Dec 1, 2021

SGR Partners Gregory Kirsch and Gregory Smith Selected as Georgia Trend’s 2021 Legal Elite

2021 GA Trend

ATLANTA (December 1, 2021) – Smith Gambrell Russell LLP (SGR) is pleased to announce that partners Gregory Kirsch and Gregory Smith have been recognized as Georgia Trend’s 2021 Legal Elite. The Legal Elite is a list of Georgia’s top attorneys in the state selected from 15 different practice areas, as nominated and chosen by their peers. Mr. Kirsch was recognized in Intellectual Property, and Mr. Smith was recognized in Real Estate/Construction. Mr. Kirsch is a Partner in and the Department Head of SGR’s Intellectual Property Practice. His practice encompasses the entire range of patent law, including patent procurement, strategic patent… Read more


Nov 16, 2021

Smith Gambrell Russell Represents Big V Property Group in Acquisition of The Markets at Town Center in Jacksonville, Florida

PR Big V

ATLANTA (November 16, 2021) – Smith Gambrell Russell LLP (SGR) is pleased to announce the firm served as legal counsel to Big V Property Group in its acquisition of The Markets at Town Center, a shopping center located in the popular St. John’s retail district of Jacksonville, Florida. The transaction closed November 15, 2021. Totaling 254,089 square feet, The Markets at Town Center consists of four multi-tenant buildings and five free standing single tenant buildings that sit on 44.1 acres. The grocery-anchored shopping center features Sprouts Farmers Market, Nordstrom Rack, REI, Ulta, and West Marine. The Markets at Town Center… Read more


Oct 25, 2021

Smith Gambrell Russell Partners with Cristo Rey Atlanta Jesuit High School’s Corporate Work Study Program for Seventh Year

PR Cristo Rey

ATLANTA (October 25, 2021) – Smith Gambrell Russell LLP (SGR) is pleased to announce its partnership with Cristo Rey Atlanta Jesuit High School’s Corporate Work Study Program (CWSP) for the 2021-2022 school year. This is the seventh year SGR has served as a Job Partner with the program which helps students envision a future that includes a college degree and a successful professional career and equips them with the knowledge and skills needed to realize that vision. SGR is one of 125 companies serving as a Cristo Rey Atlanta Job Partner through the program, which welcomed its first class in… Read more


Nov 9, 2021

Smith Gambrell Russell Welcomes Partner Patrick Tierney to the New York Real Estate Practice

PR Tierney

ATLANTA (November 9, 2021) – Smith Gambrell Russell LLP (SGR) is pleased to announce the addition of Partner Patrick R. Tierney to the firm’s Real Estate Law Practice in New York. Mr. Tierney joins SGR from Rosenberg & Estis, P.C. where he practiced real estate law as a member of the Transactional Department. As a partner in the SGR Real Estate Department, Mr. Tierney helps real estate developers, investors, owners, lenders, and tenants structure, negotiate, and close complex real estate transactions, including joint ventures, development and ground leasing, acquisitions and dispositions, 1031 exchanges, commercial leasing, financing, and other commercial real… Read more


Nov 4, 2021

U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers® Recognize SGR on the 2022 “Best Law Firms” List

Award

ATLANTA (November 4, 2021) – Smith Gambrell Russell LLP (SGR) is pleased to announce that the firm has again been named to the 2022 U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” list ranked nationally and in Atlanta, Jacksonville, Los Angeles, Miami, New York City, and Washington, D.C., including 24 “Tier 1” rankings. For this 12th Edition, SGR has been honored with recognition in several additional practice areas. Firms included in the 2022 “Best Law Firms” list are recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. Achieving a tiered ranking signals a unique combination of quality… Read more


Oct 21, 2021

Smith Gambrell Russell Represents HESCO Supply in Sale to Winsupply

PR HESCO

ATLANTA (October 21, 2021) – Smith Gambrell Russell LLP (SGR) is pleased to announce that the firm served as legal counsel to Hicks Electric & Utility Company, Inc. (HESCO), a leading full line distributor of electrical, utility, and Datacom products, in its sale to Winsupply Inc., a leading supplier of residential and commercial construction industrial supplies and materials in the United States. The transaction closed on September 30, 2021. With headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia, HESCO has grown to become one of the 250 largest distributors in the U.S. Through the sale, HESCO becomes part of the Winsupply Family of Companies,… Read more


Oct 21, 2021

Smith Gambrell Russell Represents The Adecco Group in Sale of Legal Solutions Business to Consilio

Smith Gambrell Russell served as legal counsel to client, the Adecco Group, in the sale of D4 and EQ, its legal consulting and eDiscovery (“legal solutions”) business to Consilio, a global leader in e-Discovery, document review, risk management, and legal consulting services. The SGR legal team included Partners Jay Schwartz and Julie Sebastian, along with Associates Erin McCallum and Frances Plunkett in the Atlanta Corporate Practice. Partner Tom Hong and Associate Audria Crain, also of the Atlanta Corporate Practice, handled the Hart-Scott-Rodino filings. Partner Joseph Mandarino of the Atlanta Tax Practice and Partner Brandon Sherlinski of the Jacksonville Employee Benefits… Read more


Oct 19, 2021

Smith Gambrell Russell Represents Atalaya Capital in $53 Million Financing Transaction with Profound Commerce

PR Atalaya

ATLANTA (October 19, 2021) – Smith Gambrell Russell LLP (SGR) is pleased to announce that it served as legal advisor to Atalaya Capital Management LP (Atalaya), a private credit and special opportunities investment manager based in New York, in its $53 million combined equity and debt financing transaction with Profound Commerce, an acquirer and operator of Amazon third-party businesses. The proceeds of the credit facility will be used to acquire additional e-commerce brands as a part of Profound Commerce’s category-focused strategy and to expand Profound Commerce’s operating platform. “We are honored to represent Atalaya in this significant transaction in the… Read more


Oct 18, 2021

SGR Attorney Jenny Wang Selected to the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee of the California Lawyers Association

PR Wang

ATLANTA (October 18, 2021) – Smith Gambrell Russell LLP (SGR) is pleased to announce that Los Angeles attorney Jenny Wang has been selected to the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) Committee of the California Lawyers Association (CLA). The DEI Committee is focused on increasing diversity within the CLA and creating opportunities for more inclusion in the association. One of three California bar-wide initiatives created by the CLA, the DEI Committee is consistent with CLA’s mission of promoting excellence, diversity and inclusion in the legal profession and fairness in the administration of justice and the rule of law. A major focus… Read more


Oct 15, 2021

SGR Attorney Dion Bass Selected to Leadership Jacksonville Class of 2022

PR Bass

ATLANTA (October 15, 2021) – Smith Gambrell Russell LLP (SGR) is pleased to announce that Jacksonville attorney Dion Bass has been selected to the Leadership Jacksonville Class of 2022, the city’s foremost leadership think tank. Leadership Jacksonville is a yearlong program that challenges adult leaders from diverse sectors of the community to develop a heightened understanding of the community’s key issues and how they can work together to improve them. Since the first class in 1976-1977, more than 2300 alumni have completed the program. The Leadership Jacksonville organization educates established and emerging leaders about the community’s key issues, connects program… Read more