Feb 20, 2017

Real Estate

Serving the Firm’s clients in the real estate industry and also those engaged in real estate transactions incidental to other businesses, the real estate attorneys have a broad base of experience in meeting our clients’ needs relating to acquisitions, investments, development, financing, construction, ownership, management, leasing, timber and dispositions of various types of commercial real estate, and all aspects of residential properties including condominiums and cooperatives, and the conversion process. Our practice is diverse and sophisticated, and we are proud of our success in assisting our clients in responding to the challenges and opportunities of the real estate industry and the… Read more

Aug 25, 2016



The Construction Law Group of Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP represents clients in all facets of the industry, including public and private owners, developers, design professionals, engineers, construction managers, general contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, and surety companies. Several attorneys within the Group hold engineering or technical degrees, with extensive construction and environmental experience providing clients “value-added” insight as well as providing day-to-day advice on all legal issues affecting the construction process. Our Construction Law service offering includes: Drafting and Negotiating Agreements A major part of the Group’s practice is focused upon prevention and resolution of disputes by working with clients before… Read more

Aug 25, 2016



As the energy industry continues to rapidly evolve, the Energy Law Practice Group of Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP is experienced and prepared to assist with your energy project. In their roles as legal counselors, the Energy Law attorneys of Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP provide transactional, regulatory and dispute resolution services for businesses in this industry.  SGR attorneys have extensive experience before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), including Federal Power Act regulatory requirements, Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act requirements, Energy Consumer Protection Act, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration requirements, and many others. SGR attorneys have represented utilities, independent… Read more

Jun 7, 2018

Entertainment & Sports

Sports and Entertainment

The attorneys in the Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP’s Entertainment & Sports Law practice group have a wealth of experience representing individual writers, actors, producers, managers, agents, sports figures, and other professionals and companies engaged in the music, film, literary publishing, and sports industries. We provide the full spectrum of intellectual property, transactional, litigation, and corporate services to our clients in these industries. We assist these clients in connection with industry-specific agreements and transactions, such as book publishing and film production agreements, music licensing and clearances, life story rights acquisitions, sponsorships, and endorsements. Our services cover diverse needs, from helping… Read more

Aug 25, 2016

Financial Services

financial services

Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP has an active practice in virtually all areas of commercial financing (secured and unsecured) including factoring, asset-based lending, securitization, capital, and operating leases. SGR also handles commercial transactions including manufacturing, distribution and sales contracts, letters of credit, and bulk transfers. In the area of commercial lending and finance, we represent numerous state and federally chartered banks and financial institutions located in the Southeast and other parts of the United States. Our representation of banks and other financial institutions includes structuring, negotiating, documenting and closing sales of accounts receivable (factoring), loans secured by accounts receivable, chattel… Read more

Aug 25, 2016

Global Transport

Air Transport

The aviation practice of Smith Gambrell commenced in 1927 with its representation of the predecessor to Eastern Airlines and began to prosper alongside the ascent of Eastern Airlines. For over 60 years, Smith Gambrell served as Eastern’s general external legal counsel and represented the airline in virtually all aspects of its business until its sale to Texas Air in 1989. During the years since its inception, Smith Gambrell’s Air Transport Industry Group has greatly broadened its industry representation to include other airlines, finance, and operating lessors, financiers, aviation equipment owners, managers and investors, aviation joint ventures and joint venture partners,… Read more

Apr 7, 2017

Health Care and Life Sciences

health care attorneys

SGR’s authoritative knowledge and cross-discipline expertise help clients confidently navigate one of the most highly regulated and complex industries. As the Health Care and Life Sciences industry becomes exponentially more complex each year, the pervasive risk of regulatory non-compliance and litigation combined with competitive threats and pressure to produce profits put more stress than ever before on administrators and practitioners. Smith Gambrell Russell’s (SGR’s) team of Health Care and Life Sciences attorneys counsel clients on the full spectrum of legal matters with a collaborative and cross-disciplinary approach that delivers comprehensive, creative and compliant advice on any issue. Our client base… Read more

Aug 25, 2016



The Hospitality Services Group of Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP includes attorneys from multiple practice areas who have experience with the full range of business and legal needs of the hospitality industry. The hospitality industry is a multifaceted and multinational industry covering a broad array of legal specialties. Providing legal counsel to the hospitality industry requires an experienced and knowledgeable law firm with an understanding of the many disciplines that result in a successful hospitality business. The attorneys who make up the Firm’s Hospitality Services Group are selected based on their experience at the Firm and their expertise in the… Read more

Apr 19, 2023

Insurance and Reinsurance

As disputes affecting the insurance and reinsurance industry have grown more varied and complex, so too have the legal skills and industry knowledge base required to serve clients effectively. We are immersed not just in the intricacies of reinsurance custom and practice—we also bring a deep understanding of the commercial relationships upon which industry participants depend. Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP has successfully represented a broad cross-section of participants in the insurance industry at almost every level. Whether the client is an insurer, reinsurer, agent or broker, and whether the matter is transactional, regulatory or litigation-oriented, our attorneys have the… Read more

Aug 25, 2016



Smith, Gambrell & Russell has long assisted manufacturers in many industries with a wide variety of legal issues encountered by a manufacturing business. Drawing upon experienced lawyers in each of our offices and from over 40 practice groups — from corporate and finance issues and economic incentives, to employment practices and litigation, to environmental compliance and intellectual property protection — we routinely help each of our manufacturing clients address the many legal issues faced by their business. Our Manufacturing practice includes a strong base of experience across numerous industry sectors, including: Automotive Electronics Energy Building Materials Machinery Food Production Chemicals… Read more