Aug 14, 2018

Smith, Gambrell & Russell Attorney to Publish New “Lessons Learned” Book from Tenure with Chick-fil-A® and Truett Cathy

September 8 Marks the Four-Year Anniversary of the Chick-fil-A® Founder’s Death

 ATLANTA (August 14, 2018) – Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP (SGR) is pleased to announce the upcoming release of Partner Perry McGuire’s new book, Nice, But Not Naïve And Other Lessons I Learned From Chick-fil-A Founder Truett Cathy. The book launches September 1 and coincides with the four-year anniversary of Truett Cathy’s death. All net proceeds from the sale of the book will be given to the Chick-fil-A Foundation and the WinShape Foundation in memory of Mr. Cathy.

Mr. McGuire served as an attorney for Mr. Cathy and Chick-fil-A® for more than eleven years, and he had the opportunity to work closely with the iconic founder on his business, personal, and charitable endeavors. The book, Nice, But Not Naïve, is a tribute to the impact Mr. Cathy had on Mr. McGuire and the business and life lessons he learned from their relationship.

The book honors the late Mr. Cathy and his business style. As Dan Cathy, his son and Chairman & CEO of Chick-fil-A, Inc. says, “If you’ve ever wanted a deeper look into the business sense of my dad, this is the book. Full of great stories and keen business insight, Nice, But Not Naïve will delight and inspire you.”

Nice, But Not Naïve can be ordered on Amazon.

Mr. McGuire is a Partner in SGR’s Corporate Practice where he focuses on general corporate law, specifically franchise, mergers and acquisitions, and governmental affairs. His in-house counsel legal experience has given him a broad base from which to assist clients in many areas of their businesses. Mr. McGuire is a former Georgia State Senator and was the 2006 Republican nominee for Attorney General of Georgia. He has served on the State Board of Juvenile Justice and currently serves on the Atlanta Board of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and the Georgia Conservative Policy Institute. Mr. McGuire is a member of the Georgia Republican Foundation and the Federalist Society. Additionally, he is a member of the Southeast Franchise Forum (membership committee), the Georgia Restaurant Association (board member and treasurer), the National Restaurant Association, the International Franchise Association, and the Founding Chairman of the Franchise and Distribution Law Section for the State Bar of Georgia. Mr. McGuire and his wife, Lauren (a Chick-fil-A® franchisee), have four grown children and live on a farmlet west of Atlanta.

About Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP
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