Nov 14, 2016

SGR Partner David Burge Honored with the Whitney M. Young, Jr. Service Award by the Atlanta Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America


ATLANTA (November 14, 2016) – Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP (SGR) is pleased to announce Partner David Burge has been selected as an honoree of the Whitney M. Young, Jr. Service Award by the Atlanta Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America. The honor was presented at the 2017 Whitney M. Young Service Awards Banquet on September 29, 2016.

The national Whitney M. Young, Jr. Service Award is designed to recognize those individuals and corporations who have been instrumental in the development of Scouting for rural, urban, and suburban youth who often face challenging barriers. This award recognizes “unsung heroes,” those who do exceptional service for disadvantaged youth. The mission of the Whitney M. Young, Jr. Service Awards Banquet is to secure community resources in support of the Scouting Program for at-risk youth and to provide experiences that develop self-esteem, character values, and living skills, thereby enhancing the lives of young people in disadvantaged areas of our community.

Mr. Burge is a board member of the Atlanta Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America and has been active with the Boy Scouts since 1999. In 2006, he received the Boy Scouts Silver Beaver Award, the Boy Scouts’ highest award for service to youth. Mr. Burge is the former Chairman of the North Atlanta Scout District, the former Scoutmaster of Troop 74 and the former Cubmaster of Pack 51.

Mr. Burge is head of SGR’s Atlanta Real Estate Practice Group. He has substantial experience in commercial real estate lending transactions, corporate real estate transactions, capital markets real estate transactions and general real estate sale, purchase and leasing transactions. 

About the Atlanta Area Council, BSA

Through the dedication of more than 9,000 adult volunteers, the Atlanta Area Council serves more than 30,000 youth in 13 counties with a youth leadership and character education program. The Atlanta Area Council is proud to celebrate 100 years of leadership and service in 2016. For more information about the Atlanta Area Council visit

About Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP

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 200 attorneys provide legal counsel in more than 45 specialized practice areas, including corporate transactions, litigation, intellectual property, aviation, banking, construction and employment law. Founded in 1893, SGR has offices in Atlanta, Austin, Jacksonville, New York, Washington, D.C. and Frankfurt, Germany.

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