Dec 1, 2017

Smith, Gambrell & Russell Expands into Los Angeles; Combines with Rodi Pollock Law Firm

LA Office

ATLANTA (December 1, 2017) – Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP (SGR) is pleased to announce that effective January 1, 2018, the firm will open an office in Los Angeles through its combination with California business law firm Rodi Pollock Pettker Christian & Pramov (Rodi Pollock).

Established in 1969, Rodi Pollock is a full service, business law firm whose attorneys possess broad-based, multidisciplinary backgrounds in nine major practice areas. Eleven attorneys, including Anne K. Edwards, Elizabeth B. Blakely, Henry P. Pramov Jr., Patrick J. Cain, Walter T. Killmer Jr., Robert C. Norton, John D. Pettker, Dominique Y. Tauzin, Robert A. Yahiro, Gregory T. Sidman, and  Gregg A. Rapoport will join SGR from Rodi Pollock. The addition of this team of attorneys will expand SGR’s more than 45 practice areas, including Real Estate, Labor & Employment, Corporate, Tax, and Private Wealth Services.

“Smith, Gambrell & Russell is excited to announce the firm’s new office in LA,” said Stephen M. Forte, SGR’s chairman and managing partner. “Our combination with experienced, highly respected lawyers in the nation’s second largest city affords SGR the ability to deliver quality legal services on a national platform from coast to coast. This will benefit our domestic clients, along with providing an international gateway for clients based in Korea, Japan, China, and other countries in Asia that seek to do business in the U.S.”

Patrick J. Cain, Rodi Pollock’s President, commented, “We are very pleased to continue our firm’s legacy as the newest office of SGR.”

Celebrating its 125th anniversary in 2018, SGR continues its strategic growth within the U.S. and internationally. The new Los Angeles office, SGR’s ninth, is its first location on the West Coast of the U.S. In early 2017, SGR announced the opening of three new international offices in London, Southampton and Munich and the expansion of the New York office, which included the acquisition of a boutique law firm.

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 more than 220 attorneys provide legal counsel in more than 45 specialized practice areas, including corporate transactions, litigation, intellectual property, aviation, banking, real estate, construction and employment law. Founded in 1893, SGR has offices in Atlanta, Austin, Jacksonville, London, Los Angeles, Munich, New York, Southampton, and Washington, D.C.

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