Nov 13, 2019

Smith, Gambrell & Russell Represents Faye Business Systems Group in Merger with Intelestream

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ATLANTA (November 14, 2019) – Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP (SGR) is pleased to announce the firm served as legal counsel to Faye Business Systems Group (FayeBSG), a technology consulting and financial software company, in its merger with fellow SugarCRM partner, Intelestream, a customer relationship management (CRM) product development and consulting firm. The merger of two of the leading SugarCRM partners expands the organization’s collective footprint to include offices across the United States and in Europe and South America. The new entity’s customer base will benefit from the vast array of combined experienced global services and products, as well as… Read more


Nov 11, 2019

Smith, Gambrell & Russell Honors Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Donates More Than $3,000 to Charities

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ATLANTA (November 11, 2019) – Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP (SGR) is pleased to announce that in honor of October Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the firm raised more than $3,000 for five charitable causes. On Friday, October 25, SGR held its “Jeans for a Cause” employee event in which five local offices participated by permitting its attorneys and staff to wear jeans in exchange for a charitable donation. Five of SGR’s offices selected a charity in which to donate the funds collected. The Atlanta office raised $1,550 for Susan G. Komen of Greater Atlanta, the world’s leading nonprofit breast cancer… Read more


Nov 8, 2019

Six SGR Attorneys Appointed to INTA Committees for 2020-2021 Term

ATLANTA (November 8, 2019) – Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP (SGR) is pleased to announce the six firm attorneys who have been appointed to International Trademark Association (INTA) committees for the 2020-2021 term. INTA appoints committee volunteers to carry out trademark-related initiatives and programs. Committee members fulfill their responsibilities by promptly and thoughtfully completing their committee’s mission statement. The following SGR Intellectual Property Practice attorneys will begin service to their respective committees beginning January 1, 2020: James Bikoff, a partner in SGR’s Washington, D.C. office, has been selected to serve as a member of the Data Protection Committee. The Data… Read more


Nov 6, 2019

Smith, Gambrell & Russell Represents The Adecco Group in Agreement to Sell Soliant Health to Olympus Partners for $612 Million

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ATLANTA (November 6, 2019) – Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP (SGR) is pleased to announce the firm served as legal counsel to firm client, The Adecco Group, in connection with its definitive agreement to sell Soliant Health, its U.S. healthcare staffing business, to Olympus Partners for $612 million. The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions and is expected to be completed by the first quarter of 2020. The sale is part of The Adecco Group’s strategy to concentrate on globally scalable brands and digital solutions. Soliant Health experienced strong growth as part of The Adecco Group, generating revenue of… Read more


Nov 1, 2019

U.S. News and Best Lawyers® Recognizes SGR on the 2020 “Best Law Firms” List

ATLANTA (November 1, 2019) – Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP (SGR) is pleased to announce that the firm has again been named to the 2020 “Best Law Firms” list by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® ranked nationally and in Atlanta, Jacksonville, Los Angeles, New York City, and Washington, D.C., including 13 “Tier 1” rankings. For the 2020 edition, SGR has been honored with recognition in several additional practice areas. The 2020 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 additional… Read more


Oct 10, 2019

The State Bar of Georgia Environmental Law Section Renames Annual Lifetime Achievement Award in Honor of Former SGR Partner James H. Bratton Jr.

ATLANTA (October 9, 2019) – Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP (SGR) is pleased to announce that the State Bar of Georgia Environmental Law Section has renamed its annual Lifetime Achievement Award to honor the late James H. Bratton Jr., a former SGR partner and founder of the State Bar’s Environmental Law Section. The official announcement was made on September 26 during the Section’s Annual Luncheon and as part of the introduction of this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award winner. The award is given annually to one honoree for high achievement, professionalism and dedication in the area of environmental law. A partner… Read more


Sep 16, 2019

Smith, Gambrell & Russell Leases Additional Full Floor at Midtown’s 1105 West Peachtree for Atlanta Office Relocation

ATLANTA (September 16, 2019) – Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP (SGR) is pleased to announce it has leased an additional full floor at 1105 West Peachtree as part of its planned 2021 Atlanta office relocation. With the additional 18,443 square feet, SGR now plans to occupy 120,763 square feet on five floors of the mixed-use development located on Midtown’s 12th and West Peachtree streets. First announced in December 2018, SGR’s lease agreement was the proposed commercial development’s first to be announced, and originally at 102,320 square feet, it was one of the largest office leases signed in Midtown in 2018…. Read more


Sep 12, 2019

SGR Attorneys Named to 2019 New York-Metro Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Lists

ATLANTA (September 12, 2019) – Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP (SGR) is pleased to announce the attorneys that have been selected to the 2019 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists for New York-Metro. The SGR attorneys in the New York office selected to the 2019 Super Lawyers list and their specified areas of practice: Neal T. Dorman (Estate Planning & Probate) Marc D. Latman (Aviation and Aerospace) Roger Juan Maldonado (Business Litigation) Dana L. Mark (Estate Planning & Probate; Women’s Edition) Stephen W. O’Connell (Real Estate) Lisa A. Smith (Real Estate; Women’s Edition) Eliot H. Zuckerman (Real Estate) The SGR… Read more


Aug 26, 2019

Smith, Gambrell & Russell Represents Avolon in Sale of Portfolio of 49 Regional Jet Aircraft to Falko

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ATLANTA (August 26, 2019) – Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP (SGR) is pleased to announce the firm served as lead legal counsel to firm client Avolon, an international aircraft leasing and management company, in its sale of a portfolio of 49 regional jet aircraft to Falko Regional Aircraft Limited (Falko), an aircraft operating leasing and asset management company focused on the regional aircraft sector. The portfolio, which includes 28 Embraer EJet and 21 Bombardier CRJ aircraft, is on lease to nine separate airlines around the world. “Smith, Gambrell & Russell was pleased to be selected by Avolon to work on… Read more


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