies on 1934 Act disclosure matters.

Mr. Taylor has significant experience in representing emerging growth companies, having been counsel to many of them in financing transactions, technology acquisitions and general corporate matters. He also has represented several venture capital funds and "angel" investors. Additionally, Mr. Taylor has experience counseling boards of directors with respect to their fiduciary duty and corporate governance obligations.

Mr. Taylor is co-editor of the Holland & Knight Securities & Financial News to Note Bulletin. Prior to joining the firm, he served as the Assistant General Counsel of an early stage medical technologies company. He had previously practiced with law firms in Miami and California. While at the University of Chicago, he was a McCormick Tribune Leadership Fellow.


  • Stanford Law School, J.D.
  • The University of Chicago, M.A., Public Policy
  • Stanford University, B.A., Economics, with distinction
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • California
  • Florida
  • Oregon
  • Oregon Bar Securities Regulation Section, Executive Committee, 2011-2014
Honors & Awards
  • Leadership Council on Legal Diversity, Fellows Program, 2011


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