Founded in 1893, Smith Gambrell and Russell LLP is a premier international law firm with offices all over the United States and Germany. The firm with over 170 attorneys, offers expertise in more than 45 areas of law especially tax and estate planning, litigation, international law, industry practices, corporate law, bankruptcy, real estate, labor and employment, intellectual property, environment, and construction. Smith Gambrell and Russell LLP serves its clients based on the mantra of providing the cost-effective, expert and swift legal support. The firm’s work ethics based on assigning the most suitable attorney for the case has earned it many awards and recognitions.
Porfirio F. Ramirez, Jr. is a partner with Smith Gambrell and Russell LLP. A graduate of the Harvard Law School, he practices before the bar of the state of New York. Furthermore, he is an active member of the American Bar Association (ABA), International Bar Association, and the Association of the Bar of the City of New York. A multi-lingual, Ramirez specializes in technology, international law, financing and commercial transactions, corporate law, commercial lending, and banking and financial institutions. Laleh Sharifi is also a partner with Smith Gambrell and Russell LLP. She obtained her law degree from the Georgia State University and practices before the state of Georgia bar. Specializing in governmental affairs and immigration laws, Sharifi is a bi-lingual attorney, who has written several scholarly articles on issues relating to employers hiring foreign or non-American employees, amongst others. Alexander S. Clay is another partner with the firm. Specializing in complex legal fields of timber law, distressed debt, commercial lending and real estate law, Clay is a graduate of the University of Georgia School of Law. He practices before the bar of the state of Georgia and has been recognized as “Rising Star” by Georgia Super Lawyers for his professional services.
At the firm, the attorneys are made well aware of the fact that they do not operate in a vacuum; that the community within which the firm operates needs legal help too. Therefore, the firm has embedded the culture of Pro Bono work, helping the disadvantaged sections of the society.