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Agribusiness

In a changing and growing population, the business of growing and producing agricultural products continues to be a vital issue.  From broilers to beer and peaches to pecans, Georgia agribusiness is as diverse and vibrant as ever.  Georgia agribusiness also faces numerous challenges.  Between natural disasters, regulatory compliance, lawsuits, and distinctive consumer preferences, agricultural producers must navigate a unique landscape on the farm and in the courtroom.

How We Can Help You

Smith, Gilliam, Williams, & Miles has extensive experience in the poultry industry.  We also represent numerous small businesses in North Georgia.  Whether you process poultry, grow grapes, or brew beer, we are here to help your business solve today’s problems.  We can help you protect your products and your people.Our areas of focus include:

  • Lawsuits
  • Contract Negotiation, Drafting, and Review
  • Real Estate
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Zoning and Land Use
  • Business Formation
  • Environmental
  • Food Safety
  • Workplace Safety

Our Attorneys

John H. Smith

Gainesville native, John H. Smith, is an experienced attorney who concentrates his practice in land/real estate transactions, zoning, eminent domain, wills, trusts and estates, probate and land litigation.

Steven P. Gilliam

Steven P. Gilliam is a respected trial attorney who represents commercial clients in complex litigation, corporate, zoning and eminent domain, banking, and transactional law.

M. Tyler Smith

M. Tyler Smith's practice includes business law and litigation. He prepares business agreements, including employment and non-compete agreements, as well as confidentiality and shareholder agreements.

Clayton Franklin

Clayton Franklin joined SGWM as an associate attorney in 2013. His practice includes general civil litigation, business litigation, commercial transactions, OSHA compliance, and real estate law. Currently, he serves as in-house counsel for Fieldale Farms Corporation.

R. Brent Hatcher

R. Brent Hatcher, Jr. joined SGWM in 2004 after practicing for five years at a major Atlanta law firm. His practice areas include general civil litigation, commercial and business litigation, real property litigation, appellate litigation, and personal injury.

Bill Rhoads

Bill Rhoads joined SGWM as an associate attorney in 2009 and was named as a member of the firm in 2016. His primary areas of practice include general estate planning, wills and trusts, business transactions, and providing tax advice for clients.

Keith J. Whitaker

Keith J. Whitaker joined SGWM in 2007. His areas of practice include real estate transactions and litigation, general civil litigation, adoption, contract disputes, personal injury claims, business law, and estate planning.

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