Rett Peaden is a Partner in the Corporate Practice of Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP.
Rett’s practice focuses on helping his clients navigate the complicated process of mergers and acquisitions. In addition, he provides general counsel to business clients, advises them on ongoing transactional matters, and assists the owners of closely-held businesses with long-term succession planning.
With an advanced degree in taxation, Rett is well-versed in sophisticated tax strategies and entity structuring techniques that benefit his clients. He regularly counsels clients on corporate, partnership, and related matters, including the negotiation and preparation of mergers and acquisitions agreements, the drafting of shareholders agreements, the formation of limited partnerships and limited liability companies, and the structuring of in-bound investment opportunities. In connection with advising the owners of closely-held businesses, Rett has developed a particular interest in the taxation of pass-through entities such as S-Corporations, partnerships, and trusts.
Coming from a family business background, Rett is sensitive to the concerns of business owners. He always strives for effectiveness and efficiency in his representations and seeks to make sure that any “legalese” is explained in terms that lay persons can understand. Rett has successfully worked with international and domestic clients in areas of technology, health care, architectural and engineering services, agribusiness and manufacturing.
Rett earned a B.A. degree in philosophy from Emory University in 2001. He received a J.D. from Vanderbilt University Law School in 2006, and an LL.M. in Taxation from the University of Florida in 2007.
Association for Corporate Growth
Atlanta Estate Planning Council
Technology Association of Georgia (TAG)