Jun 10, 2011

Chambers USA and Legal 500 US Recognizes SGR Attorneys and Practices

ATLANTA (June 10, 2011) — Smith, Gambrell & Russell announced today the attorneys and practices recognized in the 2011 editions of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business and The Legal 500 US.

Chambers USA ranked SGR in the areas of Corporate/M&A, Intellectual Property and Real Estate for Georgia. The following attorneys are recognized as “Leaders in their Field” in their respective areas of practice:

Babette L. Ashley – Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use

Thomas H. Asselin – Construction
Scott D. Cahalan – Construction
Michael S. Haber – Bankruptcy/Restructuring
Dale Lischer – Intellectual Property
J. Rodgers Lunsford III – Intellectual Property
Anton F. Mertens – Immigration
Stephen E. O’Day – Environment
Thomas W. Rhodes – Antitrust
Arthur Jay Schwartz – Corporate/M&A
Robert C. Schwartz – Banking & Finance: Mainly Regulatory

Published annually by London-based Chambers & Partners, the 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 United States. Complete rankings can be found online at

The Legal 500 US 2011 ranked SGR in Mergers, Acquisitions and Buyouts within the category of M&A: Middle-Market (Sub-$500m), recognizing Arthur Jay Schwartz and Adam J. Buss as leading lawyers in this area.

The Legal 500 series of guides provide independent, unbiased commentary on leading law firms and their lawyers in over 90 countries with rankings 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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