Join SGR’s Labor & Employment group for the latest on navigating Human Resources in 2023. MAY 23, 2023 9:00am to 1:30pm Sheraton Jacksonville Hotel 10605 Deerwood Park Blvd. Jacksonville, FL 32256 AND MAY 25, 2023 9:00am to 1:30pm Smith Gambrell Russell 1105 W. Peachtree St. NE, Suite 1000 Atlanta, GA 30309 Lunch provided at both. Topics Include: Health & Welfare Immigration OSHA ADA & FMLA Non-Compete Agreements New Legislation Wage & Hour Presenters: Lisa Carrasco Matthew Clarke Yash Dave Pat Hill Don Mazursky Kelly Meyers Angela Roberts Chris Schulte Laleh Sharifi Stephen O’Day REGISTER HERE BY MAY 15. CLE, SHRM… Read more
Thursday, March 30, 2023 7:30am to 9:00am Join the Atlanta Bar Association Criminal Law Section and SGR for a discussion about the trending prosecutorial tool of using a defendant’s rap lyrics as incriminating evidence in trial. Contintental breakfast provided. SPEAKERS Andrea Dennis Law Professor, University of Georgia Marissa Goldberg Partner, Findling Law Firm David Williams Supervisor, Special Prosecutions Bureau of the Cook County Assistant State’s Attorney’s Office Chris Timmons Knowles Gallant Timmons LLC LOCATION Smith Gambrell Russell 10th Floor Conference Room REGISTRATION Atlanta Bar Members Click Here Non-Atlanta Bar Members Click Here Please register by March 28. CLE available If… Read more
Click here to see the recorded version of this webinar. Join SGR’s Aviation industry team for a discussion and Q&A session about critical legal issues and developments that operating lessors should consider with their U.S. operations. February 1, 2023 11:00am to 12:00pm EST Panelists: Sean Altschul | Matthew Clarke | Marc Latman | Brett Lockwood | Don Mazursky Topics to be Covered Include: • Employment Law Issues, including Employee Handbooks, OSHA Issues, Restrictive Covenants and Compliance Matters • Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation • Cybersecurity and Data Privacy Compliance • Technology Procurement Best Practices • Office Leasing, Sub-Leasing, Early Lease… Read more
Join SGR Attorney Laura Miller Andrew for a Strafford CLE Webinar. No Surprises Act Guidance for Health Plans: Final Rules, IDR Process, Qualifying Payment Amounts, Disclosures November 2, 2022 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. EDT A live 90-minute video CLE webinar with interactive Q&A. This CLE webinar will provide employee benefits counsel, plan sponsors, and administrators guidance on key provisions and requirements of the final rules implementing the No Surprises Act (NSA). The panel will discuss the good faith estimate requirements for uninsured or self-pay patients, surprise billing prohibitions, notice and consent requirements, and the payment process under the Act…. Read more
Thursday, September 22, 2022 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET Join our live webinar for insights and actionable instruction for today’s ever-changing corporate environment. Have you ever thought about selling your business? With all the uncertainty in the world – international conflict, rising interest rates, recession forecasts – is now a good time to sell? Conversely, is it a good time to consider purchasing a business? Listen as these experts, with decades of experience between them, weigh in on these topics and explore the challenges and opportunities in the current M&A market to help you make a decision about your… Read more
Tuesday, July 19, 2022 1:00pm to 2:00pm ET Join us for insights and actionable instruction for today’s ever-changing corporate environment. We have assembled a world-class panel which will reflect on the current status of technology investments, and how the market has evolved since 2021. If you are a company looking to fundraise, or an investor considering investing in a company, please join us July 19 for a front row seat to learn how key investment terms have been changing in the past few months. Meet the Experts Our panel includes a VC investor, a CEO of a cybersecurity startup that… Read more
Join SGR Tax Partner Joe Mandarino for a National Business Institute Live Video Webinar. Carried Interest: New Tax Rules and Tactics New Holding Period Requirement and Other New Issues and Opportunities Thursday, June 24, 2022 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Eastern Time Program Description Major changes to carried interest rules were made under TCJA, but only clarified in the IRS final regulations last year. And still areas of uncertainty are making it difficult to provide cogent advice to business clients. Clarify what partnership interests are subject to the new rules, who’s affected, what the exceptions are, and how to plan… Read more
Join SGR Paralegal Grace Jennings for a virtual discussion forum. LEAD: Leadership Through Disruptive Times June 15, 2022 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. EDT Leading effectively through changing times takes strategy, adaptability, and guts! These leaders are champions for their teams to try new things and not be afraid to fail. They will share their stories and experiences on how they are leading projects and managing teams through disruptive times. Moderator: Grace Jennings, Paralegal, Smith, Gambrell & Russell (USA) Speakers: Megan Carpenter, Dean, UNH-Franklin Pierce School of Law (USA) Dash Kohlhausen, Deputy General Counsel, Landry’s and Fertitta Entertainment (USA) To… Read more
Join Dr. Judy Jarecki-Black for the 20th Advanced Summit on Life Sciences Patents presented by the American Conference Institute. Standing Out in a Crowded CRISPR World: How to Strengthen Your Portfolios and Patents Utilizing CRISPR Technology June 3, 2022 1:45 p.m. EDT Despite the legal uncertainty over who owned CRISPR technology, patent applications utilizing CRISPR technology were being filed at an unprecedented rate. The PTAB has now ruled in favor of the Broad Institute. In this pre-patent litigation bubble (which may soon burst), extra strategizing is needed to be both profitable and protected. Our panelists, which include the lawyers representing… Read more
Join SGR Partner Jason Blair for a Live INTA Webinar A Sound Strategy: The Importance of Copyright in the Protection and Enforcement of Sound Marks June 1, 2022 11:00 a.m. EDT Learn how copyright can provide and complement protection to sound marks and vice versa in which cases trademark can complement copyright concerning sounds. A worldwide renowned sonic branding expert and experienced practitioners will cover from the creative process to the protection and enforcement of sound works and marks through use of real-world examples to address questions such as: How do you create a sonic identity that speaks on behalf… Read more
Wednesday, May 25, 2022 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. *LIMITED SEATS REMAIN* Please register here by May 20th. Join the Smith Gambrell Russell Litigation team on our Sky Terrace and greenspace for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, a special presentation by the Honorable Walter Davis, and an added social hour overlooking the beautiful Atlanta skyline. Walter W. Davis is the inaugural judge for the newly created Georgia State-wide Business Court. Judge Davis was appointed by Governor Kemp in July 2019, and unanimously confirmed in a joint session of the Judicial Committees of the Georgia General Assembly. He formally began his 5-year… Read more
Join SGR Partner Andy Thompson for a Strafford CLE Webinar. Groundwater Contamination Litigation: Proving and Defending Against Liability May 24, 2022 A live 90-minute video CLE webinar with interactive Q&A. This CLE course will provide environmental counsel with a review of the regulatory structures for groundwater contamination, analyze lessons from recent significant cases, discuss trends related to damage recovery, and outline best practices for proving and defending against liability. Description Groundwater contamination litigation is on the rise. There has been a string of recent cases, and courts have ordered defendants to pay millions of dollars in damages due to groundwater contamination claims…. Read more
Join the Criminal Law Section for snacks and beverages on SGR’s beautiful patio as we celebrate a successful bar year and mix and mingle with members, colleagues, and our speakers from the previous year. Wednesday, May 11, 2022 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Cost: $15 for Members, $30 for Non-Members Members and Non-Members must pre-register and complete the in-person meeting waiver form in advance of the event. Onsite registration will not be available. This event will follow COVID-19 health and safety guidelines recommended by the CDC and the local government. Masks optional. Venue: Smith Gambrell Russell 1105 W. Peachtree Street… Read more
Please join us for our 2022 Labor and Employment Seminar being held in Atlanta, GA, and Jacksonville, FL. Choose from one of three in-person options below. ATLANTA Tuesday, May 10 or Wednesday, May 11 11:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. OR JACKSONVILLE Tuesday, May 17 8:00 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Program: Welcome & Introduction Patricia Hill What’s New in 2022 for Wage and Hour and Employee Leave Yash Dave Best Employment Practices in a (Hopefully!) Post-Covid World Matthew Clarke & Sasha Greenberg The DOL and Courts Expand the 401(k) Fiduciary Calendar Teri King Full Disclosure: New Employer Health Plan Compliance Issues for… Read more
JOIN THE ACC GEORGIA CHAPTER AND SGR Wednesday, May 4, 2022 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Lunch will be provided Too much on your plate. Underwater with to-dos? Have you ever wondered why others seem to get ahead while you’re busy keeping your nose to the grindstone? You may be operating under the old adage of with hard work comes great reward. Yet, based on the simple economic model of supply and demand, did you know that if you are too accessible, taking on too many priorities, and over producing, you most likely are driving down the value of your… Read more
Please join the Atlanta Bar Association for light hors d’oeuvres and cocktails on the patio in Smith, Gambrell & Russell’s new office. No agenda. No awards. This is the long-awaited opportunity to mingle and network with your colleagues. Register here. Thursday, April 28, 2022 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Smith Gambrell Russell 1105 W. Peachtree Street NE Suite 1000 Atlanta, GA 30309 Register here. Directions to SGR’s Atlanta office: We are at the corner of W. Peachtree and 12th Streets in the new Google building next to The Epicurean Hotel and across the street from Northside Medical. Parking is available off… Read more
Thursday, April 21, 2022 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. ET Smith Gambrell Russell 1105 W. Peachtree Street NE, Suite 1000 Atlanta, GA 30309 Register for “Transforming Leadership in Law with Justice Leah Ward Sears.” World Affairs Council of Atlanta Council President Rickey Bevington leads a conversation with Justice Sears about her personal story and how the nomination of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the U.S. Supreme Court reverberates around the world. Justice Leah Ward Sears, the first Black woman appointed to Georgia’s highest court, remains a leading luminary for generations of attorneys. To register, click here.
Partner Andy Fawbush will serve as a panelist for a NAPA 401(k) Summit workshop. “’Driving’ Range: Guiding, Driving and Divining Plan Committees” April 3, 2022 2:45 p.m. – 3:35 p.m. It’s been said that a committee is a group that takes minutes and wastes hours. This dynamic session will provide you with some impactful insights about group dynamics, the application of behavioral finance concepts to committee management, how to make sure you have the right number – and right people – on your committee(s) to ensure a successful, productive, and above all else, prudent, outcome! Provacateur: Patrick McKiernan, Senior Vice… Read more
Please join Marc Latman and John McCarthy from SGR’s Aviation Team, and Thad McBride, an international trade lawyer with the law firm of Bass, Berry & Sims in Washington, D.C., this Thursday for another engaging webinar on Russian Sanctions for the Aviation sector. Revisiting Russian Sanctions for the Aviation Sector Post-March 28 Thursday, March 31, 2022 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Pacific Time 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. London/Dublin Time Through its March 18, 2022 press release, the U.S. Commerce Department, Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) put the world on notice… Read more
Friday, March 25, 2022 4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Smith Gambrell Russell 1105 W. Peachtree Street NE, Suite 1000 Atlanta, GA 30309 Celebrate International Women’s Month with The Japan-America Society of Georgia for an important panel discussion on being a female leader in today’s unprecedented speed of change and uncertainty compounded by working in a multicultural and global setting. In this seminar, women leaders are invited to a fireside chat to open up and share their real life challenges and wisdom to succeed in today’s multifaceted environment. Agenda 4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Doors open & pre-event networking… Read more
Join SGR’s Aviation Team and Thad McBride, an international trade lawyer with the law firm of Bass, Berry & Sims in Washington, D.C., for a live Q&A webinar. Russian Sanctions for the Aviation Sector Thursday, March 3, 2022 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Pacific Time 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. London/Dublin Time The United States, EU, and other countries and groups have moved swiftly to impose significant economic and trade restrictions and prohibitions on Russia and Ukraine. In many cases, this has meant that existing aviation transactions and business relationships have had to be… Read more
Join SGR, Bennett Thrasher, and Rödl & Partner for a Live Interactive Webinar. SALT Cap Workaround for Pass-Through Entities Wednesday, March 2, 2022 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. EST CLE Credit Pending The IRS has ruled that state income taxes levied on pass-through entities can escape the SALT cap limitation enacted in the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Following this ruling, many states have enacted so-called “PTE” (pass-through entity) taxes, most of which became effective in 2022. This panel will address the legal and accounting issues raised by PTE taxes, how they work and whether they are a practical… Read more
Join SGR Tax Partner Joe Mandarino for a Strafford Webinar. Partnership Allocations of Rehabilitation, New Market, and Other Tax Credits: Navigating Complex 704(b) Rules Wednesday, February 23, 2022 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Eastern Time A live 90-minute premium CLE/CPE webinar with interactive Q&A. This CLE/CPE course will provide tax counsel with a comprehensive guide to provisions allocating tax credits within a partnership agreement. The panel will discuss what criteria to evaluate in determining whether any tax credit allocation will be respected and go into detail on provisions for allocating specific tax credits, including rehabilitation, low-income housing, and new market… Read more
Join SGR Tax Partner Joe Mandarino for a webinar. Redemptions of Partnership Interests: Sections 736(b) vs. 736(a), Installment Sales, Hot Assets, SALT Caps Tuesday, February 22, 2022 1:00 PM to 2:50 PM Eastern Time This webinar will discuss redemptions of partnership interests for tax advisers working with partnerships and LLCs. Our authoritative panel will explain the tax effects of these dispositions on the partner, the remaining partners, and the partnership, including the application of ordinary versus capital gains tax rates, installment sales, and new considerations resulting from recent legislation and notable cases and rulings. Description The acquisition of a partner’s… Read more
Join Partner Andy Thompson for a live CLE webinar presented by Strafford. Clean Water Act Citizen Suits: Defense Litigation and Settlement Strategies After Maui Decision Navigating Notice, Standing, and Jurisdiction; Interpleading Third Parties Under the CWA Tuesday, February 15, 2022 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. EST This CLE course will guide counsel on procedural and strategic challenges in defending citizen suits under the Clean Water Act (CWA). The panel will explain recent case law developments that impact citizen suits and provide strategies to manage your clients’ expectations and risks when facing citizen suits, including innovative approaches for the cost-effective settlement… Read more
Join Partner Tony Cochran for a live CLE webinar presented by Strafford. Expert Witness Depositions: Preparing for and Deposing Opponents’ Experts Obtaining Testimony for Daubert Challenges, Impeachment at Trial, and Settlement Leverage February 10, 2022 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. EST This CLE course will equip litigators to obtain from adverse experts the testimony and admissions needed for impeachment, to support disqualification or exclusion of testimony, and to acquire information that increases leverage in settlement negotiations. Our authoritative panel will provide techniques for eliciting favorable testimony from even the most seasoned expert witnesses. Cases can be won or lost at… Read more
Smith Gambrell is a proud sponsor of the Dealmaker’s Lounge at The Association of Corporate Growth’s (ACG) M&A South 2022 Conference (formerly Atlanta ACG Capital Connection). M&A South 2022 will be held February 7-9, 2022 in Alpharetta, GA at the Hotel at Avalon. Please plan to visit us Tuesday, February 8, from 7:00am to 9:00am in the Dealmaker’s Lounge. To view the full agenda, click here. To register, click here. The Hotel at Avalon, Autograph Collection 9000 Avalon Blvd. Alpharetta, GA 30009 (678) 722-3600 This live event presents the opportunity for intermediaries, corporate development officers, accountants, lawyers, senior lenders and other… Read more
Join SGR Tax Partner Joseph C. Mandarino for this CLE webinar on Thursday, January 27, 2022, | 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM ET. This CLE/CPE course will provide tax counsel with a comprehensive guide to the tax consequences of contributing appreciated property to a partnership or multi-member LLC. The panel will discuss the specific tax treatment of appreciated property’s contribution with debt, depreciation allocation, both liquidating and nonliquidating distributions, and capital account adjustments and allocations. Description For partnerships and their tax advisers, the contribution of appreciated property to an entity in exchange for partnership or LLC ownership interests presents specific… Read more
GIPA (Georgia IP Alliance) Venture Capital (VC) IP Roundtable Gregory Kirsch, Partner and Head of the Intellectual Property Practice with SGR will moderate a distinguished panel of guests as they discuss tips and best practices for effectively valuing and assessing patents and other IP as part of a due diligence process. The panelists will discuss topics including: Major points to consider as part of IP due diligence How to avoid “gotchas” when assessing IP What factors impact the value of IP and how it relates to a transaction What subject matter areas are most impacted by the strength and quality… Read more
SGR and the Georgia Legal History Foundation will host a cocktail reception and dinner to celebrate the 175th Anniversary of the Georgia Supreme Court. Georgia Legal History Foundation Cocktail Reception and Dinner December 2, 2021 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM EST 1105 W Peachtree Street, NE Suite 1000 Atlanta, GA 30309 For more information, please contact Lynda Hedley at firstname.lastname@example.org
SGR’s Steve O’Day, partner and head of the Environmental Law, Energy, and Sustainability practices, will speak at the Southeast Renewable Energy Summit. The Conference will take place in Charlotte, North Carolina November 16 – 18, 2021. Mr. O’Day’s panel, “Progress on Georgia Renewable Energy Policy and Potential for Future Growth,” will be held on November 16 as part of the Executive Briefing. Steve O’Day was a co-author and principal negotiator of Georgia’s Solar Power Free-Market Financing Act of 2015 (HB 57) and is a co-author of SB 299, currently pending in the Georgia General Assembly, which would provide additional openings… Read more
The Attorneys for Family-Held Enterprises (AFHE) Conference will take place Wednesday, October 27 thru Friday, October 29, 2021, in Litchfield Park, Arizona, at the Wigwam. AFHE’s mission is to be the leading resource for the ongoing advancement, collaboration, and education of practicing attorneys and other professionals who provide multi-disciplinary counsel to family-held enterprises. Smith Gambrell’s Laura Wartner, Partner and Head of the Firm’s Tax Practice, is the Vice President and Conference Co-Chair for AFHE. The full conference brochure can be found here. Attorneys for Family-Held Enterprises Fall 2021 Conference October 27 – 29, 2021 Wigwam 300 East Wigwam Boulevard Litchfield,… Read more
Smith Gambrell, Miller Kaplan, Hong Kong Association of Atlanta and Hong Kong Business Association of Nevada will co-host a four-part series on the Economy of Entertainment. Hear industry experts speak on a panel moderated by SGR attorneys and special guests. Part III: Follow the Money!$! Thursday, October 21, 2021 12:00pm to 1:30pm PT / 3:00pm to 4:30pm ET In this webinar, we will discuss finance agreements, implementation and disputes, distribution agreements in Film, Music, and TV, Video Games, E-sports, and revenue generation models. We will also discuss the following case studies: Scarlett Johansson Lawsuit, Bill Nye Lawsuit, and Sony/Ricky Nelson Lawsuit. Speakers… Read more
SGR’s James L. Bikoff, a partner in the intellectual property practice, will speak at ECTA’s 39th Annual Conference – Waltzing with IP. The Conference will take place in Vienna, Austria in a hybrid format from October 21 – 22, 2021. Mr. Bikoff will speak at an online workshop on the topic of “Enforcement Challenges” on October 13, 2021. The Conference will feature an array of high-level educational sessions and networking opportunities – including the usual Gala Dinner for those attending on-site – to create new connections and cultivate existing contacts in our global IP community. ECTA 39th Annual Conference –… Read more
SGR Litigation Partner Jill Bechtold will host a webinar entitled “Spotting and Combatting Reptile Theory” on October 5 at 12:00 p.m. EDT. Reptile Theory has taken the plaintiffs’ bar by storm. It allows plaintiffs’ attorneys to sidestep the Golden Rule, while making a similar impression on jurors. Using Reptile Theory tactics, plaintiff’s counsel will attempt to activate jurors’ survival instincts in hopes that they will make decisions based on instinct (i.e., fear) rather than logic and reasoning. Ms. Bechtold will show how to recognize the tactic with real-life examples, and how to combat its effect. The webinar is presented by… Read more
The NAPA 401(K) Summit will take place September 12 thru September 14, 2021, in Las Vegas, NV; this year there will be a virtual option. The Summit is the nation’s largest conference for retirement plan advisors. The industry convention delivers actionable, unbiased content designed by advisors, for advisors. Whether you need high-level insight into what’s happening on Capitol Hill or practical knowledge that helps you manage and grow your business, the 401(k) Summit has something for you. For the full agenda, click here. SGR’s Andrew J. Fawbush, Partner and Co-Chair of the Firm’s Executive Compensation and Employee Benefits Practice, will… Read more
FCMA 2021 Symposium – Manufacturing: Gaining the Edge The FCMA 2021 Symposium will take place on Thursday, August 19 at the World Golf Village Renaissance St. Augustine Resort in St. Augustine, Florida. SGR’s Ian Jones, Associate in the Firm’s Labor and Employment and Litigation practices, will speak on “Top 10 Need to Know – Human Resources Edition.” Mr. Jones is based in Jacksonville, Florida, and focuses his practice on represents employers in claims regarding employment discrimination, wage and hour, employment contracts, and unfair labor practices. Mr. Jones also assists clients in drafting employee handbooks and policy manuals, employment contracts, severance… Read more
Join us for a webinar presented by Smith, Gambrell & Russell and Aprio A Peach of a Deal Thursday, July 29, 2021 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM EDT 1.5 hours of CLE Credit for Georgia is pending. In this webinar, we will focus on the film industry in Georgia and the benefits of doing business in the State. Throughout the years, America’s most popular television shows such as “The Dukes of Hazzard,” “The Walking Dead,” “Stranger Things,” and “The Vampire Diaries,” along with high-profile feature film productions including Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” and “Thor: Ragnarok” were produced in… Read more
Smith, Gambrell & Russell, Miller Kaplan, Hong Kong Association of Atlanta, and Hong Kong Business Association of Nevada will co-host a four-part series on the Economy of Entertainment. Hear industry experts speak on a panel moderated by SGR attorneys and special guests. Economy of Entertainment Webinar Series Part II: Anatomy of a Contract Thursday, June 24, 2021 2:00 to 3:30pm EDT To register, click here. 1.5 hours of CLE credit pending in Georgia and California 1.5 hours of CPE credit pending We will discuss the type of contracts in the music industry and typical terminology, such as importance of an… Read more
Join SGR and The Japan-America Society of Georgia for a webinar Wednesday, June 23, 2021 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM EST To register, click here. 1.0 CLE Credit Applied For in Georgia, Florida, and California 1.0 PDC SHRM Credit Applied For With cybersecurity breaches at an all-time high, it is more important than ever to have best practices in place to protect your data systems, networks, and programs from digital attacks. However, implementing effective cybersecurity measures is particularly challenging with more devices than people and attackers becoming more innovative. Join us for this webinar to learn the secrets to cybersecurity preparation… Read more
Executive Presence in the Virtual Environment Now, more than ever, we need to be able to communicate effectively in a virtual environment. This program focuses on the particular communication mishaps inherent in the virtual world, from the technological to the stylistic. After attending this program, you will have the confidence to assess and enhance your virtual set-up and the tools needed to prepare for and participate impactfully in virtual meetings. Led by Fringe Professional Development’s Rachael Bosch, you will leave energized with more creative, broader problem-solving solutions. 1 Hour CLE pending approval Wednesday, June 23 from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm… Read more
Controlled Group Liability and Successor Employer Rules: ERISA and IRC Provisions, Limiting Claims, Seller Liability This CLE webinar will provide benefits counsel, advisers, and plan administrators guidance on the requirements and limitations of the controlled group liability and successor employer rules under ERISA, the IRC, and the case law, as well as methods to limit claims and reduce the risk of buyer liability. Thursday, June 10, 2021 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. EST, 10:00 -11:30 a.m. PDT The first 10 registrants will receive complimentary registration. To register, please email Krunali Shroff at email@example.com Afterwards, click here for a reduced-fee registration.
SGR’s Private Wealth, Art and Entertainment practices will host a preview of the entertainment memorabilia auction on June 8 with Bonhams, International Auctioneers and Valuers. Date: Thursday, June 3rd Time: 5:00pm – 6:30pm EST Location: Filmed in Los Angeles streamed on a zoom webinar. Contents: Helen Hall, Bonham’s new Director of Entertainment Memorabilia will be presenting the items. Here is a sneak peek at some of the consigned materials: Marlon Brando’s personal script for “The Godfather” – Estimate $15,000-$25,000. Included in a group lot of his memorabilia for the film; found by Helen in a bunker at Brando’s house Philip D’Antoni’s Golden… Read more
The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, signed into law at the end of 2020, includes a number of significant new compliance requirements for employer-sponsored group health plans. The new rules are intended to (i) increase transparency in pricing for medical services and plan costs, and (ii) protect plan participants from surprise medical bills from out-of-network providers. The compliance deadline for these new rules is fast approaching, as compliance is generally required by January 1, 2022. In addition to providing an overview of the new compliance requirements, this webinar will also cover: Who is responsible for compliance (the employer or its plan service… Read more
Please join Gregory Kirsch, Partner and Head of SGR’s Intellectual Property Practice, for a webinar organized by IP Resources. This webinar will focus on strategic use of freedom-to-operate (FTO) analysis and patent opinions (non-infringement, invalidity, etc.), to mitigate risk and potential exposure with respect to third-party patents. Recent case law in the US has made this an even more relevant and evolving topic. Companies traditionally have used analysis of third-party patents and associated patent opinions to assess their freedom-to-operate and guard against charges of willfulness (which can lead to enhanced damages, if a company is found to be liable for patent… Read more
Please Join SGR for Our Virtual Workplace 2021 – Employment Law First Aid Kit: Healing from a Pandemic Tuesday, April 27th from 11:00 am – 1:30 pm. Topics Include: Recent Developments in Employment Law Retirement Plan Inoculations: Protective Measures for Fiduciaries Employment-Based Immigration OSHA in the Pandemic Era ADA Accommodations in the Post-Pandemic Navigating Leave Challenges in a Pandemic and much more! Please click here to preview the full agenda. To register, click here.
SGR’s Tony Cochran will speak on the upcoming webinar entitled, “When the Truth Matters Most: Best Practices for Conducting an Internal Investigation” with the Celesq Attorneys Ed Center and West LegalEd Center on Tuesday, April 27th at 4 pm. This program addresses the multiple decision points attorneys face when conducting an internal investigation, including the decision of whether to investigate at all. For more information and to register, click here.
SGR’s Michael J. Riesen will speak at this year’s Bay Area CHIZAI* (IP) seminar on Global Patent Prosecution: Time is Money. The webinar will be on April 23 at 4:00pm PDT. In this seminar, legal professionals practicing in Japan, U.S.A., and Europe, and a representative from the Japan Patent Office will provide information on how companies can develop an effective global patent program to maximize their resources for global patent protection. Schedule : 4:00 – 4:05 pm (PDT): Opening 4:05 – 4:35 pm: Presentations by Speakers 4:35 – 4:55 pm: Discussion and Q&A Session 4:55 – 5:00 pm: Closing 5:00… Read more
Smith, Gambrell & Russell, Miller Kaplan, Hong Kong Association of Atlanta, and Hong Kong Business Association of Nevada will co-host a four-part series on the Economy of Entertainment. Hear industry experts speak on a panel moderated by SGR attorneys and special guests. April 21, 2021 11:00AM to 12:30PM EST To register for this event, click here. CLE credit in Georgia is pending Speakers Moderator: Michael Riesen, Partner – Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP (Atlanta, GA) Michael is a Intellectual Property (IP) and Entertainment lawyer, a U.S. Patent Attorney, and a U.K. Solicitor (England and Wales). Michael counsels clients on all… Read more
Please join Gregory Kirsch, Partner and Head of SGR’s Intellectual Property Practice, for a webinar organized by the Georgia Intellectual Property Alliance (GIPA) and sponsored by Venture Atlanta. We’ve assembled a superstar panel to discuss how IP is an important element to any startup’s strategy and can increase the value of a venture. The panel will share their wealth of experience to address topics such as how to know what IP needs protection, how IP helps potential investors see value, and how to develop a strategy for IP. A 60 minute panel discussion will be followed by 30 minutes of… Read more
On Thursday, April 15th, Yash Dave and Patricia Hill will speak to the NFMGMA members regarding FMLA, FLSA, and ADA regulations. The mission of the Northeast Florida Medical Group Management Association (NFMGMA) is to improve the effectiveness and skills of those individuals who lead Medical Group Practices in the Northeast Florida area. For more information, please click here.
Join SGR Partner Michael Manzi for a webinar on “Hot Topics Affecting Cooperatives & Condominiums 2021” on Wednesday, April 14, 2021. This webinar is organized by the Cooperative and Condominium Law Committee of the New York City Bar. Hot Topics Affecting Cooperatives & Condominiums 2021 Wednesday, April 14, 2021 4:00pm to 6:00pm EST This annual program will provide practitioners with an overview of important current issues affecting cooperatives and condominiums, their boards and owners. CLE Credit: New York: 2.0 Professional Practice New Jersey: 2.4 General California: 2.0 General Pennsylvania: 2.0 General Connecticut: Available to Licensed Attorneys This program provides transitional/non-transitional… Read more
On Wednesday, April 14th SGR’s Matthew Leigh will moderate the Aerospace Investment Banking & Finance panel discussion – key strategic and industry trends. For more information and to register or watch the recording, please contact – Ted Tomlin – firstname.lastname@example.org.
The ABA Forum on Air & Space Law Finance Committee has organized a series of virtual programs to bring you timely updates and latest developments on varied aspects of aviation finance. We are kicking off our Update Series with a program discussing the CARES Initiative (not CARES Act, read below) and other changes at the FAA Registry. Friday, April 9 at 12:00 noon Eastern To register for this webinar, click here.
Please join Laura Andrew, Counsel in SGR’s Executive Compensation and Employee Benefits for an upcoming webinar on “2021 Consolidated Appropriations Act and Employee Benefits.” This CLE webinar will provide employee benefits counsel and plan sponsors guidance on key provisions of the 2021 Consolidated Appropriations Act (CAA) impacting retirement and health and welfare plans. The panel will discuss significant rules for money purchase plan distributions, plan terminations, pension plan transfers, and other key items. The panel will also discuss compliance and administrative challenges stemming from the CAA and methods for managing them. Thursday, March 25, 2021 1:00 – 2:30pm EDT For… Read more
The seminar will occur remotely and is entitled Clean Water Act Citizen Suits: Defense Litigation and Settlement Strategies—Navigating Notice, Standing and Jurisdiction. Andy will address the statutory basis for CWA citizen suits and the various defenses to such suits. For more information about the webinar, go to www.straffordpub.com. March 23, 2021 1:00-2:30 p.m.
Please join us on Wednesday, March 17 for Legal Ethics in the New Work (from home) Place Presented by Marian Rice, Esq. Marian C. Rice is a partner at the New York law firm of L’Abbate Balkan Colavita & Contini, LLP where she has represented attorneys for nearly 40 years. She is currently the managing partner of the firm and chairs the Attorney Professional Liability Group. Ms. Rice is a frequent author and lecturer on topics involving the defense of attorneys and risk management. Ms. Rice holds the AV® Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell, its highest rating for ethics and legal ability,… Read more
Get Up to Speed on the Most Current Business Law Topics Today In order to successfully advise your business clients, it’s essential that you remain up to date on best practices and the latest developments. Focusing on the most common topics you deal with on a regular basis, this program will show you how to negotiate indemnification, advantageously select the right entity, handle the latest employment law issues, tackle tax matters and much more. Gain insight from experienced practitioners that handle these areas of business law on a daily basis. Don’t miss this opportunity to hone your skills. Register today!… Read more
Join us on March 4th at 10:00 a.m. for SGR’s webinar Barriers To Entry: How to Take Flight in the Aviation Industry will explore the various barriers to entry and success encountered by women in the aviation industry, while highlighting opportunities to leverage personal branding techniques to help break through those barriers. Open to legal, marketing, trading, finance, and other professionals in the aviation industry and law students. To register, click here.
The Conexx Connector Presents The 23rd Annual Professional & Business Seminar – Special Purpose Acquisition Company (SPAC) Gregory J. Kirsch, Partner and the Head of the Intellectual Property Practice of Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP will be a panelist. Wednesday, February 17, 2021 12:00pm – 1:00pm EST To register for this webinar, click here.
Please join us on Friday, February 5th from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm to learn more about the following topics: What will potential changes to the law under the Biden administration mean for employers and their policies? How can handbook policies address employee participation in political rallies, protests and riots? Do you have an effective remote work policy that addresses potential scenarios where work-from-home could be needed by your employees? Do you have an updated ADA policy in your handbook that includes reasonable accommodation guidance? Is COVID considered a qualifying disability? How can your policies address the increased legalization of… Read more
Correcting Capital Account Errors on Partnership Returns A Comprehensive Guide to Corrections, Allocations, and True-Ups of Capital Accounts This webinar will provide tax professionals and advisers with an in-depth and practical guide to the accounting and tax disclosure requirements to correct and adjust capital account balances. The panel will focus on reconstructing capital accounts in light of the required reporting of negative tax basis capital accounts and the upcoming required reporting of all tax basis capital accounts. Tuesday, January 19, 2021 1:00pm-2:50pm EST For more information and to register, click here.
Join this Town Hall discussion as industry leaders look beyond the pandemic and its short and long term impacts, as they assess near term changes and those that are here to stay. Topics will Include: Changes in User Needs for Various Asset Types Construction Costs in 2021 Collaboration Born of Crisis Risk Identification and Mitigation Supply Chain Disruption Technology in the Workplace And More… Speakers: Mark De St. Aubin, Partner, Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP John Goff, Managing Prinicpal, Davinci Development John McColl, Executive Vice President, Cousins Properties Janet Simpson, President, tvsdesign Mike Barlett, Executive Vice President, JE Dunn John… Read more
This CLE/CPE webinar will provide tax counsel and advisers with an overview of the tax rules that apply to the sale or transfer of an LLC or partnership interest. The panel will discuss common pitfalls and uncertainties in the tax code and outline best practices to structure transactions. Thursday, December 10, 2020 1:00pm-2:30pm EST For more information and to register, click here.
Learn the latest on Corporations, LLC’s, Partnerships and Tax Savings CLE with this convenient, telephonic seminar. 90-Minute, Telephonic Seminar Noon-1:30 PM (Eastern Time) Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020 Benefits: Covid-19 and tax developments have generated an unprecedented need for attorneys to provide counsel on choice of entity tax planning, tax savings and forming corporations, partnerships, & LLC’s. In particular, attorneys must be fluent on protecting the assets of shareholders & owners, strategies to minimize subsequent litigation, LLC agreements, alternative entities, business divorce, & dissolution. For more information and to register, click here.
For certain PPP borrowers, whether their loans were ever economically necessary will be determined by the SBA. Other borrowers seeking forgiveness may receive a determination that less is forgivable than anticipated. What should borrowers facing these issues do? Join SGR partners John Spillman and Steve O’Day, Chris Williamson, Senior Manager and Justin Elanjian, Assurance Services Partner of Aprio, as we discuss the PPP Forgiveness Process, as well as appealing SBA determinations on forgiveness. To read our most recent client alert, click here. Friday, November 20, 2020 10:30am EST To register, click here
Join us for our first webinar in this Barriers to Entry series: Growing a Technology Start-up Company: A Conversation with Dexter Caffey Join us for a candid conversation with Dexter Caffey, Founder and CEO of Smart Eye Technology, Inc., a software company revolutionizing the way we share and view documents. Mr. Caffey will share his personal journey of launching and growing a startup company. Through this conversation we hope to raise awareness of and discuss solutions for removing inequities in the Black business community. Speakers Dexter Caffey, Founder and CEO of Smart Eye Technology, Inc. Speakers from Smith, Gambrell & Russell:… Read more
On Wednesday, October 28th, SGR’s Peter Crofton presented with very well know representatives of the contractor licensing boards for California and Texas to the national association of state license boards. The topic is an evolving one as more e-commerce companies are selling home repairs over the internet. To view the full presentation, click here.
This webinar will provide accounting and tax professionals with a review of tax considerations involved with the purchase and sale of a partnership or LLC interest. The panel will address allocation of income gains and losses and will discuss tax implications on both the buy and sell sides. To learn more and register, click here.
There has been a lot of speculation and articles about the future of New York City: the pessimistic “NYC is dead forever – here’s why” by James Altucher and the optimistic, Jerry Seinfeld’s op ed in the New York Times. Please join us as we discuss the current state and future of New York City commercial real estate. Our distinguished panel includes includes Mark Weiss, Executive Vice Chair at Cushman & Wakefield, leading New York City Tenant Broker and 4 time winner of The Real Estate Board of New York’s Most Ingenious Deal of the Year Award as well as some… Read more
Join us for this complimentary webinar as SGR attorneys explore tax and other incentives for companies that bring their supply chains from overseas to the U.S. This webinar will focus on the most common federal and state incentives that are available, as well as major obstacles (and solutions) that each entails. Our Speakers: Benjamin Brooks – Corporate Partner Joseph Mandarino – Tax Partner Click Here to Register.
How to Plan with Certainty in the Era of COVID-19 The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) contains several provisions which present tax savings opportunities for the real estate industry. This program will cover significant real estate tax changes under the CARES Act, in addition to practical strategies for planning amid the uncertainty. Get the guidance you need to advise your clients with confidence in 2020-2021 – register here today!
Join us for this complimentary aviation webinar series as SGR clients, attorneys and international legal colleagues present on the latest issues of relevance to the aircraft finance community. Get the need-to-know developments for what the aviation industry faces due to the COVID and post-COVID environment. Times: 2300h – Hong Kong/Singapore 1900h – UAE; 1700h – Central Europe* 1600h – Western Europe** 11:00am US Eastern; 10:00am US Central; 8:00am US Pacific *For October 28 Only Due to Daylight Savings: 1600h – Central Europe; 1500h – Western Europe **For Nov 4 Only Due to Daylight Savings: 000h+1Day – Hong Kong/Singapore; 2000h – UAE Click on the webinar title… Read more
Please join Smith, Gambrell & Russell Partner, Lisa Carrasco, guest speaker at 2020 Jacksonville Fiduciary Summit. Jacksonville area 401(k), 403(b), and Retirement Plan Sponsors are invited to attend a virtual fiduciary summit hosted by leading local experts! The 2020 Jacksonville Virtual Fiduciary Summit is a comprehensive remote summit presented as part of the 2020 Retirement Plan Road Show. This unbiased, education-focused online fiduciary summit is intended for Finance, Human Resource & Benefit Executives, Business Owners, and Fiduciaries to discuss retirement plan best practices and strategies. Our diverse group of industry experts have helped thousands of plan sponsors positively impact millions of America’s… Read more
Over the past five months, many, if not all, of our professional lives have changed dramatically – some of us have been asked to take on different responsibilities; some of us have been told that our positions will be eliminated; and some of us have asked ourselves if we want to continue in our current roles. While the scope and volume of COVID-driven changes are unprecedented — and often overwhelming — for many of our industry colleagues, change should also be viewed as an inevitable (and sometimes even welcome) part of a person’s career path. Drawing on their own experiences… Read more
Join us for this complimentary webinar as SGR attorneys provide case study examples and real-life wage and hour issues that many companies and HR departments are facing due to the new work from home (WFH) environment. Our Panelists: Patrick Cain Yash Dave Jonathan Minnen Gavin White Q&A will be offered after the presentation. Click here to register.
Join M&A Source in welcoming Michael Levy and Alon Harnoy as they unpack the Federal Reserve’s $600 billion Main Street Lending Program (MSLP). The MSLP is intended to provide loan facilities to businesses with fewer than 15,000 employees or 2019 annual revenues of $5 billion or less. Each MSLP loan type provides a different maximum loan size, but all three provide a five year, low-cost lifeline with deferred principal payments for two years and deferred interest payments for one year. During the webinar we will discuss the basics, including: The loan types: Main Street New Loan Facility, Main Street Priority… Read more
Join us for this complimentary webinar to discuss how the pandemic has impacted traditional methods of determining the purchase price and how the use of earn-outs can provide both opportunities and risks for sellers. Our speakers, Frank Williamson (Oaklyn Consulting) and Jonathan Minnen (Smith, Gambrell & Russell) Live Q&A will be offered during the presentation. Thursday, August 13, 2020 12:30pm to 1:15pm EST Click here to register
Join SGR’s Peter Crofton and Greg Smith for a discussion of the efforts political and business leaders are taking to encourage greater domestic production of critical goods and materials. Manufacturers have the opportunity both to influence these efforts as well as to benefit from them. We want to explore ways that SGR and its clients can take advantage of these opportunities. Thursday, July 30th 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. EST Click here to register.
Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP, a Master Sponsor of Conexx, invites you to hear about AT&T’s use of Israel as an R&D center. Learn more about how the Georgia Intellectual Property Alliance (GIPA) is working to make Georgia a global model for efficient and effective creation, protection, and enablement of intellectual property. July 28th 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Click here to register.
On Thursday July 23rd the German American Chambers of Commerce will host, “Ask the Experts: Current Status of German Immigration”. This webinar will address a new set of challenges, different questions to answer, and are working with a “new normal.” Speakers include SGR’s Simone Kraus and Chris De Los Reyes. Time: 11:00 am – 12:00 pm EST For more information and to register, click here.
The panel will discuss these and other key issues: Section 199A treatment of guaranteed payments and its impact on partnerships Potential benefits and implications of using special and priority allocations Entity structuring methods to pay W-2 wages to service provider partners Thursday, July 23rd 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm EST Click here for more information and to register.
The Fight Against Counterfeiters from In-House, Outside Counsel and Criminal Perspectives [CC] is co-sponsored by both the IP litigation and Criminal Law section of the ABA. This will be a panel discussion of current anti-counterfeiting issues and remedies from three different perspectives: In-house counsel for one of the largest online marketplaces in the world, a representative of the FBI’s anti-counterfeiting task force; and outside civil litigation counsel with a focus on anti-counterfeiting and intellectual property theft. July 22, 2020 from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm EST. To register, click here.
VC IP Roundtable: Intellectual Property, VC Investing & Exits: War Stories & Lessons Learned July 14th at 2:00 p.m. The GIPA VC IP Roundtable is an organization focused on promoting the interests of intellectual property amongst the VC and capital communities in Georgia. For this introductory meeting, we will briefly explain the goals of the organization and how we plan to help promote IP and business in Georgia. For more information and to register, click here.
Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP, a Master Sponsor of Conexx, invites you to the upcoming complimentary Live Webinar Israeli Legal Developments in Light of COVID 19 Featuring Ron Lehmann, Partner, FBC&Co. Wednesday, June 24, 2020 12:00pm – 1:00pm EST To Register, click here.
Join us on June 10th from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm for an Estate Planning Webinar. Topics to be covered: Estate Planning Basics Gifts Grantor Retained Annuity Trusts (GRATs) Intrafamily Loans Sales to Grantor Trusts Charitable Giving SGR speakers: Collins Brown, Walter Killmer, Dana Mark and Laura Wartner Click here to RSVP.
Join SGR Partner, Alon Harnoy, who will be speaking at the upcoming co-sponsored webinar Breaking Down the Main Street Lending Program: Get Guidance and Answers Thursday, June 4, 2020 4:00pm EST Click here for more information and to register to attend Co-Sponsored by Aprio
SGR invites you to a LIVE webinar addressing COVID-19 Return to Work Issues: Employer Considerations Thursday, May 28, 2020 3:00pm – 5:00pm EST Topics to be Covered Include: Developing a Return-to-Work Plan Federal / State / Local Return to Work Orders Employee Screening and Testing Employee Leave and Accommodations OSHA Issues Unemployment Benefits Employee Benefits and Compensation Matt Clarke, Patrick Cain, Pat Hill, Yash Dave, Steve O’Day, Emily Friedman, Kelly Meyers, and Don Mazursky will speak. Click here to RSVP.
Join SGR Partner, Jonathan Minnen, who will be a panelist at The Brightworth Business Transitions – Session 6. The Brightworth Business Owner Transitions Academy is a six-session, one-year program for business owners, with enrollment limited to 10 owners. May 13, 2020 11:00am – 1:00pm Click here to learn more about The Brightworth Business Transitions or to register to attend.
First Coast Manufacturers Association (FCMA) hosts their Workforce Development Committee Meeting on Wednesday, May 6 at 8:00 am. SGR’s Ian Jones will be the guest speaker discussing the topic of Workforce Issues & COVID 19/Return to Work Q&A. To RSVP – email email@example.com To Join the Zoom meeting, click here.
On Wednesday, April 29 from 1:00 pm – 2:50 pm, Joe will speak at the Correcting Capital Account Errors on Partnership Returns webinar. This webinar will provide tax professionals and advisers with an in-depth and practical guide to the accounting and tax disclosure requirements to correct and adjust capital account balances and much more!
Join SGR Partner, Michael Manzi, who will be a speaker at New York City Bar’s CLE Hot Topics Affecting Cooperatives & Condominiums 2020 Live Webinar Thursday, April 23, 2020 2:00pm – 5:00pm EST 3.0 Professional Practice CLE Hours Topics to be Covered Include: Current Issues in Subsidized Coops: Mitchell-Lamas and HDFCs Climate Mobilization Act Those Nagging Questions: 727 Reporting, Meeting Issues, and RPAPL 881 An Update of Recent Case Law Click here for more information and to register to attend.
Join SGR Senior Counsel, Laura Andrew, a panelist in the upcoming Strafford Webinar Healthcare Reform Compliance for Employee Benefits: Required Plan Changes, Limiting Exposure, Transparency Rules ACA Rules and Regulations Updates, Recent State Insurance Mandates, Pay or Play, PCORI Fees, Other ACA Taxes and Fees Wednesday, April 22, 2020 1:00pm – 2:30pm EDT Click here for more information and to register.
Join SGR’s attorneys Laura Andrew, Teri King, and David Putnal for a Webinar: The CARES Act Opportunities for Plan Participants Considerations and Actions for Plan Sponsors Wednesday, March 8 12:00 noon – 1:00pm The CARES Act, signed into law by President Trump on March 27, 2020, has made significant changes to group medical plans and retirement plans. Some of these changes are automatic and others are permissive, but all will require plan sponsor action. In this webinar, we will discuss and answer questions on CARES Act topics related to these benefits, including: New required covered expenses for group medical plans Changes in telehealth Expanded… Read more
Part One Topics Include: • Application of COVID-19 Economic Stimulus Plan to International Companies • COVID-19 and Immigration from US Employment Perspective Tuesday, April 7, 2020 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. EST Please join’s SGR’s International Practice for the first part of a webinar series focusing on international companies doing business in the U.S. and the impact of COVID-19. Part One will be an interactive webinar session featuring speakers from international governmental economic agencies, commercial banks, multinational corporations, and global accounting firms, who will participate in engaging panel discussions alongside SGR practice group leaders. You have received many alerts about the… Read more
On Tuesday, April 7 from 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm EST, Strafford Publications will host a webinar on Structuring Tiered Partnerships: Advanced Tax Planning Strategies, Avoiding Tax Traps. This webinar will guide tax counsel on the available tax planning strategies in structuring tiered partnerships. The panel will discuss tax considerations for structuring tiered partnerships, treatment of allocations and deductions, the impact of tax reform and new IRS partnership audit rules, the application of Sec. 743, and practical methods to avoid tax traps associated with tiered structures.
Join SGR’s attorneys Marc Latman, John Spillman, Tobin Walls, and Danielle Comanducci for a panel discussion on The Paycheck Protection Program under the CARES Act. Thursday, April 2, 2020 3:00 p.m. EST Click here to register for this complimentary webinar.
Join Partner, Teri Forehand King, who will be speaking at the upcoming State Bar of Georgia ICLE: Basic Fiduciary Law 101 March 27, 2020 8:30am: Registration and Continental Breakfast 9:00am – 4:30pm: CLE Programming Location: Forthcoming More information and link to register forthcoming.
In Honor of Women’s History Month SGR Celebrates The Centennial Anniversary of Women’s Right to Vote Smith, Gambrell & Russell invites you to a celebration highlighting the Atlanta History Center exhibit Any Great Change: The Centennial of the 19th Amendment Former Justice Leah Ward Sears, SGR Partner and the first woman elected statewide in Georgia, is featured. Tuesday, March 10 5:00pm – 8:00pm Cocktails, Networking and Tours of the Exhibit The Atlanta History Center The Cox Room 130 West Paces Ferry Road, NW Atlanta, GA 30305 Click here to RSVP.
Joe Mandarino speaks at The New Tax Law’s Effects on Real Estate webinar. This webinar will be on March 10, 2020 from 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm EST. To register, please visit the National Business Institute website here. On this webinar, you will learn what the new tax means for real estate transactions and the industry as a whole. Anticipate new tax-saving opportunities for real estate investors and also understand how TCJA provisions impact real estate development, and much more!
Join us for webinar on Friday, March 6th from 12 pm – 1 pm. This webinar will provide an employers’ guide to the Coronavirus outbreak. We will discuss a variety of issues, which include questions for HR/legal personnel, employee leave issues, unemployment compensation for temporary layoffs, OSHA, sanitation and cleanliness guidelines/rules and much more. To register, click here.
Join SGR Partner, Lisa R. Carrasco, who will be speaking at the upcoming Strafford Webinar entitled Controlled Group Liability and Successor Employer Rules After PBGC v. Findlay Industries Inc. ERISA and Internal Revenue Code Provisions; Limiting Claims and Reducing Risk of Seller’s Liability Wednesday, March 4, 2020 1:00pm – 2:30pm EST This CLE webinar will provide benefits counsel, advisers, and plan administrators guidance on the requirements and limitations of the controlled group liability and successor employer rules under ERISA, the Internal Revenue Code (IRC), and the case law, as well as methods to limit claims and reduce the risk of… Read more
Join SGR Associate and Program Co-Chair, Emily Ward, and SGR Partner and Speaker, Thomas D. Bever, for the upcoming State Bar of Georgia ICLE: Litigation: Soup to Nuts Tuesday, March 3, 2020 7:30am: Registration and Continental Breakfast 8:10am – 3:10pm: CLE progamming State Bar of Georgia Bar Center 104 Marietta Street, NW Atlanta, Georgia This course has been approved for (6) CLE hours including (1) ethics / (1) professionalism / (3) trial practice Click here for more information or to register to attend.
Please join SGR as we co-sponsor and host the upcoming Model Rule 8.4(g): Over-Lawyered, Over-Inclusive, or Overdue? Discrimination, Harassment, and the Free Speech Rights of Lawyers February 27, 2020 4:00pm – 5:00pm: CLE Presentation 5:00pm – 6:00pm: Cocktail Hour Smith, Gambrell & Russell 1230 Peachtree St, NE Suite 3100 Atlanta, GA 30309 Click here to learn more and register to attend This event is co-sponsored by Smith, Gambrell & Russell, The Atlanta Bar Association in conjunction with The Women in the Profession Section and the Stonewall Bar Association
On Wednesday, February 26th from 1:00 pm – 2:50 pm EST, Strafford Publications will host a webinar on Structuring Tiered Partnerships: Advanced Tax Planning Strategies, Avoiding Tax Traps. This webinar will provide tax advisers with a thorough and practical guide to the challenges of allocating recourse and nonrecourse partnership debt, including an analysis of the Treasury regulations issued in October 2019. SGR’s Joe Mandarino will be on the panel of speakers. To register, please click here.
Join SGR Partner and Chair of Construction Law Section of the State Bar of Georgia Peter Crofton will provide introductions at the upcoming State Bar of Georgia: Construction Law Women in Construction Roundtable February 18, 2020 5:30pm – 8:00pm King & Spalding 1180 Peachtree Street, NE, Suite 1600 Atlanta, Georgia 30309 Click here to learn more and to register.
SGR is sponsoring the upcoming Israeli Tech Happy Hour. Join SGR Partner, Alon Harnoy, who will be a speaker at this event. Israeli Tech Happy Hour Wednesday, February 12, 2020 6:30pm – 10:00pm Doux 59 21st Street New York, NY 10010 Click here for more information and to register to attend.
Smith, Gambrell & Russell is pleased to sponsor the ACG Capital Connection 2020 on February 5 -7, 2020. Join SGR Counsel, Susan Atkinson who will be a speaker on February 6 from 3:30pm – 4:30pm at Session 5: Physician Services Roundtable. The topic of her panel is “Healthcare 2020: How Healthcare Investors Should Prepare for the 2020 Elections.” ACG Capital Connection 2020 Atlanta February 5 – 7, 2020 The Hotel at Avalon, Autograph 9000 Avalon Boulevard Alpharetta, GA 30009 Click here to learn more or register to attend.
Join SGR Partner, Thomas D. Bever, who will be a moderator at the upcoming: State Bar of Georgia ICLE: Whistleblower Law Symposium Whistleblowers and Frauds of the New Decade: FinTech, Crypto-Currencies, and Other Hot Areas of Enforcement February 5, 2020 7:45am – 4:00pm In Person: Bar Center, 104 Marietta Street, Coastal Georgia Office or South Georgia Office This is a Simulcast Series. 6 Hours of CLE including (1) ethics hour, (1) professionalism hour, and 3 trial practice hours. Click here for more information and to register to attend.
Join SGR Partner, Thomas D. Bever, who will be moderating a panel at the upcoming Georgia State Bar ICLE: White Collar Crime Friday, January 31, 2020 7:45am – 8:25am: Registration 8:25pm – 4:15pm: CLE Programming 4:15pm – 5:15pm: Cocktail Hour King & Spalding Law Firm 1180 Peachtree Street, NE Atlanta GA 30309 Click here for more information and to register to attend.
Join us for an evening of lively discussion and cocktails regarding best practices for calculating damages on productivity loss claims. Presentations by: SGR Partner Peter Crofton and BRG Managing Director Terry Yeager 1 Hour of Georgia CLE Credit Pending Approval SGR PARTNER, GREG SMITH, SERVES AS CHAIR OF THE SOUTHEAST REGION. Thursday, January 30, 2020 6:00pm – 8:00pm Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP 1230 Peachtree Street, NE, Suite 3100 Atlanta, Georgia 30309 For more information, or to register to attend, click here.
It’s the advice you need, without the hourly fees. Join Smith, Gambrell & Russell sponsored ‘Law School for the CFO,’ an informative session on the legal topics today that directly affect the health of your business. Our legal experts will deliver a series of 15-minute vignettes packed with practical and actionable advice to help you avoid unintentional pitfalls and risks. Presenters / Topics Include: Eric Mandus, Master of Ceremonies Rett Peaden, Recent Trends in M&A Angela Roberts, New Developments in Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Michael Riesen and Indhira LaPuma (SGR Labs), Managing Your IP Portfolio / Legal Innovation January… Read more
Join SGR Attorneys, Steve O’Day, Don Mazursky, Matt Clarke, and Vickie Rusek , who will speak at a Panel Discussion “Evolving Landscape of Cannabis” December 13, 2019 10:45am – 12:00noon as part of the State Bar of Georgia’s Corporate Counsel Institute December 12 – 13, 2019 Renaissance Atlanta Waverly Hotel & Convention Center 12 CLE Hours Click here for more information and to register to attend.
Join SGR Partner, Ed Pennington, who will be speaking at The Knowledge Group Online CLE Patent Applicants Webinar. Monday, December 9, 2019 12:00 noon – 2:00 pm (ET) On January 7, 2019, the revised United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) guidance on sections 101 and 112 took effect. The modified 101 document entitled, “2019 Revised Patent Subject Matter Eligibility Guidance,” changed the application of the initial step in Alice/Mayo test while the “2019 Revised Section 112 Guidance” offered direction on how to apply sections 112(f) and 112(b) in computer-implemented inventions. Although the updated guidance documents can possibly produce more patent-eligible claims,… Read more
Smith, Gambrell & Russell proudly sponsors New York City Bar 2019 Corporate Counsel Symposium Friday, December 6, 2019 9:00am-2:30pm Networking Luncheon Included More information and registration information forthcoming.
SGR is hosting the Georgia Intellectual Property Alliance (GIPA) 2019 IP Think Tank, a half-day invite-only event for Chief IP Counsel, IP practitioners, experts, scholars and policymakers. Click here to learn more and apply to be a participant
Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP is the corporate sponsor and host location for: 2020 Women on Boards National Conversation on Board Diversity November 21, 2019, 5:30 to 7:30 Promenade: 1230 Peachtree Street N.E. Suite 3100, Atlanta, GA 30309 The robust VIP Keynote Panel will explore and identify the business benefits of having women on boards. Esteemed panelists are: Hala Moddelmog, President and CEO of Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce; Jeffrey Tobias Halter, Gender Strategist and President of YWomen; Duriya Farooqui, President of Point A; and Elizabeth W. “Betsy” Camp, President and Chief Executive Officer of DF Management, Inc. 2020 Women… Read more
Join SGR attorneys, Jim Monacell, Mark de St. Aubin, Ben Brooks, Ansley Moyer, and Eugene Bryant who will be speaking at Funding the Future Symposium November 19 – 20, 2019 Georgia Center for Continuing Education & Hotel 1197 South Lumpkin Street Athens, GA 30602 Local government leaders will have an opportunity to learn more about innovative ways to fund critical building projects at an educational symposium the Institute of Government will host in November. Who should attend? The Funding the Future symposium will provide expert guidance on funding infrastructure projects for local government managers, finance officers, department heads and public works… Read more
Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP is pleased to sponsor The Search for the South’s Funniest Accountant. Thursday, November 14, 2019 Center Stage Theater 6:00pm – Doors Open 8:00pm – Performances Begin Atlanta, Georgia Click here for more information or to register to attend.
Please join SGR Partner Lisa Carrasco, speaker at Strafford 90-minute CLE webinar New DOL Final Regulations on Multiple Employer Plans Tuesday, November 12 1:00pm – 2:00pm EST The first 10 registrants will receive complimentary registration here. Afterwards, click here for a reduced-fee registration.
SGR Partner Andy Thompson will speak on November 7, 2019 at a sustainability program at the Consulate of Mexico, 1700 Chantilly Drive NE, Atlanta Georgia. Andy will provide an update on recent developments in environmental law including discharges to groundwater, the repeal and replacement of the Waters of the United States Rule, U.S. EPA’s National Compliance Initiatives, Repeal and Replacement of the Clean Power Plan, and PFAS Regulation and Litigation. The program is part of a live and on-line event being hosted by the Consulate for Mexican business operating in the U.S. and abroad. For more information about the event,… Read more
Smith, Gambrell & Russell welcomes Emory University School of Law and Dean Mary Anne Bobinski for a networking event over breakfast. Emory University School of Law: Breakfast and Business Cards Monday, November 4, 2019 7:30am: Registration 8:00am: Breakfast Program Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP 1230 Peachtree Street, NE Suite 3100 Atlanta, GA 30309 This is an invitation-only event.
Please join SGR Partner, Michael Manzi, who will be speaking at this CLE. Wednesday, October 30, 2019 | 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. New York City Bar 42 West 44th St New York, NY 10036 Prefer to view the live webcast? Please CLICK HERE. Program Fee: Live Program: $199 for Members | $299 for Nonmembers Members who are Recent Law Graduates, Newly Admitted Lawyers (admitted for the first time in any state or country 2017-2019), In-House/Corporate Counsel, Judges, or attorneys that practice within the Government, Academic or Not-for-Profit sectors attend this program for free. CLE Credit: New York: 2.0 Total (Breakdown… Read more
Join SGR Partner, Dana Mark, who will be a panelist in this live 110-minute CPE webinar with interactive Q&A. This webinar will contrast and compare charitable gifting arrangements that enable high net worth individuals to donate substantial assets to charity and receive a tax deduction. It will address strategies, including donor advised funds (DAFs), private foundations, charitable gifting annuities, CLTS and CRTS, and other strategies for gifting significant assets. Note: CLE Credit is not offered on this program. Tuesday, October 29, 2019 1:00pm – 2:50pm EDT Click here for more information and to register.
The SGR Aviation Group makes it way to Dublin again this October, but things will be a bit different this time. In the years that SGR has been coming to Dublin we’ve noticed how close-knit the lessor community is, and how competitive lessors can be (in the best way possible!). We have decided to join the games, and host the “Lessor Olympics” with our clients. This event will be held on Thursday, 17 October in Dublin at the Wanderers, F.C. in Ballsbridge from 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm with a cocktail reception to follow.
Hosted by Smith, Gambrell & Russell’s Cybersecurity & Data Privacy Practice Tuesday, October 15, 2019 8:30am: Continental Breakfast and Registration 9:00am – 10:30am: Program Attorneys from SGR will provide practical information on: California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) compliance Requirements of New York’s new SHIELD Act Other important privacy and cybersecurity developments Related risks and impacts on your company or organization Join us for this complimentary seminar. New York CLE credit pending approval. New York Athletic Club 180 Central Park South New York, NY 10019
With the gig economy picking up momentum, the evolution of the #MeToo movement, unemployment getting even lower, and legislative bodies becoming more active, the timing couldn’t be better to brush up on Labor and Employment laws and recent judicial pronouncements. This seminar will examine developments in labor law, health & welfare benefits, wage & hour, and immigration law. We will cover issues surrounding discrimination, LGBT requirements, the hiring process, non-competes, and legal ethics. This year’s program will also offer a peek inside the life of a Plaintiff’s attorney and a discussion on how to prepare for an economic downturn. Join… Read more
The men and women of Smith, Gambrell & Russell are celebrating American Business Women’s Day Hosted at the storefront of this year’s honoree Rethreaded, a Jacksonville-based non-profit organization that provides a second chance at life through employment for survivors of human trafficking. Thursday, October 10, 2019 5:30pm – 7:30pm Rethreaded 820 Barnett Street Jacksonville, Florida 32209 This is an invitation-only event.
On September 26, 2019, the Environmental Law Section of the State Bar of Georgia will be hosting its Annual Luncheon at which it will announce this year’s winner of the Environmental Law Section’s lifetime achievement award for high achievement, professionalism, and dedication in the area of environmental law. As part of presenting this year’s award, the Environmental Law Section will name the award after James Bratton who was the founder of the Environmental Law Section of the Georgia Bar, was a partner at Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP for over 50 years and passed away in January 2019 at the… Read more
SGR Partner Andy Thompson will speak on September 25, 2019 at a legal seminar for engineers and others involved in the engineering field. The seminar is entitled Engineering Law and Ethics and will occur at the Hyatt House-Cobb Galleria, 3595 Cumberland Boulevard SE, Atlanta, GA 30339. Andy will provide an update on Developments in Federal and Georgia Environmental Law including discharges to groundwater, the repeal and replacement of the Waters of the United States Rule, U.S. EPA’s National Compliance Initiatives, Repeal and Replacement of the Clean Power Plan, and PFAS Regulation and Litigation. Some of the learning objectives include: explain… Read more
Smith, Gambrell & Russell is a proud sponsor of the upcoming ACG Atlanta Around the World Annual Wine Tasting. September 24, 2019 5:00pm – 8:00pm The Fairmont 1429 Fairmont Avenue Northwest Atlanta, GA 30318 Click here for more details or to register to attend.
Join SGR attorneys and business leaders for a panel discussion on Drone Law. Challenges and Changes in the Sky The use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), also known as drones, in our nation’s airspace has rapidly increased, which creates many opportunities and challenges for companies, regulators, and individual operators. Please join the SGR Drone Law experts and local business leaders for a panel discussion that addresses various changes to the drone legal and commercial landscape. Our panelists will offer information regarding the legal use of drones, such as the latest regulatory requirements, and the panel will address: · Commercial use of drones. Drones now are being used in construction, insurance,… Read more
BNY Mellon Wealth Management and Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP invite you to join us for a luncheon discussion with guest speaker, Betsy Berkhemer-Credaire, CEO of the public awareness campaign, “2020 Women on Boards.” For seven years, Betsy was the prime mover behind the effort to pass the recent California legislation which requires all publicly held companies based in the state to have a minimum of one woman on their boards of directors by the end of 2019 with increasing numbers in subsequent years. Betsy will share the saga of getting this initiative passed and will speak about how senior… Read more
This webinar will dive deeper into California Prop 65 an other environmental and hazardous material regulations: Clean Water Act citizen suits OSHA Electronics and plastics recycling Businesses with facilities in California or that sell products into California will not want to miss this opportunity to hear about state requirements that often trip up unaware companies large and small. Speakers: Steve O’Day Andy Thompson Phillip Hoover Vickie Rusek September 5, 2019 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
As Nicolás Maduro and Juan Guaidó prepare for a new round of negotiations next week, the Venezuelan economy plummets further into chaos and refugees continue to flee the country en masse. Among the four million Venezuelans who have fled Venezuela over the past four years are an estimated 500 journalists, including CNN journalist Laura Weffer Cifuentes. The last straw? Not being able to obtain medicine for her family. Thursday, August 29, 2019 5:45pm – 7:15pm Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP 1230 Peachtree Street, NE Suite 3100 Atlanta, GA 30309 Click here to register for this event.
Smith, Gambrell & Russell and Cristo Rey Atlanta Jesuit High School are hosting Cocktails & Collaboration celebrating the amazing work of the Cristo Rey Corporate Work Study Program with our clients and sponsors Tuesday, August 27, 2019 5:00pm – 7:00pm 1230 Peachtree Street, NE Suite 3100 *Please note this is an invitation-only event.
Join Partner, Lisa Carrasco, who will be one of the guest speakers at the upcoming 2019 Jacksonville Fiduciary Summit August 20, 2019 11:00am-3:00pm Seminar & Luncheon UNF – Adam W. Herbert University Center – Room 1027 12000 Alumni Drive Jacksonville, Florida 32224 Click here to register (*Special Waived Fee Using code: SGR19) Topics of Discussion include: What Every Fiduciary Needs to Know for 2019 Through the Eyes of a Former Senior DOL Investigator How to Evaluate the Reasonableness of Plan Fees How to Maximize Participant Outcomes & Successful Plan Design Recent Lawsuits & Legal Update Plan Benchmarking & RFP Best… Read more
Smith, Gambrell & Russell’s complimentary seminar hosted by the Cybersecurity & Data Privacy Practice Cybersecurity Compliance 2019: Top Ten Things You Need To Know Wednesday, August 7 8:00am: Continental Breakfast and Registration 8:30am-11:00am: Program and Sessions Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront 225 East Coastline Drive Jacksonville, FL 32202 Attorneys from SGR will provide updates on the following topics: California Consumer Privacy Act Readiness Notable State Cybersecurity Developments In addition, we will offer breakout sessions for attendees to choose from: Employment Privacy Concerns Health Care Privacy Developments Join us for this half-day seminar. Florida CLE credit pending approval. Registration for this event has… Read more
The clock is winding down for Congress to vote on the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement before the summer recess, a deadline Republican proponents say should be reached to keep the deal out of the political vortex of the 2020 elections. Democrats, meanwhile, are holding out for changes to the pact and have so far refused to bring it to the floor of the House. Whatever the timeline, the Trump administration’s successor trade deal to NAFTA has ignited stark debates about how changes to its core content will affect individual companies as well as overall North American competitiveness. In Georgia, much of the… Read more
Smith, Gambrell & Russell and the Society of Construction Law North America invite you to Cocktails & Discussion This is the inaugural reception for the U.S. Chapter Southeast Region of the Society of Construction Law with brief remarks by Dr. Anamaria Popescu, PE, PMP, PSP, Chairman. SGR PARTNER, GREG SMITH, SERVES AS CHAIR OF THE SOUTHEAST REGION. Thursday, July 18 6:00pm – 7:30pm Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP 1230 Peachtree Street, NE, Suite 3100 Atlanta, GA 30309 Registration has closed for this event.
In offering their companies for sale, business owners unknowingly often fall prey to a number of mistakes that can affect their companies’ values, while also complicating the business sale process. Join SGR Partner, Jonathan Minnen, as well as other professionals in the upcoming Business Sale Preparation – 10 Avoidable Mistakes Webinar Hosted by PMI Advisors July 10, 2019 1:00pm EDT Click here to register.
Join us for the information half day seminar from 8:00 a.m to 11:00 a.m. Attorneys from SGR will provide updates on the following topics: California Consumer Privacy Act Readiness Notable State Cybersecurity Developments In addition, we will offer breakout sessions for attendees to choose from: Employment Privacy Concerns Health Care Privacy Developments *CLE credit will be available.* Location: HYATT REGENCY ATLANTA PERIMETER AT VILLA CHRISTINA 4000 Summit Boulevard, Atlanta, GA 30319 Registration has closed for this event.
The ACC (Association of Corporate Counsel) hosts the Complete Seminar Communicating with Tact and Professionalism. Great communicators are made, not born – it’s a matter of having the right knowledge and tools. Through our research we’ve collected crucial and practical information on these subjects and condensed it into a highly interactive training program. At the completion of this training, you’ll feel confident and comfortable communicating with diplomacy, tact and professionalism. COURSE HIGHLIGHTS Communicating under pressure: How to be poised, calm and effective no matter what The secrets to getting the information you want Diplomacy in action: How to manage conflicts… Read more
WICT’s Tech It Out is an annual one-day conference celebrating cutting-edge technologies, innovation, STEM Student Outreach, expert speakers, and influential technology leaders. Attendees will learn more about Data Privacy, Security, Cloud, Digital Transformation, Artificial Intelligence and much more! SGR Partner, Michael Riesen, will be speaking at this one day conference. June 25, 2019 8:30am – 4:40pm Philadelphia 201 Hotel, Philadelphia, PA Click here to learn more and register to attend.
Tuesday, June 11, 2019 | 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Reception at 6:00 p.m., Lecture at 7:00 p.m. Please join us as Hon. Ann Claire Williams, Judge, Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals (Ret.), now Of Counsel at Jones Day, delivers the Annual Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Distinguished Lecture on Women and the Law. SGR’s Roger Maldonado will be present the Welcome Address. Event is at capacity. To be added to our wait list, please call 212 382 6663. For more details on this event, please click here.
The European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE) is a premier event and the annual meeting place for the European business aviation community. The exhibition brings together business leaders, government officials, manufacturers, flight department personnel, avionics firms, fractional providers, charter/lease companies and all manner of people involved in nearly every aspect of business aviation. The Smith Gambrell & Russell team attending EBACE will comprise UK attorneys Ben Graham-Evans, Jonathan Russell and Mark Turnbull. Smith Gambrell & Russell’s aviation team remain active in all aspects of business aviation from their multiple offices in the USA and the UK. For more information… Read more
Hidden Gems, Priceless Wisdom A lively discussion by experts on how to protect, understand, and treasure your precious gems and jewels through wealth and estate planning, and featuring presentations of exquisite items from Piranesi jewelers. Thursday, May 9, 2019 5:30pm-7:30pm Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP 1301 Avenue of the Americas 21st Floor For more information, contact Dex Ramirez
Topics to be Discussed: • Exempt vs Non-Exempt • Do’s and Don’ts • And More! May 9, 2019 11:30 am – 1:30 pm For more details on this event and to register, click here.
This program will consist of tips from current and former appellate judges on a wide variety of topics intended to enhance the writing and oral advocacy sills of practitioners in the New York State Appellate Courts. Sponsoring Association Committee: SGR’s Michael Regan. For more information and to register click here. Thursday, May 2nd from 8:30 am – 9:30 am.
Smith, Gambrell & Russell is honored to sponsor Georgia Appleseed’s annual Good Apple Event, which returns to The Stave Room on April 24, 2019, for a night of recognition and celebration. Don’t miss out. Purchase your ticket today! April 24, 2019 The Stave Room 199 Armour Drive, NE Atlanta, GA 30324 2019 Good Apple Award Honorees Dr. Garry McGiboney and PBIS Team of Georgia Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports is a framework used by the Georgia Department of Education for healthy school culture and student success. Child Protection and Advocacy Section of the State Bar of Georgia EY for its commitment… Read more
According to a report by Pew Research only 26 women are in CEO roles at Fortune 500 companies, making up 5.2% of the female population. This seminar invites women leaders to a fireside chat to open up and share their real life challenges and wisdom to succeed in today’s multicultural setting. April 24, 2019 6pm-8pm Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP Promenade, Suite 3100 Atlanta, GA 30309 For More Details, and to Register to Attend, please click here.
Workplace 2019: Building on the Best – Taking Your Workplace to the Next Level 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 23rd to learn more about the ever-changing laws governing your workplace. DATE Tuesday, April 23, 2019 The California Club 538 South Flower Street Los Angeles, California 90071 | 213-622-1391 TIME 11:30-11:45 a.m. Registration & Lunch 11:45 a.m. Program Begins 1:25-1:30 p.m. Q&A 1:30 p.m. Adjourn Topics: Securing Your Position in California – It Can Be Done Building a Solid Fiduciary… Read more
Make Your Mind Work for You: Resiliency and Innovation for Attorneys In our rapidly changing work environments, it is increasingly important to invest in developing personal and cultural resiliency skills. In this four-hour interactive program, we will explore the brain-science behind resiliency and discuss how to develop a growth mindset for increased outcomes both individually and throughout our organizations. Participants will have an opportunity to break from their everyday thinking and behavior patterns and explore the latest tools for creating and innovating in every aspect of their professional life. Led by Fringe Professional Development’s Rachael Bosch, you will leave energized with… Read more
Workplace 2019: Building on the Best – Taking Your Workplace to the Next Level 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 18th to learn more about the ever-changing laws governing your workplace. Thursday, April 18, 2019 Hyatt Regency Atlanta Perimeter at Villa Christina 4000 Summit Blvd NE Atlanta, Georgia 30319 |678-539-1234 TIME 8:00-8:30 a.m. Registration | Breakfast 8:30 a.m. Program Begins 12:00-12:20 p.m. Lunch Pick-up 12:20-1:00 p.m. Q&A 1:00 p.m. Adjourn Topics: Recent Developments in Employment Law Employee Marijuana Use –… Read more
Wednesday, April 10, 2019 12noon – 2pm Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP 1055 Thomas Jefferson Street, NW Suite 400 Washington, DC 20007 Speaker will be SGR Partner, Jim Bikoff Buffet Lunch Provided $50/person (INTA members) $75/person (non-members) For more information on INTA, click here. To register to attend, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Workplace 2019: Building on the Best – Taking Your Workplace to the Next Level 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 9th to learn more about the ever-changing laws governing your workplace. ****ADVERTISING**** Tuesday, April 8, 2019 Jacksonville Marriott 4670 Salisbury Road Jacksonville, Florida 32256 |904-296-2222 TIME 8:00-8:30 a.m. Registration | Breakfast 8:30 a.m. Program Begins 11:15-11:30 p.m. Lunch Pick-up 11:30-12:00 p.m. Q&A 12:00 p.m. Adjourn Topics: Recent Developments in Employment Law Employee Marijuana Use – Don’t Let Your Workplace Go… Read more
SGR’s Roger Maldonado will make introductory remarks at the City Bar Justice Center Annual Gala Honoring AIG and DLA Piper. The event will be held on Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at the New York City Bar. Smith, Gambrell & Russell is one of the event’s sponsors. Please click here for the event’s agenda. 42 West 44th Street, New York City 6:00 pm Cocktail Party | 7:30 pm Dinner Dessert Reception Business Attire
Join us on Monday, March 25, 2019 at the New York City Bar Association from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. for Hot Topics Affecting Cooperatives & Condominiums 2019 where SGR Partner, Michael Manzi, will be one of the panelists who will discuss the latest legal issues affecting cooperatives & condominiums, including: Insurance Coverage Issues in Cooperatives and Condominiums A Pullman Update Special Concerns in Preparing a Commercial Lease for a Cooperative Improving the Cooperative Proprietary Lease An Update of Recent Case Law Click here to learn more and register.
SGR’s Danielle Burnette will be speaking to the Atlanta Semester-in-Practice class at Georgia’s Atlanta campus (Live Oak Square) on March 21 at 4:00 p.m.
SGR’s Jonathan Russell will participate on the panel discussion at the 7th ECAS – European Corporate Aviation Summit to be held on 21st March 2019 in Malta. The 7th Summit will explore the latest developments in the corporate aviation sector of Europe and new business opportunities and challenges. It will also provide the platform for manufacturers and operators as well as any organization interested in this marketplace, to explore all aspects affecting the future of this industry. It is a unique opportunity to debate the future of business aviation, learn about the latest developments, discuss different business models, enhance our knowledge about… Read more
SGR’s Danielle Burnette will speaking at the Emory Law Litigation Society Panel on March 20th. Danielle will be discussing life as a young litigation associate, about how big law hiring works, and how externships have helped prepare her for practicing after school.
Partner Ed Pennington presents in this live webinar. March 20, 2019: 12:00 pm – 2:00pm (ET) Patent monetization has now become a key consideration for most companies as licensing and selling their patents can actually generate more revenue. However, due to the evolving Intellectual Property (IP) landscape, companies are faced with a more complex patent valuation process. Erroneous patent analysis could incur potential dilemma significantly affecting business assets. Thus, it is imperative for companies to ensure a doable strategic approach to maximize the potential of their intellectual property.. to read more and register to attend, click here.
SGR Partner and NY City Bar President Roger Maldonado and the NY City Bar Association are hosting The Barbara Paul Robinson Series, which features leaders in the law sharing their life stories to inspire others in the profession. Kenneth C. Frazier, Chairman and CEO, Merck & Co. will be interviewed by Conrad K. Harper, Retired Partner, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP and Former President of the New York City Bar Association. Click here to register. Wednesday, March 20, 2019 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Reception to follow. New York City Bar Association
Please join us Thursday, March 14 for a special luncheon with former FTC Commissioner Terrell McSweeny and former FTC Attorney Jenny Schwab. We’ll learn about their experiences with the agency and discuss recent enforcement trends. Location: Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP 1230 Peachtree St. NE, Promenade, Suite 3100 Atlanta, GA 30309 Click here to register.
Association Medal & Portrait Unveiling for Hon. Sonia Sotomayor, Associate Justice, United States Supreme Court at the New York City Bar. One of the guest speakers will be SGR’s Roger Maldonado. Reception starts at 6:00 p.m. and program begins at 7:00 p.m. For more information, please click here.
Partner, Steve O’Day will be speaking on a Solar Panel Discussion event at Southface on February 28th from 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm. The Solar Panel Discussion event will explore new solutions to existing and reoccurring solar energy problems that impede the growth of its industry market in Georgia. Gathering professionals in the field as well as related industries, this event will create a collaborative and innovative space for networking, stimulating new perspectives, welcoming ideas, producing practical and effective solutions.
During this month we are proud to host a screening of the movie MAYNARD in which our own SGR Partner P. Andrew Patterson provided commentary and insights of his dear friend Maynard Jackson throughout the movie. Tuesday, February 26, 2019 5:30pm – Reception 6:00pm – Screening Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP 1230 Peachtree Street, NE Suite 3100 Atlanta, GA 30309 To RSPV for this complimentary showing, click here.
SGR’s Michael P. Regan, Chair of the Sponsorship Committee for the New York City Bar Association’s The State Courts of Superior Jurisdiction Committee Event invites you to register. The Commercial Division: Past, Present and Future Monday, February 25, 2019 | 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Program Fee: Free for Members | $15 for Non-Members For more information on how to register and full speaker list, click here.
The State Bar of Georgia invites you to a reception celebrating the newly-formed Construction Law Section. Join us for drinks and hors d’oeuvres as we network with colleagues and learn more about this new section. Tuesday, February 12 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Location: Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP 1230 Peachtree St. NE, Promenade, Suite 3100 Atlanta, GA 30309 Hosted by SGR’s Construction Law Practice.
SGR and Conexx join together to present this lunch and learn. Susan C. Atkinson, SGR partner, will be a panelist. February 8, 2019 11:30am-1:30pm Smith Gambrell & Russell, LLP 1230 Peachtree Street, NE 31st Floor As healthcare leaps out of the patient room and into web and medical devices worn by everyone, cybersecurity is ever more important to protecting patient privacy. Join Conexx for an exciting panel on the future of MedTech Cybersecurity over lunch. To read more or register to attend, click here.
February 6, 2019 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM , Eastern Time Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP 1230 Peachtree Street, NE, Promenade, Suite 3100 Join the ACS Georgia Lawyer Chapter for our annual Legal Legends Awards Reception, honoring progressive champions of change in our community. Early-bird tickets are now available! Tickets cost $30 for attorneys working in nonprofit, government, judiciary, or academic settings, as well as students. All other tickets are $50. Register soon, as prices will increase. Featuring: Monica Modi Khant, Executive Director, Georgia Asylum & Immigration Network The Honorable Leah Ward Sears, Partner, Smith, Gambrell, & Russell, LLP; former Chief Justice,… Read more
New York State Bar Association Resolving E-Discovery Disputes Efficiently 2019 Monday January 28, 2019 6:00pm-8:00pm (ET) Partner, Roger Maldonado, will speak on Panel 1: This Panel will address the unique issues presented by e-discovery in arbitral settings, such as the effect of streamlined discovery rules, the frequent lack of face-to-face prehearing discovery conferences, and the difficulty of obtaining third-party discovery. The panel will also provide tips that you can immediately use in your arbitrations. To learn more and to register, click here.
Wednesday, January 23, 2019 5:30pm-6:15pm: Reception 6:15pm-7:30pm: Discussion Hosted at Smith, Gambrell & Russell – 31st Floor Brazil wanted change. Using the rhetoric of the far-right, Jair Bolsonaro, an unconventional politician, delivered change even before taking office. Jair Bolsonaro has been called the “Trump of the Tropics” as there are many parallels in their populist style and policies. Both are political outsiders, both ignore the conventions of political correctness and both have turbulent relationships with the media. Dr. Otaviano Canuto, Executive Director at the World Bank Group, and former Brazilian State Secretary for Finance, will share his thoughts on what… Read more
The Turner Environmental Law Clinic at Emory University School of Law will celebrate its 20th anniversary with an environmental law seminar and conference on Friday, January 18, 2019, from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm at Emory School of Law. SGR is a sponsor of the conference and SGR partner Andrew Thompson serves on the advisory board of the Turner Environmental Law Clinic. The conference will focus on the future of environmental law with speakers from around the country. The seminar is open to the public—for more information about the seminar, click here.
Partner Laura Andrew is speaking at PLI’s 2019 Health and Welfare National Conference. January 15, 2019 9:00am (ET) New York, NY ERISA applies to health and welfare plans as well as to retirement plans. However, since its enactment, the predominant focus of ERISA related regulatory activity, plan sponsor compliance and litigation has been on retirement plans. The period following the enactment of the Affordable Care Act has seen a growth in awareness of ERISA: (i) health plan related compliance requirements; as well as (ii) fiduciary provisions, and liability for failure to comply, applicable to… for more information or to register… Read more
This webinar will address the complex legal issues—and pitfalls—associated with distributing products in the United States. Various state laws treat franchise, dealership, and sales-agency agreements differently around the country, and our experienced lawyers will discuss those differences and put them into context with real-life examples of how they can be managed before or after a dispute arises. *CLE Applied For* Program Time – 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm Presented by: Danila Duo, William Maycock, and Parker Sanders. Registration has closed.
Wednesday, October 24, 2018 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm To register, email email@example.com Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP 31st Floor 1230 Peachtree St. NE, Suite 3100 Atlanta, GA 30309
Join us for a unique luncheon focused on how Israeli innovations are changing professional sports. Meet Vered Buskila, VP, The Olympic Committee of Israel and former Israeli Olympian, as she discusses her personal story, highlighting some of her best and worst moments as an Olympic athlete. Feel inspired by her moments of stress, decision-making, crises, failures, and success, learning how not to let the pressure eat away at you. In addition, find out about collaboration and business development between the U.S. and Israel in sports. Click here to RSVP.
This event has concluded. October 11, 2018 Spencer Hotel Excise Walk, IFS, Dublin 1, Ireland 10:00 am – 6:00 pm Lunch Provided Summit Topics Include: A Study on Recent JOLCO Transactions and Their Enhancement Aircraft Repossession: Ireland, the UK, Spain, India, Italy and the United States Update on Aviation Insurance Occurrences and Answers to Your Insurance Queries Protecting Value When Leasing and Trading Engines ABS: Market Update and Practical Concerns Reception follows – Urban Brewing 6:30 pm
Smith, Gambrell & Russell is pleased to announce partner, Nick Rueter will be speaking at the 14th Annual Southeastern M&A/Private Equity Forum. Thursday, October 4, 2018 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Registration for this event is closed.
Smith, Gambrell & Russell is pleased to announce our partner Perry McGuire’s book release Wednesday, October 3, 2018 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP 31st Floor Lobby Promenade, Suite 3100 1230 Peachtree Street N.E. Atlanta, GA RSVP here
Health & Welfare Employee Benefit Plan Issues for 2018 and Beyond September 26, 2018 12:30 pm – 1:15 pm Topic: “IRS/DOL Enforcement Action and Predictions for 2019” To register, please click here.
Join us to learn the latest updates on these key topics in this webinar that can effect every business and potential business in the U.S. September 18, 2018 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Registration has closed. *CLE Credit Applied For*
Health & Welfare Employee Benefit Plan Issues for 2018 and Beyond September 12, 2018 12:30 pm – 1:15 pm Topic: “ACA Reporting and Penalty Response” To register, please click here.
Health & Welfare Employee Benefit Plan Issues for 2018 and Beyond August 29, 2018 12:30 pm – 1:15 pm Topic: “SPDs, SBCs, and SMMs –Common Pitfalls” To register, please click here.
August 24, 2018 7:15 am – 4:15 pm State Bar of Georgia Conference Center in Atlanta 104 Marietta Street NW, Atlanta, GA CLE Hours – 7.5 CLE hours including 1 Professionalism Hour and 6.5 Trial Practice hours. Click here for more information.
Health & Welfare Employee Benefit Plan Issues for 2018 and Beyond August 15, 2018 12:30 pm – 1:15 pm Topic: “Planning Ahead for Open Enrollment 2018” To register, please click here.
On Tuesday, August 14th from 7:30 am to 9:30 am the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) Atlanta will host a breakfast panel on August 14th on how all things international impact the Atlanta Middle-Market investment landscape. Partner, Rett Peaden will be a guest speaker. For more information on this event, click here.
Webinar: GDPR is Here: What to Expect Now? The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a major European law that went into effect on May 25, 2018. It has far-reaching implications for both domestic and international businesses. Join us for a webinar to explore the impact of GDPR and how it will affect your company moving forward. Register Here DATE Wednesday, July 25, 2018 TIME 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Key topics covered: Major GDPR compliance obligations Latest enforcement developments Related U.S. regulatory concerns Evolving contract and business practices Getting compliant (It’s not too late!) Who should attend:… Read more
The Federal Circuit’s 2017 decision in TC Heartland has created a paradigm shift on how litigants in patent cases choose a venue. For decades, patent holders were allowed to sue for infringement in almost any federal district court wherever personal jurisdiction could be established, allowing non-practicing entities (NPEs) to choose venues that would create heavy pressure on defendants to settle and avoid costly litigation. However, with the recent court decision, patent litigation cases have been limited to districts in states where the defendant is incorporated or has a regular and established place of business only. The sudden shift in the… Read more
GDPR is Here: What to Expect Now? The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a major European law that went into effect on May 25, 2018. It has far-reaching implications for both domestic and international businesses. Join us for a luncheon to explore the impact of GDPR and how it will affect your company moving forward. Registration Closed DATE Tuesday, June 19, 2018 LOCATION AMA Conference Center New York City 1601 Broadway (at W 48th St.) Room 901 / 9th Floor New York, NY 10019 | (212) 903-8060 TIME 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Key topics covered: Major… Read more
Workplace 2018: Navigating the Changes in Labor & Employment Law 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 to learn more about the ever-changing laws governing your workplace. Registration is closed. DATE Wednesday, June 6, 2018 The California Club 538 South Flower Street Los Angeles, California 90071 | 213-622-1391 TIME 11:30-11:45 a.m. Registration & Lunch 11:45 a.m. Program Begins 1:25-1:30 p.m. Q&A 1:30 p.m. Adjourn Topics: Employment Law Employee Benefits NLRB Updates and Changes OSHA Updates **Applied for SHRM HRCI credit. An application requesting… Read more
Workplace 2018: Navigating the Changes in Labor & Employment Law 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 8th to learn more about the ever-changing laws governing your workplace. DATE Wednesday, May 8, 2018 Jacksonville Marriott 4670 Salisbury Road Jacksonville, FL 32256 | 904-296-2222 TIME 8:00-8:30 a.m. Registration | Breakfast 8:30 a.m. Program Begins 12:00-12:15 p.m. Lunch Pick-up 12:15-1:00 p.m. Q&A 1:00 p.m. Adjourn TOPICS Recent Developments in Employment Law Sexual Harassment and the #metoo Movement – Will it Sink Your Ship? Update… Read more
Workplace 2018: Navigating the Changes in Labor & Employment Law 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 3rd to learn more about the ever-changing laws governing your workplace. DATE Thursday, May 3, 2018 Crowne Plaza Atlanta Perimeter at Ravinia 4355 Ashford Dunwoody Road Atlanta, Georgia 30346 |770-395-7700 TIME 8:00-8:30 a.m. Registration | Breakfast 8:30 a.m. Program Begins 12:00-12:15 p.m. Lunch Pick-up 12:15-1:00 p.m. Q&A 1:00 p.m. Adjourn Topics: Recent Developments in Employment Law Sexual Harassment and the #metoo Movement – Will… Read more
The American Chamber of Commerce in Russia invites members to participate in a special business event at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 26, 2018, at the AmCham headquarters in Moscow (Lesnaya St. 7). SGR Intellectual Property attorney Bruce A. McDonald will be speaking. DATE Thursday, April 26, 2018 LOCATION Ulitsa Lesnaya 7 Block A, 11th floor Moscow 125047 +7 (495) 961-2141 TIME 3:00pm Register Here Please use the button to register online or send the following information to firstname.lastname@example.org: Name, Position, Company, Telephone
The courtroom brings together a diverse cast of characters: clients, witnesses, judge, jurors, lawyers and others. As in a traditional work setting, each naturally brings to the experience his or her own implicit attitudes and biases about the others. Understanding that dynamic is as much a critical advantage in the courtroom as it is in the boardroom. Join our panel of expert consultants and experienced practitioners as we discuss recognizing and leveraging implicit bias as an intentional litigation technique. CLE Credit: 1.5 total hours, including 1.0 professionalism hour* Panelists: Melanie Miller, Inclusion Strategist Jill Leibold, Ph.D., Director, Jury Research, Litigation… Read more
Join Joe Mandarino and A.J. Rollins for a webinar entitled, “Understanding the New Tax Rules That Will Change Every LLC and Partnership.” While much attention is on the 2017 tax reform package enacted recently, the IRS has been slowly implementing a new set of tax audit rules that will impact almost every partnership and LLC as part of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015. These rules fundamentally change the way partnerships and LLCs will be audited, can result in significant entity-level liability, and can change the economics of these entities and their owners. The rules apply starting January 1, 2018…. Read more
Georgia Judges, Journalists and Lawyers and the First Amendment: A Primer on Recurring and Emerging Issues and the Law Join SGR Partner and Former Chief Justice Leah Ward Sears for her panel at 3:00PM REFLECTIONS ON GEORGIA’S JUDICIAL SYSTEM AND SUPREME COURT: THE ROAD TRAVELED AND AHEAD Moderator: Ed Bean, Poston Communications Panelists include: Hon. Harold D. Melton, Presiding Justice, Georgia Supreme Court Hon. Leah Ward Sears, Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP George “Buddy” Darden, Dentons US LLP Robert S. Highsmith, Jr., Holland & Knight LLP State Bar of Georgia Headquarters 104 Marietta Street NW Atlanta, Georgia 7 CLE hours… Read more
Join SGR attorney and Health Care Practice Leader, Laura Miller Andrew for a brief update on the health care implications of the tax bill. We will review some of the frequently asked questions about the tax bill as it relates to health care. February 6, 2018 12:30 — 1:00pm Laura Miller Andrew is an SGR Partner and member of the Health Care Practice. She concentrates her practice in health care related matters, including health care reform legislation, compliance with HIPAA, federal and state health care anti-fraud laws, such as anti-kickback statute, and Stark Law. She regularly lectures and blogs on these… Read more
Join Joe Mandarino and A.J. Rollins for a webinar entitled, “Understanding the New Tax Rules That Will Change Every LLC and Partnership.” While much attention is on the 2017 tax reform package enacted recently, the IRS has been slowly implementing a new set of tax audit rules that will impact almost every partnership and LLC as part of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015. These rules fundamentally change the way partnerships and LLCs will be audited, can result in significant entity-level liability, and can change the economics of these entities and their owners. The rules apply starting January 1, 2018…. Read more
Join Markus Bahmann, Moderator and SGR Partner, and speaker Frau Dr. Elizabeth Kurzweil, Chief Judge at the Upper District Court in Munich fo a roundtable discussion that will explore alternative methods of settling trademark infringement disputes in Germany’s court system. Treffen Sie Markus Bahmann, Moderator und SGR Partner, und die Sprecherin Frau Dr. Elizabeth Kurzweil, Oberste Richterin am Oberlandesgericht München, zu einem Round-Table-Gespräch, bei dem es um Alternativen zur Beilegung von Markenrechtsstreitigkeiten im deutschen Gerichtswesen geht. January 23, 2018 5:00 PM Smith, Gambrell & Russell Promenadeplatz 12 80333 München, Germany
Join SGR and the Belgian, French, Netherlands and German American Chambers of Commerce as well as the British American Business Council for The 16th Annual Women’s Series Immigration: The Road Map Ahead Thursday, December 7th at 6PM Promenade, Suite 3100 1230 Peachtree Street, NE Atlanta, GA 30309 $20 for FACC, GACC South, BACoS, NACCSE & BABC members $20 for College Students $35 for non-members Price includes a Cocktail Reception U.S. immigration policies impact you, your business, and family. It is not simply a hot political issue to debate. From compliance issues, internship and work visas to green cards and dual-citizenship, we will cover the current topics that affect our personal and business lives and discuss the future of U.S. immigration. If there are specific topics… Read more
Join SGR Partner Laura Miller Andrew for a webinar discussion of the current status of health care, including ‘repeal and replace,’ consumer subsidies and other congressional proposals, as well as the impact of President Trump’s executive orders. Learn about expanded association health plans, HRAs, and possible new initiatives that can impact both employers and employees. November 14, 2017 12:30 — 1:30pm Laura Miller Andrew is an SGR Partner and member of the Health Care Practice. She concentrates her practice in health care related matters, including health care reform legislation, compliance with HIPAA, federal and state health care anti-fraud laws, such as anti-kickback statute,… Read more
Construction contract controls and construction audit webinar series Most organizations eventually experience a construction claim on a project. Every project is unique and every claim is unique. Therefore, the processes and procedures required to ensure a cost effective and efficient resolution must be tailored to the situation. Join us for three brand new webinars dedicated to taking a deep dive into construction claims. Part 3: Settlement November 8, 2017 12:00pm – 1:00pm This webinar will explore examples of claims and court decisions, including what went wrong and right during litigation. We will also discuss your role in the dispute resolution… Read more
Where: The new luxury IPIC Movie Theater, 11 Fulton Street; IPIC Theater will provide plush reclining or oversized seating with tables and in seat waitress service. SGR is also providing all our guests with a pillow, blanket, popcorn and a drink in the theater. Program: 6:00 pm Cocktails and networking in the Tuck Room at the Theater complex 6:45 pm Private screening of Miss Representation* (85 minutes) To ensure you do not miss any of the film, please arrive by 6:40 pm at the latest 8:15 pm Join us if you can for a post screening get together back in the… Read more
SGR congratulates our Partner, Former Chief Justice Leah Ward Sears on the publication of the first biography written about her professional and personal journey: Seizing Serendipity written by Professor Rebecca Shriver Davis. In celebration of the book release we invite you to attend a book signing and fireside chat with Former Chief Justice Sears and Professor Davis Thursday, November 2, 2017 6:00pm — 8:00pm Smith, Gambrell & Russell 1230 Peachtree Street NE, Promenade Suite 3100 Atlanta Please RSVP by October 30th to email@example.com
You’re invited to attend the 2017 Cyber Security Symposium Co-Sponsored by Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP Presenters will address current trends in cyber attacks. By the end of this session, attendees will have an understanding of common cyber threats, what’s at stake and how to prevent their company from attacks. Friday, October 13, 2017 Registration/Breakfast: 8:00-8:30am Program: 8:30-10:30am *there is no cost to attend Georgia Tech Global Learning Center 84 5th Street NW Atlanta, GA 30308
Please join us and your fellow aviation colleagues for the SGR Annual Aviation Summit in Dublin on 12 October. Fred Browne of Aergo Capital will provide the Keynote Address with input throughout the day from panels of industry experts, including representatives from Rolls-Royce, Shannon Engine Support, Marsh (AFIC), Intrepid, Sompo International and PwC. 1000h — 1015h: Registration 1015h — 1800h: Program 1830h — 2100h: Cocktail Reception Discussion topics will include: Aircraft Financings Using the AFIC Insurance Product. Transitioning Engines under OEM After-Market Support Programs. Comparative Analysis of Ireland as a Base for Aviation Business. Impact of BREXIT on Irish Aviation… Read more
SGR is proud to be a sponsor of the 13th Annual Southeast M&A/Private Equity Forum. Date & Time: Thursday, October 12th, 2017 Time: 8:00 am- 5:15 pm Location: The Ballroom at TWELVE Hotel Atlantic Station 361 17th St NW Atlanta, GA 30363
SGR will be a Bronze Sponsor for the 2017 State Bar of Georgia Diversity Program Annual CLE and Luncheon on Sept. 27th. This year’s program is titled, “Moving Forward the Next 25 Years: The Legal Profession’s Responsibility to Advocate For and Promote Inclusion.” Keynote Speaker: Anna-Lisa Corrales General Counsel and Secretary Jaguar Land Rover North America, LLC For more information on registration, click here.
Due to closures associated with Hurricane Irma, this event has been rescheduled for Tuesday, September 26, 2017 SGR attorneys Florian Stamm, Benjamin Brooks, and Parker Sanders present a brief seminar designed to address issues surrounding the site selection process, what you need to know before it’s too late. Topics will include: Site Selection Criteria Legal Pitfalls Incentives and Performance Standards International Issues Register Here Date & Time: Date: Tuesday, September 26, 2017 Time: 5:30 – 7:30 pm Cocktails: 5:30-6:00 pm Panel Discussion: 6:15-7:30 pm Location: Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP 1230 Peachtree Street Promenade, Suite 3100
The French-American Chamber of Commerce Atlanta, The French-American Chamber of Commerce of the Carolinas and Smith Gambrell & Russell invite you to attend a webinar on employee hiring in the US. There are many important considerations when hiring employees in the U.S. It is important to understand your obligations as an employer and what you can and cannot do. Employment laws vary from state to state and Georgia has several employment laws that are critical to understanding as you manage and build your business. During this webinar, Matt Clarke, a partner at Smith, Gambrell & Russell, will address important points to consider in employment law, including the… Read more
Based on interviews conducted over two decades, Balancing the Scales by Sharon Rowen is an insightful look at the story of women lawyers in America. The interviewees include a broad array of lawyers and judges across five generations, including SGR’s former Georgia Supreme Court Justice Leah Ward Sears, along with Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, civil rights attorney Gloria Allred, and Roe v Wade attorney Margie Pitts Hames. They tell their own remarkable and often hilarious stories, from pioneers who paved the way to today’s law students, who don’t yet understand the difficulties they will face in the workplace. It… Read more
SGR is hosting a luncheon for GABWA (Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys) this Thursday – August 31 from 12:00 pm – 1:30pm – “The Law & Politics of Appearance.” Justice Sears, Toysha Massey and Lee Watts will be on the panel discussing the role of appearance in law firms and courtrooms, as well as developing your personal brand at work and beyond. The topic is applicable to all women, and we’d love to have you! CLE credit will be offered. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org Registration at 11:30 am, event begins at noon – we look forward to seeing you there! Location:… Read more
This CLE webinar will provide guidance to environmental counsel on the steps lessees should take, before and after executing a lease, to qualify for and maintain eligibility for protection as a bona fide prospective purchaser (BFPP) under the EPA’s latest enforcement guidance and actions. To register for this event, click here.
Dave Moore will be speaking on the Clean Water Act NPDES permitting over the three-day event. GEC will host an elite group of environmental professionals seeking to exchange knowledge and share ideas around environmental concerns in Georgia and across the Southeast region. The curriculum, designed and developed by our 50-member Steering Committee, offers more than 50 unique courses, allowing attendees to design their own personalized curriculum by selecting nine educational breakout sessions, while receiving approved Continuing Education credits (if applicable). With the combined efforts of the state’s leading environmental organizations, the Annual Georgia Environmental Conference has proven to be a… Read more
Join the Georgia Chapter of the Exit Planning Institute for a deep dive into this critical document that initially outlines the proposed sale of a business. You will learn the new trends in the market. Smith, Gambrell & Russell’s Jonathan Minnen will discuss the required “must haves” and “maybes” deal points for this important document. Learn what the binding and non-binding points are. Discover how these deal points can influence success or shortfall during the due diligence process and final Purchase Agreement. Lastly, understand the need for experienced M&A attorneys to be involved in this transition process. Learning Objectives: Learn… Read more
Please join Dean David Meyer, current students and fellow Tulane Law alumni for a reception. Register Here Date & Time: Thursday August 10th, 2017 Time: 6:30-8:30 pm Location: Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP 1230 Peachtree Street Promenade, Suite 3100 *Building and parking deck located on 15th Street. See driving directions. RSVP by August 4th to email@example.com
A panel of Georgia Judges will gather after the Judicial Council meeting on August 9 at 1 pm to discuss “Promoting Public Access and Transparency in Georgia’s Judicial Branch #Engage.” The panel will be moderated by Jane Hansen, Public Information Officer, Supreme Court of Georgia. Panelists include former Chief Justice Leah Sears (retired), Judge Stephen Dillard, Court of Appeals; Judge Jason Thompson, State of Court of Fayette County; and Judge Allen Wigington, Chief Magistrate, Pickens County. When: August 9, 2017 at 1 pm Where: The Georgian Club This panel will be live streamed here: https://livestream.com/accounts/15641258
Uriel Lynn, President, and Dan Carmeli, CEO, of The Federation of Israeli Chambers of Commerce will be speaking about what the FICC does as well as the Israeli culture of innovation in industries. Register Here Date & Time: Thursday July 13th, 2017 Time: 5:30-7:30 pm Location: Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP 1230 Peachtree Street Promenade, Suite 3100
SGR is hosting a reception and briefing called Cuba: Back to Square One? put on by the World Affairs Council of Atlanta. This event will detail the new Cuba travel regulations imposed by the White House. Date & Time: Wednesday, June 28th 6:30 pm- 8:15 pm Location: Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP 1230 Peachtree Street Promenade, Suite 3100
SGR hosts Global Atlanta’s Latin American Crossroads: Colombia: Peace, Progress, Prosperity. This is the first of a series of events highlighting Atlanta’s connections in the region and aspirations a as a hub for the hemisphere. Date & Time: Tuesday, June 27th 4:30 pm- 6:30 pm Location: Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP 1230 Peachtree Street Promenade, Suite 3100
Smith, Gambrell & Russell will be putting on their hard hats to work alongside Warren Averett for the Atlanta Habitat for Humanity Buildable Hours Day on June 24th. SGR is proud to help build a house for Ms. Whitaker. Homebuyer Profile: Ms. Whitaker is a family advocate for a non-profit where she focuses on single mothers, helping them find jobs, housing, and other needed resources. She is originally from California, and she moved to Atlanta in 2009 because she received a scholarship to attend Clark Atlanta. She graduated with a degree in criminal justice and then obtained a masters in social… Read more
SGR is hosting a reception for the Rotary International Convention. It will be held in the lobby on the 31st floor. Date & Time: Sunday, June 11th 6:30 pm- 8:30 pm Location: Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP 1230 Peachtree Street Promenade, Suite 3100
SGR will be hosting the Atlanta International Arbitration Society for their Plenary Meeting as well as a continuing legal education (CLE) seminar entitled “Ethics and Current Issues in International Commercial Arbitration.” Date & Time: Friday, June 9th 12:00 pm- 2:30 pm Location: Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP 1230 Peachtree Street Promenade, Suite 3100 A conference call will be set up for those who cannot attend. Please contact Jaleesa Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org for further instructions. Lunch will be served.
Now is the time to register for Current Governance Issues in Cooperatives & Condominiums. At this program, sponsored by the New York City Bar’s Committee on Cooperative & Condominium Law, you will learn from an experienced panel about: Expense Allocation Issues in Mixed-Use Condominiums Employment Related Issues in Co-ops and Condominiums Hear from Program Chair Robert J. Braverman of Braverman Greenspun PC, along with a panel of seasoned professionals, including: Andrew Brucker, Montgomery, McCracken Walker & Rhoads LLP Michael T. Manzi, Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP Annette Murray, CPA, Wilkin & Guttenplan, P.C. This program is intended for all counsel… Read more
SGR is hosting the Marist Alumni Gathering in the lobby on the 31st floor.
Workplace 2017: Effective Tools for Managing Labor & Employment Law Issues 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 16th to learn more about the ever-changing laws governing your workplace. Register Here DATE Tuesday, May 16th, 2017 Upper Story 14th Floor 979 3rd Avenue New York, NY 10022 | 212-644-9394 TIME 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. *Lunch will be provided TOPICS Recent Developments in Employment Law in the Northeast Health Care and the New Administration Immigration Changes Under the Trump Administration *Applied for… Read more
Workplace 2017: Effective Tools for Managing Labor & Employment Law Issues 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 4th to learn more about the ever-changing laws governing your workplace. Register Here DATE Thursday, May 4, 2017 Atlanta Marriott Perimeter Center 246 Perimeter Center Parkway NE Atlanta, Georgia 30346 | 770-394-6500 TIME 8:00-8:30 a.m. Registration | Breakfast 8:30 a.m. Program Begins 12:10-1:30 p.m. Breakout Sessions | Lunch 1:30 p.m. Adjourn TOPICS Recent Developments in Employment Law Healthcare and the New Administration OSHA… Read more
Workplace 2017: Effective Tools for Managing Labor & Employment Law Issues 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 3rd to learn more about the ever-changing laws governing your workplace. Register Here DATE Wednesday, May 3, 2017 Jacksonville Marriott 4670 Salisbury Road Jacksonville, FL 32256 | 904-296-2222 TIME 8:00-8:30 a.m. Registration | Breakfast 8:30 a.m. Program Begins 12:10-1:30 p.m. Breakout Sessions | Lunch 1:30 p.m. Adjourn TOPICS Recent Developments in Employment Law Healthcare and the New Administration OSHA Updates Immigration Changes Under the Trump… Read more
Justice Leah Ward Sears and the Lawyer Ladies of SGR are hosting an afternoon tea party.
This event will be a practical and informative seminar held from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. The seminar offers a panel discussion of SGR attorneys addressing issues facing international startups (contract, corporate issues, property law etc…). The panel discussion will conclude with a question and answer session and a reception.
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, email@example.com, for more information.
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 West 44th Street New York, New York 10036 Live Program & Webcast: $229 Member | $329 Nonmember Click here to register.
Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP invites you to a webinar: This webinar features Joe Mandarino and will provide partnership advisers and tax professionals with a thorough guide to the allocation and reporting challenges of partnerships with preferred return provisions in their operating agreements. The panel will discuss the tax risks to individual partners of preferred returns, describe the tax consequences of guaranteed payment treatment and capital shifts, and provide planning tools on how to navigate preferred returns in the absence of definitive IRS guidance. Mr. Mandarino’s practice focuses on corporate, tax and finance law. He is involved with a wide… Read more
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 – 1:30 p.m. EST To RSVP for this webinar, please click HERE. 1.0 hour of CLE credit is pending for the State of Georgia. For questions, please call 404-815-3535
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 of the Obama Administration’s Clean Power Plan. Additional speakers include Dr. Marilyn Brown of the Georgia Tech School of Public Policy, and Brenda Etheridge Brickhouse of TVA. The Georgia Tech School of Public Policy and Emory University’s Climate@Emory are the coordinators of this Town Hall meeting to discuss… Read more
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 summit in the Southeast, our forum continues to provide timely and essential content for corporate counsel, business development, and M&A professionals interested in mastering the art of the deal. The Southeastern M&A/Private Equity Forum provides timely and practical guidance on deal execution, strategic planning, response to… Read more
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
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 22, 2016 5:30PM — 7:30PM 1301 Avenue of the Americas, 21st Floor New York, NY Click here to Register
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 and real life examples in key areas to help you limit your company’s risk. At the offices of Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP 1230 Peachtree Street N.E., Suite 3100
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 language for partnership and operating agreements to avoid costly traps. Wednesday, July 20, 2016 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. EST To RSVP for this webinar, please click HERE. 1.0 hour of CLE credit is pending in Florida, Georgia and New York. CPE certificates available… Read more
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 Bar 42 West 44th St New York, NY 10036 Program Chair & Moderator: Robert J. Braverman, Braverman Greenspun PC Faculty: Steven M. Goldman, Kurzman, Eisenberg, Corbin & Lever LLP Jane Rosenberg, Seiden & Schein, P.C. Howard Schechter, Schechter & Brucker, P.C. Eliot H. Zuckerman, Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP NY… Read more
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 play an important part in assessing an investment opportunity in an early-stage company. To help us address these issues, we have assembled three well-known subject matter experts who will present and discuss intellectual property from both the investor’s and entrepreneur’s perspective. The topics will include:… Read more
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 Hotel 66 Park Avenue E 38th Street New York, NY 10016 |212-885-7000 [TIME] 11:30 a.m. -1:30 p.m. [PROGRAM] Welcome and Overview of Labor & Employment Developments [Pat Hill] Recent Developments in Employment Law in the Northeast [Peter Goodman] Overview and Update of Affordable Care Act [Laura Andrew] Immigration Overview of Temporary Work Visas, Outbound Immigration, and Employment Eligibility Issues [Susie Kim]
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 Parkway Atlanta, GA 30346 | 770-394-6500 [TIME] 8:00-8:30 a.m. Registration | Breakfast 8:30 a.m. Program Begins 12:30-1:30 p.m. Breakout Sessions | Lunch 1:30 p.m. Adjourn [PROGRAM] Overview of Workplace Seminar [Patricia J. Hill] Recent Developments in Employment and Labor Law [Patricia J. Hill] Overview and Update on Affordable Care Act [Laura Miller Andrew] OSHA… Read more
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 Marriott 4670 Salisbury Road Jacksonville, FL 32256 | 904-296-2222 [TIME] 8:00-8:30 a.m. Registration | Breakfast 8:30 a.m. Program Begins 12:30-1:30 p.m. Breakout Sessions | Lunch 1:30 p.m. Adjourn [PROGRAM] Overview of Workplace Seminar [Patricia J. Hill] Recent Developments in Employment and Labor Law [Patricia J. Hill] Overview and Update on Affordable Care Act [Laura Miller Andrew] OSHA Updates [Stephen E. O’Day] Immigration… Read more
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
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 economic development throughout the state. Judging by continued litigation, whether the Georgia-Florida-Alabama Water Wars over water quantity, or property owner disputes involving water contamination, the legal landscape for water is developing rapidly. Given the fundamental importance of water to the State’s future, this seminar provides… Read more
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.
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 of professionalism for in-house counsel Other topics connecting professionalism to the law practice Tuesday, March 8, 2016 Presentation: 4:00 – 5:30 p.m. Reception: 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP 1230 Peachtree Street, NE Promenade Building – Suite 3100 Atlanta, GA Timothy Terrell… Read more
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 government has just issued regulations permitting investments through a new form of Crowdfunding. Film and Music Producers, Creators, Entrepreneurs and Investors may be interested in this new financing mechanism, as well as a summary of the risks and rewards of various other creative funding options…. Read more
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 – 5:00 p.m. Reception: 5:30-6:30 p.m. To RSVP for this seminar, please click here. For questions, please call 404-815-3633