Jun 16, 2009

SGR Attorneys Recognized in 2009 Chambers USA and Legal 500 US

ATLANTA (June 16, 2009) — Smith, Gambrell & Russell attorneys and practices have been recognized by the 2009 Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business and the Legal 500 United States guides in their annual rankings.

Chambers USA recognized the firm’s Antitrust, Banking and Finance, Construction, Environment, Immigration, Intellectual Property, Litigation and Real Estate practices. The following lawyers were ranked as “Leaders in their Field” in their respective areas of practice:

Thomas W. Rhodes — Antitrust
Robert C. Schwartz — Banking and Finance: Mainly Regulatory
Thomas H. Asselin — Construction
Scott D. Cahalan — Construction
Stephen E. O’Day — Environment
Anton F. Mertens — Immigration
Dale Lischer — Intellectual Property
J. Rodgers Lunsford III — Intellectual Property
Stephen M. Forte — Litigation: General Commercial
Douglas G. Stanford — Real Estate

Published annually by London-based Chambers & Partners, the 2009 Chambers USA guide consists of tiered attorney and practice area rankings by location with corresponding client and peer commentary. The firms and attorneys are selected for the merit-based listing based on interviews with thousands of clients, attorneys and third-party experts across the U.S. Complete rankings can be found online at

The Legal 500 ranked the firm in Mergers, Acquisitions and Buyouts, both in Antitrust for the Southeast region and in M&A for the South Atlantic region. The firm’s Real Estate and Construction practice was recognized in Georgia and in Florida in the area of transactions and finance. SGR attorneys recognized include:

Thomas W. Rhodes — Mergers, Acquisitions and Buyouts: Antitrust — Southeast
William W. Maycock — Mergers, Acquisitions and Buyouts: Antitrust — Southeast
Arthur Jay Schwartz — Mergers, Acquisitions and Buyouts: M&A — South Atlantic
Douglas G. Stanford — Real Estate and Construction, Florida: Transactions and Finance
Malcolm D. Young, Jr. — Real Estate and Construction, Georgia
Kathryn M. Zickert — Real Estate and Construction, Georgia

The Legal 500 United States guide provides independent, unbiased commentary on leading law firms and their lawyers largely based on the combined opinions of corporate counsel and law firm clients who participated in each practice area. Complete rankings can be found online at

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