Nov 10, 2017

Brock, J. Alexander

Mr. Brock’s practice includes all aspects of land use and zoning law including re-zonings, variances, special or conditional use permits, special exceptions, subdivision approvals and all other permitting.   Mr. Brock has extensive experience in representing primarily developers and property owners in guiding projects through the various administrative land use and zoning processes.  His experience covers a broad range of residential, commercial, industrial and mixed use projects. Prior to joining SGR, Mr. Brock worked as a civil engineer for several local engineering firms engaged in the civil design, hydrology design, and regulatory permitting of commercial, industrial and institutional projects throughout the… Read more

Apr 17, 2018

Gruenwald, Heiko

Mr. Gruenwald advises a variety of clients on corporate and transactional matters. He focuses his practice on European-American cross-border issues, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, corporate governance, corporate structuring, and the preparation and negotiation of agreements related to these matters. Mr. Gruenwald is Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Stiftung Mittagskinder, a charitable foundation in Hamburg, Germany, that supports socially and economically disadvantaged children in the foundation’s after-school facilities by teaching them how to lead their lives responsibly; providing access to books, music, theatre, sports, and nature; and offering several healthy meals per day. He is a member… Read more

Aug 21, 2018

Horner, Daniel

Mr. Horner practices in the areas of construction law and commercial litigation. Mr. Horner represents a variety of clients including property owners, developers, construction managers, general contractors, and subcontractors. Mr. Horner counsels clients on issues arising from all phases of construction projects – beginning with contract drafting and negotiation, to pre-suit resolution of disputes, to litigation of a variety of disputes involving matters such as mechanic’s liens, delay claims, surety bond claims, change orders, property damage, differing site conditions, defaults, terminations, and design defects, and more. Mr. Horner also has significant experience representing both project owners and adjacent property owners… Read more

Jun 17, 2019

Manley, V. Morgan

Ms. Manley joined the New York office as an associate in June, 2019. Her practice involves complex commercial litigation and she has extensive experience in both New York and New Jersey state and federal courts. As the New York associate member of SGR’s Pro Bono Committee, Ms. Manley has assisted in expanding the firm’s outreach and services to low-income clients. She has focused her own pro-bono practice on assisting low-income artists and art-related groups. During the three years prior to joining SGR, Ms. Manley was a Commercial Division Law Clerk to the Honorable Marcy S. Friedman in the Supreme Court… Read more

Apr 8, 2022

Obande, Jacob O.

Mr. Obande services clients in various areas of transactional law, energy law, and construction law. His practice includes counseling owners, developers, contractors, and subcontractors through the various stages of transaction and project life-cycles, including the initiation, planning, execution, controlling, and closing stages. Mr. Obande assists his clients with negotiating various transactions, including commercial contracts, and counsels clients on project risks, claims, and disputes. His transactions and claims experience includes a wide range of projects in energy and construction, including renewable energy (solar, wind, hydrogen, and battery energy storage systems (“BESS”), nuclear, heavy civils, pipe construction, and manufacturing and industrials (pulp… Read more

Aug 1, 2022

Patterson, Gemma

Gemma Patterson is a Senior Associate in the Corporate Practice of Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP and a member of the Firm’s Global Transport Practice. Ms. Patterson has more than a decade of experience working on a wide range of cross-border asset, project and corporate finance transactions, involving export credit agency-supported financing, commercial debt financing, operating, finance and tax-based lease structures, restructurings, re-financings, and sales and purchases. Prior to joining SGR, she worked in the London, Paris, and Tokyo offices of other international law firms and completed a secondment to the Marine and Aerospace Finance Department of Japan Bank for… Read more

Feb 22, 2018

Raymond, Christopher

Mr. Raymond’s practice focuses on commercial and corporate aviation, including contract preparation and negotiation and FAA regulatory advice and compliance. He represents sellers, purchasers, financing sources and others in connection with the sale, purchase, exchange, lease and financing of aircraft. Mr. Raymond is a former lawyer for the Massachusetts Division of Banks, where his responsibilities focused on reviewing proposed bank mergers and acquisitions, reorganizations, investments, branching, and other activities that required agency approval or non-objection and frequently involved novel questions of statutory interpretation and policy.  Prior to joining the Massachusetts Division of Banks, Mr. Raymond was in-house counsel for an… Read more

Sep 13, 2023

Thomasen, Rachel

Rachel has extensive experience acting for lessors and financiers (debt and equity) on cross-border asset finance and leasing transactions, including full and limited recourse operating lease financings, export credit financings, portfolio acquisitions, sale and leaseback transactions, tax leases, finance leases, operating leases, restructurings and aircraft repossession. Prior to joining SGR, she served as a Senior Associate at Clifford Chance, working out of the London and Hong Kong offices. Previous to that, Rachel practiced with other law firms in London, Singapore, and Paris. Additionally, she has completed secondments in Dublin with Avolon and Milestone Aviation. Rachel completed her Legal Practice Course,… Read more

Jan 31, 2018

Varnum, Ryan

Mr. Varnum’s practice is in the field of intellectual property law, with a focus on patent law.  He counsels clients ranging from small start-ups to multinational corporations in all aspects of patent law, including drafting and prosecuting patent applications to procure patent protection, providing patent assessments (e.g., opinions on patent eligibility, infringement, and validity), and serving as counsel in post-grant patent challenges (e.g., ex parte reexamination and inter partes review), federal circuit litigation and proceedings before the International Trade Commission. Mr. Varnum assists clients with complex intellectual property matters across a wide range of technologies, including automotive systems, exhaust filtration… Read more

Oct 23, 2018

Youngblood, Stephen

Mr. Youngblood represents clients in litigation matters. His practice focuses on civil and criminal antitrust. Mr. Youngblood received his B.A., with Honors, in Philosophy with the minor in Astronomy from Swarthmore College in 2012.  He earned his J.D. from Duke University School of Law, Magna Cum Laude in 2016. After law school, Mr. Youngblood served two years as a Law Clerk to the Honorable Louise W. Flanagan in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina. The bulk of Mr. Youngblood’s practice consists of defending complex, multi-billion dollar antitrust class actions and criminal investigations or prosecutions conducted… Read more