Allan Tanenbaum serves on the Finance Committee and Institutional Advancement Committee of the Board of Directors of the Legal Services Corporation (LSC). The LSC Board appointed him to the Finance Committee on July 27, 2012, and the Institutional Advancement Committee on January 22, 2015.
Tanenbaum is Of Counsel to Taylor English’s Corporate and Business Department. Tanenbaum has a broad range of experience in representing public and private companies in financing, mergers and acquisitions, compliance, and corporate governance matters. He has managed public offerings of debt and equity securities, as well as institutional private placements of high-yield securities and venture capital financings. Acquisitions and dispositions have included transactions between public companies, transactions involving small to middle-market private companies, and related bank and private financing transactions.
Prior to joining Taylor English, Tanenbaum was General Counsel to AFC Enterprises, Inc., the franchisor of Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, Church’s Chicken, Seattle’s Best Coffee, and Cinnabon. Most recently, he co-founded and was Managing Partner and General Counsel of Equicorp Partners, an Atlanta-based private equity and advisory firm specializing in the quick service and fast casual food industry. He was in private practice in Atlanta for more than 30 years, specializing in business transactions. Tanenbaum has advised Boards of Directors and Board Committees concerning corporate governance, both under Sarbanes-Oxley and under common law fiduciary principles and has implemented compliance programs for companies after they have gone public. He has managed a broad variety of litigation and special matters, including shareholder class actions, derivative suits, government investigations and Board Committee investigations, and has experience in alternative dispute resolution, arbitration and mediation, and other innovative approaches to risk management and dispute resolution. He currently serves on the Board of Directors, chairs the Compensation Committee and is a member of the Audit Committee of DSW Shoe Warehouse, Inc., a New York Stock Exchange Company, is on the Board of Directors, chairs the nominating and Governance Committee and is a member of the Compensation Committee of Medallion Financial Corp., a Nasdaq company, and chairs the Audit Committee of the American Bar Association, as well as on the Boards of several privately owned corporations and non-profit entities. Tanenbaum is a frequent lecturer on corporate governance and securities matters to business and professional groups.
He is a native of Savannah, Georgia, and is currently living in Sandy Springs with his wife. He has four children and five grandchildren.