Taylor W. Margot Attorney

- Licensed In California & Oregon (Inactive)
- J.D., University Of California, Hastings College Of The Law, 2006
- L.L.M., Taxation, Golden Gate University (Coursework)
- B.A., Fairfield University, 1999
- B.A., History & American Studies, University of California, Berkeley, 2010
- J.D., University of California, Berkeley School of Law, 2013
- M.S.c., University of Montana, School of Forestry, 2020

Corporate, Transactions, Mergers & Acquisitions

Taylor is a corporate and securities lawyer who’s experience lies at the intersection of economics, corporate transactions and deal strategy. With significant experience advising startups, both cannabis and technology companies, Taylor guides clients and their businesses throughout the corporate lifecycle, from formation through exit, as well as protecting and licensing intellectual property rights.

Prior to joining Clark Neubert, Taylor worked as a corporate lawyer at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, a technology law firm, Associate General Counsel at Fluidigm Corporation, a public biotechnology company, and a Partner at Progress LLP, a technology licensing and litigation firm. Taylor has served as a guest lecturer at Berkeley Law, instructing on law and venture capital in Silicon Valley, and during law school, as a senior editor for the Berkeley Technology Law Journal, and a member of the Ecology Law Quarterly.

In addition to his role at Clark Neubert, Taylor is pursuing a masters of science at the University of Montana studying carbon sequestration best practices. His research focuses on regulating greenhouse gas emission levels via cap and trade markets, and aligning business interests with climate change mitigation through incentivizing environmentally conscious practices.

Taylor received his B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley, in 2010, where he graduated magna cum laude and was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. While there, he was awarded the Gilder Lehrman American History Scholarship to study at New York University for his research in marronage and slave-resistance tactics in the American South during the antebellum era.

Representative Transactions

Represented Salesforce, Ozy Media, Tradeshift, TrueCar and Jitterbit in various venture capital investments.

Represented Pharmacyclics, TiVo, and Twitter in various mergers and acquisitions.

Selected Publications

Real-time monitoring with a tablet app improves implementation of treatments to enhance forest structural diversity. Journal of Forestry (2018).