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Maura Smith's Profile

Attorney Maura A. Smith has broad experience in corporate law, economics, and finance. Her background includes more than 15 years in private practice, and 20 years as the general counsel for several large public companies. Currently, she is licensed to practice law in New York, Connecticut, Florida, and Tennessee.

Arbitration & Mediation

Ms. Smith is an arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association, serving on its national roster of commercial arbitrators. She is available to arbitrate and meditate business and family disputes.

Family Law

Attorney Smith represents clients with family law disputes, utilizing her financial and corporate background to assist in dividing complex marital estates. She is also a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst and has achieved success for her clients in court and through the effective negotiation of divorce agreements.

Commercial Law

Attorney Smith assists businesses resolve commercial disputes and implement restructuring plans.

The Firm

Following a successful 25 year career in corporate law, in 2016 Ms. Smith established Maura A. Smith Law Offices LLC which primarily focused on commercial and corporate matters. She became an arbitrator with the American Arbitration Association, expanding her practice to include alternative dispute resolution, representing a public company retailer as its national claims and settlement counsel. She also developed a family law practice.

Relocation

Due to the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, and to be closer to her family, Attorney Smith, her husband, and her dog, Alfie , have relocated to Knoxville, Tennessee. She continues to advise her clients in a wide range of commercial and family law matters, and is focused on expanding her arbitration and mediation practice.

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Experience as General Counsel

From 1998 to 2014 she served as the chief legal officer of the following global public companies:

Owens Corning

International Paper

PepsiCo

Ahold Delhaize

Partnerships

From 1987-1991 she was a partner at Baker McKenzie, one of the largest international law firms in the world. She left the firm to join General Electric, where she was vice president and general counsel of GE Plastics. In 2019, she joined the Law Offices of Edward Nusbaum P.C. to further enhance her experience in family law.

Education

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University of Miami Law School
Juris Doctor
Graduated with Honors
John M. Olin Fellow in Law and Economics

University of Oxford
M.Phil. Economics
Rhodes Scholar
(New York, Lady Margaret Hall, 1977)

Vassar College
Bachelor of Arts, Economics
Graduated with Highest Honors
and Departmental Distinction
Omicron Delta Epsilon, President
Phi Beta Kappa

Contact

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