In the News (2007)

On November 29, 2007, the Daily Report reported on Real Estate Jon Gallant who closed on a $113 million, seven-property acquisition and development financing for Place Properties.


Employer Services attorney Matt Clarke was quoted in the Daily Report on October 31, 2007, in an article entitled “GCs to Employees: Think Before You Send.” Matt commented on the importance of in-house counsel to do e-mail etiquette training.


Banking attorney Bobby Schwartz was featured in the Daily Report on October 11, 2007, in the Deal Watch column. He represented Touchstone Bancshares Inc. on a planned IPO.


International Law attorney Florian Stamm provided extensive comments to GlobalAtlanta on September 24, 2007 on proposed changes in registration requirements for travelers to the U.S. in an article entitled “Swiss Ambassador Says New U.S. Process for Travelers Could Hurt Business, Tourism.”


Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP was featured in GlobalAtlanta on September 24, 2007 in an article entitled “All Swiss-American Chamber Chapters.” SGR hosted an event for Ulrich Hann, consul general of Switzerland in Atlanta. International Law attorney Florian Stamm helped organize the event.


Securities attorney Terry Schwartz was featured in the Daily Report on August 2, 2007, in the Deal Watch column. She gave advice to Ebix Inc. on the sale of 400,000 shares of common stock.


On June 6, 2007, the Daily Report reported on David Burge’s appointment by the Governor to the Georgia Superior Court Clerks’ Cooperative Authority board.


Environmental attorney Steve O’Day authored “Pioneer Left Us Pristine Marshlands” which appeared in the Daily Report on April 26, 2007. Steve paid tribute to former judge and environmentalist Ogden Doremus.


Real Estate attorney Tom Spillman was featured in the Atlanta Business Chronicle on March 2, 2007, in a news article entitled “Big Lease Shows How to Adapt On a Tight Schedule.” Tom was highlighted as the attorney who completed the real estate transaction.


International Law attorney Florian Stamm was featured in GlobalAtlanta on March 2, 2007 in a news article entitled “Swiss Chamber Here Elects New Officers and Board Members.” Florian was appointed as Secretary.


Bond attorney Jim Monacell was featured in the Super Lawyers 2007 Magazine in March 2007 in a news article entitled “Have Camera, Will Travel.” Jim’s hobby of photography was featured.


International Law attorney Florian Stamm was quoted in the Atlanta Business Chronicle on February 16, 2007 in an article entitled “Promise of Poland Lures Businesses.” Florian commented on the economic relations between Poland and Georgia.


Environmental attorney Steve O’Day was quoted in the Daily Report on February 13, 2007 in a news article entitled “Builders, Activists Fight Over Marshlands.” Steve expressed his opinion on the importance of protecting the Georgia coastal marshlands.


Technology attorney Brett Lockwood and Securities attorney Tim Elder were featured in the Daily Report on February 8, 2007 in the Deal Watch column. Their support of client Ebix Inc. in acquiring a rival was featured.


Timber attorneys Mark Pottorff, Sharon Duvall, Jon Gallant and Alex Clay were featured in the Atlanta Business Chronicle’s Legal Dealmakers on January 19, 2007 for their 900,000 acre land acquisition deal for TimberStar.


Attorneys Jonathan Minnen, David Burge and Phillip Hoover were featured in the Daily Report on January 18, 2007, in the Deal Watch column. The attorneys gave advice to Sam’s Real Estate Holdings on its purchase of 47 Shell gas stations.

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