Aug 20, 2019

Smith, Gambrell & Russell Partners with Cristo Rey Atlanta Jesuit High School’s Corporate Work Study Program for Fifth Year

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ATLANTA (August 20, 2019) – Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP (SGR) is pleased to announce its partnership with Cristo Rey Atlanta Jesuit High School’s Corporate Work Study Program (CWSP) for the 2019-2020 school year. This is the fifth year SGR has served as a Job Partner with the six-year-old program which helps students envision a future that includes a college degree and a successful professional career and equips them with the knowledge and skills needed to realize that vision. SGR is one of 130 companies serving as a Cristo Rey Atlanta Job Partner through the program. Through the innovative CWSP,… Read more


Aug 16, 2019

Smith, Gambrell & Russell Represents Big V Property Group in Acquisitions of Harbison Court and Promenade at Northwoods Shopping Centers in South Carolina

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ATLANTA (August 16, 2019) – Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP (SGR) is pleased to announce the firm served as legal counsel to Big V Property Group (BVPG) in two of its recent shopping center acquisitions, Harbison Court in Columbia, South Carolina and Promenade at Northwoods in Charleston, South Carolina. Located within a super-regional shopping hub across from Columbiana Centre mall, Harbison Court is anchored by Nordstrom Rack, Ross Dress for Less and Marshalls with national discount retailers such as Petco, Tuesday Morning, Dollar Tree, and Shoe Carnival. Other national tenants include Starbucks and Outback. The 301,071-square-foot shopping center was renovated… Read more


Aug 15, 2019

SGR Partners Dana Bradford, Steve Brust, Adam Buss, and Jeffrey Tenen Named The Best Lawyers in America© 2020 “Lawyer of the Year”

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ATLANTA (August 15, 2019) – Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP (SGR) is pleased to announce the firm’s four attorneys who were recognized by The Best Lawyers in America®, the leading peer-review-based directory of legal practitioners, as 2020 “Lawyer of the Year” in their respective practice areas: Dana G. Bradford II was named the Best Lawyers® Product Liability Litigation – Defendants 2020 “Lawyer of the Year” in Jacksonville. Steven E. Brust was named the Best Lawyers® Litigation – Securities 2020 “Lawyer of the Year” in Jacksonville. Adam J. Buss was named the Best Lawyers® Corporate Law 2020 “Lawyer of the Year”… Read more


Aug 15, 2019

Best Lawyers® Recognizes 45 SGR Attorneys in 2020

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ATLANTA (August 15, 2019) – Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP (SGR) is pleased to announce that 45 of its attorneys were selected for inclusion in the 2020 edition of The Best Lawyers in America©, the leading peer-review-based directory of legal practitioners. SGR has continued to increase the number of firm attorneys recognized each year, with 11 additional selected in 2020. Four Partners, Dana G. Bradford II, Steven E. Brust, Adam J. Buss, and Jeffrey S. Tenen were recognized as “Lawyer of the Year” in their respective practice areas. The following SGR attorneys were selected in their respective practice areas for… Read more


Aug 5, 2019

Smith, Gambrell & Russell Represents Republic National Distributing Co. in Joint Venture Partnership with Young’s Market Company

ATLANTA (August 5, 2019) – Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP (SGR) is pleased to announce the firm served as legal counsel to Republic National Distributing Company (RNDC) in connection with the financing of its joint venture partnership with Young’s Market Company (Young’s). SGR also provided assistance in the joint venture transaction and related licensing matters. The joint venture partnership between RNDC and Young’s expands on their existing Arizona partnership. Outside of Arizona, the two wholesale beverage distributors have no geographic overlap, resulting in 33 complementary supplier markets in 32 states and the District of Columbia. The combined companies create an… Read more


Aug 5, 2019

Smith, Gambrell & Russell Represents TOD Partners in $12 Million Land Acquisition in Orange County, New York

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ATLANTA (August 5, 2019) – Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP (SGR) is pleased to announce the firm served as legal counsel to TOD Partners LLC in its $12 million acquisition of 34 parcels of vacant land, totaling approximately 130 acres in Orange County, New York. TOD Partners is in the planning stages for a mixed use project to be developed on the property. The principals of TOD Partners are longstanding clients of the firm. The SGR New York legal team who advised on this transaction include Partner Eliot Zuckerman in the Real Estate Practice and Partner Anne Pitter in the… Read more


Aug 1, 2019

SGR Partner and Former Chief Justice Leah Ward Sears to be Featured in Atlanta History Center Exhibit Any Great Change: The Centennial of the 19th Amendment

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ATLANTA (August 1, 2019) – Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP (SGR) is pleased to announce that Partner Justice Leah Ward Sears (Ret.) will be featured in the upcoming Any Great Change: The Centennial of the 19th Amendment exhibit at the Atlanta History Center. Opening August 16, the exhibit documents how women gained the right to vote and the ways they have used political power over the last century. Many Georgia women were among those who made a significant impact subsequent to gaining the vote, both as elected officials and organizers. The exhibition explores the decades-long struggle for women’s suffrage as… Read more


Jul 23, 2019

Chambers HNW Guide 2019 Recognizes SGR Attorney Jonathan Russell Among Best in the World

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ATLANTA (July 23, 2019) – Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP (SGR) is pleased to announce U.K. attorney, Jonathan Russell has been selected for inclusion in the 2019 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 “Associates to Watch” for his work in the Private Aircraft – Global-wide practice area. He was noted for his volume of “business jets work” and for being “focused and committed to developing his practice.” Based in the firm’s London office, Jonathan Russell is a Senior Associate in SGR’s Global… Read more


Jul 16, 2019

SGR to Host Society of Construction Law North America Southeast Region Inaugural Reception on July 18; Greg Smith Appointed Regional Director

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ATLANTA (July 16, 2019) – Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP (SGR) is pleased to announce that the firm will host the Society of Construction Law North America (SCL NA) Southeast Region’s inaugural reception on July 18. The reception will be held in SGR’s Atlanta office from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The Society’s Chairman Dr. Anamaria Popescu, P.E., PSP, PMP, will make brief remarks during the reception. SGR Construction Lawyer Gregory Smith serves as Regional Director of the SCL Southeast Region, which includes Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee, Alabama, Kentucky, and Mississippi. Since its inception in 2017, the SCL… Read more


Jun 19, 2019

Smith, Gambrell & Russell Partner Jim Bikoff Appointed as Chair of the Trademarks & Unfair Competition Division of the ABA Section of IP Law

ATLANTA (June 19, 2019) – Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP (SGR) is pleased to announce that firm Partner James Bikoff has been appointed as Chair of the Trademarks & Unfair Competition Division of the American Bar Association (ABA) Section of Intellectual Property Law (ABA-IPL) for the 2019-2020 association year, which begins on September 1, 2019. A part of the ABA and the largest organization of intellectual property lawyers in the world, the ABA-IPL Section is a highly respected and influential voice of the IP bar. Section leaders provide thoughtful consideration on emerging issues that shape and influence the views and… Read more