In the News (2016)

Andy Thompson and Steve O’Day blog, “EPA Proposes Ban of TCE for Dry Cleaning Uses” reposted on Mondaq on December 22, 2016. Click HERE to read.


Jim Bikoff and Holly Lance Lanham Act case featured in World Trademark Review on December 16, 2016. Click HERE to read. 


Kathy Zickert quoted in Morgan County Citizen article, “PRD’s Shut Down” on December 15, 2016.  Click HERE to read.


Steve O’Day and Andy Thompson blog, “EPA Announces First Ten Chemicals To Be Evaluated Under TSCA” reposted on Mondaq on December 14, 2016. Click HERE to read.


Joyce Klemmer blog, “Supreme Court Rules On Design Patent Infringement Damages” reposted on Mondaq on December 14, 2016. Click HERE to read.


New Partner Charles Vorndran, Ph.D. highlighted in the New York Law Journal “Movers” article on December 12, 2016. Click HERE to read (subscription required).


Joe Mandarino December 7, 2016 article, “Recent Court Guidance on the Federal Treatment of Tax Credits” published in Bloomberg BNA Tax Management Real Estate Journal .  Click HERE to read (not for reprint).


Environmental and Sustainability Newsletter article, “CWA Violations Can Be Enjoined Even Where A Subsequent Permit Contains More Lenient Terms” reposted on Mondaq on December 5, 2016.  Click HERE to read.


Darren Rowles and Scott Cahalan blog, “Understanding Your Surety’s Indemnity Agreement” reposted on Mondaq on December 2, 2016. Click HERE to read.


The Firm mentioned in December 2, 2016 New York Law Journal article, “Elite Law Firms Increasingly Suing Clients to Collect Fees” for representation in IP suits for telecommunications clients.


Leah Ward Sears mentioned in the November 10, 2016 ImDiversity Web article as a member of the panel selecting the Daily Report’s Attorney of the Year. Click HERE to read.


Greg Kirsch quoted in article, “Should Israel Fear Bursting Tech Bubble?” in the Atlanta Jewish Times on November 27, 2016.  Click HERE to read.


The firm mentioned in Florida Record article, “U. of Florida law school wins mock appellate court contest” for sponsorship of 36th Annual Florida/Georgia Moot Court Competition on November 25, 2016.


Victor Metsch blog, “Of Horses, Bulls and Dog Bites” reposted on Mondaq on November 24, 2016.  Click HERE to read.


New Partner Charles Vorndran, Ph.D. highlighted in the Daily Report on November 22, 2016.


SGR Client Alert, “EEOC Continues To Encourage Courts To Protect Sexual Orientation Under Title VII” reposted on Mondaq on November 21, 2016.  Click HERE to read. 


Steve O’Day blog, “EPA Sends Facility Safety Rule to OMB, Schedules promulgation for December” reposted in Mondaq on November 17, 2016. Click HERE to read.


Leah Ward Sears quoted in the Daily Report article, “Diversity Advocates Stung by Governor’s All-White Judicial Appointments” on November 10, 2016.


Leah Ward Sears mentioned in the Daily Report article as a member of the panel selecting Attorney of the Year on November 10, 2016.


SGR Client Alert, “Cook County Enacts New Paid Sick Leave Ordinance” reposted on Mondaq on November 9, 2016. Click HERE to read. 


SGR Client Alert, “IRS Cost-Of-Living Adjustments Employee Benefit Plan Limitations For 2016” reposted on Mondaq on November 4, 2016.  Click HERE to read. 


SGR Client Alert, “New EEO-1 Form Aims to Collect More Employment Data” reposted on Mondaq and newsR on November 4, 2016 .  Click HERE to read.


Phillip Hoover blog, “EPA Potentially Overstepping Authority” reposted in Mondaq on November 3, 2016. Click HERE to read.


Jim Bikoff and Holly Lance UDRP Action Win for Dollar City posted on Mondaq on November 3, 2016. Click HERE to read. 


Kathy Zickert quoted in AJC article, “Community meeting to introduce new development just east of Decatur” on November 1, 2016. Click HERE to read.


Jonathan Kline quoted in October 31, 2016 New York Post article, “Bulgari sues hotel for making him wait to renovate condo” regarding representation of the developer in the case.  Click HERE to read.


Lisa Smith quoted in October 29, 2016  New York Times article, “Can You Hire the Super for Odd Jobs?”  Click HERE to read.


The firm mentioned in October 28, 2016  Jacksonville Business Journal article, “Why the Florida-Georgia winner may already be decided” for sponsorship of annual moot court competition.  Click HERE to read.


Steve O’Day interviewed for and quoted in October 24, 2016  AJC article, “Solar industry waits for lift from new law.”  Click HERE to read (subscription required).


Labor & Employment Client Alert, “Florida Approves a Double Digit Workers’ Compensation Rate Increase to Take Effect December 1, 2016” reposted on Mondaq on October 20, 2016.  Click HERE to read. 


The firm mentioned in ATL Law Blog for State Bank & Trust/Braves Entertainment Company loan closing on October 20, 2016.


The firm mentioned in Morgan County Citizen article, “HPC voices opposition to development” on October 19, 2016.  Click HERE to read.


Andy Fawbush quoted in Jacksonville Daily Record article “New regulation may impact millions of retirement plans” on October 18, 2016  Click HERE to read the article.


Richard Rivera contributed article, “TTAB Refuses to Register Mark Used in Selling State-Legalized Marijuana” in Mondaq on October 17, 2016.  Click HERE to read.


Jim Bikoff, Holly Lance and Darlene Tzou’s client, Heroes, Inc.’s motion to dismiss a declaratory judgment highlighted in World Trademark Review on October 17, 2016.  Click HERE to read (subscription required).


Phillip Hoover blog, “2015 Cross-State Ruling “Eviscerated Rationale for Regional Haze Rule” reposted on Mondaq.


Ed Wasmuth blog, “The Eleventh Circuit Looks at Disparate Impact Claims of Age Discrimination by Applicants for Employment” reposted on Mondaq on October 17, 2016. Click HERE to read.


Victor Metsch article, “How Good (Guy) is that Guaranty?” reposted on Mondaq on October 11, 2016.  Click HERE to read.


John Saunders interviewed in Global Atlanta article, “Smith Gambrell’s John Saunders Knighted for His Service as Finland’s Honorary Consul” on October 4, 2016. Click HERE to read.


Gibson Lanier article, “United States: Inherent Written Description reposted on Mondaq on October 3, 2016. Click HERE to read.


Richard Rivera contributed October 1, 2016 article, “Failure to Show Acquired Distinctiveness Causes Opposition to Implode” in INTA Bulletin. Click HERE to read.


Richard Rivera contributed October 1, 2016 article, “TTAB Refuses to Register Mark Used in Selling State-Legalized Marijuana” in INTA Bulletin. Click HERE to read.


Justice Leah Ward Sears’s hire and the firm mentioned in the September 28, 2016 Daily Report article, “Baker & Hostetler Lands Schiff Hardin Sports Law Partner; and Other ‘On the Move’ News.”


Andy Fawbush quoted in September 28, 2016 The Florida Times-Union article “New Florida AD Stricklin not afraid of Foley’s shadow.” Click HERE to read the article.


Alan Wachs and Ed Wasmuth case covered in the September 28, 2016 Daily Report article, “Software Exec Says Bar Exam Mistake Wasn’t the Company’s Fault.”


The firm mentioned in the September 22, 2016 ATL Law Blog for hire of Justice Leah Ward Sears. Click HERE to read.


Justice Leah Ward Sears‘s hire and Steve Forte quoted in “Smith, Gambrell & Russell hires former Georgia Chief Justice Leah Ward Sears” in the Metro Atlanta CEO on September 19, 2016. Click HERE to read.


World News covers Justice Leah Ward Sears‘s hire on September 16, 2016  Click HERE to read.


Justice Leah Ward Sears‘s hire and Steve Forte quoted in “Smith, Gambrell & Russell hires former Georgia Chief Justice Leah Ward Sears” in the Atlanta Business Chronicle on September 16, 2016. Click HERE to read.


Ed Pennington, Sid Pandit and Stephanie Scruggs’s win on behalf of client, Verizon in Law360 on September 15, 2016. Click HERE to read.


The firm highlighted and Steve Forte quoted in “Ex-Chief Justice Sears Leaving Schiff Hardin for Smith Gambrell” in the Daily Report on September 15, 2016.


Ed Pennington, John Pennington and Jennifer Feldman mentioned for Caracal Enterprises and Caracal Consulting suit in “Passport Inc., Robert Suranyi Systems Support allegedly infringed upon a copyrighted ticket management system” in Northern California Record on September 15, 2016.


Lisa Smith quoted in “Birds Are Nifty. Their Nests Are Nasty” in Habitat Magazine on September 15, 2016.  Click HERE to read.


Lisa Smith quoted in “When Birds Nest in Bad Places” in The New York Times on September 10, 2016.  Click HERE to read. 


Brett Lockwood’s article, “Connecting to Save Colleagues’ Lives” in the Daily Report on September 7, 2016.


Ed Wasmuth blog, “What Happens When the Designated Arbitrator is Unavailable” reposted on Mondaq on September 5, 2016.  Click HERE to read.


Jim BikoffBruce McDonald and Holly Lance Heroes, Inc. case decision highlighted in “Heroes Victorious In The District Of Maryland” in IP Frontline.


Client Alert, “The Clock Ticks Down: New DOL Overtime Rules Set to Take Effect on December 1” reposted on Mondaq on September 1, 2016.  Click HERE to read.


Jim BikoffBruce McDonald and Holly Lance Heroes, Inc. case “Heroes Victorious In The District Of Maryland” reposted on Mondaq on August 31, 2016. Click HERE to read.


Eliot Zuckerman quoted in The Cooperator article, “Home Safe Home How to Handle the Aftermath of a Crime in Your Co-op or Condo” on August 31, 2016. Click HERE to read.   


Steve Brust, Jennifer Pruden, James Cummings and Chloe Furfine highlighted in Jax Financial News & Daily Record “Pro bono spotlight: Landlord-tenant project launches this summer” on August 22, 2016. Click HERE to read.


The firm mentioned in ATL Law Blog on August 9, 2016 for client Cherry Street Energy’s first Solar Energy Procurement Agreement under HB 57.  Click HERE to read.


SGR blog, “The Eleventh Circuit Again Favors Arbitration” reposted on Mondaq and newsR on August 4, 2016. Click HERE to read. 


John Ethridge, Nick Rueter, Eric Mandus, and Mitch Blanchard mentioned in ATL Law Blog on August 2, 2016 for Vanguard Truck Centers representation.  Click HERE to read. 


Kathy Zickert  and the firm mentioned in The Brookhaven Post article, “Denial of 24-acre parking facility in Chamblee sparks legal action” on July 29, 2016. Click HERE to read.


John McCarthy quoted in The New York Law Journal.com article, “Former Reed Smith Partner’s Hire DQ’s New Firm IP Suit” on July 25, 2016. Click HERE to read (subscription required).


John McCarthy and the firm mentioned in Law.com article, “Former Reed Smith Partner’s Hire DQ’s New Firm IP Suit” on July 25, 2016.


Coverage of Kathy Zickert’s participation as moderator of Bisnow’s “2016 Cumberland Expansion” panel on July 20, 2016. Click HERE to read. 


Andy Thompson’s Environmental and Sustainability newsletter article and blog , “Georgia Supreme Court Decision Regarding Causation Testimony in Asbestos Case” reposted in Mondaq on July 19, 2016. Click HERE to read. 


Jim Bikoff’s appointment “Partner James Bikoff of Smith, Gambrell & Russell Appointed Chair of the Trademark Litigation in the American Bar Association Section of Intellectual Property Law” in public.com on July 19, 2016.


John McCarthy and the firm mentioned in Law360 article, “7th Circuit Tosses Fee Appeal From GT Automation Buyer” on July 11, 2016. Click HERE to read. 


Kathy Zickert quoted in AJC article “74-story condo tower planned in Midtown Atlanta” on July 13, 2016. Click HERE to read. 


Jim Bikoff’s International Olympic Committee et al v. Frayne Jr. et al., Case 4:15-cv-03277 (S.D. Tex.) litigation referenced in “Olympic committee’s domain dispute trimmed (S.D. Tex)” in WestLaw in July 2016. Click HERE to read (subscription required).


The firm mentioned in “Uninjured creditor lacks standing to fight fee award to trustee’s attorneys (C.A.7 (Ind.))” in WestLaw in July 2016. Click HERE to read (subscription required). 


Ed Wasmuth’s blog, “The Continuing Asbestos Saga” reposted in Mondaq On July 11, 2016. Click HERE to read.


Ed Wasmuth mentioned in “Georgia Court of Appeals Reverses $7.1M Verdict Against Title Insurer Over One Key Date” in the Daily Report on July 1, 2016.


John McCarthy and the firm mentioned in Law360 article, “Ex-Reed Smith Atty Rebuts DQ Attempt In Copyright Case” on June 23, 2016. Click HERE to read.


Eliot Zuckerman quoted in the June 2106 “Co-op vs. Condo” article in The Cooperator.  Click HERE to read.


Andy Fawbush’s new UF committee appointment on newsoneplace in WorldNews article “SGR Attorney Andy Fawbush Appointed to University of Florida Athletics Director Search Committee” on June 23, 2016. 


Andy Fawbush’s new UF committee appointment in The Florida Times Union’s jacksonville.com article “Two from Jacksonville on committee to choose successor ro Florida AD Jeremy Foley” on June 22, 2016. Click HERE to read the article.


Andy Fawbush’s new UF committee appointment in florida247sports article “Florida announces members of eight-man AD search committee” on June 22, 2016. 


SGR’s representation of Heritage Growth Partners in June 20, 2016 ATL Law Blog article “East West Manufacturing, LLC Announces Growth Investment.”  Click HERE to read the article.


John Saunders for SGR client, Oilon’s new headquarters in June 15, 2016 publicnow.com article “SGR Client, Finnish Company Oilon, Opens New US Headquarters in Thomasville, GA.”


Joe Mandarino’s podcast with Bentley Tolk, “Legal Marketing Launch” posted on June 3, 2016. Click HERE to listen.


Kathryn Zickert, Patricia Hill, Kristen Lewis and Dana Mark honored as Women in the Law in Best Lawyers of America, Business Edition, Spring 2016. Click HERE to read the issue.


John McCarthy and SGR mentioned in June 14, 2016 Law360 articleCowen Wants Firm DQ’d In Oil Trade Publisher Copyright Fight” regarding representation of EIG. Click HERE to read the article.


Greg Kirsch and Dale Lischer in publicnow.com article “SGR’s Greg Kirsch and Dale Lischer Recognized on List of the World’s Leading Patent Professionals of 2016.”


Jim Bikoffs June 2016 article  “Infringers Ignore Permanent Injunction Orders at their Peril” in World Trademark Review. Click HERE to read the article (subscription required).


Jim Black‘s article “Begrenzte Kapitalmarktrisiken im Land der unbegrenzten Möglichkeiten” (“Limited Capital Market Risks in the Land of Unlimited Possibilities”) in the leading German financial markets newspaper Börsenzeitung.


SGR’s representation of Heritage Growth Partners in benzinga article “East West Manufacturing, LLC Announces Growth Investment” on May 31, 2016. Click HERE to read the article.


The firm recognized along with Thomas Asselin, Jay Schwartz, David Moore, Steve O’Day, Scott Woldow, Greg Kirsch, Peter Barlow and Marc Latman for 2016 Chambers rankings in publicnow.com in May 2016.


SGR’s representation of  Lamin-Art, Inc. in publicnow.com article “SGR Represents Lamin-Art, Inc. in Acquisition by Arborite.”


SGR’s representation of Luminex announced in “Luminex Corporation Signs Definitive Agreement to Acquire Nanosphere, Inc..”  Click HERE to read.


Jim Bikoff and Holly Lance on SGR Client, the National Grange, Major Trademark Wins in World Trademark Review.  Click HERE to read more.


John Tyler and A.J. Rollins settlement in Estate of David Lovins, Sr. case with extraordinary result in Bloomberg BNA Daily Tax Report, ”IRS Settles Accountant’s $6.8M Estate Deficiency for $251K.”


Steven Richman’s article, “Earn-Outs in Cross Border Acquisitions: Managing Code Sec. 956 Exposure” published in International Tax Journal.


Jim Bikoff published in Law360, “Pros and Cons of A .Insurance Domain Name.”  Click HERE to read more.


The firm mentioned in the Daily Report as one of the top ten Atlanta firms in the Am Law 100, the 100 highest-grossing U.S. firms.


The firm mentioned in StreetInsider.com article for representing Luminex Corporation in acquisition of Nanosphere. Click HERE to read more.


Stephen Forte interviewed by the Daily Report regarding 2015 performance, the firm’s expansion and plans for 2016.


The firm and Joe Mandarino mentioned in Law360 for representing Auto Sales of Lawrenceville in a tax bill petition against the IRS.  Click HERE to read more.


Public. reports on the firm’s representation of SASCO Chemical Group, Inc. in acquisition.


The firm mentioned in the Daily Report for two new attorneys, Thomas Backes and Matthew Moore, who joined the Atlanta office.


Laura Miller Andrew was interviewed in The Ambulatory M&A Advisor article “Expansion Challenges Owners May Face.”


World News reports on SGR Client’s, the National Grange, Major Trademark Wins. Click HERE to read more.


The firm and Harrison Anthony were mentioned in the Daily Report for a case dismissal.


World News reports on SGR’s recognition in the BTI Brand Elite 2016 for third year in a row. Click HERE to read more.


The firm and Ed Wasmuth were mentioned in the Daily Report for a suit that has been upended.


Jim Bikoff’s article “A Trademark Overhaul! Amendments to the Canadian Trade-marks Act and Their Effect on U.S. Trademark Owners” in ABA’s Landslide Magazine.


The firm mentioned in World News for five new attorneys, Thomas Backes, Michael Glanzman, Jon E. Linder, Terra Martin and Matthew Moore. Click HERE to read more.


Scott Woldow’s podcastThe Importance of Trademark Protection primarily for Startup Companies and New Businesses” with Private Label Podcast.


Settlement proposed in Tim Bumann’s class action lawsuit that alleges safety defects in Taurus Pistols. Click HERE to read the newswire.


Lisa Smith quoted in “Capital Funding and the Law” in The Cooperator New York.  Click HERE to read the article.


Jim Bikoff and Holly Lance’s article  “New Legislation Enhances Customs & Border Patrol’s Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights” in World Trademark Review.  Click HERE to read the article.


Tom Wiseman was quoted in c&en‘s article “Royalties suit against Harvard moves ahead” Click HERE to read the article.


Jim Black was interviewed in the article “Executives Subject to Heightened Liability Risks in Connection with US M&A Deals.”


The firm mentioned for three newly-elected Atlanta partners, Eugene Bryant, Julie Sebastian and John Weeks IV in the Daily Report  “15 Firms Announce New Partners in Atlanta and Other Georgia Offices.”


Former Executive Director Sandra Mallory’s retirement was spotlighted in the Daily Report  “After 50 Years, Smith Gambrell’s Executive Director Sandra Mallory Is Retiring”


Den Webb was mentioned in Decaturish “Fuqua updates residents about third phase of Decatur Crossing project.”  Click HERE to read more.


Peter Goodman and Victor Metsch were mentioned in the New York Law Journal and Leagle, Inc. “The Singer Group, Inc. v. Nine West Holdings, Inc., 14-cv-3619.”


Brett Lockwood was interviewed in the article “Pay Attention to these Small Business Lawsuit Trends.”


 

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