Jan 14, 2021

Smith, Gambrell & Russell Global Transport Practice Partners Named to Who’s Who Legal: Transport 2021

ATLANTA (January 14, 2021) – Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP (SGR) is pleased to announce that eight firm attorneys have been named to Who’s Who Legal: Transport 2021, recognized as Global Leaders in Transport – Aviation Finance. Peter Barlow, Joshua Gentner, Marc Latman, Donald Mitchell, Israel Sanchez, Thomas Stalzer, Jeffrey Tenen, and Howard Turner were among the 1,461 practitioners from 979 firms in 69 jurisdictions listed in the Transport practice area for 2021. Who’s Who Legal: Transport (WWL: Transport) is a one-stop guide to the most prominent aviation and shipping lawyers across the world. The individuals listed in this guide are recognized as the leading practitioners in the sector for their work on a range of high-profile regulatory, finance and contentious matters.

Peter Barlow, partner, is an SGR Corporate section head and the leader of the Global Transport Practice. His legal practice concentrates in the areas of aircraft finance, commercial and corporate aircraft acquisitions and leasing, airline representation, aviation law, and general corporate representation. Mr. Barlow is regularly recognized by publications for his work in aviation law.

Joshua Gentner is a partner and a member of SGR’s Global Transport Practice. He represents and counsels clients in connection with a variety of debt, equity and lease financings. Mr. Gentner handles matters related to aircraft, locomotives, rolling stock, vessels and other machinery and equipment financing. He is consistently recognized for his work in transportation law.

Marc Latman is a partner in SGR’s Corporate Practice and a member of the Global Transport Practice. He advises clients on aircraft equipment financing, leasing, acquisition and divesture, equipment financing, and secured lending transactions. Mr. Latman has been consistently recognized by publications for his work in aviation law.

Donald Mitchell is a partner in SGR’s Corporate Practice. He has represented airlines, finance companies, maintenance facilities, brokerage firms, fixed-base operators, parts dealers, private companies. and individuals with purchase, sale, lease, maintenance, training and services transactions involving aircraft, engines, fleet equipment, and other capital equipment and inventory.

Israel Sanchez is an SGR partner and a member of the Global Transport Practice. His primary practice areas are aviation and aircraft finance, leasing, structured finance, and corporate law. Mr. Sanchez has experience in the structuring, drafting and negotiation of financing and leasing transactions, workouts, and restructuring and bankruptcy matters on behalf of banks, financial institutions, lessors, lessees, owner trustees, guarantors, manufacturers, and purchasers and sellers of equipment.

Thomas Stalzer is a partner in SGR’s Corporate and Tax practices. He specializes in handling all legal aspects associated with corporate aviation, including contract preparation and negotiations, FAA regulatory advice and compliance, and federal, state and local tax advice and compliance. Mr. Stalzer represents sellers, purchasers, financing sources and others in connection with the sale, purchase, exchange, lease and financing of jet and turboprop aircraft.

Jeffrey Tenen is a partner in SGR’s 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. Mr. Tenen represents air carriers, leasing companies and lenders in a range of financing, sale, and leasing transactions and other related commercial matters. He is consistently recognized for his work in aviation law.

Howard Turner is a partner in SGR’s Corporate Practice and a member of the Global Transport Practice. He has more than 30 years of experience representing airlines, aircraft lessors and financiers, parts manufacturers and engine overhaul facilities. Mr. Turner also has extensive corporate experience representing clients in acquisition, sale and financing contexts.

To see SGR’s list of Who’s Who Legal: Transport, click here.

About Who’s Who Legal
Since 1996 Who’s Who Legal (WWL) has identified the foremost legal practitioners in multiple areas of business law. In total, the site features over 24,000 of the world’s leading private practice lawyers and 2,500 consulting experts from over 150 national jurisdictions. We pride ourselves on the integrity and authority of our findings. It is impossible to buy entry into this publication. WWL is published by Law Business Research Limited. For more information, visit

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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