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Tom Chorey is a founding shareholder of the firm and chairs the firm's transactional and business section. Tom received his law degree from the University of Virginia in 1972. Previously, he received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Virginia in Aerospace Engineering. He also obtained a Masters in Taxation from Emory University while he was practicing full time. Tom started practicing in 1973 at Troutman, Sanders, Lockerman and Ashmore. In 1979, he joined with John Taylor, and, shortly thereafter, Otto Feil, to form the firm that is now Chorey, Taylor & Feil.


Tom's practice and driving goals revolve around facilitating the growth and success of his clients' businesses. With over 30 years of experience, he knows how to make business transactions come together for clients. Tom often starts representing clients by assisting in the structuring and formation of their business, helping them choose the proper business entity to maximize liability protections and tax-efficiency. As clients become more established and successful, he assists in their day-to-day transactional planning, such as raising capital through debt placement or the sale of securities, structuring and documenting executive employment and restrictive covenant arrangements (including tax-driven incentive compensation plans), and negotiating and documenting commercial contracts. He also assists with mergers and acquisitions and structuring and implementing exit and succession plans.


With his Masters in Taxation and a strong focus on tax planning, Tom adds value not only in structuring commercial transactions to minimize tax burdens, but also through a thorough and well-grounded understanding of individual wealth management and estate planning.


Practice areas


  1. Corporate: 30%
  2. Contracts: 25%
  3. Business: 25%
  4. Securities Offerings: 10%
  5. Tax: 10%
    7 years

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Contact info

Chorey, Taylor & Feil, A Professional Corporation

3399 Peachtree Raod, NE
Suite 1700, The Lenox Building
Atlanta, GA, 30326-1148


GAActive Member in Good Standing 197307/15/2016
DCInactive 197307/06/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Georgia Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2009
AV ratedMartindale-Hubbell2009
Georgia Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2008
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2008
Georgia Super LawyerN/A2007
Georgia Legal EliteGeorgia Trend magazine2007
AV ratedMartindale-Hubbell2007
Georgia Super LawyerN/A2006
AV ratedMartindale-Hubbell2006
AV ratedMartindale-Hubbell2005
Georgia Super LawyerN/A2005
AV ratedMartindale-Hubbell2004
Georgia Super LawyerN/A2004
AV ratedMartindale-Hubbell2003
AV ratedMartindale-Hubbell2002
AV ratedMartindale-Hubbell2001
AV ratedMartindale-Hubbell2000
AV ratedMartindale-Hubbell1999
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
ShareholderChorey, Taylor & Feil, A Professional Corporation1979 - Present
N/ATroutman, Sanders, Lockerman and Ashmore1973 - 1979
Association namePosition nameDuration
Atlanta Tax ForumMember1985 - Present
Atlanta Estate Planning CouncilMember1979 - Present
State Bar of GeorgiaMember1973 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1973 - Present
Atlanta Bar AssociationMember1973 - Present
International Association for Financial PlanningMemberN/A
Leadership AtlantaMember1993 - 1993
Buckhead Business AssociationDirector1992 - 2000
Leadership BuckheadMember1992 - 1992
Atlanta Venture ForumMember1990 - 2003
Atlanta Forum for Law Office Economics and ManagementChair1982 - 1983
State Bar of Georgia, Environmental Law SectionChair1975 - 1977
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Virginia School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1972
University of VirginiaAerospace EngineeringBS - Bachelor of Science1969
Emory UniversityTaxationMA - MastersN/A