HunterMaclean, a leading business law firm with offices in Savannah and Brunswick, is pleased to announce that attorneys Daniel R. Crook and Edgar M. Smith have been named partners at the firm.
Daniel R. Crook joined the firm’s Corporate Law Practice Group as an associate in 2010 after practicing in Atlanta. He practices in the area of corporate law as well as commercial real estate. Daniel has extensive experience representing companies in the negotiation and documentation of commercial transactions, mergers and acquisitions, and the acquisition, leasing, and disposition of commercial real estate.
Daniel graduated from Northwestern University School of Law with a J.D. and LL.M. in Taxation and served as the senior editor for the Northwestern Journal of International Law and Business. He also graduated with highest honors from Georgia Institute of Technology with a B.S. in Public Policy. He currently serves as president and chairman of the board for Quantum, Inc..
Edgar M. Smith is a member of HunterMaclean’s Admiralty and Maritime Practice Group and Litigation Practice Group. His law practice includes maritime tort and contract matters, bankruptcy and creditors’ rights, real estate litigation, and business litigation. He is a member of the State Bar of Georgia and is admitted to practice in all courts of Georgia, the U.S. District Courts for the Middle and Southern Districts of Georgia, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court.
Originally from Plains, Ga., Smith is a 2006 graduate of the University of Georgia School of Law, where he earned his J.D. with cum laude honors. While at the University of Georgia, he was a member of Phi Alpha Delta and Gridiron. In 2001, Smith received his B.B.A. in Marketing from Georgia Southern University, where he graduated summa cum laude.
Smith is actively involved in the community as a volunteer for several local charitable organizations including CrimeStoppers of Savannah-Chatham County, Caring Connection Chaplaincy, Inc. and United Way of the Coastal Empire.