AGG Partners and Practices Recognized by Chambers USA

Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business has ranked 11 Arnall Golden Gregory partners and four practice areas in the 2009 edition. The practice groups ranked are Healthcare, Immigration, Labor and Employment and Real Estate. The following AGG partners were selected as “Leaders in Their Field” in their respective areas of practice in Georgia:

Darryl Laddin – Bankruptcy/Restructuring
Jonathan Golden – Corporate/M&A
Tracy Field– Healthcare
Glenn Hendrix  – Healthcare
Hedy Rubinger – Healthcare
Sidney Welch – Healthcare
Teri Simmons – Immigration
Ashley Kelly  – Labor and Employment
Henry Perlowski – Labor and Employment
Scott Fisher  – Real Estate
Philip Skinner – Real Estate

Jonathan Golden, Chairman of the firm, was praised by clients as a “highly knowledgeable, experienced and business-minded lawyer.”  Chambers also recognized Partner Darryl Laddin as “an effective and aggressive litigator,” who is the Chair of the Bankruptcy, Creditors’ Rights and Workout Practice Group.

AGG’s Immigration Team was recognized for being “a strong name in Atlanta with good bench strength” and having a “high level of personalized service and step-by-step guidance.” Teri Simmons, head of AGG’s Immigration Team, was ranked number one for immigration in Georgia. “She is always speedy and thorough,” sources report.

Market sources noted AGG’s Healthcare Group as “prompt, accurate and with a good grasp of issues at both the state and federal level.” Glenn Hendrix, the firm’s managing partner, is valued by clients for “his ability to disagree without creating ill will” and that his work is “always on time and on budget.” Partner Tracy Field is described as “pragmatic, engaging and well-prepared, especially when events reach a critical point.” AGG partner Hedy Rubinger is praised for her “speedy turnaround times and thorough preparation” and partner Sidney Welch is recognized for her “sound and common-sense” representation of physician groups.


AGG’s Employment Practice Team was lauded as having “broad skills, advice of a fine quality and extremely good access to the attorneys,” sources say. Henry Perlowski, Chair of the team, “makes a point of understanding your business inside-out and provides timely, accurate responses.” Partner Ashley Kelly is “a good choice for her thorough and accurate advice” and was noted as “Up and Coming” in the market.


The Real Estate Practice Group at AGG is known for “its strong entrepreneurial spirit.” Partner Phil Skinner is known as a “tremendous leasing lawyer.” Partner Scott Fisher is new to the rankings this year and was deemed “an intelligent and straight-shooting transactional attorney,” who is praised for “his ability to find solutions while keeping clients’ interests at the forefront.”


Chambers has built a reputation for in-depth, objective research, conducting thousands of interviews with lawyers and their clients worldwide. Using the information gathered, they identify and rank the world’s best lawyers based on criteria most valued by clients, such as technical expertise, business acumen and prompt delivery.