Aug 15, 2019

SGR Partners Dana Bradford, Steve Brust, Adam Buss, and Jeffrey Tenen Named The Best Lawyers in America© 2020 “Lawyer of the Year”

Dana Bradford, Steven Brust, Adam Buss, Jeffrey Tenen

ATLANTA (August 15, 2019) – Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP (SGR) is pleased to announce the firm’s four attorneys who were recognized by The Best Lawyers in America®, the leading peer-review-based directory of legal practitioners, as 2020 “Lawyer of the Year” in their respective practice areas:

Dana G. Bradford II was named the Best Lawyers® Product Liability Litigation – Defendants 2020 “Lawyer of the Year” in Jacksonville.

Steven E. Brust was named the Best Lawyers® Litigation – Securities 2020 “Lawyer of the Year” in Jacksonville.

Adam J. Buss was named the Best Lawyers® Corporate Law 2020 “Lawyer of the Year” in Jacksonville.

Jeffrey S. Tenen was named the Best Lawyers® Transportation Law 2020 “Lawyer of the Year” in Miami.

Only a single lawyer in each specialty and location is recognized as the “Lawyer of the Year.” Attorneys who are honored as “Lawyer of the Year” have received the highest overall peer-feedback for their abilities, professionalism, and integrity in a specific practice area and geographic region.

Dana Bradford is a Partner in the Jacksonville office of SGR and a member of the firm’s Litigation Practice. Mr. Bradford’s practice is primarily devoted to representation of institutional clients in commercial litigation matters, representation of insurance carriers in litigation relating to coverage disputes and first-party and third-party bad faith claims, and in the defense of both self-insured and insured clients in the defense of personal injury and wrongful death claims, with emphasis on products liability. He was named the Best Lawyers® Litigation – Insurance 2019 “Lawyer of the Year” in Jacksonville.

Steve Brust is the Managing Partner of SGR’s Jacksonville office and serves on the firm’s Executive Committee. A member of the Litigation Practice, Mr. Brust handles commercial and fiduciary litigation of all types, including partnership and shareholder disputes, liability defense for corporate officers and directors, title insurance defense, executive benefits and employment contract disputes, and estate and trust litigation, including fiduciary removal proceedings.

Adam Buss is a Partner in the Jacksonville office of SGR. As a member of the Corporate Practice, he concentrates on mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance issues, emerging businesses, information technology and corporate finance. Prior to attending law school, Mr. Buss practiced as a Certified Public Accountant for a number of years. His expertise in business and finance provides the background necessary to manage the array of issues encountered in a transactional practice.

Jeffrey Tenen is a Partner in the Miami office of SGR. As a member of the Global Transport Practice, his primary areas of practice are aircraft finance and leasing, cross-border structured lending and asset-based financing transactions, aviation, and international business and commercial transactions. Previously, Mr. Tenen was named the Best Lawyers® Securitization and Structured Finance 2015 “Lawyer of the Year” and Best Lawyers® Derivatives and Futures Law 2012, 2014 and 2018 “Lawyer of the Year” in Miami.

To view SGR’s complete list of the SGR attorneys elected for inclusion in the 2020 edition of The Best Lawyers in America© click here.

About Best Lawyers®
Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers lists are compiled based on an exhaustive peer review evaluation. Almost 87,000 industry leading lawyers are eligible to vote (from around the world), and we have received almost 10 million evaluations on the legal abilities of other lawyers based on their specific practice areas around the world. For the 2019 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©, 7.8 million votes were analyzed, which resulted in almost 60,000 leading lawyers being included in the new edition. Lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed; therefore inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.” Visit for more information.

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 250 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, Jacksonville, London, Los Angeles, Miami, Munich, New York, Southampton, and Washington, D.C.

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