Dec 1, 2019

SGR Attorneys William Long and Gregory Smith Selected as Georgia Trend’s 2019 Legal Elite

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ATLANTA (December 1, 2019) – Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP (SGR) is pleased to announce attorneys Bill Long and Greg Smith have been recognized as Georgia Trend’s 2019 Legal Elite. The Legal Elite is a list of Georgia’s top attorneys in the state selected from 16 different practice areas, as nominated and chosen by their peers. Mr. Long is a Partner in SGR’s Intellectual Property Practice. His practice focuses on patent and other intellectual property and technology-related disputes. Mr. Long counsels clients on a variety of patent, trademark, copyright and trade secret issues, including intellectual property strategy, portfolio management, and licensing issues…. Read more


Nov 26, 2019

SGR Managing Partner Stephen Forte Appointed to TerraLex Board of Directors

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ATLANTA (November 26, 2019) – Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP (SGR) is pleased to announce that Managing Partner Stephen Forte has been appointed a Director at Large of the TerraLex Board of Directors. Mr. Forte serves as one of the 29 members of TerraLex’s Board of Directors that meets twice per year at TerraLex Global Meetings. SGR was invited to be a member firm of the elite international network of 150 law firms in 2017. “I am honored to have been appointed to the TerraLex Board of Directors, said Stephen Forte, Managing Partner and Chairman of SGR’s Executive Committee. “I… Read more


Nov 18, 2019

Smith, Gambrell & Russell Represents Tecum Equity in Purchase of Pinnacle Cranes

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ATLANTA (November 18, 2019) – Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP (SGR) is pleased to announce the firm served as legal counsel to Tecum Equity Partners (Tecum Equity) in its purchase of Pinnacle Cranes, a leading Link-Belt and Manitex dealer in North Carolina and South Carolina. In partnership with Western Allegheny Capital, LLC, Tecum Equity is a Pittsburgh, PA-based family office investment vehicle. A division of CTE, Pinnacle Cranes is a crane service company offering crane solutions to all construction and construction related industries throughout the Carolinas and in Southeastern markets. The company will continue to operate as Pinnacle Cranes out… Read more


Nov 14, 2019

Smith, Gambrell & Russell Represents Internet Provider GigaMonster in Significant Capital Raise through Majority Investment from Barings

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ATLANTA (November 14, 2019) – Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP (SGR) is pleased to announce the firm served as legal counsel to GigaMonster, one of the nation’s leading fiber-based internet providers in the multifamily industry, in a substantial capital raise for its parent company through Barings, one of the world’s leading financial services firms. GigaMonster’s parent company, GigaSphere Holdings LLC, will utilize the new capital invested by Barings to expand its Universal Access Network (UAN) offering in multifamily and commercial properties, including mixed-use smart districts owned and controlled by its strategic partners. As technologies like 5G, SDN, small cells, CBRS,… Read more


Nov 13, 2019

Smith, Gambrell & Russell Represents Faye Business Systems Group in Merger with Intelestream

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ATLANTA (November 14, 2019) – Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP (SGR) is pleased to announce the firm served as legal counsel to Faye Business Systems Group (FayeBSG), a technology consulting and financial software company, in its merger with fellow SugarCRM partner, Intelestream, a customer relationship management (CRM) product development and consulting firm. The merger of two of the leading SugarCRM partners expands the organization’s collective footprint to include offices across the United States and in Europe and South America. The new entity’s customer base will benefit from the vast array of combined experienced global services and products, as well as… Read more


Nov 11, 2019

Smith, Gambrell & Russell Honors Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Donates More Than $3,000 to Charities

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ATLANTA (November 11, 2019) – Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP (SGR) is pleased to announce that in honor of October Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the firm raised more than $3,000 for five charitable causes. On Friday, October 25, SGR held its “Jeans for a Cause” employee event in which five local offices participated by permitting its attorneys and staff to wear jeans in exchange for a charitable donation. Five of SGR’s offices selected a charity in which to donate the funds collected. The Atlanta office raised $1,550 for Susan G. Komen of Greater Atlanta, the world’s leading nonprofit breast cancer… Read more


Nov 8, 2019

Six SGR Attorneys Appointed to INTA Committees for 2020-2021 Term

ATLANTA (November 8, 2019) – Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP (SGR) is pleased to announce the six firm attorneys who have been appointed to International Trademark Association (INTA) committees for the 2020-2021 term. INTA appoints committee volunteers to carry out trademark-related initiatives and programs. Committee members fulfill their responsibilities by promptly and thoughtfully completing their committee’s mission statement. The following SGR Intellectual Property Practice attorneys will begin service to their respective committees beginning January 1, 2020: James Bikoff, a partner in SGR’s Washington, D.C. office, has been selected to serve as a member of the Data Protection Committee. The Data… Read more


Nov 6, 2019

Smith, Gambrell & Russell Represents The Adecco Group in Agreement to Sell Soliant Health to Olympus Partners for $612 Million

SGR Represents Adecco Group in Sale of Soliant Health

ATLANTA (November 6, 2019) – Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP (SGR) is pleased to announce the firm served as legal counsel to firm client, The Adecco Group, in connection with its definitive agreement to sell Soliant Health, its U.S. healthcare staffing business, to Olympus Partners for $612 million. The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions and is expected to be completed by the first quarter of 2020. The sale is part of The Adecco Group’s strategy to concentrate on globally scalable brands and digital solutions. Soliant Health experienced strong growth as part of The Adecco Group, generating revenue of… Read more


Nov 1, 2019

U.S. News and Best Lawyers® Recognizes SGR on the 2020 “Best Law Firms” List

ATLANTA (November 1, 2019) – Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP (SGR) is pleased to announce that the firm has again been named to the 2020 “Best Law Firms” list by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® ranked nationally and in Atlanta, Jacksonville, Los Angeles, New York City, and Washington, D.C., including 13 “Tier 1” rankings. For the 2020 edition, SGR has been honored with recognition in several additional practice areas. The 2020 rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and attorney evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in the field, and review of additional… Read more


Oct 10, 2019

The State Bar of Georgia Environmental Law Section Renames Annual Lifetime Achievement Award in Honor of Former SGR Partner James H. Bratton Jr.

ATLANTA (October 9, 2019) – Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP (SGR) is pleased to announce that the State Bar of Georgia Environmental Law Section has renamed its annual Lifetime Achievement Award to honor the late James H. Bratton Jr., a former SGR partner and founder of the State Bar’s Environmental Law Section. The official announcement was made on September 26 during the Section’s Annual Luncheon and as part of the introduction of this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award winner. The award is given annually to one honoree for high achievement, professionalism and dedication in the area of environmental law. A partner… Read more