About George Taylor

George Taylor is a Partner in Brinkley Morgan’s Estate and Trust Litigation and Business Litigation practice groups. His Estate and Trust Litigation practice focuses on helping families and fiduciaries solve legal problems related to will and trust contests, trust accountings, breaches of fiduciary duty, removal of personal representatives (executors) and trustees including surcharge, creditor claims, elective share disputes, litigation between trust protectors, trustees, and trust beneficiaries, will construction, compensation disputes, issues with jointly held assets, and homestead litigation.

Additionally, Mr. Taylor’s Business Litigation practice concentrates on helping business owners with complex legal problems that happen in commercial and business relationships, like breach of contract, fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, conversion (embezzlement), and ownership disputes, including the litigation of those matters in both state and federal courts.

An active member of the community, Mr. Taylor serves on the boards of Broward Performing Arts Foundation, the Salah Foundation, and the Board of Governors for Nova Southeastern University College of Law. Notably, Mr. Taylor was Chairman of the KIDS Campaign for Broward Health, whereby an astounding $22.6 million was raised in less than two years for the renovation and expansion of the children’s hospital at Broward Health Medical Center.

Mr. Taylor earned his Juris Doctor from Nova Southeastern University’s Shepard Broad College of Law, where he graduated 4th in his class, and received Book Awards (Highest Grade) for Charitable Organizations, Interviewing and Counseling, Probate Law Workshop, and Real Estate Transactions.

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Publications and Presented Materials

“Relying on Holographic Wills is a Terrible Idea,” ThinkAdvisor, May 20, 2021

“Personal Representatives: Qualifications and Preference in Appointment,” Brinkley Morgan Legal Talk Blog, June 5, 2020

“Contract Law: Is the COVID-19 Pandemic an Act of God?”, Brinkley Morgan Legal Talk Blog, April 13, 2020

Panelist, Planned Giving Council of Broward Symposium, Next Generation Success and Philanthropy, May 12, 2021

Panelist, “Grants Gone Wild (In the Best Way!),” National Leadership Institute, March 29, 2018

Panelist, Planned Giving Council of Broward’s 25th Anniversary Symposium, May 17, 2017

“Trust Protectors: A Love Story,” Brinkley Morgan Legal Talk Blog, March 9, 2017

Speaker, “Private Family Foundations: An Inside Look,” Association of Fundraising Professionals Fort Lauderdale – Broward County Chapter, March 8, 2016

Speaker, “Private Family Foundations: An Inside Look,” Planned Giving Council of Broward’s Monthly Breakfast Meeting, Oct. 21, 2015

“Metadata: What You Can’t See May Hurt You!”, Brinkley Morgan Legal Talk Blog, July 15, 2015

“E-Discovery: A Beginner’s Guide to Electronic Discovery,” Brinkley Morgan Legal Talk Blog, Feb. 20, 2015

“The Prototypical Prevailing Party Fee and Cost Provision: Friend or Foe?” Brinkley Morgan Legal Talk Blog, Dec. 8, 2014

Presenter, Trust Accountings: Best Practices and Common Pitfalls, July 29, 2021

Accomplishments

Best Lawyers in America, U.S. News & World Report, 2021-2022

Florida Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2017-2021

Royal Poinciana Community Leadership Award, Debbie’s Dream Foundation Dream Makers Gala, 2018

Honoree, American Cancer Society Celebration Gala, April 22, 2017

Profiles in Leadership Award, Leadership Broward, 2016

Up & Comers Award, South Florida Business & Wealth Magazine – Finalist, 2016

Professional Associations

The Florida Bar, Member

American Bar Association, Member

Broward County Bar Association, Member

South Palm Beach County Bar Association, Member

Federal Bar Association, Broward County Chapter, Member

17th Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee “F,” Chair

Estate Planning Council of Broward County

Community Engagement

The Salah Foundation, Board Member, 2011-Present

Broward Performing Arts Foundation, Board Member, 2016-Present

  • Parker Campaign Committee, Member, 2018-Present
  • Governance Committee, Chair, 2020-Present

Nova Southeastern University College of Law, Board of Governors, 2020-Present

Arc Broward, Inc., Board Member, 2017-2020

2-1-1 Broward, Strategic Planning Committee, Member, 2013-2016

Broward Health Foundation, Secretary of the Board, 2012-2016

  • KIDS Campaign, It’s All About KIDS, A Special Campaign for Broward Health, Chairman, 2014-2016

Admissions

Florida

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida

Education

Lynn University, Bachelor of Science, cum laude, 2002

Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad College of Law, Juris Doctor, cum laude, 2012