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Nov 21, 2022

Smith Gambrell Russell Recognized As “Tipping The Scales” by Diversity & Flexibility Alliance

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ATLANTA (November 21, 2022) – Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP (SGR) is pleased to announce that it has been recognized as a 2022 “Tipping the Scales” law firm by the Diversity & Flexibility Alliance. SGR is one of 57 law firms recognized as “Tipping the Scales” for having 50% or more women in its 2022 U.S.-based new partner class. The deserving law firms were identified through the Diversity & Flexibility Alliance’s New Partner Report, a compilation of public data released each year since 2012. The official announcement was made during the Diversity & Flexibility Alliance’s Annual Conference on November 3,… Read more


Nov 18, 2022

Smith Gambrell Russell Partner Jack Hardin Selected in the Inaugural 2022 “Georgia 500” by Georgia Trend Magazine

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ATLANTA (November 18, 2022) – Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP (SGR) is pleased to announce that Partner Edward J. (“Jack”) Hardin has been recognized in Georgia Trend’s inaugural “Georgia 500,” a list of Georgia’s most influential leaders of 2022. Mr. Hardin was selected due to his 54-year legal career in professional services. Additionally, he was honored as founder and board chair of the Gateway Center, an Atlanta homeless services center which serves between 6,000 and 10,000 people a year. In addition to his leadership with the Gateway Center, Mr. Hardin serves the community at large as the chairman of the… Read more


Nov 3, 2022

Smith Gambrell Russell Represents Zwiesel Glas in Merger with Fortessa Tableware Solutions

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ATLANTA (November 3, 2022) – Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP (SGR) is pleased to announce that the Firm served as legal counsel to Zwiesel Glas, a global leader in upscale crystal glassware based in Germany, in its merger with Fortessa Tableware Solutions, a U.S.-based tableware provider of dinnerware, flatware, and glassware. The merger solidifies a nearly 20-year business partnership, which includes the recent launch of United Tables by Zwiesel that brought their comprehensive tabletop offering to the commercial foodservice market in Europe and the Middle East. The combined businesses create a unique, upscale global presence within the tableware industry. Zwiesel… Read more


Nov 3, 2022

U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers® Recognize SGR on the 2023 “Best Law Firms” List

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ATLANTA (November 3, 2022) – Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP (SGR) is pleased to announce that the Firm has again been named to the 2023 U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” list ranked nationally and in Atlanta, Chicago, Jacksonville, Los Angeles, Miami, New York City, and Washington, D.C., including 40 “Tier 1” rankings. For this 13th Edition, SGR has been honored with recognition in several additional practice areas. Firms included in the 2023 U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” list are recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. Achieving a tiered… Read more


Oct 27, 2022

Smith Gambrell Russell Attorney Shara Pipitone Appointed to the Board of the University of Florida Levin College of Law’s Law Alumni Council

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ATLANTA (October 27, 2022) – Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP (SGR) is pleased to announce that Shara Pipitone, counsel in the Firm’s Miami office, has been appointed to the Board of the University of Florida (UF) Levin College of Law’s Law Alumni Council (LAC) for a five-year term. She was selected from a distinguished list of UF Law alumni to serve and help continue the leadership traditions of the law school. As counsel in SGR’s Real Estate Practice, Ms. Pipitone advises and represents developers, investors, and institutional lenders in a wide range of commercial real estate matters, including the acquisition,… Read more


Oct 24, 2022

Smith Gambrell Russell Represents Big V Property Group in Acquisition of Southpark Meadows I & II Shopping Center in Austin, Texas

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ATLANTA (October 24, 2022) – Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP (SGR) is pleased to announce that the Firm served as legal counsel to Big V Property Group (Big V) in its acquisition of Southpark Meadows I & II Shopping Center in Austin, Texas. The acquisition is Big V’s first in Austin, its fifth property in Texas, and the second largest shopping center in its more than 9.5 million-square-foot portfolio. Located in South Austin off I-35, Southpark Meadows is an open-air shopping center with nearly one million square feet of retail. Southpark Meadows offers a diverse tenant roster of national retailers,… Read more


Sep 29, 2022

SGR Attorneys Named to 2022 New York-Metro Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Lists

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ATLANTA (September 29, 2022) – Smith Gambrell Russell, LLP (SGR) is pleased to announce the attorneys that have been selected to the 2022 New York-Metro Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists. Each year, no more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor. The SGR attorneys in the New York office selected to the 2022 Super Lawyers list and their recognized areas of practice: Moty Ben Yona (Real Estate) Alon Harnoy (International) Marc D. Latman (Aviation and Aerospace) Roger Juan Maldonado (Business Litigation) Dana L. Mark… Read more


Sep 26, 2022

Smith Gambrell Russell Partners with Cristo Rey Atlanta Jesuit High School’s Corporate Work Study Program for Eighth Year

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ATLANTA (September 26, 2022) – Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP (SGR) is pleased to announce its partnership with Cristo Rey Atlanta Jesuit High School’s Corporate Work Study Program (CWSP) for the 2022-2023 school year. This is the eighth year SGR has served as a Job Partner with the program which helps students envision a future that includes a college degree and a successful professional career and equips them with the knowledge and skills needed to realize that vision. SGR is one of 137 companies serving as a Cristo Rey Atlanta Job Partner through the program, which welcomed its first class… Read more


Sep 22, 2022

Smith Gambrell Russell Represents Atalaya Capital in Joint Venture with German Operating Aircraft Leasing

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ATLANTA (September 22, 2022) – Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP (SGR) is pleased to announce that that it served as legal advisor to Atalaya Capital Management LP (Atalaya), a private credit and special opportunities investment manager based in New York, in its joint venture aimed at acquiring core and opportunistic aircraft transactions with German Operating Aircraft Leasing (GOAL), one of Germany’s leading independent investment and asset managers. As a first transaction for the joint venture, GOAL utilized its extensive aircraft leasing track record combined with Atalaya’s flexible capital solutions and its aviation industry expertise to structure a sale and lease… Read more


Sep 22, 2022

Smith Gambrell Russell Represents Oxford Industries in $270 Million Acquisition of Johnny Was Apparel Brand

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ATLANTA (September 22, 2022) – Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP (SGR) is pleased to announce that the Firm served as legal counsel to Oxford Industries, Inc. (NYSE: OXM), a leader in the apparel industry and owner of Tommy Bahama and Lilly Pulitzer, in its acquisition of Johnny Was, a California-based affordable luxury, modern bohemian lifestyle apparel brand, for $270 million. The transaction closed on September 19. In addition to Tommy Bahama and Lilly Pulitzer, Oxford also owns the distinctive Duck Head, Southern Tide, and The Beaufort Bonnet Company lifestyle brands. The acquisition of the 35-year-old Johnny Was brand with its… Read more