Aug 20, 2020

SGR Partners Randall Constantine, Jeffrey Tenen, Andrew Thompson, and Kathryn Zickert Named The Best Lawyers in America© 2021 “Lawyer of the Year”

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ATLANTA (August 20, 2020) – 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 2021 “Lawyer of the Year” in their respective practice areas and cities:

Randall A. Constantine was named the Best Lawyers® 2021 Litigation – ERISA “Lawyer of the Year” in Atlanta.

Jeffrey S. Tenen was named the Best Lawyers® 2021 Derivatives and Futures Law “Lawyer of the Year” in Miami.

Andrew M. Thompson was named the Best Lawyers® 2021 Litigation – Environmental “Lawyer of the Year” in Atlanta.

Kathryn M. Zickert was named the Best Lawyers® 2021 Litigation – Land Use and Zoning “Lawyer of the Year” in Atlanta.

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.

Randall Constantine is a Partner in SGR’s Executive Compensation and Employee Benefits Practice in Atlanta. He has extensive experience in employee benefits litigation involving single and multiemployer pension and welfare plans, nonqualified plans, and a wide array of fiduciary, administrative and benefits issues. In the executive compensation area, Mr. Constantine represents both companies and senior management.

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, he was named the Best Lawyers® “Lawyer of the Year” in Transportation Law in 2020, Securitization and Structured Finance in 2015, and in Derivatives and Futures Law in 2018 in Miami.

Andrew Thompson is a Partner in both the Environmental/Land Use and Sustainability practices of SGR’s Atlanta office. His practice includes environmental, commercial, and insurance-related litigation in state and federal court, as well as in state administrative court. Mr. Thompson has represented and advised clients in connection with a range of environmental and commercial issues, including defending enforcement actions by the U.S. EPA and state environmental agencies, toxic tort litigation, Clean Water Act permitting and compliance, insurance coverage litigation, hazardous waste, groundwater contamination, environmental cleanup and emergency response and other environmental matters.

Kathryn Zickert a Partner in and the leader of SGR’s Zoning, Planning and Land Use Practice in Atlanta. She practices in all aspects of land use and zoning including environmental and land use litigation, condemnation, re-zonings, variances, special or conditional use permits, special exceptions, subdivision approvals and all other permitting, fair housing, developments of regional impact and historic preservation. Ms. Zickert was previously named Best Lawyers® “Lawyer of the Year” in Georgia for Litigation – Land Use and Zoning in 2019, 2017, and 2015, as well as in Land Use and Zoning in 2015.

To view SGR’s complete list of the SGR attorneys elected for inclusion in the 2021 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 108,000 industry leading lawyers are eligible to vote (from around the world), and we have received over 13 million evaluations on the legal abilities of other lawyers based on their specific practice areas around the world. For the 2021 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©, 9.4 million votes were analyzed, which resulted in more than 67,000 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. 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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