Oct 7, 2020

Smith, Gambrell & Russell Partners Recognized in IFLR1000 Financial and Corporate and M&A Rankings for 2020

IFLR1000 2020

ATLANTA (October 7, 2020) – Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP (SGR) is pleased to announce that partners Jay Schwartz, John Spillman, Tom Hong, and Julie Sebastian once again have been recognized in the IFLR1000 Financial and Corporate and M&A Rankings and Leading Lawyers for the Americas in 2020. Recognized for their work in corporate mergers and acquisitions in Georgia, Mr. Schwartz and Mr. Spillman earned the “Highly Regarded” ranking while Mr. Hong and Ms. Sebastian earned the “Rising Star” ranking.

The IFLR1000 is the guide to the world’s leading financial and corporate law firms and lawyers in more than 170 jurisdictions. The IFLR1000 has been producing legal market intelligence since 1990 and remains the only international legal directory dedicated to ranking law firms and lawyers on the basis of financial and corporate transactional work.

Mr. Schwartz is a Partner in the Corporate Practice of SGR. In his practice, he has particular expertise in mergers and acquisitions, finance, securities, commercial leasing and technology. Mr. Schwartz has an AV® Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell and has been ranked by Chambers USA, recognized by Super Lawyers, and listed in The Legal 500 U.S. Edition and Georgia Trend magazine’s Legal Elite.

Mr. Spillman is a Partner in SGR‘s Corporate Practice. He counsels clients on corporate and transactional matters, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, emerging company issues and international transactions. Mr. Spillman has been listed in Best Lawyers in America® and has an AV® Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell.

Mr. Hong is a Partner in and head of SGR‘s Corporate Practice and serves as the firm’s Finance Partner. He concentrates his practice on corporate, transactional and tax matters, including mergers and acquisitions, cross-border tax structuring, joint ventures, venture capital transactions, and general international business matters. Mr. Hong has extensive experience with Hart-Scott-Rodino filings and related transactional antitrust issues.

Ms. Sebastian is a Partner in the Corporate Practice of SGR and chairs the firm’s Diversity Council. She has substantial experience in mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance. She has represented both publicly and privately held companies and has worked with companies in a wide range of industries, including construction, heavy metals manufacturing and technology.

To view SGR’s recognized attorneys, click HERE.

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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