September 28, 2017

9-28-17McRae, Smith, Peek celebrated its new office on Thursday, September 28, located at 111 Bridgepoint Plaza, Suite 300 in historic downtown Rome. MSP completed a floor-to-ceiling renovation of the new space, which was unveiled with a ribbon cutting event and open house. “We are proud of our long-standing tradition of excellence” remarked Scott Smith, managing partner, to a group of over 100 community members. “We have been in existence since 1899, and look forward to continuing to serve the community in all its legal needs.”

Scott highlighted the firm’s momentous decision to expand to Polk County by joining with York, McRae & York in 1999. Scott also showcased two conference rooms at the new office dedicated to recently departed attorneys Charlie Shaw and Jo Stegall. MSP is inspired every day to represent its clients as vigorously as Charlie and Jo did.

Pictured are (left to right): Linton Johnson, Jordan Knight, Scott Smith, Chris Jackson, Jule Peek, Andy Garner, Mike McRae, and Jason Sanker.

August 7, 2017

8-7-17Congratulations to MSP’s Chris Jackson, who competed over the weekend in the Rome Celebrity Dance Challenge benefiting the Sexual Assault Center of Northwest Georgia. Team Jackson, consisting of Chris and his partner Tahnya Jones, won the People’s Choice Vote for raising an incredible $38,939. Chris follows in the footsteps of his mother, Christa Jackson, who also won the People’s Choice Vote in 2015, raising $32,354. Way to go Chris!


July 24, 2017

7-24-17MSP’s own Chris Jackson organized tours of Underground Rome over the weekend. The tours explored the history of the major floods of Rome in 1886 and 1892, following which the decision was made to raise the level of Broad Street. The sell-out event of over 450 participants was a fundraiser for the Rome Celebrity Dance Challenge benefiting the Sexual Assault Center of Northwest Georgia. Chris himself will be dancing on August 5, 2017 at the Rome City Auditorium. You can get your tickets here!

July 20, 2017

7-19-17MSP partner Mike McRae was recently re-elected to the Board of Governors of the State Bar of Georgia and was installed during the Bar’s Annual Meeting in June. Mike will continue his service to the Bar on the Board of Governors as a representative of the Tallapoosa Judicial Circuit. The Board of Governors is the 160 member policy making authority for the State Bar with representatives elected from each of Georgia’s judicial districts. Mike heads MSP’s Cedartown, Polk County office where his practice focuses on a wide range of areas from general litigation, including personal injury and wrongful death, to estate planning, government law, mediation and labor and employment law. Congratulations to Mike and thank you for your service to the State Bar!

July 12, 2017

7-12-17Get fit and support the Exchange Club Family Resource Center on August 19 at Heritage Park as part of the annual Tillman Clocktower 5k Road Race and Two mile Health Walk! MSP’s Jason Sanker is co-chair of this year’s event which is historically one of the biggest 5k races in this area and is run each year in memory of Gary Tillman, wonderful community leader lost far too soon. Great event for a great cause!

June 28, 2017

Rome is lucky to have folks like Jason Willis and Action Ministries. MSP attorneys and staff will be volunteering to read to young Romans over the summer. MSP Attorneys Linton Johnson and Chris Jackson were recently featured in a recent Rome News Tribune story about these efforts.6-28-17

June 19, 2017

6-19-17Congratulations to MSP Partner Scott Smith for adeptly handling Rome-based Superior Transport, Inc.’s sale of its wholesale distribution contracts to Dallas, Texas based Empire Petroleum Partners, and sale of its transportation fleet to Usher Transport, Inc.

Headquartered in Rome, Georgia, STi was initially the wholesale and transportation division of D&D Oil Company, Inc., d/b/a Cowboys Food Mart. In 2002, STi was incorporated into a new entity and operated as a sister company to D&D Oil until the sale of the Cowboys Food Mart chain to The Pantry, Inc. in 2004. STi continued to haul fuels for The Pantry after the Cowboys sale and, over the next four years, built a large common carrier business with 78 transports hauling fuels in 4 states.

Over the last several years, the Company has grown significantly under the leadership of its President and co-owner Don Newton, co-owner Jarrett Shadday, and CFO Kevin Bush. At the time of the sale to Empire, the Company retailed fuels through 47 consignment accounts and supplied wholesale fuels to 77 customers. The majority of the fuels marketed by the Company were through their proprietary Hi-Tech and Smile brands, and the Company also supplied unbranded fuels to customers using their own flags. STi supplied 6 Shell sites and 11 BP sites and was a jobber for both companies, and the Company operated a trucking division that hauled fuel to its consignment and wholesale sites in Georgia and Tennessee. The Company also has a commercial fuels business operating as Enterprise Oil Company and will continue to operate and grow this business going forward.

May 19, 2017

5-19-17New signs are coming to MSP! On May 18, 2017, the Rome Historic Preservation Commission approved raising the current sign facing Broad Street to between the 2nd and 3rd floors. The HPC also approved a new 48-inch “MSP” sign on the front of the building (pictured) visible to drivers heading south on 2nd Avenue.

MSP thanks the Rome Historic Preservation Commission for the tireless work its members do in service to our community. The HPC recognizes and protects the cultural heritage of downtown Rome, and its volunteer board spends countless hours evaluating and reviewing applications every month. In doing so, Rome’s unique charm is preserved to the benefit of our community and visitors alike.

Be on the lookout for MSP’s new downtown signage in the weeks ahead.

May 9, 2017

5-9-17Congratulations to MSP’s Lee Niedrach for being named to Rome’s 20 under 40 list! We are proud to have Lee on our team. Congratulations to all of those folks named. Each one is helping to keep Rome a dynamic and exciting community!

April 18, 2017

4-18-17MSP partner Brian Bojo recently met in Washington, D.C. with other leaders to discuss the use of Conservation Easements to meet local, state and national land conservation goals. Left to right former Georgia Lt. Governor and former Georgia Conservancy President Pierre Howard, U.S. Congressman Tom Graves and MSP’s Brian Bojo.