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


Jun 4, 2020

SGR Attorneys Named to 2020 Florida Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Lists

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ATLANTA (June 4, 2020) – Smith Gambrell & Russell, LLP (SGR) is pleased to announce the attorneys that have been selected to the 2020 Florida 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 Jacksonville office selected to the 2020 Super Lawyers list and his specified area of practice: Dana G. Bradford II (Civil Litigation: Defense) The SGR attorney in the Jacksonville office selected to 2020 Rising Stars and his specified area… Read more


May 21, 2020

Smith, Gambrell & Russell Client Cherry Street Energy to Provide 5.5 MW of Solar Energy to Emory University

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ATLANTA (May 21, 2020) – Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP (SGR) is pleased to announce that the firm served as legal counsel to client Cherry Street Energy (Cherry Street) in its groundbreaking 20-year Solar Energy Procurement Agreement (SEPA) with Emory University (Emory) to install and operate 5.5 megawatts (MW) of solar energy across Emory’s Atlanta campus. The project will result in one of the largest deployments of on-site solar power at a higher education institution in the Southeast. A SEPA is an arrangement legalized in Georgia in 2015 that allows a private investor to install, own and maintain solar panels… Read more


May 20, 2020

SGR Recognized as a 2020 Am Law 200 Firm for Sixth Year in a Row; Advances Six Spots

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ATLANTA (May 20, 2020) – Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP (SGR) is pleased to announce that the firm has been recognized by The American Lawyer as a 2020 Am Law 200 firm for the sixth consecutive year. Once again, SGR improved its standing on the list by advancing six spots from 2019, as a result of the firm’s continuing growth and increase in revenue. SGR is one of only 21 firms in the “Am Law Second Hundred” with a double-digit increase in gross revenue. The Am Law 200, a ranking of the 200 highest-grossing law firms in the United States,… Read more


Apr 23, 2020

Chambers USA Guide 2020 Recognizes 14 SGR Attorneys and 8 SGR Practice Areas Among the Best in the Country

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ATLANTA (April 23, 2020) – Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP (SGR) is pleased to announce the attorneys and practices selected for inclusion in the 2020 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. The prestigious legal guide, published annually by London-based Chambers & Partners, identifies leading lawyers and law firm practices based on interviews conducted by Chambers researchers with thousands of attorneys and their clients. Chambers USA recognized SGR in following eight practice areas, as noted, in Florida, Georgia or USA – Nationwide: Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation – Florida (Band 2) Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation – Georgia… Read more


Apr 22, 2020

Smith, Gambrell & Russell Attorney Thomas Wiseman Again Recognized by USPTO with 2019 Patent Pro Bono Achievement Certificate

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ATLANTA (April 22, 2020) – Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP (SGR) is pleased to announce that firm Intellectual Property Practice attorney, Thomas Wiseman has been recognized once again with a 2019 Patent Pro Bono Achievement Certificate by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Mr. Wiseman is among 74 volunteer patent practitioners recognized for individual pro bono achievement for reporting 50 or more hours of patent pro bono service to a regional patent pro bono program. Mr. Wiseman is Counsel in SGR’s Washington, D.C. Intellectual Property Practice. His practice is primarily devoted to client counseling and patent prosecution, including… Read more


Apr 22, 2020

Smith, Gambrell & Russell Attorney Emily Ward Elected to the Atlanta Bar Association Board of Directors

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ATLANTA (April 22, 2020) – Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP (SGR) is pleased to announce that attorney Emily C. Ward has been elected to the Atlanta Bar Association Board of Directors. Ms. Ward will serve as Member-as-Large of the Board for a two-year term expiring May of 2022. 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 and the State Bar of… Read more