Apr 7, 2017

Construction Dispute Resolution


Several attorneys within the Construction Law practice 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 Construction Law practice is focused on prevention and resolution of disputes by working with clients before and during construction. On a daily basis, our Group reviews, edits, drafts and negotiates commercial and industrial construction agreements for private and public owners, general contractors, and other parties engaged in construction… Read more

May 7, 2017

Cooperative and Condominium Practice

Cooperative and Condominium

SGR proudly represents over 150 cooperatives and condominiums in the New York area. Our clients include some of the city’s finest buildings and range in size from 300+ units to 3. Collectively, our attorneys have decades of experience dealing with cooperative and condominium issues. The goals of our practice are to provide economical and efficient assistance, keeping it simple where possible while at the same time providing innovative approaches when appropriate, and giving all of our clients the benefit of our experience and sophisticated skills. When litigation is necessary, clients can rest assured knowing that our attorneys have successfully handled… Read more

Apr 7, 2017

Environmental / Natural Resources Law

Environmental, Energy Law

Environmental laws and regulations impact virtually every business in America, large and small, public and private. As a result, counseling our clients in the cost-effective and sensible handling of environmental matters is of the utmost importance to Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP attorneys. 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 laws. Our Chambers-ranked Environmental Law / Natural… Read more

Jul 19, 2012

Hospitality Services Group


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

Jul 19, 2012

Real Estate Law


Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP serves clients across a full range of sophisticated real estate transactions. Our clients include commercial banks and other institutional lenders, investment banks, private lenders, institutional and private investors, public and private companies, landlords and tenants, and developers. Our highly regarded professionals include former developers, city planners, accountants, business owners, general counsel, and an entire Chambers-ranked real estate practice from a predecessor firm. Our attorneys advise on transactions relating to office/industrial buildings, residential apartment and condominium communities, golf courses, hotels, shopping centers, resorts and multi-use developments. We have a particularly deep understanding of cooperative and condominium… Read more

Mar 14, 2013

Real Estate Leasing

Real Estate

Our Real Estate attorneys recognize that real estate leasing is a unique area of real estate practice in that it must provide a framework for the ongoing relationship between the landlord and tenant. Our services include not only drafting and negotiating commercial leases but continuing to provide legal services once the lease relationship is in effect, such as preparing renewals and amendments, interpreting existing lease provisions in the event of a dispute and handling evictions. Our commercial real estate leasing services include: Drafting lease forms for use by owners of office, retail, industrial space, and communications towers; Representing tenants in… Read more

Jul 19, 2012

Sustainability Practice

Environmental, Energy Law

SGR is proactively leading the Sustainability movement from a legal perspective. Counseling our clients in the cost-effective and sensible handling of sustainability matters is of the utmost importance to SGR attorneys. It is our goal to ensure our clients stay ahead of the curve in all areas of business within this rapidly changing environment. SGR’s Sustainability Practice Group offers an innovative, interdisciplinary approach to provide clients with a “one-stop-shop” for all of their sustainability needs. The highly-integrated group concentrates on legal issues in the sustainability context. The Group includes experts in environmental law, land use, real estate, construction, corporate law,… Read more

Jul 19, 2012

Timber Law


For more than 30 years, SGR has advised timberland owners, managers and others in the forest products industry in connection with all legal aspects of acquiring, owning and managing timberland properties. Comprised of lawyers from our Real Estate, Corporate, Tax, Environmental, and International practice groups, SGR’s Timber Law group advises clients on acquisitions and dispositions of timberland properties all across the United States. While our group has represented clients in some of the largest timberland transactions on record involving hundreds of thousands of acres, our depth and experience allow us also to handle small tract transactions in an efficient and… Read more