In the News

SGR mentioned for client representation in Law360 article, “Smith Gambrell Guides CatchMark Venture’s $498M Land Sale” on July 30, 2021. Click HERE to read (subscription may be required).


Justice Leah Ward Sears quoted in The Bakersfield Californian article, “Kemp’s ‘unmatched’ record of appointments draws praise, scorn” on July 26, 2021. Click HERE to read.


SGR again mentioned as a tenant in the new 1105 West Peachtree commercial development project  in AJC article, “Pandemic and Great Recession worlds apart for commercial real estate” on July 24, 2021. Click HERE to read (subscription may be required).


SGR mentioned as a tenant in the new 1105 West Peachtree commercial development project in Midtown Atlanta in AJC article, “Where metro Atlanta’s big development projects stand” on July 24, 2021. Click HERE to read (subscription may be required).


Justice Leah Ward Sears quoted in AJC article, “Grayson sues to force Gwinnett tax commissioner to collect city taxes” on July 23, 2021. Click HERE to read.


Justice Leah Ward Sears mentioned for her appointment as the first African American woman to serve on Georgia’s Supreme Court in Georgia Recorder article, “Kemp names Verda Colvin to fill Georgia Supreme Court seat” on July 20, 2021. Click HERE to read.


Alex Brock mentioned for client representation in Gainesville Times article, “What’s next for huge cold storage warehouse proposed at this northeast Hall location” on July 19, 2021. Click HERE to read.


Judy de León Jarecki-Black, Ph.D. highlighted in Law360 article, “IP Hires: Venable, Greenspoon Marder, Dickinson Wright” on July 16, 2021. Click HERE to read (subscription may be required).


Roger Maldonado, John McCarthy, Edward Heppt, and Morgan Manley successful in client representation announced in “Statement by New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer on Mayor de Blasio’s Rescinding of EEO 101 and Restoring Checks and Balances” on July 16, 2021. Click HERE to read.


New Biotech/Chemistry Patent Team Leader,  Judy de León Jarecki-Black, Ph.D. featured in Law360 article, “Former In-House Global IP Head Pivots To Smith Gambrell” on July 14, 2021. Click HERE to read (subscription may be required).


Tony Cochran mentioned for his participation as a judge on the On the Rise Awards panel in Daily Report/Law.com article, “Georgia Legal Awards Honorees—Including Attorney of the Year Finalists—Announced” on July 12, 2021. Click HERE to read (subscription may be required).


 Peter Crofton interviewed as the the re-elected chair of the Construction Law Section of the State Bar of Georgia in Law360Pulse article, “Smith Gambrell Partner On Ga. Bar’s Construction Section” on July 9, 2021. Click HERE to read (subscription may be required).


SGR mentioned for client representation in “Stringer sues de Blasio over emergency contracting order” on July 8, 2021. Click HERE to read.


Roger Maldonado, John McCarthy, Edward Heppt, and Morgan Manley mentioned for client representation in Law360 article, “NYC Comptroller Sues To End Mayor’s Contract Emergency” on July 7, 2021. Click HERE to read (subscription may be required).


Lisa Smith quoted in Habitat Magazine article, “A New Gray Area for Co-op Boards: Vaccine or Mask” on July 5, 2020. Click HERE to read (subscription may be required).


Tony Cochran quoted in AJC article, “Developer fights cancellation of lease to commercialize Paulding airport” on June 29, 2021. Click HERE to read.


Lisa Smith quoted in New York Times article, “Can My Building Ask Residents for Proof of Vaccination?” on June 26, 2020. Click HERE to read.


Justice Leah Ward Sears quoted in Daily Report/Law.com “Southeast Takeaways: Remote Work Doesn’t Have to Stymie Career Progress—but Don’t Stay Home Too Long, Partners Say” on June 25, 2021. Click HERE to read (subscription may be required).


SGR’s Trust & Estates Trends newsletter article, “Exculpatory Clauses, Or The Few Words That Could Make A Big Difference” quoted in MarketWatch The Moneyist article, “‘When we found out, all hell broke loose’: My father used a family trust to secretly build a house — he rents it to his third wife’s friends at below-market rent” on June 24, 2021. Click HERE to read (subscription may be required).


Ed Pennington mentioned for client representation (with John Moy) in Law360 article, “Justices Won’t Hear Dispute Over Atty Fees In Patent Cases” on June 14, 2021. Click HERE to read (subscription may be required).


Justice Leah Ward Sears mentioned for leading the Georgia Federal Judicial Nominations Commission in Rome News-Tribune article, “Fate of fulltime federal judgeship in Rome depends on Biden appointment ” on June 12, 2021. Click HERE to read.


SGR mentioned for client representation in Equipment Finance Advisor article, “First Foundation to Acquire TGR Financial, First Florida Integrity Bank” on June 4, 2021. Click HERE to read.


SGR mentioned for client representation in Monitor Daily article, “First Foundation to Acquire TGR Financial in $295MM Transaction” on June 4, 2021. Click HERE to read.


SGR mentioned for client representation in citybiz article, “First Foundation to Acquire TGR Financial and Its Bank Subsidiary, First Florida Integrity Bank” on June 3, 2021. Click HERE to read.


SGR mentioned for client representation in Dallas Business Journal article, “Two months after moving its headquarters, First Foundation is expanding its presence in fifth state” on June 3, 2021. Click HERE to read (subscription may be required).


Peter Crofton quoted in in Law360 Pulse article, “What Attys Say About New Rules For Georgia’s Biz Court” on June 3, 2021. Click HERE to read (subscription may be required).


SGR mentioned for client representation in Law360 Pulse article, “Law360 Pulse’s Spotlight On Mid-Law Work” on May 21, 2021. Click HERE to read (subscription may be required).


Lisa Smith quoted in The New York Times Ask Real Estate article, “Kids Will Be Kids, but Their Parents Should Know Better” on May 15, 2021. Click HERE to read (subscription may be required).


Alex Khoury and Thanousinh Kueper highlighted for appointments to the inaugural Board of the Atlanta Chapter of the Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists in ACEDS article, “ACEDS Announces New Atlanta Chapter” on May 12 2021. Click HERE to read.


Attorneys elected to SGR partnership, Susan Atkinson, James Lambe, Matthew Moore, John Pennington, Richard Rivera, and Ariane Smith, mentioned in Law360 article, “Law360 Names Attys Who Moved Up The Firm Ranks In Q1” on May 7, 2021. Click HERE to read (subscription may be required).


SGR mentioned for client representation in Law360 article, “Law360 Pulse’s Spotlight On Mid-Law Work” on May 7, 2021. Click HERE to read (subscription may be required).


Justice Leah Ward Sears mentioned for her Anti-Defamation League’s Lifetime Achievement Award in Patch.com article, “Sears, Jospin Recognized For Careers Winning ‘Justice For All'” on April 30, 2021. Click HERE to read.


New lateral attorneys, Jason Huff and Mickey Jett featured in Law360 article, “Smith Gambrell Adds Two Ex-King & Spalding Attys” on April 28, 2021. Click HERE to read (subscription may be required).


Ben Graham-Evans quoted as Website Officer of International Bar Association Aviation Law Committee in IBA article, “Aviation: sector experiences ‘worst year in history’” on April 22, 2021. Click HERE to read.


Justice Leah Ward Sears mentioned for leading the Georgia Federal Judicial Nominations Commission in The Augusta Chronicle article, “Johnson appointed to federal advisory commission” on April 19, 2021. Click HERE to read.


SGR CIO Chris McDaniel  quoted in Law.com article, “Remote Work Is Here to Stay. Here’s Your Guide to What That Means for the Future.” on April 13, 2021. Click HERE to read (subscription may be required).


Justice Leah Ward Sears mentioned in Law360 article, “Ga Law…PI Case Dismissal” on April 13, 2021. Click HERE to read (subscription may be required).


Ed Pennington mentioned for client representation in Law360 article, “Delivery Co. Asks High Court For Atty Fees In IP Dispute” on April 12, 2021. Click HERE to read.


Justice Leah Ward Sears interviewed regarding her Anti-Defamation League’s Lifetime Achievement Award, Georgia voting bill, and racial justice by WSB-TV Atlanta in “One on One with former GA Supreme Court Chief Justice Leah Ward Sears” on April 11, 2021. Click HERE to watch.


Emily Ward mentioned in Law360 Pulse article, “Atlanta Bar Elects Barnes & Thornburg Partner As President…” on April 9, 2021. Click HERE to read (subscription may be required).


Joe Mandarino Expert Analysis, “Partial Repeal Could Resolve Biden’s SALT Cap Dilemma” published in Law360 on April 9, 2021. Click HERE to read (subscription may be required).


SGR CIO Chris McDaniel interviewed and quoted in The American Lawyer/Law.com article, “Four Things to Learn From the People Who Saved Law Firms” on April 6, 2021. Click HERE to read (subscription may be required).


Justice Leah Ward Sears quoted from previous article regarding for her new appointment in Daily Report/Law.com “The Short List: The Latest on Judicial Selection in Georgia” on April 6, 2021. Click HERE to read (subscription may be required).


Victor Metsch and Edward Heppt mentioned for client representation in the New York Law Journal/Law.com ”Realty Law Digest” on April 6, 2021. Click HERE to read (subscription may be required).


SGR CIO Chris McDaniel interviewed and quoted in Daily Report Southeast Takeaways newsletter article, “Four Things to Learn From the People Who Saved Law Firms” on April 5, 2021. Click HERE to read.


Steve Brust mentioned for client representation in the Triangle Business Journal article, “Dismissals sought in Davidson & Jones’ ferocious two-state legal fight” on March 31, 2021. Click HERE to read.


Justice Leah Ward Sears mentioned for her Lifetime Achievement Award honor  from ADL in Atlanta Jewish Times article, “ADL Honors Lawyers in Atlanta” on March 25, 2021. Click HERE to read.


Justice Leah Ward Sears interviewed regarding for her new appointment as chair in Law360 Pulse article, “Ex-Ga. Chief Justice On Vetting Federal Judicial Hopefuls ” on March 25, 2021. Click HERE to read (subscription may be required).


Peter Crofton, Sasha Greenberg, Justice Leah Ward Sears, and Greg Smith mentioned for client representation in Law360 article, “11th Circ. Rips Chemical Co. Bid To Nix Atty Fees Via Email” on March 25, 2021. Click HERE to read.


Justice Leah Ward Sears mentioned for her new appointment as chair in Statesboro Herald article, “Georgia’s U.S. senators name Francys Johnson to nominations advice panel” on March 24, 2021. Click HERE to read.


SGR’s Atlanta office relocation mentioned as tenant in the 1105 West Peachtree commercial development project in WhatNow Atlanta article, “Selig Lays Out 300-Unit, 500, 00-Square-Foot Second Phase Plans For 1105 West Peachtree” on March 23, 2021. Click HERE to read.


SGR mentioned once again for the Atlanta office relocation in Bisnow article, “It’s Official: Google Taking Remainder Of Selig’s Midtown Tower” on March 23, 2021. Click HERE to read (subscription may be required).


SGR’s Atlanta office location mentioned as one anchor tenant in the 1105 West Peachtree commercial development project in Bisnow article, “Selig Eyes Second Phase Of Google-Anchored 1105 West Peachtree” on March 22, 2021. Click HERE to read (subscription may be required).


The firm’s plan for the Atlanta office post-pandemic featured, with quotes from Steve Forte, in the Daily Report/Law.com article, ”Law Firms Are Planning Major Office Changes for Post-Pandemic Era” on March 19, 2021. Click HERE to read (subscription may be required).


The Anti-Defamation League press release, “ADL Southeast to Honor Lawyers for Their Work in Justice and Fair Treatment at Annual Jurisprudence Awards,” highlighting the Lifetime Achievement Award honor of Justice Leah Ward Sears included in GlobalNewswire on March  18, 2021. Click HERE to read.


Justice Leah Ward Sears quoted regarding her new appointment as chair in On Common Ground News article, “Sens. Warnock, Ossoff announce federal nominations for Advisory Commission” on March 17, 2021. Click HERE to read (subscription may be required).


The firm’s 2020 performance featured, with quote from Steve Forte, in the Daily Report/Law.com article, ”After Taking PPP Loan, Smith Gambrell Posted $1M in PEP, Avoided Layoffs” on March 17, 2021. Click HERE to read (subscription may be required).


Justice Leah Ward Sears mentioned and quoted for her new appointment as chair in AJC article, “Group advising Ossoff, Warnock on federal appointments includes civil rights activists” on March 17, 2021. Click HERE to read.


Alan Wachs, Nicole Kalkines and Amy Croft mentioned for client representation in Law360 article, “Fla. Judge Axes Insurer’s Suit Over $25M Car Accident” on March 16, 2021. Click HERE to read.


Justice Leah Ward Sears mentioned and quoted for her new appointment as chair in AJC article, “Group advising Ossoff, Warnock on federal appointments includes civil rights activists” on March 16, 2021. Click HERE to read.


Justice Leah Ward Sears featured for her new appointment in Daily Report/Law.com article, “Sears to Lead Federal Judicial Nominations Commission” on March 16, 2021. Click HERE to read (subscription may be required).


Alex Khoury joining SGR as e-Discovery director included  in Daily Report/Law.com article, “McDermott Expands Atlanta Office—and Other ‘On the Move’ News” on March 11 2021. Click HERE to read (subscription may be required).


Alex Khoury hire as e-Discovery director featured in Law360 article, “Smith Gambrell Adds Ex-Balch & Bingham E-Discovery Chair” on March 9, 2021. Click HERE to read (subscription may be required).


Justice Leah Ward Sears quote from Daily Report/Law.com article included in ABA Journal article, “Afternoon Briefs: Lawyer gives frank reply to Justice Barrett; new site has law school scholarship information” on March 3, 2021. Click HERE to read.


Justice Leah Ward Sears quoted regarding Vernon Jordan’s passing in Daily Report/Law.com article, “‘You Need To Speak Up’: Legal Giants Mourn the Death of Powerhouse Vernon Jordan” on March 2, 2021. Click HERE to read (subscription may be required).


Justice Leah Ward Sears quoted in Daily Report/Law.com article, “No Going Back: Virtual Mediations Are on the Rise. But What’s the Gold Standard?” on February 26, 2021. Click HERE to read (subscription may be required).


Justice Leah Ward Sears mentioned for her appointment as the first and only African American woman on Georgia’s Supreme Court in Daily Report/Law.com article, “GABWA Weighs in on Melton’s Successor: Letter” on February 18, 2021. Click HERE to read (subscription may be required).


Justice Leah Ward Sears mentioned in AJC article, “OPINION: Legal conflicts work both ways for Fulton DA Fani Willis” on February 12, 2021. Click HERE to read.


Michael Holbein hire mentioned in Daily Report/Law.com article, “‘Expense Cuts and Resurgence in M&A Work Drove Financial Gains for AGG” on February 12, 2021. Click HERE to read (subscription may be required).


Justice Leah Ward Sears mentioned for making a previous appointment when serving as Chief Justice in Daily Report/Law.com article, “Chief Justice Leaving Georgia Supreme Court” on February 12, 2021. Click HERE to read (subscription may be required).


The Anti-Defamation League’s Lifetime Achievement Award honor of Justice Leah Ward Sears at its annual Jurisprudence Awards Luncheon mentioned in Daily Report/Law.com article, “Finance and Real Estate Drive Holland & Knight, Parker Poe Hires—and Other ‘On the Move’ News” on February 11, 2021. Click HERE to read (subscription may be required).


SGR’s Atlanta office mentioned as major tenant in the 1105 West Peachtree commercial development project in AJC article, “Tallest tower since recession defies pandemic, nears completion” on January 25, 2021. Click HERE to read.


Matthew Leigh press release, “Smith, Gambrell & Russell Welcomes Partner Matthew Leigh, Growing the Firm’s London Global Transport Practice” reposted in Aviation Pros on January 25, 2021. Click HERE to read.


Matthew Leigh hire from Aviation Pros reposted in the Transporte News “News of Multimodal Transport and Logistics” on January 25, 2021. Click HERE to read.


SGR mentioned for client representation in Asian Aviation “Aviation News in Brief 25 January 2021” article, “Aergo Capital acquires B737-800 aircraft on lease to Okay Airways” on January 24, 2021. Click HERE to read.


SGR mentioned for client representation in Airfinance Journal article, “Aergo Capital acquires lease-attached 737-800” on January 21, 2021. Click HERE to read (subscription may be required).


SGR mentioned for client representation in Atlanta Business Chronicle article, “24-acre ‘last-mile’ distribution center proposed in Chamblee” on January 21, 2021. Click HERE to read (subscription may be required).


Matthew Leigh hire featured in Airfinance Journal article, “SGR expands transport team” on January 21, 2021. Click HERE to read (subscription may be required).


Matthew Leigh press release, “Smith, Gambrell & Russell Welcomes Partner Matthew Leigh, Growing the Firm’s London Global Transport Practice” reposted in Aviator Aero on January 20, 2021. Click HERE to read.


Anthony Cochran and Amy Buice commentary, “Trump’s Words: Did They Incite a Riot or Create a Defense for the Rioters?” published in Daily Report/Law.com on January 11, 2021. Click HERE to read (subscription may be required).


Justice Leah Ward Sears featured in Daily Report/Law.com article, “‘Do They Really Give a Damn?’ Leah Ward Sears Is Tired of Talking About This” on January 11, 2021. Click HERE to read (subscription may be required).


Victor Metsch published Habitat Magazine article, “Co-op Board Learns That Emails Can Bite Back” on January 7, 2021. Click HERE to read.


SGR’s Atlanta office relocation lease mentioned as part of the 1105 West Peachtree commercial development project in What Now Atlanta article, “1105 West Peachtree’s Tallest of Three Towers Tops Out, Is Slated For Fall 2021 Completion” on January 6, 2021. Click HERE to read.


Justice Leah Ward Sears  mentioned for new role as general counsel to MARTA’s Board of Directors featured in Law360 article, “The Top In-House Hires Of December” on January 4, 2021. Click HERE to read (subscription may be required).


Anthony Cochran and Amy Buice commentary, “Daubert Motions Set Stage for Public Vetting of Trump’s Voter Fraud Evidence” published in Daily Report/Law.com on December 30, 2020. Click HERE to read (subscription may be required).


Justice Leah Ward Sears featured for selection as General Counsel MARTA’s Board of Directors in Progressive Railroading article, “MARTA’s board elects new leadership” on December 28, 2020. Click HERE to read.


Roger Maldonado mentioned for participation and as former President of NY City Bar Association in New York Law Journal/Law.com article, “New York’s Approach to Legal Service Models Too Conservative, Critics Say” on December 23, 2020. Click HERE to read (subscription may be required).


Justice Leah Ward Sears mentioned in press release, “National Black Pre-Law Conference Pivoted to Virtual Format and Tripled Attendance Reaching Thousands More Aspiring Black Lawyers” as a keynote speaker the 16 Annual National Black Pre-Law Conference and Law Fair 2020 in Digital Journal on December 22, 2020. Click HERE to read.


SGR’s mentioned for sponsorship of scholarships through Local 1408 of the International Longshoremen’s Association (ILA) in Seanews article, “Local longshoremen’s union awards nearly $30,000 in scholarships to 18 area students” on December 21, 2020. Click HERE to read.


Justice Leah Ward Sears selection as GC to Board of MARTA highlighted in Law360 article, “Atlanta Transit Board Selects Ex-Georgia Chief Justice As GC” on December 16, 2020. Click HERE to read (subscription may be required).


Justice Leah Ward Sears and Colin Dang Delaney mentioned for client representation in Daily Report/Law.com article, “Ga. Appeals Court Revives Class Claims Fulton County Illegally Inflated 2015-16 Homebuyer Taxes” on December 16, 2020. Click HERE to read (subscription may be required).


Justice Leah Ward Sears featured for new role as GC to MARTA’s Board of Directors in Daily Report/Law.com article, “Former Chief Justice to Serve as MARTA Board GC” on December 15, 2020. Click HERE to read (subscription may be required).


Justice Leah Ward Sears selection as general counsel to MARTA’s Board of Directors featured in SaportaReport article, “MARTA Board Names Former Georgia Supreme Court Chief Justice as General Counsel” on December 14, 2020. Click HERE to read.


Sharon K. Ngwenyain, Ph.D. hire included in On the Move Daily Report/Law.com article, “SEC and EEOC Make Top Atlanta Hires—and Other ‘On the Move’ News” on December 9, 2020. Click HERE to read (subscription may be required).


Justice Leah Ward Sears selection as general counsel to MARTA’s Board of Directors included in SaportaReport article, “New folks in MARTA leadership” on December 10, 2020. Click HERE to read.


Tony Cochran and Emily Ward mentioned for client representation in Law360 article, “New Georgia Biz Court Faces Challenge Over Consent Rule” on December 4, 2020. Click HERE to read (subscription may be required).


Justice Leah Ward Sears quoted in Daily Report/Law.com article, “COVID-19 Claims Former Georgia Chief Justice George Carley” on November 27, 2020. Click HERE to read (subscription may be required).


Justice Leah Ward Sears quoted in AJC article, “Former Georgia Supreme Court Chief Justice George Carley dies of COVID-19” on November 27, 2020. Click HERE to read.


Hire of new Bankruptcy Practice partner Michael Holbein included in Daily Report/Law.com article, “COVID-19 Demands Prompt Dentons to Add Employment Law Partner—And Other ‘On the Move’ News” on November 19, 2020. Click HERE to read (subscription may be required).


Justice Leah Ward Sears included as a keynote speaker in press release, “Free Virtual National Black Pre-Law Conference Offers Aspiring Lawyers Unprecedented Opportunity to Gain Information, Resources and Connections” in Digital Journal on November 8, 2020. Click HERE to read.


SGR’s mentioned for piloting of the Jacksonville Area Legal Aid’s Eviction Defense Self Help Project in Jacksonville Daily Record  article, “Volunteer attorney helps a family facing dangerous conditions” on November 5, 2020. Click HERE to read.


Lisa Smith quoted in The Cooperator New York column, “Q&A: Neighbor’s Annoying Bed Bug Problem” for November 2020. Click HERE to read.


Ed Pennington and John Moy mentioned for client representation in Law360 article, “Fed. Circ. Affirms Baggage Co.’s IP Case Not Exceptional” on November 5, 2020. Click HERE to read (subscription may be required).


Ed Wasmuth quoted in Law360 article, “Fed. Circ. Judge Jabs Atty On ‘Sloppy Lawyering’ In Fee Row” on November 2, 2020. Click HERE to read (subscription may be required).


Pat Hill and Yash Dave mentioned for client representation in Law360 article, “NLRB Defends Injunction Over ‘Egregious’ Labor Law Breach” on October 29, 2020. Click HERE to read (subscription may be required).


SGR mentioned for client representation in EIN Presswire press release, “Powerhouse Regional Homebuilder Expands Footprint” on October 29, 2020. Click HERE to read


SGR’s mentioned for sponsorship of the 40th Annual Florida/Georgia-Hulsey/Gambrell Moot Court Competition in Jacksonville Daily Record  article, “Florida-Georgia moot court going virtual” on October 28, 2020. Click HERE to read.


Colin Dang Delaney quoted in Law360 article, “Atlanta Taxpayers Seek To Revive Axed Refund Suit” on October 28, 2020. Click HERE to read (subscription may be required).


SGR’s sponsorship of the 40th Annual Florida/Georgia-Hulsey/Gambrell Moot Court Competition mentioned in Jax Chamber article, “Smith Hulsey & Busey and Smith, Gambrell & Russell sponsor 40th Annual Florida-Georgia Moot Court Competition” on October 27, 2020. Click HERE to read.


David Burge appointment by Georgia Governor Brian Kemp to serve on the Board of the Georgia Department of Community Affairs announced in Office of the Governor press release on October 21, 2020. Click HERE to read the release.


Laura Wartner quoted in MarketWatch article, “How to know if your children are ready to take over your business” on October 20, 2020. Click HERE to read.


Tony Cochran and Emily Ward mentioned for client representation in Law360 article, “Surgeon’s Fraud Claims Revived In Fight With Hospital” on October 16, 2020. Click HERE to read (subscription may be required).


Justice Leah Ward Sears interviewed by Daily Report/Law.com in article, “How Have Ga. Experts’ Predictions About Abortion Rights Changed Since the Barrett Nomination?” on October 7, 2020. Click HERE to read (subscription may be required).


Justice Leah Ward Sears interviewed by Spokane Public Radio in “Judicial Independence
a Humankind Special” on October 3, 2020. Click HERE to listen.


Justice Leah Ward Sears and Ed Wasmuth mentioned for client representation in Daily Report/Law.com article, “Federal Judge Poses Questions to Ga. Supreme Court About Bad Faith Law” on September 30, 2020. Click HERE to read (subscription may be required).


Kathy Zickert mentioned in AJC article, “Microsoft silent on Quarry Yards development, but others have ideas” on September 22, 2020. Click HERE to read.


Justice Leah Ward Sears quoted in WSB-TV story, “Georgia political world reacts to death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg” on September 18, 2020. Click HERE to read.


Justice Leah Ward Sears quote included in Victoria Advocate Editorial article, “Many problems can be solved if we communicated” on September 12, 2020. Click HERE to read.


SGR’s Jacksonville Litigation Practice published as #5 in the Jacksonville Business Journal‘s list of the “Top 25 Litigation Practices in Jacksonville” on September 11, 2020.  Click HERE to read (subscription may be required).


Richard Rivera and Jim Bikoff mentioned for client representation in Law360 article, “FAU Settles Email Access, TM Claims Against Tutoring Biz” on September 3, 2020. Click HERE to read (subscription may be required).


Tony Cochran and Emily Ward mentioned for client representation in Law360 article, “Hotels Unlikely To Dodge Sex Trafficking Claims, Judge Says” on September 2, 2020. Click HERE to read (subscription may be required).


Justice Leah Ward Sears quoted in AJC article, “State’s judiciary had head start in responding to pandemic” on September 1, 2020. Click HERE to read.


Partner Tony Cochran interviewed as one of the Best Mentors in the Georgia Legal Awards 2020 in Daily Report/Law.com Q&A article, “Best Mentors: Anthony L. Cochran” on August 24, 2020. Click HERE to read (subscription may be required).


Justice Leah Ward Sears interviewed on Red River Radio for “Humankind: Judicial Independence (Part 1)” on August 18, 2019. Click HERE to read.


Justice Leah Ward Sears pens AJC article, “Opinion: Where common good meets individual rights” on August 18, 2019. Click HERE to read.


Justice Leah Ward Sears included in The Augusta Chronicle article, “Girl Scouts founder Juliette Gordon Low, novelist Alice Walker on Georgia Women of the Century list” on August 14, 2020. Click HERE to read.


Justice Leah Ward Sears included in Savannah Now photo gallery article, “USA Today: Georgia’s Women of the Century” on August 14, 2020. Click HERE to read.


Justice Leah Ward Sears named to USA Today‘s Georgia’s Women of the Century list in the publication’s article, “Girl Scouts founder Juliette Gordon Low, novelist Alice Walker on Georgia Women of the Century list” on August 13, 2020. Click HERE to read.


Jay Schwartz quoted regarding SGR’s Atlanta office relocation lease in 1105 West Peachtree development in Atlanta Jewish Times article, “Real Estate Icon Selig’s Grand Leap in Midtown” on August 10, 2020. Click HERE to read.


Joe Mandarino Expert Analysis, “Congress Should Revisit CARES Act Tax Provision” published in Law360 on August 5, 2020. Click HERE to read.


Jim Lambe hire highlighted in Bloomberg Law article, “It’s Gotten Better to Be LGBTQ in Big Law, but Struggles Remain” on July 29, 2020. Click HERE to read.


Jim Lambe hire highlighted in International Comparative Legal Guide article, “Transport finance expert joins Smith, Gambrell & Russell” on July 28, 2020. Click HERE to read.


Cobb County press release mentioning Justice Leah Ward Sears as a mentor when serving as a Chief Justice of the Georgia Supreme Court in Cobb County Courier article, “Three Cobb  Magistrate Judges Appointed” on July 27, 2020. Click HERE to read.


Justice Leah Ward Sears mentioned as a mentor when serving as a Chief Justice of the Georgia Supreme Court in Patch Community News article, “Cobb County Appoints Three Magistrate Judges” on July 27, 2020. Click HERE to read.


The German American Chambers of Commerce’s webinar, “Ask the Experts: Current Status of German Immigration,” featuring SGR’s Simone Kraus and Chris De Los Reyes promoted on Global Atlanta Events on July 23, 2020. Click HERE to view.


Lisa Smith quote in The New York Times Ask Real Estate reposted in Habitat Magazine article, “Gyms Remain Shuttered During Watered-Down Phase 4 Reopening” on July 20, 2020. Click HERE to read (subscription may be required).


Lisa Smith quoted in The New York Times Ask Real Estate article, “Can I Stop Paying for Amenities That Closed Because of the Pandemic?” on July 18, 2020. Click HERE to read (subscription may be required).


Jim Bikoff quoted in World Trademark Review article, “How do you rebrand a franchise like the Washington NFL team? Seven key takeaways” on July 17, 2020. Click HERE to read (subscription may be required).


SGR mentioned in Daily Report/Law.com article, “Necessity Begets Innovation: How Law Firms Adapted to Virtual Summer Associate Plans” on July 16, 2020. Click HERE to read (subscription may be required).


SGR mentioned for its participation in Daily Report/Law.com article, “Atlanta Legal Aid Kicks Off Annual Campaign as Need Spikes” on July 16, 2020. Click HERE to read (subscription may be required).


SGR’s Atlanta office relocation lease mentioned as part of the 1105 West Peachtree commercial development project in Atlanta Business Chronicle article, “Rockefeller Group, Selig Enterprises, form joint venture on Midtown luxury condo tower” on June 15, 2020. Click HERE to read.


SGR mentioned in Daily Report/Law.com article, “Atlanta Firms Have Used PPP Loans to Preserve Jobs, Restore Pay” on July 9, 2020. Click HERE to read (subscription may be required).


SGR Partner Justice Leah Ward Sears mentioned as part of article, “Her Own Path” in Augusta Magazine on June 30, 2020. Click HERE to read.


Partner Tony Cochran announced as one of the Best Mentors in the Georgia Legal Awards 2020 in Daily Report/Law.com article, “Here Are the Recipients of the Georgia Legal Awards” on June 24, 2020. Click HERE to read (subscription may be required).


SGR highlighted as an Atlanta-based Am Law 200 firm in Daily Report/Law.com article, “Big Law Firms Crowd Into Atlanta” on June 19, 2020. Click HERE to read (subscription may be required).


SGR and CMO Lee Watts highlighted in Daily Report/Law.com article, “Big Atlanta Firms Gradually Embark on Reopening” on June 19, 2020. Click HERE to read (subscription may be required).


Justice Leah Ward Sears as a contributor in Daily Report/Law.com article, “Awkward Assumptions and a Delusion Mark Your Stories From ‘The Corner of Law and Humanity” on June 15, 2020. Click HERE to read (subscription may be required).


Anne Edwards mentioned for client representation with John Marino and Kristen Wenger in Law360 article, “Judge Urged To Ax Price-Fix Suit Against Bail Bond Entities” on June 15, 2020. Click HERE to read.


SGR mentioned for its legal advisory in Consultancy.lat article, “Consultants working on Avianca’s Chapter 11 restructuring” on June 15, 2020. Click HERE to read.


SGR mentioned in The American Lawyer/Law.com article, “Major Law Firms Announce Plans to Close for Juneteenth Holiday Marking Emancipation” on June 12, 2020. Click HERE to read (subscription may be required).


SGR’s Atlanta office relocation lease mentioned as part of the 1105 West Peachtree commercial development project in Commercial Property Executive article, “Top 10 Office Projects Underway in Atlanta” on June 12, 2020. Click HERE to read.


Richard Rivera, Jim Bikoff and Holly Lance mentioned for client representation in Law360 article, “Tutoring Co. Ordered To Stop Collecting Students’ Login Info” on June 10, 2020. Click HERE to read.


Justice Leah Ward Sears mentioned for making a previous appointment when serving as a Georgia Superior Court Chief Justice in Fulton County News article, “Daniel Blackman cruises to Democratic nod for Georgia Public Service Commission” on June 9, 2020. Click HERE to read.


Justice Leah Ward Sears quoted in AJC article, “GBI fast-tracks church murders case over wrongful conviction concerns” on June 2, 2020. Click HERE to read.


Justice Leah Ward Sears quoted in Daily Report/Law.com article, “State Bar Windows Smashed as Lawyers Weigh Atlanta Riots, Causes” on May 30, 2020. Click HERE to read (subscription may be required).


Andy Thompson and Vickie Rusek mentioned for client representation in Law360 article, “Gerdau Says Travelers Owes Some Of Wrongful Death Verdict” on May 28, 2020. Click HERE to read.


Roger Maldonado mentioned as outgoing President of NY City Bar Association in New York Law Journal/Law.com article, “New York City Bar Leaders Elected in Virtual Ceremony” on May 19, 2020. Click HERE to read (subscription may be required).


SGR Partners Marcia ErnstBenjamin Brooks, and David Burge highlighted in article, “Most Influential Politically-Connected Attorneys” in James magazine’s May/June 2020 Issue. Click HERE to read on page 14.


SGR mentioned for its legal advisory in Fortune article, “The world’s second-oldest airline has gone bankrupt” on May 11, 2020. Click HERE to read.


Justice Leah Ward Sears quoted in AJC article, “GBI reopens probe into church murders after new DNA evidence emerges” on May 11, 2020. Click HERE to read.


SGR mentioned for advising client in Bloomberg article, “Avianca Files for Bankruptcy as LatAm Skies Stay Closed” on May 10, 2020. Click HERE to read (subscription may be required).


Stephen O’Connell and Danielle Comanducci quoted in Habitat Magazine’s Legal/Financial column, “5 Steps to Take When Commercial Tenants Cannot Pay Rent” on May 7, 2020. Click HERE to read (subscription may be required).


SGR’s partnership elections of Michael Glanzman, Gregory Smith, and Svetlana Zagorina published in Law360 article, “Law360 Names Attys Who Moved Up The Firm Ranks In Q1” on April 28, 2020. Click HERE to read (subscription may be required).


Jim Bikoff interviewed on Court TV regarding trademark case going to U.S. Supreme Court on April 27, 2020. Click HERE to watch.


Laleh Sharifi and Hen Feder‘s Legal Alert, “Are your Foreign National Employees Eligible for Paid Sick Leave, Unemployment Benefits, and Stimulus Rebates?” quoted in Center for Immigration Studies article, “Financial Benefits for Laid-off Foreign Workers: A Crazy Quilt” on April 27, 2020. Click HERE to read.


Justice Leah Ward Sears mentioned as a mentor when serving as a Georgia superior court judge in Georgia State news article, “Steve Najjar (J.D. ’92) accomplishes significance by giving back” on April 24, 2020. Click HERE to read.


Alan Wachs mentioned for client representation in Law360 article, “Fla. Pain Clinic, Lab To Pay $41M To Settle FCA Claims” on April 15, 2020. Click HERE to read.


The firm’s management of the coronavirus situation featured in Above the Law article, “Am Law 200 Firm Slashes Salaries, But Refuses To Conduct Layoffs” on April 14, 2020. Click HERE to read.


SGR’s response to the coronavirus crisis featured in Daily Report/Law.com article, “Smith Gambrell Cuts Pay for All, but Nixes Layoffs as ‘Prudent Management'” on April 13, 2020. Click HERE to read (subscription may be required).


SGR and Steve Forte mentioned regarding summer associate program in Daily Report/Law.com article, “Ogletree Cancels Summer Associate Program” on April 13, 2020. Click HERE to read (subscription may be required).


Susan Atkinson featured for her pro bono work with Atlanta Beats Covid in Daily Report/Law.com article, “Troutman, Smith Gambrell Protect Volunteer PPE-Makers From Legal Liability” on April 8, 2020. Click HERE to read (subscription may be required).


SGR hire of Miami Partner Gavin White highlighted in Daily Business Review article, “On the Move,” on March 31, 2020. Click HERE to read (subscription may be required).


SGR article, “COVID-19 Employment Issues” regarding published in The Cooperator A Q&A for Co-op & Condo Boards on March 30, 2020. Click HERE to read.


Joe Mandarino Expert Analysis, “New Loss Carryback Rules Fortify Coronavirus Relief Package” published in Law360 on March 24, 2020. Click HERE to read.


The COVID-19 Resource Center and Task Force featured in Jacksonville Business Journal article, “Small business resources for impacted local businesses” on March 24, 2020. Click HERE to read.


Roger Maldonado, as 68th President of NY City Bar Association, recognized on “The 2020 Law Power 100” List of NY’s most politically powerful lawyers. Click HERE to read.


SGR’s Atlanta office relocation highlighted as “Office Deal of the Year” for the “Best in Atlanta Real Estate” awards in Atlanta Business Chronicle on March 6, 2020. Click HERE to read (subscription may be required).


Justice Leah Ward Sears quoted in Daily Report/Law.com article, “Retired Traffic Court Judge Mourned After Fatal Car Accident” on February 23, 2020. Click HERE to read (subscription may be required).


Justice Leah Ward Sears mentioned as previous SCAD Women of Vision honoree in WTOC story, “SCAD recognizes women of vision” on February 14, 2020. Click HERE to read and watch video.


SGR sponsorship and hosting of Atlanta Bar Association’s February 27th CLE “Model Rule 8.4(g): Over-Lawyered, Over-Inclusive, or Overdue? Discrimination, Harassment, and the Free Speech Rights of Lawyers” listed in Daily Report/Law.com article, “Legal Events for Georgia Lawyers” on February 12, 2020. Click HERE to read (subscription may be required).


SGR highlighted for Pat Hill‘s re-appointment to the board of directors of The First Coast Manufacturers Association in Jacksonville Daily Record article, “People on the Move” on February 12, 2020. Click HERE to read.


SGR press release published in AviationPros article, “Smith, Gambrell and Russell Client Spirit Airlines Completes the Final of Six Airbus Aircraft Deliveries from Jackson Square Aviation” on February 10, 2020. Click HERE to read.


SGR press release published in AviationPros article, “Smith, Gambrell and Russell Represents Spirit Airlines in Agreement with Airbus to Purchase 100 A320NEO Aircraft” on February 5, 2020. Click HERE to read.


SGR press release published in Avimeter Aviation Magazine article, “Smith, Gambrell & Russell Client Spirit Airlines Completes the Final of Six Airbus Aircraft Deliveries from Jackson Square Aviation” on February 5, 2020. Click HERE to read.


Justice Leah Ward Sears included for leading the Task Force for the Promotion of Public Trust in The Atlanta Voice article, “Atlanta City Council approves legislation for creation of Inspector General ” on  February 4, 2020. Click HERE to read.


Jason Bell, A. J. Rollins, and John Tyler listed for representation of client in Law360 article, “IRS Can’t Hit Ex-Biz Owners For $61M Tax Bill, 11th Circ. Told” on February 4, 2020. Click HERE to read.


Justice Leah Ward Sears mentioned as leading the Task Force for the Promotion of Public Trust in 11Alive article, “Atlanta city council passes legislation to create Office of Inspector General” on  February 3, 2020. Click HERE to read.


SGR credited as a sponsor of the Douglas Anderson School of the Art Foundation’s Arts School Network Conference in Jacksonville in Resident Community News on February 2, 2020.  Click HERE to read.


Ed Wasmuth mentioned for representation of client in Law360 article, “11th Circ. Urged To Revisit Suit Over False Bar Exam Results” on January 30, 2020. Click HERE to read.


SGR CMO, Lee Watts, quoted in Forbes as part of the Forbes Communications Council in “10 Ways Your Company Can Benefit From Encouraging Criticism ” on January 24, 2020. Click HERE to read.


Justice Leah Ward Sears included for serving as chair of the Task Force for the Promotion of Public Trust in Northside Neighbor article, “Atlanta council has approved the mayor’s order to create an office of inspector general” on  January 22, 2020. Click HERE to read.


Justice Leah Ward Sears mentioned as one of the first African Americans to serve on the Georgia Supreme Court in Daily Report/Law.com article, “One Last Time Before He Goes, Justice Robert Benham Awards Revealed” on  January 21, 2020. Click HERE to read (subscription may be required).


Justice Leah Ward Sears named to Atlanta Magazine‘s 2020 Atlanta 500 of the City’s Most Powerful Leaders as a Legend article, “2020 Atlanta 500: Government & Infrastructure” on  January 17, 2020. Click HERE to read.


SGR’s Atlanta office relocation lease mentioned in Curbed article, “Fresh renderings: Midtown’s 1105 West Peachtree is changing a full city block” on January 15, 2020. Click HERE to read.


Michael Glanzman, Greg Smith, and Svetlana Zagorina included for promotions to partner in Law360 article, “Law360 Names Attys Who Moved Up The Firm Ranks In Q4” on January 14, 2020. Click HERE to read.


Justice Leah Ward Sears mentioned as chair of the Task Force for the Promotion of Public Trust in 11Alive story, “Mayor Bottoms proposes creating city Office of Inspector General” on  January 14, 2020. Click HERE to read.


Ed Wasmuth and Alan Wachs mentioned for representation of client in Daily Report/Law.com article, “Law Grads Who Falsely Failed Bar Persevere in Suit Against Tech Firm” on January 13, 2020. Click HERE to read (subscription may be required).


Ed Wasmuth mentioned for representation of client in Law360 article, “11th Circ. Affirms Toss Of Georgia Bar Exam Result Suit” on January 8, 2020. Click HERE to read.


The firm’s Atlanta office relocation lease mentioned in AJC article, “OPINION: Buckhead office tower tax break nixed! Stop the presses!!” on January 6, 2020. Click HERE to read.


Greg Smith mentioned for promotion to partner in Daily Report/Law.com article, “Troutman Sanders and Five Other Atlanta Firms Announce Partner Promotions” on January 14, 2020. Click HERE to read (subscription may be required).


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