Sep 26, 2023

Smith Gambrell Russell Bolsters Tampa Office with Hire of Litigator Michael Kolcun

ATLANTA (September 26, 2023) – Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP (SGR) is pleased to announce that Michael Kolcun has joined the Firm as a partner based in the Tampa office. Prior to joining SGR, Mr. Kolcun was affiliated with Adams and Reese LLP in Tampa and Robins Kaplan LLP in New York.

“We are excited to welcome Michael to SGR,” said Jason Stearns, SGR’s Tampa office managing partner. “His extensive experience handling commercial and IP related disputes, elevates SGR’s existing litigation capabilities, particularly as we continue to grow the Tampa office.”

Mr. Kolcun’s practice is focused in commercial and intellectual property disputes, including breach of contract, partnership/joint venture and shareholder claims, copyright and trademark infringement, and other business torts. He represents a range of clients from large corporations to start-ups, as well as investors and individuals. As an experienced litigator, Mr. Kolcun has prosecuted and defended numerous actions in state courts in Florida and New York, and in federal district, appellate, and bankruptcy courts and arbitration tribunals throughout the U.S.

Stephen M. Forte, SGR’s chairman and managing partner added, “Michael has a successful track record as a commercial litigator, which brings significant value to our clients in both the Tampa and New York offices.”

Among Mr. Kolcun’s numerous professional recognitions, he is AV Peer Rated by Martindale-Hubbell and a member of the Tampa Bay Chamber of Commerce Leadership Tampa Class of 2023. His accolades also include being named on the Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® list and Super Lawyers Rising Star list.

Mr. Kolcun is a member of the Tampa Bay American Inn of Court, the Federal Bar Association, the Hillsborough County Bar Association, and the Business Law Section of the Florida Bar. Additionally, he serves on the Board of Directors of the Florida State University College of Law Alumni Association.

Mr. Kolcun received his B.A. degree from Florida State University and his J.D. degree from Florida State University College of Law. He is admitted to practice in Florida and New York.

About Smith Gambrell Russell
SGR is a full-service, international law firm that advises regional, national and global businesses on a wide range of legal matters. The Firm’s nearly 400 attorneys provide legal counsel in more than 50 specialized practice areas, including corporate transactions, litigation, intellectual property, aviation, banking, real estate, insurance/reinsurance, construction, employment law, international, and employee benefits and executive compensation. Founded in 1893, SGR has 14 domestic and international offices, including Atlanta; Austin; Charlotte; Chicago; Jacksonville, FL; London; Los Angeles; Miami; Munich; New York; Southampton; Springfield, IL; Tampa, FL; and Washington, D.C.

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