Dec 1, 2020

SGR Partner Gregory Smith Selected as Georgia Trend’s 2020 Legal Elite

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ATLANTA (December 1, 2020) – Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP (SGR) is pleased to announce the Partner Greg Smith has once again been recognized as Georgia Trend’s 2020 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. Smith is a partner in SGR’s Construction and Government Contracts practices. His focus is in all areas of construction law, government procurement, and contract law, which consists of dispute resolution and litigation, counseling in contracting issues, counseling in government procurement, and the drafting,… Read more


Nov 19, 2020

Smith, Gambrell & Russell Welcomes Partner Michael Holbein to Bankruptcy Practice

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ATLANTA (November 19, 2020) – Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP (SGR) is pleased to announce the addition of Partner Michael F. Holbein to the firm’s Finance, Banking & Restructuring Practice in Atlanta.  Mr. Holbein boosts the firm’s established Bankruptcy practice group. He joins SGR from Arnall Golden Gregory LLP where he was a partner with the bankruptcy and financial restructuring group and a member of the logistics and transportation industry team. As a partner in SGR’s Finance, Banking & Restructuring Practice, Mr. Holbein advises financially distressed businesses and individuals in transactions, including debt restructuring, asset purchases, and bankruptcy alternatives. He… Read more


Nov 5, 2020

U.S. News and Best Lawyers® Recognizes SGR on the 2021 “Best Law Firms” List

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ATLANTA (November 5, 2020) – Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP (SGR) is pleased to announce that the firm has again been named to the 2021 “Best Law Firms” list by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® ranked nationally and in Atlanta, Jacksonville, Los Angeles, Miami, New York City, and Washington, D.C., including 19 “Tier 1” rankings. For this 11th Edition, SGR has been honored with recognition in several additional practice areas. The 2021 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… Read more


Nov 4, 2020

Georgia Governor Brian Kemp Appoints SGR Partner David Burge to Board of the Georgia Department of Community Affairs

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ATLANTA (November 4, 2020) – Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP (SGR) is pleased to announce that Partner David J. Burge has been appointed by Georgia Governor Brian Kemp to serve on the Board of the Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA). DCA is responsible for operating 65 programs and managing nearly $300 million in state and federal funding annually to support the state of Georgia’s efforts to build strong, vibrant communities. David Burge is a partner with SGR’s Atlanta Real Estate Practice where he focuses on real estate transactions in commercial lending, corporate, and capital markets; as well as in… Read more


Nov 4, 2020

SGR Attorneys Named to 2020 New York-Metro Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Lists

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ATLANTA (November 4, 2020) – Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP (SGR) is pleased to announce the attorneys that have been selected to the 2020 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 2020 Super Lawyers list and their specified areas of practice: Moty Ben Yona (Real Estate: Business; Business/Corporate) Alon Harnoy (International; Mergers & Acquisitions; Business/Corporate; Securities & Corporate Finance) Marc D. Latman… Read more


Nov 2, 2020

Smith, Gambrell & Russell Bolsters D.C. Litigation Practice with Hire of Partner Christopher Schulte

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ATLANTA (November 2, 2020) – Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP (SGR) is pleased to announce the addition of lateral attorney Christopher J. Schulte to the firm’s Litigation Practice. With extensive experience in immigration and employment related litigation, Mr. Schulte bolsters SGR’s competencies in the northeast. He joins the firm’s Washington, D.C. office from CJ Lake, LLC where he was a litigator. As a partner in SGR’s Litigation Practice, Mr. Schulte advises and litigates on behalf of employers and employer associations with respect to employment and business immigration matters, including wage and hour, H-2A and H-2B non-immigrant worker program compliance matters…. Read more


Oct 28, 2020

Smith, Gambrell & Russell Client Avianca Awarded 2019 Latin America Deal of the Year in Airfinance Journal’s Global Awards

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ATLANTA (October 28, 2020) – Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP (SGR) is pleased to announce that the firm represented client Avianca in its aircraft lease and debt reprofiling program which was recently awarded the 2019 Latin America Deal of the Year in Airfinance Journal’s Global Awards. The award recognized the South American airline for its restructuring of more than $4.5 billion of aircraft lease, debt and other obligations with more than 125 creditors and suppliers beginning in early 2019. The transaction is the largest lease and debt reprofiling program of a Latin American air carrier. The Airfinance Journal Global Awards,… Read more


Oct 22, 2020

Smith, Gambrell & Russell Represents Client WIKA Group in Investment in Phase IV Engineering

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ATLANTA (October 22, 2020) – Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP (SGR) is pleased to announce that the firm served as legal counsel to WIKA Group, a leader in measurement technology and lean manufacturing, in its majority investment into Phase IV Engineering, Inc., an innovator in wireless sensor design. The investment partnership integrates WIKA’s best-in-class measurement technologies with Phase IV Engineering’s cutting-edge Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) systems which will meet the rapidly growing industry demand. Customers will benefit from being able to leverage wireless technology with measurement instruments and systems across a wide array of products, applications, and markets. The… Read more


Oct 15, 2020

Smith, Gambrell & Russell Represents Latitude 27 Capital in Acquisition of JK Jewelry

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ATLANTA (October 15, 2020) – Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP (SGR) is pleased to announce that the firm served as legal counsel to Latitude 27 Capital, LLC (Latitude 27) and JK Acquisition, LLC, a newly formed limited liability sponsored and organized by Latitude 27, in the acquisition of substantially all of the assets of JK Jewelry, Inc., global designer, manufacturer and wholesaler of jewelry components. The transaction closed on February 20, 2020, and the business will continue to be operated as JK Findings. Generally, Latitude 27, a long-term equity investor and strategic partner, looks for companies with EBITDA in the… Read more


Oct 7, 2020

Smith, Gambrell & Russell Partners Recognized in IFLR1000 Financial and Corporate and M&A Rankings for 2020

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ATLANTA (October 7, 2020) – Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP (SGR) is pleased to announce that partners Jay Schwartz, John Spillman, Tom Hong, and Julie Sebastian once again have been recognized in the IFLR1000 Financial and Corporate and M&A Rankings and Leading Lawyers for the Americas in 2020. Recognized for their work in corporate mergers and acquisitions in Georgia, Mr. Schwartz and Mr. Spillman earned the “Highly Regarded” ranking while Mr. Hong and Ms. Sebastian earned the “Rising Star” ranking. The IFLR1000 is the guide to the world’s leading financial and corporate law firms and lawyers in more than 170… Read more