Dec 1, 2021

SGR Partners Gregory Kirsch and Gregory Smith Selected as Georgia Trend’s 2021 Legal Elite

2021 GA Trend

ATLANTA (December 1, 2021) – Smith Gambrell Russell (SGR) is pleased to announce that partners Gregory Kirsch and Gregory Smith have been recognized as Georgia Trend’s 2021 Legal Elite. The Legal Elite is a list of Georgia’s top attorneys in the state selected from 15 different practice areas, as nominated and chosen by their peers. Mr. Kirsch was recognized in Intellectual Property, and Mr. Smith was recognized in Real Estate/Construction.

Mr. Kirsch is a Partner in and the Department Head of SGR’s Intellectual Property Practice. His practice encompasses the entire range of patent law, including patent procurement, strategic patent portfolio development, patent opinions, post-grant patent office proceedings, licensing, as well as patent litigation. Mr. Kirsch’s honors also include Chambers USA: Leading Business Lawyers, Best Lawyers in America®, Super Lawyers, and the IAM Patent 1000. Additionally, he earned a 2020 Patent Pro Bono Achievement Certificate by the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Mr. Smith is a partner in SGR’s Construction and Government Contracts practices. His focus is in all areas of construction law, contract law, and government procurement, which consists of dispute resolution and litigation, counseling in contracting issues, counseling in government procurement, and the drafting, structuring, and review of construction and other contracts. Mr. Smith has also been recognized by Best Lawyers in America® and Super Lawyers.

Click HERE to read the Georgia Trend 2021 Legal Elite article.

About Georgia Trend
Georgia Trend, the magazine of Georgia business, politics and economic development since 1985, is the only statewide business publication in the market. Georgia Trend is published once a month with two extra issues: Business Georgia and Small Business Guide. It is delivered to more than 50,000 subscribers and has become indispensable to the leaders that shape the state. 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 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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