Taylor’s practice focuses on prosecuting business torts, representing employers and advocating for a just energy transition.
Taylor is a frequent contributor to the public dialogue on clean energy and has been cited as authority on environmental issues pending before the United States Supreme Court. Taylor has tried several, multi-day administrative proceedings before the South Carolina Public Service Commission and represented a diverse portfolio of energy clients, including solar developers, special interest, and a major public ratepayer. Taylor had the privilege of appearing in Duke Energy’s first ever litigated IRP proceeding in the Carolinas and represented a public entity in its development of distributed and utility-scale solar.
Off the field, Taylor serves the solar trade as a member of E4 Carolinas’ Task Force for Clean Energy Industries and advises Greenville City Council on energy policy as a member of the Green Ribbon Advisory Committee.
In addition to investor-owned utilities, Taylor has taken on private equity groups, pharmaceutical companies, and derivative suits for shareholders in a multi-state business litigation practice. Taylor enjoys unwinding deals for his clients entered under false pretense.
Taylor understands the deep importance of intellectual capital and diversity to employers. Taylor argued in the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals for an employer and has defended others accused of sexual harassment, retaliation, and discrimination, and violations of wage and hour, consumer protection, handicap accessibility, and immigration laws. Taylor supports diversity and inclusion in the workplace with a vibrant immigration practice. Businesses frequently turn to Taylor for green card applications (IR and EB categories) and nonimmigrant visas for their employees, including: investors (E), skilled workers (H1-B), intra-company transfers (L), clergymen (R), witness protection (U), and asylum.
Outside of work, Taylor is passionate about his two sons and music.