David J. Burge

Partner at Smith, Gambrell & Russell LLP

David J. Burge

David J. Burge

Partner at Smith, Gambrell & Russell LLP

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Mr. Burge has substantial experience in commercial real estate lending transactions, corporate real estate transactions, capital markets real estate transactions and general real estate sale, purchase and leasing transactions. He represents several national and regional financial institutions in their real estate finance transactions in Georgia and throughout the Southeast. Mr. Burge also has particular expertise in the financing, acquisition and management of timberland and recreational properties, including golf courses and marinas. He has represented the purchasers in several complex in-town land assemblages.

In 2008, Governor Perdue appointed Mr. Burge to be a Consumer Member of the Georgia Real Estate Commission. Mr. Burge served on the Board of the Georgia Superior Court Clerks’ Cooperative Authority from 2007 until 2012 and is currently a Member of the Fulton County Board of Registration and Elections. He served as Chairman of both the Real Estate Section of the Atlanta Bar Association (1999-2000) and the Real Property Law Section of the State Bar of Georgia (2006-2007). He has served as a Board Member of the University of North Carolina Law School Atlanta Alumni Council and is active with the Boy Scouts of America, the Urban Land Institute and the Atlanta Vanderbilt Club. He is a board member of the Atlanta Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America and in 2006, he received the Boy Scouts Silver Beaver Award, the Boy Scouts’ highest award for service to youth. He is a graduate of the Midtown Alliance Leadership Program, the Coverdell Leadership Institute and Leadership Atlanta. He was a delegate to the 2008 Republican National Convention.

Prior to private practice, Mr. Burge served as a judicial clerk for Judge Albert J. Henderson, Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.

Mr. Burge earned his B.A. in history and political science, magna cum laude, from Vanderbilt University in 1982. Mr. Burge received his J.D., with high honors, from the University of North Carolina in 1985 and was First Honors graduate of his class. During law school, he served as Articles Editor of the North Carolina Law Review, received the William T. Joyner Law Review Writing Award and was inducted into the Order of the Coif. He is the author of two notes, “Defining an Employer’s Liability under Title VII for on-the-Job Sexual Harassment,” 62 North Carolina Law Review 795 (1984) and “Statutory Protection against Condominium Conversions,” 62 North Carolina Law Review 1346 (1984).

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Smith, Gambrell & Russell is a full service, international law firm that advises regional, national and global businesses on a wide range of legal matters. The Firm’s nearly 200 attorneys provide legal counsel in practice areas including corporate transactions, litigation, intellectual property, aviation, banking, construction and employment law. Founded in 1893, SGR has offices in Atlanta, Jacksonville, New York, Washington, D.C. and Frankfurt, Germany.

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Former Governor of Texas

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