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About Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP http://www.sgrlaw.com/ Learn more about John C. Ethridge, Jr. http://www.sgrlaw.com/attorneys/jethridge/ John C. Ethridge, Jr. is a Partner in the Corporate Practice of Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP. Smith Gambrell and Russell has had a significant focus on cross-border and international transactions since I've been at the firm. A couple of plantations has arrived about the time I did in the 80's and Alex Smith and some other leaders of the firm at that time thought that Atlanta would be a booming economy and a booming place for international businesses. That is proven to be right over time and we have invested a lot of resources in recruiting lawyers who are-- grew up primarily Western Europe, they were admitted to the bar there and then were also admitted to the bar in their jurisdiction in the United States. That practice can account for upwards of 30% of our revenue in any given year today. We are proud of that practice, we understand the kind of business they want to do in the United States and how they can best do that business that emanates transactional practice at Smith Gambrell & Russell has always been a very significant part of the firm's practicing culture. Probably, over half of the lawyers in the firm are involved in some type of transactional practice. The interesting thing about the MNA practices, what we call MNA practice is it often starts with being the outside general counsel for a client. That client then calls you to help them with one of their problems which were able to pass along to the people in the firm, the litigators, and the others. He might handle various aspects of your business. However, we also get to do the transactions for the firm. So, we have a lot of binge strength in that area, in the words and acquisitions area. We have at least 30 lawyers in Atlanta alone that engage in words and acquisitions every day. We have a large group in New York and that group is getting larger each day as we recruit more practitioners in that area. We served all types of clients, many of our clients are multinational, global companies that we're doing MNA worked for. But probably, the most consistent and most client for Smith Gambrell & Russell Lawyer is a mid-market company often, a family owned business. Often, a business of the family which grown from start-up to a very successful size. And Smith Gambrell & Russell is perfect in size, scope, and people to assist that kind of client in achieving their goals. Smith Gambrell & Russell Lawyers are here to serve and we look forward to working with each of the clients, meeting new people. It is a great aspect to be privileged of the practice of law to meet new people and to assists them as they worked through their problems and helping them achieve their goals.[END] 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.