May 11, 2021

Smith, Gambrell & Russell Represents Whitaker-Taylor in Acquisition by HR Path

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ATLANTA (May 11, 2021) – Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP (SGR) is pleased to announce that the firm served as legal counsel to Whitaker-Taylor, a human resources (HR) technology company based in North America and the Netherlands, in its acquisition by HR Path, a global leader and expert in the field of HR. Whitaker-Taylor’s expertise in SAP SuccessFactors will enhance HR Path’s SAP HR service offerings and capabilities. This acquisition is the first investment of HR Path’s recent $136 million financing plan to continue its international growth and expand its value proposition within the company’s current footprint in the United… Read more


May 10, 2021

Smith, Gambrell & Russell Represents Aptitude Health in Majority Investment from Linden Capital Partners

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ATLANTA (May 10, 2021) – Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP (SGR) is pleased to announce that the firm served as legal counsel to Aptitude Health Holdings, LLC (Aptitude Health), a global healthcare company, in a merger transaction whereby Linden Capital Partners (Linden), a Chicago-based healthcare private equity firm acquired a majority interest in Aptitude Health. The transaction closed May 3, 2021. The primary SGR Legal Team included Partner Jonathan Minnen, Partner Tom Hong, and Associates Heiko Gruenwald and Hen Feder in the Mergers & Acquisitions Practice. Partners Susan Atkinson in the Health Care Practice, Brandon Sherlinski in the Employee Benefits… Read more


May 5, 2021

Smith, Gambrell & Russell Represents Big V Property Group in the Acquisition of The Rim, the Largest Outdoor Shopping Center in Texas

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ATLANTA (May 5, 2021) – 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 Rim, the largest outdoor shopping center in Texas, from Hines, a privately owned global real estate investment, development and management firm. The power center acquisition is one of the largest retail deals completed in the United States over the last year. The transaction closed May 5, 2021. Located in one of San Antonio’s most desirable growth areas, The Rim is an outdoor shopping center with 2 million square… Read more


Apr 23, 2021

SGR IP Attorneys Recognized in the 2021 Edition of IP STARS; SGR Recognized as a Firm in Georgia and Washington, D.C

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ATLANTA (April 23, 2021) – Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP (SGR) is pleased to announce Partners Elizabeth Borland (Copyright star, Patent star, Trademark star), Dale Lischer (Patent star), J. Rodgers Lunsford III (Trademark star), and Edward Pennington (Patent star) have been recognized in the 2021 Edition of IP STARS. Additionally, SGR has been recognized as a firm in the Georgia and Washington, D.C jurisdictions. IP STARS is the leading specialist guide to IP law firms and practitioners worldwide. Managing IP’s legal directory has evolved over the years: the publication started in 1994 but was rebranded in 2013 as IP STARS…. Read more


Apr 27, 2021

Smith, Gambrell & Russell Expands Global Transport Group with Hire of Attorneys Jason Huff and Mickey Jett

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ATLANTA (April 27, 2021) – Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP (SGR) is pleased to announce the addition of Jason P. Huff and Mickey L. Jett to the firm’s Global Transport Group. Mr. Huff, partner, and Mr. Jett, counsel, join SGR from King & Spalding’s Charlotte, North Carolina office where their practice focused on rail and aviation industry transactions. As a partner in the Global Transport Group, Jason Huff represents banks, financial institutions, equipment finance companies, lenders, borrowers, lessors, lessees, and other parties involved in the transportation industry in leveraged finance, acquisition finance, and other transactions. He has wide-ranging experience representing… Read more


Apr 27, 2021

SGR Partners Edward Pennington and John Pennington Named to 2021 Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Lists

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ATLANTA (April 27, 2021) – Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP (SGR) is pleased to announce the two attorneys that have been selected to the 2021 Washington, D.C. 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 attorney in the Washington, D.C. office selected to the 2021 Super Lawyers list and his specified area of practice: Edward A. Pennington (Intellectual Property Litigation) The SGR attorney in the Washington, D.C. office selected to the 2021 Rising Stars… Read more


Apr 20, 2021

Smith, Gambrell & Russell Attorney Emily Ward Elected Treasurer of the Atlanta Bar Association

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ATLANTA (April 20, 2021) – Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP (SGR) is pleased to announce that attorney Emily C. Ward has been elected treasurer of the Atlanta Bar Association for a term beginning June 1 through May 31, 2022. Ms. Ward was previously Member-at-Large of the Board of Directors. An associate in SGR’s Litigation Practice, Ms. Ward’s practice concentrates on white-collar defense and civil litigation including healthcare, business, and environmental litigation, as well as administrative and regulatory matters. In addition to her involvement with the Atlanta Bar, Ms. Ward is active with the American Bar Association, the State Bar of… Read more


Apr 15, 2021

Smith, Gambrell & Russell Co-Hosts Four-Part Webinar Series, “Economy of Entertainment” Beginning April 21

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ATLANTA (April 15, 2021) – Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP (SGR) is pleased to announce it will co-host a four-part webinar series, Economy of Entertainment. SGR, along with a CPA/advisory firm Miller Kaplan, Hong Kong Association of Atlanta, and Hong Kong Business Association of Nevada will host industry experts in panel discussions moderated by SGR attorneys and special guests. Continuing legal education (CLE) will be offered in Georgia for attendees. Part I: Trends & ROI in Film, Music, and Gaming in the Age of COVID-19 will kick off the four-part series on Wednesday, April 21. Part I: Trends & ROI… Read more


Apr 16, 2021

Smith, Gambrell & Russell Partner Andrew Thompson Earns Emory University School of Law 2020 Alumni Service Award

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ATLANTA (April 16, 2021) – Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP (SGR) is pleased to announce that Partner Andrew Thompson has been named the 2020 recipient of the Alumni Service Award from Emory University School of Law. The Alumni Service Award honors an alumnus who has contributed significant, sustained leadership and outstanding service to the Emory Law community. As part of Emory Law Alumni Week 2021, Mr. Thompson was presented with his award during a virtual evening ceremony on Thursday, April 15. A partner in SGR’s Environmental/Land Use Practice, Mr. Thompson is a 1997 graduate of Emory School of Law. He… Read more


Apr 14, 2021

SGR Partner Justice Leah Ward Sears Honored with 2021 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Anti-Defamation League at the 24th Annual ADL Jurisprudence Awards

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ATLANTA (April 14, 2021) – Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP (SGR) is pleased to announce that Partner Justice Leah Ward Sears (Ret.) has been honored with the Anti-Defamation League Southeast’s 2021 Lifetime Achievement Award given during the virtual 24th Annual ADL Jurisprudence Awards on April 13, 2021. The award, which honors her lifetime devotion to the pursuit of justice and the well-being of the community, was presented to Justice Sears by fellow SGR Partner Arthur “Jay” Schwartz as part of the 2021 Jurisprudence Luncheon virtual ceremony. Additional ADL Jurisprudence Awards honorees included Walter Jospin, who received the Elbert P. Tuttle… Read more