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.
Wednesday, October 30, 2019 | 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Where 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 TBD) New Jersey: TBD California: TBD Pennsylvania: TBD This program provides transitional/non-transitional… 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 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.
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.
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
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 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.
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
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.
Steve O’Day will speak on October 16 at a seminar entitled “Ethical Issues and Solutions in the New World of Cannabis”. Steve’s topic will be “Legal Ethics When Advising a Business That is Legal Under State Law But May Be Illegal Under Federal Law.” The seminar will take place at Smith, Gambrell & Russell’s Midtown Atlanta offices from 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. More information and registration are available at www.kaag.co. Steve also spoke at the first annual ReLeafCon Medical Cannabis Summit on September 28. His topic was the potential for pesticide residue in medical cannabis, and what laws and… Read more
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 Click here to RSVP.
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.
Steve O’Day will speak at ReLeafCon, the ReLeaf Medical Cannabis Summit 2019, this Saturday, September 28, at the W Hotel Atlanta. The conference is scheduled from 8:30 – 5:00. Steve’s topic is “Pesticides in Cannabis: Regulatory Developments and Challenges”, and will cover the potential for pesticide residues and contamination in hemp and medical marijuana products due to the lack of federal recognition and regulation of medical uses of cannabis. Visit ReLeafCon for more information on the summit.
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. To RSVP, click here.
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.
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
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.
Please join Indica Capital Group, Smith Gambrell & Russell and Cherry Bekaert in an educational symposium with panel discussions that explore investment opportunities and the impact across the Southeast. Astonishing economic opportunities are emerging as cannabis moves mainstream. Roughly 30 years after the internet revolution and 50 years after the software revolution, the world is now on the verge of a green industrial revolution. With the 2018 Farm Bill allowing for the production of industrial hemp across the country, Georgia has joined other states and opened the opportunity for private businesses to grow in the cannabis field. Wednesday, June 26… 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.
This seminar will focus on the rapidly emerging cannabis and hemp production and processing industry. Steve O’Day, head of SGR’s Cannabis Law Practice, will address industry trends. Loveless Johnson III, CEO of AmeriGreen Organics, LLC, an industrial hemp company based in New Mexico will offer insights on the opportunities and challenges relative to early stage companies in the industry. Join us to network with participants in the industry. Tuesday, June 25th 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Registration for this event is closed. Location: Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP 1230 Peachtree St. NE, Suite 3100 Atlanta, GA 30309
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
Join Conexx and Honeysuckle Magazine to learn about innovations in cannabis from Israel. The lunch and learn consists of a viewing of the 1-hr documentary, “The Hemp Road”, as well as a discussion portion of the event focusing on the breakthroughs in Israeli research and the cannabis plant’s significance in Judaism as sacred medicine. Did you know that an Israeli scientist, Dr. Raphael Mechoulam, discovered CBD and THC molecules? Honeysuckle magazine will be discussing their interview with Dr. Inbar Maymon-Pomeranchik, the head of the Israeli biotech firm BioDiligence, and former student of Dr. Raphael Mechoulam. May 10, 2019 11:30am-2:00pm Smith, Gambrell & Russell 1230… 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.
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.
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
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 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 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.
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’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.
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
Many companies are facing a myriad of issues as they sort through questions, issues and opportunities with cannabis law in Georgia and beyond. Join us for this symposium and cocktail reception as we explore various topics, including: Overview of U.S. and Georgia cannabis law Where is cannabis law going? Patents, trademarks and innovations Cannabis law issues that employers face and what to expect Business transactions and the regulatory minefield of cannabis *CLE applied for* SGR Speakers: Matt Clarke, Partner Greg Kirsch, Partner Steve O’Day, Partner Anne Pitter, Partner Guest Speakers: Dan Glasser, Director of Business Development Indica Capital Group, LLC… Read more
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 including Legal (sort of) Cannabis Employee Benefits NLRB Updates and Changes OSHA Updates **Applied for SHRM… 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
Keep up with the ever-changing Labor & Employment Laws with this one-hour webinar dedicated to answering those tricky questions. Our SGR Labor & Employment attorneys will cover a variety of relevant topics including: cannabis, the #metoo movement, paid leave, Americans with Disabilities Act, and workplace violence and safety. March 22, 2018 1:00pm – 2:00pm (EST) SGR Speakers: Patrick Cain, Los Angeles Matthew Clarke, Atlanta Yash Dave, Jacksonville Patricia Hill, Jacksonville Kiyo Kojima, Atlanta Topics covered: In the Weeds: Legal (sort of) Cannabis and the Workplace Sexual Harassment: The Impact of the #metoo movement ADA: How to Make Your Website… Read more
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
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
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
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