Apr 18, 2022

Smith Gambrell Russell Partner Tony Cochran Honored by Zaban Paradies Center for Lifetime of Service Benefitting Atlanta Homeless Couples


ATLANTA (April 18, 2022) – Smith Gambrell & Russell, LLP (SGR) is pleased to announce that Partner Anthony L. (Tony) Cochran has been honored for his lifetime of service to the Zaban Paradies Center (ZPC), which assists homeless couples obtain housing and employment. Mr. Cochran is a member of the ZPC Advisory Board and previously served over the past 25 years as the Center’s Chair, a Director, a Supervisor, and an all-night volunteer. The honor was presented to Mr. Cochran during the ZPC’s first annual fundraiser, Blue Jeans, Bow Ties, and Bling: A Celebration of ZPC Past, Present, and Future! on April 10.

Tony Cochran is a Partner in SGR’s Litigation Practice, with a focus in white collar law. He was inspired and encouraged to serve ZPC by fellow SGR partner Edward J. (Jack) Hardin, who is Co-Chair of the Regional Commission on Homelessness, Chairman (and founder) of Gateway, LLC, a homeless services center, and Vice Chairman of the Board of Georgia Works! Inc., a residential workforce program for the chronically homeless and a non-profit affordable housing provider.

About Zaban Paradies Center
The mission of Zaban Paradies Center (ZPC) is to empower couples experiencing homelessness or financial vulnerability to achieve lasting self-sufficiency for themselves and their families. Founded in 1984, ZPC is an independent, non-profit organization that provides year-round support for homeless couples. For more information, visit

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 270 attorneys provide legal counsel in more than 45 specialized practice areas, including corporate transactions, litigation, intellectual property, aviation, banking, real estate, construction, employment law, and employee benefits and executive compensation. Founded in 1893, SGR has offices in Atlanta, Austin, Charlotte, Chicago, Jacksonville, London, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Southampton, and Washington, D.C.

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