Nov 04, 2015

Smith, Gambrell & Russell Expands Tax Practice | Joseph C. Mandarino Joins Firm as Partner in Atlanta Office

ATLANTA (November 4, 2015) – Smith, Gambrell and Russell, LLP (SGR) announced today that Joseph C. Mandarino has joined the firm as a partner in its tax practice.

“Joe is an outstanding addition to our tax group,” said Stephen Forte, SGR’s managing partner. “As a highly regarded practitioner, he brings the professional maturity and experience necessary to support our thriving M&A, international and tax consulting practice areas.“

Mandarino’s practice focuses on tax and finance. He is involved with a wide variety of businesses and transactions, and has extensive experience in structuring M&A transactions from both the buyer and seller sides, as well as advising on operational issues for partnerships, LLCs and corporations, negotiating executive compensation arrangements, and assisting private equity funds with a variety of different investment objectives, asset classes, and investor types. In addition to transactional work, he represents clients in tax controversy work, including audits, appeals, and regulatory hearings, as well as tax court and district court litigation. Mandarino writes and speaks frequently on a variety of business, tax and finance topics. He serves on the finance committee of St. Thomas More Church in Decatur, Ga. and on the board of the Atlanta Young Writers Institute. Mandarino received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto, his Juris Doctor from Loyola University School of Law, and a Master of Laws in taxation from New York University School of Law.

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 200 attorneys provide legal counsel in more than 45 specialized practice areas, including corporate transactions, litigation, intellectual property, aviation, banking, construction and employment law. Founded in 1893, SGR has offices in Atlanta, Jacksonville, New York, Washington, D.C. and Frankfurt, Germany.  Please visit for more information on the law firm.

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