Lisa Dowling Payrow

171 17th Street NW
Suite 2100
Atlanta, Georgia 30363
404.873.8188 phone
Lisa Dowling Payrow is a partner in the Corporate and Securities Practice, and is a member of the Mergers and Acquisitions, Strategic Alliances and Joint Ventures, Corporate Private Equity and Venture Capital, Emerging Companies, Franchising and Healthcare Information Technology Practices. She is a member of the firm’s Hiring Committee, actively participating in the firm’s recruiting efforts.

Ms. Payrow focuses her practice on representing public and private company clients on corporate transactional matters, including entity formation; drafting and negotiating operating and stockholders agreements, manufacturing and services agreements and other customer and supplier agreements; mergers and acquisitions; strategic partnerships; and other corporate governance and operational matters. Ms. Payrow often assists growing private and public companies and the financial institutions and individuals who fund their growth in these matters. Clients of Ms. Payrow include companies of all sizes (from start-up to Fortune 100) in the logistics and distribution, manufacturing, franchising, healthcare, telecommunications, technology, service, and retail industries.

Ms. Payrow also represents the firm’s clients in franchising matters, including preparation of Franchise Disclosure Documents and state franchise registration and exemption filings and drafting and negotiating franchise and market development agreements.

Ms. Payrow graduated with honors from both the University of Georgia, where she received a Bachelor of Business Administration in marketing, and Georgia State University’s College of Law. During law school, she was the symposium associate editor for the Georgia State University Law Review and helped plan a symposium on redevelopment issues presented by distinguished speakers from the U.S. and abroad. Ms. Payrow has a strong interest in community service work, currently serving as a member of the Georgia State University College of Law Alumni Council and previously serving on the March for Babies Revenue Committee. She also participated in the Georgia Appleseed’s JUSTGeorgia Project, a pro bono effort to rewrite Georgia’s juvenile code. The new juvenile code was passed as law in 2014. Ms. Payrow regularly assists numerous pro bono clients with their corporate legal needs.