Mar 5, 2017

ISTAT Conference Dinners

SGR’s Air Transport Group will be hosting two dinners at the ISTAT Conference in San Diego, California on March 5th and 6th. Please contact Jaleesa Smith, jsmith@sgrlaw.com, for more information.


Mar 2, 2017

Hot Topics Affecting Cooperatives & Condominiums 2017

This twice yearly program is essential for those who practice coop and condo law and for those attorneys who sit on boards. The panel will discuss timely topics including an update of the most recent case law. Michael Manzi will be presenting on “Case Law Update: Cooperatives and Condominiums”. Location: New York City Bar Association 42… Read more



Oct 19, 2016

Webinar: Thinking About Your Appeal Before You Try Your Case

Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP invites you to a complimentary webinar: Join Ed Wasmuth as he discusses the right time to think about an appeal and sound trial preparation which includes anticipating appellate issues and planning to make the proper motion, objection or record to ensure that an appellate court will review that alleged error. Wednesday, October 19, 2016 12:30… Read more


Oct 14, 2016

Choosing our Energy Future II

A Town Hall Discussion of Regulatory Scenarios and No-Regrets Strategies for Georgia Steve O’Day will be a presenting speaker at “Choosing Our Energy Future II”, sponsored by the Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance, on October 14.  Steve will discuss potential scenarios for federal and state regulations applicable to energy production, in light of the Supreme Court’s stay… Read more


Oct 05, 2016

12th Annual Southeastern M&A/Private Equity Forum

SGR’s John Spillman will be a panelist on From Growing Pains to Growing Gains: Exploring Key Cases in Mid-Market Success at 11″30 am at the 12th Annual Southeastern M&A/Private Equity Forum. The Thomson Reuters Legal Executive Institute is pleased to present the 12th Annual Southeastern M&A/Private Equity Forum in Atlanta, GA on October 5, 2016. The premier professional education and networking… Read more


Sep 29, 2016

Not Your Mother’s Workplace

Celebrating American Business Women’s Day — Jacksonville A frank conversation about stress featuring Dr. Sharon Berquist September 29, 2016 4:00 PM Workshop 5:30 PM Cocktails 50 N. Laura Street, Suite 2600 Jacksonville, FL  


Apr 05, 2016

Venezuela: A Crisis At Our Doorstep

SGR is supporting the World Affairs Council of Atlanta in hosting An Evening Briefing with Ambassador Roger Noriega Visiting Fellow, American Enterprise Institute; Former Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs In discussion with Ambassador Charles Shapiro Time: Tuesday April 5, 2016 To Register or for more information, go to www.wacatlanta.org 


Mar 23, 2016

15th Annual Georgia Water Law & Regulation

As it has been for the last decade, water continues to be the number one environmental issue in the State of Georgia. Whether the discussion involves water quality or water quantity, regulators, developers, legislators, county officials, and non-governmental organizations face a tough challenge—how to maintain and preserve the State’s unique water resources while still fostering… Read more


Mar 09, 2016

CLE on Professionalism and its Demands on In House Counsel

Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP  invites you to a CLE seminar Professionalism and Its Demands on In-House Counsel” Professor Timothy Terrell will discuss professional values for outside and in-house counsel and the challenge of professionalism. His presentation will also address: Professionalism and Tradition Professionalism and “Legal Health” The fundamental values inherent in professionalism The unique content… Read more


Mar 02, 2016

The Risks and Rewards of Crowdfunding

Creative Financing for the Creative World:  The New Crowdfunding Regulations What is different about the new Crowdfunding Regulations? What do they permit that was not permitted before? What federal and state tax incentives are available to producers and how do they work? What other financing options are available today for producing creative works? The federal… Read more


Feb 11, 2015

Green Chamber of the South – Acceleration Interactive, February Workshop

The Greenhouse Accelerator is hosting an Acceleration Interactive Workshop in February.  This workshop will cover the legal/technical aspects of the available protection (types, costs, timelines) as well as the strategic aspects of making IP an integral, and productive, part of your business model (creating a sustainable competitive advantage). This workshop will be co-led by Matt Warenzak,… Read more



Nov 08, 2013

6th Annual GDSummit

November 6-7, 2013 – Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts Miami, Florida SGR is a platinum sponsor at this year’s GDSummit. The 2013 GDSummit being held in Miami, Florida. The 2013 Chairs are: Summit Chairman Art Noriega – Miami Parking Authority, CEO Honorary Co-Chair Jorge Perez – Related Group of Miami, Chairman and CEO For… Read more


Nov 02, 2013

33rd Annual Florida/Georgia-Hulsey/Gambrell Moot Court Competition

Friday, November 1, 2013 9:30 a.m. Federal Courthouse Jacksonville, FL The judicial panel is: Hon. B. Avant Edenfield, Senior District Judge – Savannah Hon. W.M. Terrell Hodges, Senior District Judge – Ocala Hon. Marcia Morales Howard, District Judge – Jacksonville Hon. Gerald Bard Tjoflat, Circuit Judge – Jacksonville Hon. Lisa Godbey Wood, District Judge –… Read more


Jun 21, 2013

8th Annual Homeland Security Law Institute

June 20-21, 2013 Capital Hilton Hotel 1001 16th St NW Washington, DC 20036-5794 SGR is pleased to sponsor the 8th Annual Homeland Security Law Institute. Some of the 2013 topics will include a look at Homeland Security and policy issues, regulatory and legislative developments in homeland security, homeland defense and civil support and the role… Read more


Mar 07, 2013

Suzannah Sundby to Speak at ACI’s Medical Device Patents Conference

March 5-6, 2013 Chicago ACI’s goal for this event is to provide medical device patent practitioners with the most comprehensive and practical patent prosecution and litigation strategies to adapt to a rapidly evolving legal climate post-patent reform and meet the unique challenges facing the device industry. For more information, click here.



Jan 24, 2013

Suzannah Sundby to Speak at ACI’s 2nd Comprehensive Guide to Patent Reform

January 23-24, 2013 Doubletree Suites Times Square Hotel New York City For more information and to register, click here. When registering for the conference, please be aware of the speaker referral discount. Any registrant can attend the conference for $200 off the current price tier by November 9th. Be sure to mention the registration code 817L13.S… Read more





Dec 04, 2012

Laura Andrew Presenting on Health Care Reform to the Georgia Restaurant Association

December 4, 2012 Atlanta, GA Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP Now that Barack Obama has been reelected, health care reform will begin in earnest. Restaurants have unique issues under health care reform but must still comply, including deciding whether to “play or pay”. That is, whether to offer comprehensive health coverage to employees, or pay… Read more



Nov 07, 2012

Anatomy of an M&A Deal – Session Five: The Acquisition Agreement

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM ET Teleconference Only John Spillman will moderate the fifth of seven programs which will review key issues and aspects of a M&A transaction from the perspective of lawyers in the United States, Europe and Latin America. This session will provide an overview of the key provisions… Read more


May 09, 2012

Atlanta Workplace 2012: Staying Ahead of the Game

Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP invites you to our annual Workplace Seminar on Wednesday, May 9, 2012 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at 103 West located at 103 W. Paces Ferry Road NW, Atlanta, GA 30305. Topics: Updates in Employment and Employee Benefits Law Health Care Reform Employment Implications of Social Networking and Electronic… Read more


Apr 24, 2012

“Graceful Exits: Selling and Leaving Your Business in Great Hands”

A Complimentary Luncheon and Panel Discussion hosted by CCG Advisors, GV Financial Advisors, and Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP Tuesday, April 24, 2012 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Ansley Golf Club 196 Montgomery Ferry Drive, NE Atlanta, GA 30309 Panelists include: – Brian Corbett, Managing Partner of CCG Advisors – Jonathan Minnen, Partner and Chair… Read more


May 31, 2013

Destination: Workplace 2013 – New York

[RSVP HERE]  Register now, space is limited. If you deal with employment issues, answer human resources questions or manage personnel matters, this complimentary, half-day seminar is for you. Please join us on May 30 to learn more about the ever-changing laws governing your workplace. [DATE]  Thursday, May 30, 2013 InterContinental New York Barclay111 East 48th StreetNew York,… Read more


May 17, 2013

Destination: Workplace 2013 – Jacksonville

[RSVP HERE]  Register now, space is limited. If you deal with employment issues, answer human resources questions or manage personnel matters, this complimentary, half-day seminar is for you. Please join us on May 16 to learn more about the ever-changing laws governing your workplace. [DATE]  Thursday, May 16, 2013 Jacksonville Marriott4670 Salisbury Road Jacksonville, FL 32256 | 904-296-2222 [TIME]… Read more


May 10, 2013

Destination: Workplace 2013 – Atlanta

[RSVP HERE]  Register now, space is limited. If you deal with employment issues, answer human resources questions or manage personnel matters, this complimentary, half-day seminar is for you. Please join us on May 9 to learn more about the ever-changing laws governing your workplace. [DATE]  Thursday, May 9, 2013 InterContinental Buckhead Atlanta 3315 Peachtree Road, N.E. Atlanta,… Read more


May 31, 2013

American-Israel Chamber of Commerce Eagle Star Awards Gala

Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP is proud to sponsor the American-Israel Chamber of Commerce, Southeast Region (AICC) 12th annual Eagle Star Awards Gala scheduled for May 30, 2013. The Eagle Star Awards Gala is AICC’s community flagship event honoring the people and companies who have contributed most to the Southeast-Israel economic and business relationship.   Arkal… Read more



Oct 05, 2013

Laura Miller Andrew to Speak at FCMA’s Summit Conference

SGR’s Laura Miller Andrew will serve as a panelist in a discussion regarding health care reform. Thursday, October 3, 2013 1:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. Casa Monica Hotel St. Augustine, FL For more information, click here.


Sep 26, 2013

Laura Miller Andrew to Speak at SHRM-Atlanta GEM Meeting

SGR’s Laura Miller Andrew will speak about health care reform at the September meeting of the SHRM-Atlanta – Perimeter GEM meeting. Wednesday, September 25, 2013 The Atlanta Journal Constitution Atlanta, GA All meetings include a networking hour with lunch followed by a speaker discussing topics of current interest to Human Resources professionals. For more information or… Read more



Oct 31, 2013

Laura Miller Andrew to Speak at FCMA’s Monthly Meeting

SGR’s Laura Miller Andrew will be presenting at the First Coast Manufacturers Association’s October monthly meeting regarding health care reform. Wednesday, October 30, 2013 7:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. For more information, click here.



Oct 26, 2013

Kristen Lewis to Speak at 48th Annual Southern Federal Tax Institute

SGR’s Kristen Lewis is co-presenting on Friday, October 25 at the 48th Annual Southern Federal Tax Institute (SFTI). The presentation is entitled “Financial Abuse of Elders” and the panel will discuss the expanding scope of financial abuse of those in authority positions over elderly and at-risk adults as well as practical methods for detecting, redressing and preventing this during estate planning. Grand Hyatt… Read more


Nov 10, 2013

SGR Sponsors 2013 Run for Justice

The Atlanta Legal Aid Society will hold its 22nd annual  5-k Run for Justice on Saturday, November 9. For more information and to register, click here.


Dec 06, 2013

Laura Miller Andrew to Speak at SHRM Jacksonville’s Monthly Meeting

SGR’s Laura Miller Andrew will be presenting at the Society for Human Resource Management December monthly meeting regarding health care reform. This program has been submitted for approval for 4 general credit hours to the HR Certification Institute. Jacksonville Marriott Thursday, December 5, 2013   7:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. For more information, click here.


May 08, 2014

Workplace 2014 – Atlanta

If you deal with employment issues, answer human resources questions or manage personnel matters, this complimentary, half-day seminar is for you. Please join us on May 8 to learn more about the ever-changing laws governing your workplace. [DATE]  Thursday, May 8, 2014 InterContinental Buckhead Atlanta 3315 Peachtree Road, N.E. Atlanta, GA 30326 | 404-946-9000 [TIME]  … Read more



Mar 27, 2014

Suzannah Sundby to Speak at 2014 ACI’s Advanced Summit on Medical Device Patents

SGR’s Suzannah Sundby will be presenting at the American Conference Institute’s 4th annual Advanced Summit on Medical Device Patents regarding comprehensive and practical patent prosecution and litigation strategies for an evolving IP landscape. Intercontinental ChicagoMonday, March 24 – Wednesday, March 26, 2014 For more information, click here.


Feb 28, 2014

Steve O’Day to Speak at University of Georgia Red Clay Conference

The Red Clay Conference is the 26th annual environmental law conference that is entirely student-organized by students of the University of Georgia School of Law.  The Conference aims to increase public awareness of environmental issues of regional, national, and international significance through a series of educational presentations and open forum discussions.  It provides CLE (Continuing… Read more


Feb 26, 2014

Restrictive Covenants in Employment Agreements – Enforcement and Defense Pointers

The Committee On State Courts of Superior Jurisdiction presents an informal breakfast discussion concerning the effective enforcement and defense of claims under restrictive covenants in New York as viewed from different perspectives. The panelists will share tips on ways to strengthen restrictive covenant claims and discuss ways to increase the likelihood they will be enforced…. Read more


May 22, 2014

Workplace 2014 – Jacksonville

[RSVP HERE]  Register now, space is limited. If you deal with employment issues, answer human resources questions or manage personnel matters, this complimentary, half-day seminar is for you. Please join us on May 22 to learn more about the ever-changing laws governing your workplace. [DATE]  Thursday, May 22, 2014  Jacksonville Marriott4670 Salisbury Road Jacksonville, FL 32256 | 904-296-2222… Read more


May 29, 2014

Workplace 2014 – New York

[RSVP HERE]  Register now, space is limited. If you deal with employment issues, answer human resources questions or manage personnel matters, this complimentary, half-day seminar is for you. Please join us on May 29th to learn more about the ever-changing laws governing your workplace. [DATE]  Thursday, May 29, 2014  InterContinental New York Barclay111 East 48th StreetNew… Read more


Apr 25, 2014

SGR Sponsors 2014 ACC Georgia Value Challenge

The Association of Corporate Counsel-Georgia Chapter will hold its 4th annual ACC Value Challenge. This will be a full day event and 6 hours of CLE credit (including 1 hour of ethics and 1 hour of professionalism) will be applied for. Tuesday, April 22 8 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Sutherland Asbill & Brennan, LLP  999… Read more


Apr 13, 2014

Ed Pennington to Speak at Annual IP SpringPosium

SGR’s Ed Pennington will serve as a panelist in a discussion regarding claim construction law during the 10th annual IP SpringPosium. Saturday, April 12, 2014 9:35 a.m. – 10:35 a.m.  Barnsley Gardens Resort Adairsville, GA For more information, click here.


Apr 18, 2014

Scott Harty to Speak at ATA’s Taxation Education Event

SGR’s Scott Harty will be presenting at the Atlanta Technology Angels’ seminar regarding the latest developments on tax effective angel investing. The Georgian Club Thursday, April 17 2014 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m For more information, click here.


Apr 24, 2014

SGR IP Webinar: Avoiding the Pitfalls: Defending Against Trademark Infringement

Thursday, April 24, 2014 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Eastern Join us for this interactive and complimentary webinar, as  Scott Woldow  and  Stephanie Scruggs , Partners at Smith, Gambrell & Russell, discuss trademark infringement and how to avoid the pitfalls.  This webinar will help in-house counsel understand the different types of trademark infringement and will… Read more


May 10, 2014

USPTO’s Subject Matter Eligibility Forum

The United States Patent and Trademark Office is hosting a forum on Friday, May 9, 2014, from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM to receive public feedback from organizations and individuals on the Guidance.  The forum will be open for any member of the public to participate.  The forum will provide an opportunity for participants to present their interpretation… Read more



Jun 06, 2014

Roy Kozupsky to Speak at Annual Family Office Educational Forum & Roundtable

SGR’s Roy Kozupsky will serve as a panelist in a discussion regarding contemporary planning considerations in wealth transfer planning with trust owned family business interests during the Family Office Educational Forum & Roundtable. Thursday, June 5, 2014  11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.  The Peninsula Hotel  Beverly Hills, CA For more information, click here.


Aug 19, 2014

Healthcare Reform Compliance: Critical Steps for Employers Webinar

Partner Laura Miller Andrew, along with Elizabeth Bass from Midsouth Benefits, will lead an interactive discussion of the steps that employers must take now to be in compliance with healthcare reform in 2015, including compliance with the reporting requirements under Sections 6055 and 6056. August 19, 20141:30 – 2:30 p.m. EST


Aug 22, 2014

Georgia Public Finance Law Handbook Signing and Reception

Join us for a book signing and reception for Jim Monacell‘s Georgia Public Finance Law Handbook. Jim will also read from his brief hilarious memoir, “How I Became a Bond Lawyer.” The event will begin at 6PM. To read more about the Georgia Public Finance Law Handbook, click here. To RSVP, please email Lee Watts.


Oct 20, 2014

Roy Kozupsky to Speak at Pepperdine University’s Executive Education Program, Certificate in Financial Management for the Family Office

SGR’s Roy Kozupsky will speak on the topic of Estate Planning and Tax Considerations for Pepperdine University’s Certificate in Financial Management for the Family Office. According to the program’s website, during this two and a half day program, attendees learn best practices in corporate governance and financial management, evaluation skills necessary to oversee and manage… Read more



Sep 18, 2014

David Moore to Speak at the Pennsylvania Society of Professional Engineers 2014 Conference

Partner David Moore will speak at the PSPE 2014 Conference on September 17-20 in Breinigsville, Pennsylvania.  As an environmental attorney at SGR and former EPA attorney, Mr. Moore will discuss application of engineering-specific analysis to permitting requirements, little-known approaches to environmental regulatory authorizations, as well as increasingly stringent and changing environmental requirements which present a major challenge… Read more


Sep 19, 2014

Christopher J. Bowers To Testify Before the Georgia Senate Mold and Mildew Remediation Contractor Study Committee

On September 18, 2014, SGR Environmental & Sustainability attorney Chris Bowers will appear before the Georgia State Senate Mold and Mildew Remediation Contractor Study Committee as a legal expert to answer questions regarding federal and state law standards governing licensing and certification of mold assessment and remediation contractors.  In March of this year, the State Senate… Read more


Nov 11, 2014

The 16th Annual Southeast BIO Investor & Partnering Forum

Smith, Gambrell & Russell is a proud sponsor of The Southeast BIO (SEBIO) Investor & Partnering Forum, supporting life science companies across the Southeast region of the United States. The Forum, now in its 16th year, works to advance biopharmaceutical, medical technology, agricultural biotechnology and other life science companies, from ideas at the research stage to early-stage and… Read more


Dec 05, 2014

Seminar: How to Buy Your Competitor

Hosted by: Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP and iNDUSTRY PRO Many local companies are choosing to grow more rapidly by acquiring complementary businesses-a strategy that, if done properly, can dramatically improve their value and operations.  Partnering with the law firm of Smith, Gambrell, and Russell, LLP (SGR), our investment bank has put together a seminar on… Read more


Dec 19, 2014

Webinar: Executive Actions on Immigration

Join webinar speakers Romy Kapoor and Liliana Loftman on December 19, 2014 for this informative webinar. On November 20 and 21, 2014, President Obama announced his “immigration accountability executive action,” which is a series of administrative tweaks that are first steps towards a comprehensive, legislative overhaul of the U.S. immigration system. The series of executive actions range… Read more


Nov 13, 2014

Aerospace Policy Forum at Annual Legislative Roundtable

Don Mitchell will be a panelist at the Aerospace Policy Forum at the 2014 Legislative Roundtable on November 12th in Atlanta in preparation for the upcoming 2015 Georgia General Assembly.  Don will participate in the Aerospace Engineering Professional Licensing Panel.  The event, held by at the Technology Association of Georgia and sponsored by the Center… Read more



Feb 17, 2015

The Opening Ceremony for the Georgia Patent Pro Bono Project

Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP is proud to be a Founding Benefactor of this innovative pro bono program.  The opening ceremony for the Georgia Patent Pro Bono Project will be held on Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at 5:00 p.m.  Special guests include Rep. Doug Collins serving the 9th District of Georgia in the U.S. Congress… Read more


Mar 05, 2015

CPE Training: Tax-Exempt Bond Financing

Mauldin & Jenkins, State Bank and Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP are proud to sponsor this free CPE training event. The presentation will cover tax exempt financing options from three perspectives: certified public accountants, bankers, and legal counsel. THURSDAY, MARCH 5th   Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP Promenade, Suite 3100 1230 Peachtree Street, N.E. Atlanta,… Read more



May 07, 2015

Workplace 2015 – Atlanta

If you deal with employment issues, answer human resources questions or manage personnel matters, this complimentary, half-day seminar is for you. Please join us on May 7 to learn more about the ever-changing laws governing your workplace. [DATE]  Thursday, May 7, 2015 Atlanta Marriott Perimeter Center 246 Perimeter Center ParkwayAtlanta, GA 30346 | 770-394-6500 [TIME]   8:00-8:30 a.m…. Read more


Apr 21, 2015

Workplace 2015 – Jacksonville

If you deal with employment issues, answer human resources questions or manage personnel matters, this complimentary, half-day seminar is for you. Please join us on April 21 to learn more about the ever-changing laws governing your workplace. [DATE]  Tuesday, April 21, 2015  Jacksonville Marriott4670 Salisbury Road Jacksonville, FL 32256 | 904-296-2222 [TIME]   8:00-8:30 a.m. Registration |… Read more


Apr 30, 2015

Workplace 2015 – New York

If you deal with employment issues, answer human resources questions or manage personnel matters, this complimentary, half-day seminar is for you. Please join us on April 30th to learn more about the ever-changing laws governing your workplace. [DATE]  Thursday, April 30, 2015  Warwick New York Hotel65 West 54th StreetNew York, NY 10019 | 212-247-2700 [TIME]… Read more


Feb 28, 2015

Georgia Water Law and Regulation Seminar

SGR partner Andy Thompson is scheduled to speak on February 27, 2015 at the 14th annual Georgia Water Law and Regulation seminar.  As it has been for the last decade, water continues to be the number one environmental issue in the State of Georgia. Whether the discussion involves water quality or water quantity, regulators, developers, legislators, county officials, and non-governmental organizations face… Read more


Apr 29, 2015

In Your Neighborhood: The Insidiousness of Sex Trafficking

Smith, Gambrell & Russell’s women’s initiative, SGRow, is proud to sponsor this upcoming Federal Bar Association program about sex trafficking. Panelists include: Hon. Toko Serita, Criminal Court Judge; Lori Cohen, Sanctuary For Families; William Silverman, New York State Anti-Trafficking Coalition; and Iryna, a survivor of sex trafficking. Moderated by:  Lauren Hersh, Director, Anti-Trafficking Policy & Advocacy, Sanctuary For Families… Read more


Apr 21, 2015

Social Media and the Law: How to Avoid Legal Issues

SGR’s Brett Lockwood will join Shoutlet for a discussion on key legal issues that brands encounter with their social marketing programs.  With the increase in contests, sweepstakes, social data, and content to enhance customer engagement, brands need to ensure they are compliant with the law. This webinar will address five key topics to make sure you can be successful… Read more


Apr 28, 2015

CO2 Regulations from EPA Rule to Implementation What You Need to Know

In June 2014, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) put forward a plan to cut carbon pollution from power plants. EPA is proposing state-specific, rate-based goals for reducing carbon dioxide emissions from the power sector. Since the release of the plan, there’s been great debate about how states will implement the plan and what official role… Read more


May 22, 2015

Webinar: “Internet Expansion: How This Affects Your Company”

In the past couple of years, ICANN, the international organization responsible for the management and oversight of the Internet’s Domain Name System, has approved the creation of hundreds of new generic Top Level Domains (TLDs), vastly expanding the Internet beyond the twenty-two traditional TLDs, such as .Com, .Net, and .Org. Over a thousand TLDs may hit the market by… Read more


Jun 09, 2015

Webinar: “Strategic Use of the Post-Grant Review Proceedings at the USPTO”

Join us June 9 for this complimentary interactive webinar, Stephanie Scruggs discusses the increasing use of post-grant proceedings at the USPTO. These proceedings, which include inter partes reviews (IPRs), may provide a more efficient and cost-effective route for an accused infringer to attack the validity of a patent at the USPTO as compared to district court or may provide… Read more


May 20, 2015

Webinar: HIPAA Update on Employer Responsibilities and Duties

Midsouth Benefits and Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP invite you to a complimentary webinar: “HIPAA Update on Employer Responsibilities and Duties”Annual HIPAA Training Webinar  May 20, 2015 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. EST The recording of this webinar is available here. For questions, please call 404-815-3633   


Jun 16, 2015

Webinar: “Update on IRS Appeals Procedures”

Join us Tuesday, June 16, for this complimentary and interactive webinar, as Anthony J. Rollins and John Tyler provide an update on the IRS Appeals Procedures. This webinar will offer information on the appeals process, how to get appeals and preparing for the appeals conference.  The recording of this webinar is available here.  You will receive a confirmation… Read more


Jun 18, 2015

SGR to Host June INTA Roundtable in Washington, DC Office

On June 18, Jim Bikoff will lead the discussion on gTLDs. Various discussion points covered  will include: •Opportunities and challenges posed by the new gTLDs to brand owners. •Strategies that brand owners could consider to manage their domain name portfolio more effectively. •What the future holds in this new gTLD space. Come and meet your colleagues for… Read more


Jun 10, 2015

Fair Labor Standards Act – Ask a Lawyer!

SGR’s Sean Walsh will be part of a panel discussion on the Fair Labor Standards Act at the First Coast Manufacturers Association’s Workforce Development Committee meeting on June 10. 


Feb 21, 2015

American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) Georgia-Alabama Chapter’s 3rd Annual Immigration Law Conference

SGR’s Romy Kapoor will serve as a faculty member for the presentation “It’s Not Easy Being Small – Issues Facing Small Companies and Startups.” The presentation will cover: Government agency bias against small companies, USCIS – CBP – DOS  Ways to prove viability in nonimmigrant cases and financial ability to pay in immigrant cases  Issues related… Read more


Jun 20, 2015

American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) Annual Conference

Two SGR attorneys will be speaking at the 2015 American Immigration Lawyers Association Annual Conference. SGR’s Romy Kapoor will serve as a panelist for the presentation “My Ever-Changing Employment” on Friday, June 19. A “material change” in the conditions of employment requires a new petition. But what constitutes a material  change, and does it differ based on NIV status?… Read more


Oct 17, 2015

4th Annual AILA Rocky Mountain Immigration Law Conference

SGR’s Liliana Loftman will serve as a panelist for the presentation “Update on VAWA, Us & Ts” on Thursday, October 15.  This intermediate level panel will highlight the latest developments in VAWA, U & T adjudications. Hot topics and new developments  Expansion of U and T visa eligibility under Obama’s Executive  Actions  Demonstrating extreme cruelty in the absence… Read more


Aug 20, 2015

Webinar: Dazed and Confused: Making Sense of the ACA Reporting Requirements

Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP invite you to a complimentary webinar: “Dazed and Confused: Making Sense of the ACA Reporting Requirements“ Have you reached information overload on the ACA reporting requirements?  Join Laura Andrew for a webinar that will cut through the confusion, concentrating on the key concepts and compliance steps you need to know NOW for 2015 reporting.  At the… Read more


Sep 10, 2015

Southern Solar Summit: The Solar Market is Red Hot and Rocking the South

SGR’s Steve O’Day will be a speaker at the 7th Annual Southern Solar Summit on Thursday, September 10, 2015.  The Summit will explore financial options for solar projects, operations and maintenance for utility scale solar, and the increasing popularity of community solar. O’Day will speak about the Georgia Solar Energy Free-Market Financing Act (HB57) and will… Read more


Oct 15, 2015

Employer Wellness Plan Check-up: Design and Compliance

Midsouth Benefits and Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP  invite you to a complimentary webinar:  “Employer Wellness Plan Check-up: Design and Compliance “  October 14, 2015 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. EST    To access this webinar, please click here.   For questions, please call 404-815-3633 



Sep 30, 2015

“How do Americans and Israelis Conduct Business” Part 1 of the Conexx: America Israel Business Connector Four-part Speaker Series

The Professional Connector of Conexx: the America Israel Business Connector, will be organizing a four-part speaker series in Atlanta that will feature exciting topics and speakers. The programming will address issues including how Americans and Israelis conduct business, key considerations for Israeli companies coming to America, new business models for Israeli startups, and the intricacies of… Read more


Oct 28, 2015

“Coming to America:Key Considerations for Israeli Companies” Part 2 of the Conexx: America Israel Business Connector Four-part Speaker Series

The Professional Connector of Conexx: the America Israel Business Connector, will be organizing a four-part speaker series in Atlanta that will feature exciting topics and speakers. The programming will address issues including how Americans and Israelis conduct business, key considerations for Israeli companies coming to America, new business models for Israeli startups, and the intricacies of… Read more


Nov 11, 2015

“Israeli Startups: New Business Models” Part 3 of the Conexx: America Israel Business Connector Four-part Speaker Series

The Professional Connector of Conexx: the America Israel Business Connector, will be organizing a four-part speaker series in Atlanta that will feature exciting topics and speakers. The programming will address issues including how Americans and Israelis conduct business, key considerations for Israeli companies coming to America, new business models for Israeli startups, and the intricacies of… Read more


Dec 16, 2015

“The Art of the High Profile Deal” Part 4 of the Conexx: America Israel Business Connector Four-part Speaker Series

The Professional Connector of Conexx: the America Israel Business Connector, will be organizing a four-part speaker series in Atlanta that will feature exciting topics and speakers. The programming will address issues including how Americans and Israelis conduct business, key considerations for Israeli companies coming to America, new business models for Israeli startups, and the intricacies of… Read more


Oct 22, 2015

Atlanta Hydrail Technology Forum

This informative seminar will  familiarize the Atlanta public, media, government and business communities with hydrail, as well as highlight the economic and environmental progress gained by German-American cooperation.   Featured speaker: Dr. Andreas Hoffrichter, University of Warwick Also on the panel: Stan Thompson, Mooresville Hydrail Initiative   Peter Crofton, Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP Also invited, Brad Read of California TIG/m Modern Street Railways  October 21, 2015… Read more


Nov 11, 2015

The Art of Pleading: Tactics, Techniques, and Strategies

Pleadings begin every lawsuit. But skillfully drafted pleadings are filed only in a handful of cases. In this new program, a panel of experienced practitioners, along with a New York state judge and a federal court judge will provide views from the bench and give practice pointers on what techniques work and which do not…. Read more


Nov 13, 2015

2015 Legislative Roundtable on Cybersecurity, Drones and the Naked Entrepreneur

TAG Legislative Roundtable is an annual event focused on bringing legislators, researchers, and industry representatives together to discuss emerging science and technology policy issues in Georgia. The event is hosted by TAG and aims to match political, academic, and industry expertise in a venue that fosters development of relationships and understanding of Georgia’s policies surrounding… Read more


Nov 18, 2015

‘Tis the Season – How to Avoid the Dangers of Office Parties and Gifts

‘Tis the season for celebration. For employers, that may mean hosting an annual holiday party, catering an office luncheon, or handing out those illustrious year-end bonuses.  Join Patricia Hill and Matthew Clarke  as they discuss how to avoid FLSA litigation, the wrath of the NLRB because of your response to employees’ social media posting and office scandal this holiday… Read more


Dec 03, 2015

Webinar: You’ve Got Mail: Tips for Smart, Effective Electronic Communications

Webinar: You’ve Got Mail: Tips for Smart, Effective Electronic Communications Dana Richens, partner at SGR, will address email and other electronic communications in the business setting. We will look at best practices from a legal perspective for writing, disseminating and retaining emails. We will also offer tips on sending effective, professional emails for maximum impact.  Thursday, December 3, 2015… Read more


Feb 12, 2016

Doing Business in the United States

Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP &  French American Chamber of Commerce & German American Chamber of Commerce invites you to a panel discussion and cocktail reception: Doing Business in the United States  The seminar will have a panel discussion that addresses immigration and employment law issues related to doing business in the United States.  Thursday, February 11, 2016 Panel: 4:00… Read more


Mar 12, 2016

New York City Bar Association’s Employment Law Institute

New York City Bar Association’s Employment Law Institute Friday, March 11, 2016  Time: 8:15 am – 5:40 pm SGR’s Peter Goodman will be on a panel discussion for “Prosecuting & Defending Wage & Hour Cases” from 3:00 to 4:15 pm.


May 03, 2016

Workplace 2016 – Atlanta

If you deal with employment issues, answer human resources questions or manage personnel matters, this complimentary, half-day seminar is for you. Please join us on May 3 to learn more about the ever-changing laws governing your workplace. [DATE]  Tuesday, May 3, 2016 Atlanta Marriott Perimeter Center 246 Perimeter Center ParkwayAtlanta, GA 30346 | 770-394-6500         [TIME]   8:00-8:30 a.m…. Read more


May 11, 2016

Workplace 2016 – New York

If you deal with employment issues, answer human resources questions or manage personnel matters, this complimentary, half-day seminar is for you. Please join us on April 30th to learn more about the ever-changing laws governing your workplace. [DATE]  Wednesday, May 11, 2016  Kitano Hotel66 Park Avenue E 38th Street New York, NY 10016 |212-885-7000       [TIME]  … Read more


Apr 27, 2016

Workplace 2016 – Jacksonville

If you deal with employment issues, answer human resources questions or manage personnel matters, this complimentary, half-day seminar is for you. Please join us on April 27th to learn more about the ever-changing laws governing your workplace. [DATE]  Wednesday, April 27, 2016  Jacksonville Marriott4670 Salisbury Road Jacksonville, FL 32256 | 904-296-2222    [TIME]   8:00-8:30 a.m. Registration |… Read more


May 20, 2016

IP Considerations – Atlanta Technology Angels May Event

Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP and Atlanta Technology Angels  invite you to the May ATA education event “Intellectual Property Considerations for Investing in Early-Stage Companies”  Thursday, May 19, 2016  5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Promenade Building, 31st Floor  Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP   1230 Peachtree Street, NE Atlanta, GA  Whether you are an angel investor or entrepreneur, intellectual property issues… Read more


Jun 03, 2016

NY CLE: Current Governance Issues in Cooperatives & Condominiums

This updated annual seminar is intended for attorneys who represent cooperatives and condominiums and, in particular, those who serve as directors on cooperative and condominium boards. Presentations will be provided on important topics relating to current governance issues.  Thursday, June 2, 2016 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. New York City Bar42 West 44th StNew York, NY… Read more


Jul 23, 2016

SGR Webinar: Understanding The New Tax Rules that Will Change Every LLC and Partnership

Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP invites you to a complimentary webinar:      “Understanding the New Tax Rules That Will Change Every LLC and Partnership”  Join Joe Mandarino,  Steve Richman and A.J. Rollins as they discuss the following changes:  The new rules that will change the way partnerships and LLCs are taxed,  What other people are doing in advance of these changes, and  Sample… Read more


Sep 15, 2016

Law School for the CFO

SGR will be hosting The CFO Leadership Council for one of their most popular programs nationwide! The team will discuss major topics that CFOs and senior financial professionals deal with on a day-to-day basis including employment law, social media policies and employee issues, and cyber security.     The program provides practical advice with trends/updates… Read more


Sep 22, 2016

Pearls of Wisdom

Celebrating American Business Women’s Day — New York Featuring Stacey Lowenthal of Piranesi Jewelers, we’ll be showcasing exquisite pieces from Piranesi Jewelers and discussing the art and value of collecting gems and jewels. Our experts will offer sage advice about the importance of Estate Planning and other tips on how to protect your valuables. September… Read more


Oct 13, 2016

HERstory

A cocktail event celebrating American Business Women’s Day — Atlanta Featuring tours of the home and museum of famed Atlanta author, Margaret Mitchell October 13, 2016 / 6:00 PM Cocktails Margaret Mitchell House and Museum 990 Peachtree Street RSVP to events@sgrlaw.com