Richard Smith is a New York business attorney who focuses on corporate transactions, mergers and acquisitions (M&A), private equity and capital markets.
Mr. Smith represents clients in M&A and strategic transactions involving banking, mortgage, sponsor finance, healthcare, technology, telecommunications, broker-dealer, mining, insurance, investment advisory, asset management, real estate, energy, infrastructure, entertainment, shipping, financial services, transportation management, market maker, servicing and commodities businesses. His M&A experience also includes counseling financial institutions with regard to fairness opinions and advisory engagements. Mr. Smith's capital markets work encompasses a broad range of global and domestic securities offerings and financings, liability management, regulatory advice and covered bonds. He also has advised several clients on M&A-related disputes and arbitrations.
Prior to joining Holland & Knight, Mr. Smith was a corporate attorney for a national law firm and was the managing partner of its New York office.
Mr. Smith is a member of the Board of Advisors of the Institute for Law and Economics at the University of Pennsylvania. He is also a member of the Duke Law School Global Financial Markets Center Advisory Board.
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