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


Sep 16, 2019

Smith, Gambrell & Russell Leases Additional Full Floor at Midtown’s 1105 West Peachtree for Atlanta Office Relocation

ATLANTA (September 16, 2019) – Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP (SGR) is pleased to announce it has leased an additional full floor at 1105 West Peachtree as part of its planned 2021 Atlanta office relocation. With the additional 18,443 square feet, SGR now plans to occupy 120,763 square feet on five floors of the mixed-use development located on Midtown’s 12th and West Peachtree streets. First announced in December 2018, SGR’s lease agreement was the proposed commercial development’s first to be announced, and originally at 102,320 square feet, it was one of the largest office leases signed in Midtown in 2018…. Read more


Sep 12, 2019

SGR Attorneys Named to 2019 New York-Metro Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Lists

ATLANTA (September 12, 2019) – Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP (SGR) is pleased to announce the attorneys that have been selected to the 2019 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists for New York-Metro. The SGR attorneys in the New York office selected to the 2019 Super Lawyers list and their specified areas of practice: Neal T. Dorman (Estate Planning & Probate) Marc D. Latman (Aviation and Aerospace) Roger Juan Maldonado (Business Litigation) Dana L. Mark (Estate Planning & Probate; Women’s Edition) Stephen W. O’Connell (Real Estate) Lisa A. Smith (Real Estate; Women’s Edition) Eliot H. Zuckerman (Real Estate) The SGR… Read more


Aug 26, 2019

Smith, Gambrell & Russell Represents Avolon in Sale of Portfolio of 49 Regional Jet Aircraft to Falko

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ATLANTA (August 26, 2019) – Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP (SGR) is pleased to announce the firm served as lead legal counsel to firm client Avolon, an international aircraft leasing and management company, in its sale of a portfolio of 49 regional jet aircraft to Falko Regional Aircraft Limited (Falko), an aircraft operating leasing and asset management company focused on the regional aircraft sector. The portfolio, which includes 28 Embraer EJet and 21 Bombardier CRJ aircraft, is on lease to nine separate airlines around the world. “Smith, Gambrell & Russell was pleased to be selected by Avolon to work on… Read more


Aug 20, 2019

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

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ATLANTA (August 20, 2019) – 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 2019-2020 school year. This is the fifth year SGR has served as a Job Partner with the six-year-old 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 130 companies serving as a Cristo Rey Atlanta Job Partner through the program. Through the innovative CWSP,… Read more


Aug 16, 2019

Smith, Gambrell & Russell Represents Big V Property Group in Acquisitions of Harbison Court and Promenade at Northwoods Shopping Centers in South Carolina

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ATLANTA (August 16, 2019) – Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP (SGR) is pleased to announce the firm served as legal counsel to Big V Property Group (BVPG) in two of its recent shopping center acquisitions, Harbison Court in Columbia, South Carolina and Promenade at Northwoods in Charleston, South Carolina. Located within a super-regional shopping hub across from Columbiana Centre mall, Harbison Court is anchored by Nordstrom Rack, Ross Dress for Less and Marshalls with national discount retailers such as Petco, Tuesday Morning, Dollar Tree, and Shoe Carnival. Other national tenants include Starbucks and Outback. The 301,071-square-foot shopping center was renovated… Read more


Aug 15, 2019

SGR Partners Dana Bradford, Steve Brust, Adam Buss, and Jeffrey Tenen Named The Best Lawyers in America© 2020 “Lawyer of the Year”

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ATLANTA (August 15, 2019) – 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 2020 “Lawyer of the Year” in their respective practice areas: Dana G. Bradford II was named the Best Lawyers® Product Liability Litigation – Defendants 2020 “Lawyer of the Year” in Jacksonville. Steven E. Brust was named the Best Lawyers® Litigation – Securities 2020 “Lawyer of the Year” in Jacksonville. Adam J. Buss was named the Best Lawyers® Corporate Law 2020 “Lawyer of the Year”… Read more


Aug 15, 2019

Best Lawyers® Recognizes 45 SGR Attorneys in 2020

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ATLANTA (August 15, 2019) – Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP (SGR) is pleased to announce that 45 of its attorneys were selected for inclusion in the 2020 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 11 additional selected in 2020. Four Partners, Dana G. Bradford II, Steven E. Brust, Adam J. Buss, and Jeffrey S. Tenen were recognized as “Lawyer of the Year” in their respective practice areas. The following SGR attorneys were selected in their respective practice areas for… Read more


Aug 5, 2019

Smith, Gambrell & Russell Represents Republic National Distributing Co. in Joint Venture Partnership with Young’s Market Company

ATLANTA (August 5, 2019) – Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP (SGR) is pleased to announce the firm served as legal counsel to Republic National Distributing Company (RNDC) in connection with the financing of its joint venture partnership with Young’s Market Company (Young’s). SGR also provided assistance in the joint venture transaction and related licensing matters. The joint venture partnership between RNDC and Young’s expands on their existing Arizona partnership. Outside of Arizona, the two wholesale beverage distributors have no geographic overlap, resulting in 33 complementary supplier markets in 32 states and the District of Columbia. The combined companies create an… Read more


Aug 5, 2019

Smith, Gambrell & Russell Represents TOD Partners in $12 Million Land Acquisition in Orange County, New York

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ATLANTA (August 5, 2019) – Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP (SGR) is pleased to announce the firm served as legal counsel to TOD Partners LLC in its $12 million acquisition of 34 parcels of vacant land, totaling approximately 130 acres in Orange County, New York. TOD Partners is in the planning stages for a mixed use project to be developed on the property. The principals of TOD Partners are longstanding clients of the firm. The SGR New York legal team who advised on this transaction include Partner Eliot Zuckerman in the Real Estate Practice and Partner Anne Pitter in the… Read more