SGR’s efforts toward core industries starts with a client-first mentality. Our client profile includes large and mid-sized companies, public and private, domestic and international, in a variety of industries.

Industries of focus include: Aviation, Construction, Energy & Environmental, Entertainment, Art & Sports, Financial Services, Health Care, Hospitality, Manufacturing, Real Estate, Insurance and Reinsurance, and Technology.

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.


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.


SGR attorneys have represented clients on environmental issues for over four decades. In 1970, one of our partners was the founding chairman of the Environmental Law Section of the State Bar of Georgia. Since that time, the Firm’s environmental attorneys have been leaders in responding to the expansion of environmental law at the federal, state and local levels.

Entertainment & Sports

The attorneys in the Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP’s Entertainment and 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.

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, securitizations, capital and operating leases SGR also handles commercial transactions including manufacturing, distribution and sales contracts, letters of credit and bulk transfers.

Global Transport

Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP has one of the longest standing and largest aviation legal practices in the United States, well known for its broad industry knowledge and dedicated aviation practitioners.

Health Care and Life Sciences

At Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP, our health care attorneys keep pace with and anticipate these changes. We provide both transactional and regulatory representation to health care industry clients, partnering with them to keep them both competitive and compliant.


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.

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. Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP is 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.


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.

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