W. Hamilton Traylor

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W. Hamilton Traylor, a shareholder, joined the firm in August 2008, having practiced law in Jacksonville since graduating from the University of Florida College of Law, with honors and as a member of the Order of the Coif, in 1981. From 1981-1999, he practiced with several firms in Jacksonville in the areas of general business, corporate and partnership law, with an emphasis on mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and securities, and real estate law. In January 2000, Mr. Traylor became the CFO and general counsel of a privately-held third party logistics and warehousing company headquartered in Jacksonville. He later became president of its real estate development affiliate before returning to private practice in 2006.
Mr. Traylor was born in Frankfurt, Germany, in 1956, and grew up in numerous places, both in the U.S. and overseas, before settling in Jacksonville. He graduated from Barrington High School, Barrington, Illinois, in 1974 and received his undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia in 1978. He resides on the west side of Jacksonville with his wife of 28 years, Julie, and his two daughters. Mr. Traylor is a member of the advisory board of The Salvation Army, Northeast Florida Area Command, and the board of directors of The Blood Alliance, Inc. (formerly, Florida Georgia Blood Alliance, Inc.) and World Outreach, Inc.

Order of the Coif.

Areas of Practice (186)

  • Business Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Partnership Law
  • Securities
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Out of Court Debt Restructuring
  • Pre-Bankruptcy Workouts
  • Workouts
  • Commercial Loans
  • Loan Restructuring
  • Loan Workouts
  • Loans
  • Secured Lending
  • Business Development
  • Business Dissolutions
  • Business Formation
  • Business Organization
  • Business Planning
  • Business Regulation
  • Business Start-Ups
  • Business Succession Planning
  • Business Successions
  • Business Transactions
  • Business Transfers
  • Business Valuation
  • Buy-Sell Agreements
  • Buying and Selling of Businesses
  • Closely Held Business Estate Planning
  • Closely Held Business Law
  • Family Business Law
  • Family Business Successions
  • Joint Ventures
  • Limited Liability Company Law
  • Pass-Through Entities
  • Private Business Law
  • Professional Practices
  • Small Business Law
  • Sole Proprietorships
  • Strategic Alliances
  • Commercial Law
  • Commercial Transactions
  • Commercial Transfers
  • Secured Transactions
  • Uniform Commercial Code
  • Warehousing
  • Commercial Real Estate
  • Commercial Conveyancing
  • Commercial Real Estate Acquisitions
  • Commercial Real Estate Contracts
  • Commercial Real Estate Development
  • Commercial Real Estate Finance
  • Commercial Real Estate Sales
  • Commercial Real Estate Workouts
  • Industrial Real Estate Law
  • Computers and Software
  • Computer Contracts
  • Contracts
  • Commercial Contracts
  • Closely Held Corporations
  • Corporate Banking Law
  • Corporate Commercial Law
  • Corporate Contracts
  • Corporate Dissolutions
  • Corporate Fiduciary Law
  • Corporate Finance
  • Corporate Formation
  • Corporate Governance
  • Corporate Organization
  • Corporate Partnerships
  • Corporate Planning
  • Corporate Real Estate
  • Corporate Reorganization
  • Corporate Successions
  • Corporate Workouts
  • Family Corporations
  • Incorporation
  • Nonprofit Corporations
  • Professional Corporations
  • Public Corporations
  • S Corporations
  • Small Business Corporations
  • Employee Benefits
  • Deferred Compensation
  • Employee Compensation
  • Employee Stock Ownership Trusts
  • Employee Stock Ownership Plans
  • Equity Compensation
  • Executive Compensation
  • Executive Compensation Taxation
  • Fringe Benefits
  • Non-Qualified Benefits
  • Equipment Finance and Leasing
  • Equipment Finance
  • Equipment Leasing
  • Finance
  • Asset Based Finance
  • Asset Sales
  • Commercial Finance
  • Credit Enhancement
  • Debt and Equity Finance
  • Debt Finance
  • Equity Finance
  • Private Finance
  • Secured Finance
  • Structured Finance
  • Unsecured Finance
  • Investment Law
  • Capital Markets
  • Investment Partnerships
  • Mezzanine Finance
  • Private Equity
  • Venture Capital
  • Employment Contracts
  • Executive Employment Law
  • Executive Severance Contracts
  • Noncompetition and Non-Solicitation
  • Restrictive Covenants
  • Commercial Landlord and Tenant Law
  • Commercial Leasing
  • Industrial Leasing
  • Landlord and Tenant Law
  • Lease Finance
  • Lease Terminations
  • Leasing
  • Retail Leasing
  • Office Leasing
  • Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestitures
  • Business Acquisitions
  • Business Divestitures
  • Leveraged Acquisitions
  • Leveraged Buyouts
  • Merger Reorganization
  • Mergers and Acquisitions Taxation
  • Mergers and Acquisitions Finance
  • Spin-Offs
  • Commercial Mortgages
  • Mortgage Law
  • Mortgage Finance
  • Mortgage Refinancing
  • Mortgage Workouts
  • Nonprofit and Charitable Organizations
  • Charitable Organizations Law
  • Nonprofit Organizations Law
  • Private Foundations
  • Public Charities
  • Tax Exempt Organizations
  • Family Limited Partnerships
  • Family Partnerships
  • Limited Partnerships
  • Partnership Dissolution
  • Limited Liability Partnerships
  • Partnership Formation
  • Partnership Organization
  • Real Estate
  • Conservation Easements
  • Conveyancing
  • Easements
  • Land Acquisitions
  • Land Sales
  • Real Estate Acquisitions
  • Real Estate Banking Law
  • Real Estate Contracts
  • Real Estate Development
  • Real Estate Finance
  • Real Estate Investment
  • Real Estate Joint Ventures
  • Real Estate Leasing
  • Real Estate Partnerships
  • Real Estate Restructuring
  • Real Estate Sales
  • Real Estate Secured Lending
  • Real Estate Workouts
  • Real Property
  • Real Property Acquisitions
  • Real Property Development
  • Real Property Finance
  • Residential Real Estate Acquisitions
  • Waterfront Development
  • Securities Law
  • Private Placement
  • Private Placement Syndication
  • Securities Offerings
  • Securities Registration
  • Shareholder Agreements
  • Shareholder Rights
  • Tax Exempt Securities

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
904-356-2600  Phone
904-355-0233  Fax
University Attended:
University of Virginia, B.A., 1978
Law School Attended:
University of Florida School of Law, J.D., with honors, 1981
Year of First Admission:
1981, Florida
Jacksonville and American (Member, Section on Business Law) Bar Associations; The Florida Bar (Member, Section on Business Law).

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