John L. Taylor, Jr. is the President of Chorey, Taylor & Feil and is chairman of the firm's Business Litigation and Dispute Resolution practice group, which is the largest practice group in the firm.
He started his legal career as a Captain in the Office of the Staff Judge Advocate, United States Marine Corps, where he served from 1972 through 1975. Following his service in the Marine Corps, John returned to Atlanta and became a member of what is now Troutman & Sanders, a general practice law firm in Atlanta. He and two of his colleagues, Tom Chorey and Otto Feil, founded the firm that would become Chorey, Taylor & Feil.
John has extensive experience as a courtroom lawyer, and represents multi-national and domestic entities. John has represented clients in cases in a number of states and many state and federal courts. He successfully represented the petitioner before the United States Supreme Court in the case of James Beam Distillery v. Georgia, a case seeking refunds of excise taxes.
In addition, he has appeared before numerous administrative agencies.
In addition to his practice in general litigation, John maintains his specialty in dealer/distributor relations. In addition to litigating disputes in this area, he counsels clients in regulated and non-regulated industries with respect to distribution systems, and the impact of state and federal law on the distribution process. John has served as distribution counsel to a number of domestic and foreign companies.
John is also active in the firm's alcohol beverage practice, representing clients in federal, state and international matters concerning the licensing, taxation, distribution, advertising and marketing of alcoholic beverages. John has extensive experience representing primarily supplier and wholesaler-tier industry members in all aspects of alcohol beverage distribution. In addition to preparing and negotiating distribution contracts, John's litigation skills permit him to handle alcohol distributor and supplier terminations in states with and without alcohol beverage franchise laws. He has experience in litigating issues including wholesaler/supplier relations, rights to new products and brand extensions, approval/disapproval of changes in wholesaler and supplier ownership, as well as other significant distribution issues.
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|GA||Inactive Member in Good Standing||1971||02/04/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Georgia Super Lawyer||Law & Politics Magazine||2009|
|Georgia Super Lawyer||Law & Politics Magazine||2008|
|Executive Editor||Emory Law Journal||1971|
|Shareholder||Chorey, Taylor & Feil, A Professional Corporation||1979 - Present|
|N/A||Troutman Sanders||1975 - 1979|
|Captain||Staff Judge Advocate, United States Marine Corps||1972 - 1975|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|National Association of Alcoholic Beverage Licensing Attorneys||Member||2006 - Present|
|State Bar of Georgia||Member||1971 - Present|
|Lawyers Club of Atlanta||Member||N/A|
|Atlanta Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|American Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Georgia Association of Marine Corps Lawyers||Member||N/A|
|Emory Law School Alumni Association||Member||N/A|
|Atlanta Bar Association, Atlanta Council of Younger Lawyers Section||President||N/A|
|Atlanta Bar Association||Board of Directors||N/A|
|Emory University||N/A||BA - Bachelor of Arts||N/A|
|Wine, Beer & Spirits Law||Wholesaler Wars - The Empire Strikes Back||2008|
|Wine, Beer & Spirits SuperConference||Focus on Spirits; View from a Wholesaler||2007|
|Wine, Beer & Spirits Law||The Wholesaler’s Perspective - What’s Going on Behind the Vines?||2006|