Oct 17, 2017

Smith, Gambrell & Russell Represents IFOK and Meister Consultants Group in Acquisition by Cadmus Group LLC

Hong and McConnell

ATLANTA (October 18, 2017) – Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP (SGR) is pleased to announce the law firm served as legal counsel to international consultancy firms IFOK GmbH (IFOK) and Meister Consultants Group, Inc. (MCG) in the sustainability management firms’ acquisition by Cadmus Group LLC (Cadmus), a leading consultant in energy, homeland security and all-hazard preparedness, climate, the natural and built environments, sustainable transportation, public health, and international development.

Servicing clients in the U.S. and across the globe as part of the Meister Group, MCG and IFOK were formed to drive innovative solutions to complex challenges facing clients in sustainability, energy, climate change, and mobility. The firms’ combined locations within Germany and in Boston establish Cadmus’ first offices outside North America while complementing its current footprint in multiple cities, including Boston, across the U.S. With a shared unique, consultative approach to change management and next generation processes, the merger of the three firms enhances the service offered to clients in support of their missions and facilitates societal and economic transformation, as well.

The SGR Atlanta legal team was led by Partner Tom Hong and Associate Emily Cook McConnell, with assistance from Partner Rett Peaden, Associate Heiko Gruenwald and Paralegal Elissa Hart in the Corporate Practice.

About IFOK
IFOK is a European market leader for transforming business and societies building on digital ecosystems and sustainability approaches. IFOK has innovated the market with new tools and processes in stakeholder dialogue, citizen participation, conflict mediation, joint fact-finding and cross-sector collaboration. The company is highly valued as strategic advisor for its clients and its strong implementation orientation. IFOK is a leader for digital transformation, running the central German platform for Industrial Internet, the biggest public administration change process towards digital communication and open government in North Rhine-Westphalia and leading German DAX companies projects on the future of work. From the very beginning of IFOK it has been a business focus to manage complex infrastructure and energy projects as well as climate protection and adaptation efforts of companies and public sector. In all projects it’s IFOK’s mission to give strategic advice, develop broadly accepted solutions and implement them together with our clients. 

About Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP
SGR is a full service, international law firm that advises regional, national and global businesses on a wide range of legal matters. The firm’s more than 200 attorneys provide legal counsel in more than 45 specialized practice areas, including corporate transactions, litigation, intellectual property, aviation, banking, real estate, construction and employment law. Founded in 1893, SGR has offices in Atlanta, Austin, Jacksonville, London, Munich, New York, Southampton, and Washington, D.C.