Businesses & Corporations
& Corporate Law
At SGWM, we become part of your extended corporate family, leveraging decades of knowledge and skills to provide trusted support, add value, and adapt to your ever-changing needs.
General Civil Litigation
SGWM provides exceptional representation in a variety of civil disputes, from contract and real estate disputes to cases regarding shareholder rights, unfair competition, intellectual property, and trade disputes.
Real Estate Transactions & Litigation
Real estate law has been part of SGWM from the beginning. Our attorneys are well-versed in North Georgia’s real estate market and the complex laws that affect residential and commercial transactions, especially zoning and eminent domain.
Our attorneys offer you a full range of taxation services, including advice concerning federal and Georgia corporate and individual income tax, estate and inheritance tax, and the federal gift tax.
We are here to listen to your goals and help you understand the ramifications and process of bankruptcy and, ultimately, provide a fresh start and optimal results for everyone involved.
SGWM represents businesses, corporations, and individuals in a wide range of employment-related matters, including equal opportunity issues, discrimination claims, and protection of proprietary information.
The manufacturing industry is no stranger to change. For decades, our attorneys have helped manufacturing and industrial companies with everything from operational issues to more advanced transactions that are crucial to their success.
Protecting your innovations and intellectual property is essential. Just as important, introducing them into the marketplace properly can be a delicate and complicated process. SGWM can help you take each step and handle each transaction with confidence.
Agribusiness is as diverse and vibrant as ever, but it’s also facing challenges. From regulatory compliance and lawsuits to consumer preferences, agricultural producers must navigate a unique landscape. Our attorneys have the experience and insight to show the way.
Whether you are a business or an individual, a collision involving a tractor-trailer often has catastrophic consequences. SGWM has been defending vehicle accidents involving passenger and commercial motor vehicles for more than 30 years.
Hear What Our Clients Have to Say
“ As a client, I proudly recommend Bill Rhoads. I trust him with all my legal matters. I have had the pleasure of working with Bill personally and professionally. I always recommend Bill to assist my clients. His down- to-earth, real-world approach always makes me feel comfortable that my legal matters are being handled competently and with care. Bill is always responsive. Always meticulous. Always willing to take the time to explain things. His legal acumen and insight have been instrumental in assisting me and my clients with our legal issues.
- Samuel Latimer, CPA, Rushton and Company, LLC
“ Kubota's relationship with Smith, Gilliam, Williams & Miles spans many years, with the firm providing timely and cost-effective legal advice on a broad range of legal matters, not only here in the State of Georgia but nationally and even internationally. Their team of experienced attorneys always pride themselves on producing high quality work and providing us with a trusted source of counsel with their vast range of expertise. We truly cherish both our personal and professional relationships with the members of this firm and we consider them valuable members of our Kubota family.
- Phil Sutton, Vice President, Kubota Manufacturing of America Corporation
“ We were referred to Smith, Gilliam, Williams and Miles by a friend, specifically to Mr. Keith Whitaker. We were in need of operating agreements and buy/sell agreements for our two businesses. Keith was professional, thorough, and not only handled everything we needed efficiently, but also made us feel like we weren't just clients but part of their family. We would highly recommend this firm for any legal needs you may have.
- Jack Nolan/Jamie Allred, Owners, Fortify Kitchen and Bar and Fortify Pi
“ Smith, Gilliam, Williams & Miles has been handling legal matters for Fieldale for over 30 years. We first hired them to defend a truck wreck. We now use the firm to manage a variety of legal issues, including corporate and real estate transactions, vehicle accidents, and commercial litigation. They deliver exceptional results and add value to our company.
- Tom Hensley, President, Fieldale Farms Corporation
“ It has been a true pleasure and trusting experience, we have enjoyed in our professional business experience with Smith, Gilliam, Williams & Miles, P.A.
On a business and personal level, the professionalism, experience level, and sound advice we have received, has allowed us to make the best-informed decisions, with a comfort level that is very satisfying.
We highly recommend Smith, Gilliam, Williams & Miles, P.A. 5-STARS.
- Joe Bova, Choice Equipment Company Inc.
“ In the past decade Bill has served as a valuable resource for my clients. He has a unique way of discussing the importance of Estate planning to where my clients are eager to provide the information and complete the process in a timely manner. What sets Bill apart is his genuine care of the people he works for and with. Not only will he always give you an honest opinion, he will go out of his way to make sure the estate planning process satisfies every need of the client. He breaks his complex job down into language that is understandable and relatable for clients in all different stages in life. I cannot say enough great things to describe the attorney and man he is. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for an honest, fair and caring Estate attorney.
- Anonymous Financial Advisor ,
Law For Families & Individuals
SGWM offers families and individuals within our community exceptional representation in a variety of practice areas, including family law, estate planning, bankruptcy, personal injury, and much more.