Jun 26, 2024

SGR’s Global Transport Group Receives Nationwide Ranking in Chambers USA 2024 Guide

ATLANTA (June 26, 2024) – Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP (SGR) is pleased to announce that the Firm’s Global Transport (Aviation) Group has again been awarded a Nationwide ranking in the 2024 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business in the Transportation: Aviation: Finance category. SGR is one of only 15 firms to receive this Nationwide ranking.

The prestigious legal guide, published annually by London–based Chambers & Partners, identifies leading lawyers and law firm practices based on interviews conducted by Chambers researchers with thousands of attorneys and their clients.

Chambers feedback from clients includes: “Smith, Gambrell & Russell have a deep bench of people that tap into every area of aviation. They have folks that are strong across the board in aviation finance.” Clients also note, “When a difficult transaction or a nuanced issue within a transaction arises, SGR is the first firm we call for input and guidance on the best approach and practices. SGR has proven exceptionally capable at making a complex matter easier to understand, digest and execute. They are the epitome of calm, cool and collected, which often makes a stressful matter much easier to handle.” “They are very adept at balancing legal issues and the desired commercial result. They are closers.”

In addition, four members of the group were recognized with individual nationwide rankings:

  • Peter Barlow – Transportation: Aviation: Finance – Nationwide – Band 3
  • Joshua D. Gentner – Transportation: Aviation: Finance – Nationwide – Band 2
  • Marc D. Latman – Transportation: Aviation: Finance – Nationwide – Band 4
  • Jeffrey S. Tenen – Transportation: Aviation: Finance – Nationwide – Band 3

SGR’s global transport (Aviation) practice commenced with the inception of commercial passenger aviation in the United States having represented the predecessor to and prospered with the growth of Eastern Airlines. Since formation of the practice group, Smith Gambrell & Russell has served as external general legal counsel and represented several airlines, both passenger and cargo, in virtually all aspects of their business. During more recent years, the Global Transport Group has greatly broadened its bandwith, geographic coverage and, most importantly, its industry representation to include several additional airlines situated in various parts of the world, operating lessors, export credit agencies, financiers, aviation equipment owners, managers and investors, aviation joint ventures and joint venture partners, maintenance repair and overhaul facilities and aircraft teardown/part-out companies. To learn more, please 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 attorneys provide legal counsel in more than 50 specialized practice areas, including corporate transactions, litigation, intellectual property, aviation, banking, real estate, insurance/reinsurance, construction, employment law, international, and employee benefits and executive compensation. Founded in 1893, SGR has 14 domestic and international offices, including Atlanta; Austin; Charlotte; Chicago; Jacksonville, FL; London; Los Angeles; Miami; Munich; New York; Southampton; Springfield, IL; Tampa, FL; and Washington, D.C.

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