Michael A. Smith: Lawyer with Husch Blackwell LLP

Michael A. Smith

Senior Counsel
Denver,  CO  U.S.A.
Phone303-389-4643

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Practice Areas

  • Energy & Natural Resources
  • Banking & Finance
  • Hospitality
  • Development Incentives & Tax Credits
 
Contact InfoTelephone: 303-389-4643
Fax: 303.749.7272
http://www.huschblackwell.com/michael-smith/
 
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
 
Memberships 

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

 
Biography

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

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In The News

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

 
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Office Information

Michael A. Smith

1700 Lincoln Street, Suite 4700
DenverCO 80203




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