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Taylor English Partner Mark Carter Named as Co-Chair of Atlanta Legal Aid Society’s Service Council

Taylor English Duma LLP is pleased to announce that partner Mark Carter has been elected to serve as co-chair of Atlanta Legal Aid Society’s (ALAS) Service Council. His two-year term begins on January 1. He has been a member of the Service Council since its founding in 2014. Carter was awarded the Atlanta Legal Aid Society fellowship through Powell Goldstein LLP (now Bryan Cave) in 2005 and has been active with ALAS ever since. Carter currently leads the Cobb County Temporary Protective Order (TPO) project where Taylor English attorneys assist domestic violence victims throughout the year.

“It is an honor to be elected as co-chair of ALAS’s Service Council,” said Carter. “I have been a member of the Service Council since its inception and have thoroughly enjoyed working alongside other great volunteers and being a part of such a great organization that provides free civil legal services to those in need.”

At Taylor English, Carter represents contractors and subcontractors involved in public and private construction projects. His clients also include construction owners, developers, construction managers, general contractors, subcontractors, engineers, trade contractors and suppliers in all aspects of negotiation, mediation, arbitration, litigation and appellate work throughout the United States and internationally. Carter is especially experienced in negotiating design-build, material supply and Engineer, Procure, and Construct (EPC) contracts.

Carter also has significant experience in government contract law, and in representing national and regional financial institutions with distressed and defaulted loans.

Carter earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Alabama and his law degree from the University of Georgia.

ALAS helps low-income people meet basic needs through free civil legal services. Founded in 1924 by 17 prominent volunteers, Legal Aid now has 68 attorneys on staff and 500 volunteers in five counties. The core of Legal Aid’s mission is to help low-income people navigate the complexities of the court system at the most vulnerable times in their lives. Legal Aid’s clients face evictions, health crises, foreclosure, domestic violence, education issues and consumer challenges that can only be solved with the help of a lawyer.

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