Aug 10, 2017

Smith, Gambrell & Russell Welcomes Partner Rett Peaden to Corporate Practice


ATLANTA (August 10, 2017) – Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP (SGR) is pleased to announce that M. Everett (“Rett”) Peaden has joined the firm as a partner in its Corporate Practice in Atlanta.

As a Partner in the firm’s Corporate Practice, Mr. Peaden focuses primarily on mergers and acquisitions. Additionally, he provides general counsel to business clients, advising on ongoing transactional matters, and assists the owners of closely-held businesses with long-term succession planning.

“SGR is excited to welcome Rett to the firm’s Corporate Practice,” said Stephen M. Forte, SGR’s chairman and managing partner. “His added expertise in tax law coupled with his transactional experience complement our growing Corporate Practice.”

With an advanced degree in taxation, Mr. Peaden is well-versed in sophisticated tax strategies and entity structuring techniques that benefit his clients. He regularly counsels clients on corporate, partnership, and related matters, and has successfully worked with international and domestic clients in technology, health care, architectural and engineering services, agribusiness, and manufacturing.

Mr. Peaden earned a B.A. degree in philosophy from Emory University. He received his J.D. from Vanderbilt University Law School and an LL.M. in Taxation from the University of Florida.

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 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, Austin, Jacksonville, London, Munich, New York, Southampton, and Washington, D.C.

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