Sep 1, 2020

Smith, Gambrell & Russell Represents Big V Property Group in its Largest Deal to Date, the Acquisition of The Avenue® Murfreesboro Shopping Center in Tennessee

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ATLANTA (September 1, 2020) – Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP (SGR) is pleased to announce the firm served as legal counsel to Big V Property Group in its recent acquisition of The Avenue® Murfreesboro, an outdoor shopping center in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. The transaction, which closed August 31, 2020, is its largest deal to date. CLMG CORP, as Agent for, BEAL BANK USA, financed the transaction. Located less than 30 minutes from downtown Nashville, The Avenue Murfreesboro is an outdoor, regional lifestyle shopping center with a mix of specialty shops, local boutiques, big box retailers, and unique restaurants. Among the shopping… Read more


Aug 20, 2020

Five SGR Attorneys Named The Best Lawyers in America© 2021 “Ones to Watch”

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ATLANTA (August 20, 2020) – Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP (SGR) is pleased to announce the firm’s five attorneys who were recognized by The Best Lawyers in America®, the leading peer-review-based directory of legal practitioners, as 2021 Best Lawyers: “Ones to Watch” in their respective practice areas and cities: R. Danielle Burnette received a 2021 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch recognition for Commercial Litigation in Atlanta. William E. Burnett received a 2021 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch recognition for Litigation – Construction in Atlanta. Christopher B. De Los Reyes received a 2021 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch recognition for Immigration… Read more


Aug 20, 2020

SGR Partners Randall Constantine, Jeffrey Tenen, Andrew Thompson, and Kathryn Zickert Named The Best Lawyers in America© 2021 “Lawyer of the Year”

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ATLANTA (August 20, 2020) – Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP (SGR) is pleased to announce the firm’s four attorneys who were recognized by The Best Lawyers in America®, the leading peer-review-based directory of legal practitioners, as 2021 “Lawyer of the Year” in their respective practice areas and cities: Randall A. Constantine was named the Best Lawyers® 2021 Litigation – ERISA “Lawyer of the Year” in Atlanta. Jeffrey S. Tenen was named the Best Lawyers® 2021 Derivatives and Futures Law “Lawyer of the Year” in Miami. Andrew M. Thompson was named the Best Lawyers® 2021 Litigation – Environmental “Lawyer of the Year”… Read more


Aug 20, 2020

Best Lawyers in America© Recognizes 63 SGR Attorneys in 2021

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ATLANTA (August 20, 2020) – Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP (SGR) is pleased to announce that 63 of its attorneys were selected for inclusion in the 2021 edition of The Best Lawyers in America©, the leading peer-review-based directory of legal practitioners. SGR has continued to increase the number of firm attorneys recognized each year, with 18 additional selected in 2021. Four Partners, Randall A. Constantine, Jeffrey S. Tenen, Andrew M. Thompson, and Kathryn M. Zickert were recognized as “Lawyer of the Year” in their respective practice areas. Additionally, Associates Danielle R. Burnette, William E. Burnett, Christopher B. De Los Reyes, N…. Read more


Jul 30, 2020

Smith, Gambrell & Russell Represents RCP Equity in Investment in Citiri, Inc.

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ATLANTA (July 30, 2020) – Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP (SGR) is pleased to announce that the firm served as legal counsel to RCP Equity, a Venture Equity firm based in Pensacola, Florida, in its Series A investment in Citiri, Inc., a leading provider of Operational Readiness software for construction owners. The funding provided by RCP Equity will allow Citiri, Inc. to accelerate the expansion of its go-to-market team to scale up for an expected increasing number of new airport and transportation improvement projects. The new improvement projects are driven in part by the COVID-19 emergency, along with the need… Read more


Jul 21, 2020

Smith, Gambrell & Russell Welcomes Attorney James Lambe to Global Transport Practice

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ATLANTA (July 21, 2020) – Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP (SGR) is pleased to announce the addition of lateral attorney James P. Lambe to the firm’s Global Transport Practice. Mr. Lambe joins SGR from United Airlines where he was Managing Counsel – Flight & Fleet. As a member of the Global Transport Practice, he will work on a variety of structured finance transactions and asset purchase and sale transactions, working closely with Partner Joshua Gentner who joined SGR in 2018. Mr. Lambe represents and counsels clients in connection with a wide variety of asset finance transactions, including mortgage financings, operating… Read more


Jul 9, 2020

Chambers HNW Guide 2020 Recognizes SGR Attorney Jonathan Russell Among Best in the World

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ATLANTA (July 9, 2020) – Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP (SGR) is pleased to announce that UK attorney, Jonathan Russell, has been selected for inclusion in the 2020 edition of Chambers High Net Worth (HNW) Guide, the publication’s first specifically aimed at the international private wealth market. Mr. Russell has been recognized as one of the “Associates to watch” for his work in the Private Aircraft – Global-wide practice area. Based in the firm’s London office, Jonathan Russell is a Senior Associate in SGR’s Global Transport Practice. He is a UK qualified transaction lawyer specializing in the sale, purchase, financing,… Read more


Jun 30, 2020

SGR Partner Tony Cochran Recognized by Daily Report Georgia Legal Awards as a Best Mentor for 2020

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ATLANTA (June 30, 2020) – Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP (SGR) is pleased to announce that Atlanta White Collar Law Partner Anthony Cochran has been recognized by the Daily Report as one of the Best Mentors in the publication’s Georgia Legal Awards 2020. In lieu of the annual dinner reception, the awards were announced in an online video on June 24. Nominations increased by 15% from the previous year, with awards that included Lifetime Achievement, Attorney of the Year, Litigation Team of the Year, Best Mentors, On the Rise, Best Social Mediators, In-House Department of the Year, Most Effective Deal… Read more


Jun 25, 2020

SGR Recognized by Construction Executive Magazine in The Top 50 Construction Law Firms of 2020

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ATLANTA (June 25, 2020) – Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP (SGR) is pleased to announce that the firm has been recognized by Construction Executive magazine in The Top 50 Construction Law Firms™ for 2020. Construction Executive ranked SGR 30 among the top 50 construction practices in the country.  SGR’s Construction Group is known for its depth of knowledge of the AEC industry, ability to handle all aspects of the construction process from project conception through dispute resolution, and work on behalf of owners and contractors across the U.S. and abroad. The magazine released its second annual U.S. ranking of the… Read more


Jun 25, 2020

Smith, Gambrell & Russell Partner Roger Juan Maldonado Appointed to New Commission to Develop Comprehensive Vision for the NY Court System

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ATLANTA (June 25, 2020) – Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP (SGR) is pleased to announce that New York Partner Roger Juan Maldonado has been appointed by State of New York Chief Judge Janet DiFiore to a new commission, Commission to Reimagine the Future of New York’s Courts, charged with examining the enhanced use of technology and online platforms, among other innovations, and making recommendations to improve the delivery and quality of justice services, facilitate access to justice and better equip the New York State court system to keep pace with society’s rapidly evolving changes. As immediate past president of the… Read more