Lee Stuart Smith

Lee Stuart Smith


Lee Stuart Smith is a partner in Holland & Knight's Orlando office and a member of the firm's Real Estate Section. Mr. Smith represents owners and developers of master plan mixed use residential and multifamily projects in numerous areas of real estate and land use law, including land acquisition, master infrastructure agreements, ground leases, construction contract negotiations, builder agreements, financings, including derivative swap agreements, site plan negotiations and approvals, developers agreements, easements, variances, conditional uses, impact fee agreements and community development districts, including the first community development district ever approved by the City of Orlando.

Mr. Smith represents state and national financial institutions in connection with their Florida and multi-state commercial and real estate lending activities. His lending representation has included financings for hotels and timeshare resorts, retirement and assisted living facilities, shopping centers, office buildings, industrial centers, apartment communities and residential subdivision development, including borrowing base and asset based loans and loan participations and syndications. Mr. Smith also has significant experience representing lenders in loan workouts, including loan modifications and restructurings, deeds in lieu of foreclosure, forbearance agreements, foreclosures and sales of REO.


  • Florida State University College of Law, J.D., with high honors
  • Rollins College, B.A., Chemistry
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • Florida
  • American Bar Association
  • The Florida Bar, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section
  • Children's Wish Foundation, former Director
  • Community Coordinated Child Care for Central Florida, former Director
  • Metro Orlando Economic Development Commission
  • Leadership Orlando, Graduate
Honors & Awards
  • The Best Lawyers in America guide, Real Estate Law, 2013-2020
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated
  • Order of the Coif
  • Law Review
  • Florida Supreme Court Internship