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


Jun 12, 2019

Smith, Gambrell & Russell Represents Lonicera Partners in Acquisition of Multiple Properties in Downtown Brooklyn

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ATLANTA (June 12, 2019) – Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP (SGR) is pleased to announce the firm served as legal counsel to Lonicera Partners, one of Downtown Brooklyn’s leading real estate development companies, in the acquisition of a five-parcel assemblage from three different sellers. The property, to be known as 308 Livingston Street, is in the pre-construction phase and site work is expected to commence imminently. The project qualifies for the 35-year Affordable New York tax abatement. Lonicera Partners’ portfolio includes 415 Red Hook Lane, 153 Remsen Street, 70 Schermerhorn along with 7 other properties in the Downtown Brooklyn area. “This… Read more


Jun 4, 2019

SGR Recognized as a 2019 Am Law 200 Firm for Fifth Year in a Row; Advances Six Spots

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ATLANTA (June 4, 2019) – Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP (SGR) is pleased to announce that the firm has been recognized by The American Lawyer as a 2019 Am Law 200 firm for the fifth year in a row. Once again, SGR improved its standing on the list, advancing six spots from 2018, as a result of the firm’s continuing growth and increase in revenue. SGR is one of only four Atlanta-based firms that placed in the “Am Law Second Hundred.” Ranked by gross revenue, the Am Law 200 is a diverse group of law firms throughout the country that… Read more


May 30, 2019

SGR Attorneys Named to 2019 Florida Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Lists

ATLANTA (May 30, 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 Florida. The SGR attorney in the Jacksonville office selected to the 2019 Super Lawyers list and his specified area of practice: Dana G. Bradford II (Civil Litigation: Defense) The SGR attorneys in the Jacksonville office selected to 2019 Rising Stars and their specified areas of practice: James H. Cummings (General Litigation) Yash B. Dave (Employment & Labor) Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding… Read more


May 29, 2019

Smith, Gambrell & Russell Partner Michael Regan Appointed Chair of New York City Bar Association’s Council on Judicial Administration

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ATLANTA (May 29, 2019) – Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP (SGR) is pleased to announce that firm Partner Michael Regan has been appointed Chair of the New York City Bar Association’s (City Bar’s) Council on Judicial Administration. Mr. Regan succeeds the Honorable Carolyn Demarest (Ret.), formerly the Presiding Justice of the Commercial Division in Kings County. The Council on Judicial Administration coordinates the work of several of the City Bar’s court committees on issues that impact New York’s state and federal courts. Recent issues addressed by the Council include the judiciary budget and proposals to restructure/streamline the state-court system. The… Read more


May 20, 2019

SGR Partner Justice Leah Ward Sears Appointed Chair of City of Atlanta Task Force for the Promotion of Public Trust

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ATLANTA (May 20, 2019) – Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP (SGR) is pleased to announce that Partner Justice Leah Ward Sears (Ret.) has been appointed by Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms to chair the City of Atlanta Task Force for the Promotion of Public Trust. The task force was designed to evaluate the city government’s ethics, transparency and compliance guidelines, present its findings, and make recommendations for improvement. The 13-member task force is comprised of individuals who were formerly prosecutors, judges or local lawmakers, along with members of the academic community and Atlanta residents. Justice Sears is among the six members… Read more


May 16, 2019

Smith, Gambrell & Russell Represents Big V Property Group in Acquisition of Westside Centre Shopping Center in Alabama for $35.9 Million, its Largest Acquisition to Date

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ATLANTA (May 16, 2019) – Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP (SGR) is pleased to announce the firm served as legal counsel to Big V Property Group (BVPG) in its recent $35.9 million shopping center acquisition of Westside Centre in Huntsville, Alabama. This is the New York-based investment management company’s largest acquisition to date. Westside Centre is located along the University Drive retail corridor in Huntsville, Alabama. At 655,638 square feet, the shopping center is shadow-anchored by Super Target with national tenants including Big Lots, Stein Mart, Tuesday Morning, PetSmart, Ross Dress for Less, Shoe Carnival, and Party City. Additionally, the… Read more


Apr 25, 2019

Chambers USA Guide 2019 Recognizes 13 SGR Attorneys and 6 SGR Practice Areas Among the Best in the Country

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ATLANTA (April 25, 2019) – Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP (SGR) is pleased to announce the attorneys and practices selected for inclusion in the 2019 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. The prestigious legal guide, published annually by London-based Chambers & Partners, identifies leading lawyers and law firm practices based on interviews conducted by Chambers researchers with thousands of attorneys and their clients. Chambers USA recognized SGR in following six practice areas, as noted, in Georgia or USA – Nationwide: Environment – Georgia (Band 3) Transportation: Aviation: Finance – USA – Nationwide (Band 4) Construction – Georgia… Read more