ATLANTA (April 26, 2007) — A message from Steve Forte, managing partner of Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP:
It is with great sadness that we announce our friend and partner Ron Wells passed away peacefully the afternoon of April 26. Our prayers and thoughts go out to his wife Judy and their entire family.
Ron was a partner in SGR’s Tax Section. He was also a member of the firm’s Executive Compensation and ERISA/Employee Benefits practice area. Ron was a graduate of Duke University where he received his B.A. in History. He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1971 until 1979. In 1981 he received his J.D. degree from the University of Florida. He received his LL.M. in Taxation from Emory University in 1989. Ron was a member of our firm for over 20 years.
Ron will be missed by all of his colleagues and clients. His courage and eternal optimism during his battle with cancer remain an inspiration to us all.