Michael A. Smith: Lawyer with Husch Blackwell LLP

Michael A. Smith

Senior Counsel
Denver,  CO  U.S.A.

Peer Rating
AV® Preeminent

Client Rating

Featured AV Peer Review Rated Lawyer IconFeatured AV Peer Review Rated Lawyer Icon
Printer Friendly VersionEmail this PageDownload to My Outlook ContactsAdd lawyer to My FavoritesCompare this lawyer to other lawyers in your favorites

Experience & Credentials Ratings & Reviews

Practice Areas

  • Energy & Natural Resources
  • Banking & Finance
  • Hospitality
  • Development Incentives & Tax Credits
Contact InfoTelephone: 303-389-4643
Fax: 303.749.7272
University University of Denver, B.S.B.A., summa cum laude, 1976; University of Denver, B.A., summa cum laude, 1977
Law SchoolHarvard Law School, J.D., 1980; Harvard Law Record, Managing Editor; Harvard Women's Law Journal, Managing Editor
Admitted1980, Colorado

Professional Associations and Memberships

Colorado Bar Association, Convention Committee, Chair, 1985-1987, 1996-1997; Senior Vice President, 2003-2004; Executive Council, 2003-2004; Board of Governors, 2003-2004

•Colorado Bar Foundation, fellow, 2001-present

•Denver Bar Association, Board of Trustees, 2005-2008; Budget Committee, 2008-2009


Mike is a member of Husch Blackwell's Energy & Natural Resources team and is particularly skilled in matters concerning land development and real estate. His strategic legal advice keeps clients ahead in the marketplace and focused on the future. Companies seeking his guidance have interests in industrial facilities, hotels, resorts, apartment buildings, vacant land, ranches and nursing homes.

In the area of area of innovative real estate finance, including tax incentives, Mike represents borrowers and lenders. Creditors and debtors look to Mike for trustworthy and business-savvy guidance during bankruptcy negotiations. He also has litigated and arbitrated in property and contractual matters.

Awards and Recognitions

Lambda Chi Alpha, Alfred C. Pete Nelson Hall of Fame, 2005; Order of Merit, 2002

•Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent

•University of Colorado, Outstanding Fraternity Chapter Advisor, 1996, 2008, 2009

•University of Denver, Alumni Spirit Award, 1991; Order of Omega, 1995

Civic Involvement

Alpha Pi Zeta, Lambda Chi Alpha, Advisory Board and Legal Counsel, 1988-present

•American Diabetes Association, Denver Affiliate, Board of Directors, 1996-1998

•American Heart Association, Denver Affiliate Board of Directors, 1998-2004; Heart Ball Logistics Chair, 1998-2001; Heart Ball Auction Chair, 2002-2003; Heart Walk Logistics Chair, 2003

•Arthritis Foundation, Rocky Mountain Chapter, Eleanor Williams Awards Committee, Chair, 1994

•Centennial Colorado Conference, Board of Directors, 1983-1990; Vice Chair, 1989-1990

•Denver Lambda Chi Alpha House Corp., Secretary, 1993-present

•Fort Collins Lambda Chi Alpha House Corp., Treasurer, 1988-present; President, 1995-present

•Harvard Law School Association of Colorado, Secretary, 1985-present

•Lambda Chi Alpha Properties Inc., Board of Directors, 2007-present; Chair, 2007-present

•National Center for Community and Justice, Denver Affiliate, Board of Directors, 1999-2004

•University of Denver Alumni Association, Board of Directors, 1987-1992; Vice President, 1991-1992

•University of Denver Mile High Alumni Club, Board of Directors, 1981-1989; Secretary, 1983-1985; President, 1985-1987

Business Insights

In The News

7.13.11 Husch Blackwell Continues Strategic Denver Expansion With Addition of 24 Attorneys
Real Estate, Development & Construction News Release


View Ratings & Reviews
Profile Visibility
#1,133 in weekly profile views out of 10,914 lawyers in Denver, Colorado
#133,092 in weekly profile views out of 1,510,377 total lawyers Overall

Office Information

Michael A. Smith

1700 Lincoln Street, Suite 4700
DenverCO 80203


Professional Networking for Legal Professionals Only

Quickly and easily expand your professional
network - join the premier global network for legal professionals only. It's powered by the
Martindale-Hubbell database - over 1,000,000 lawyers strong.
Join Now