Mr. Smith’s area of Litigation practice encompasses all areas of insurance defense including aviation, products liability, professional malpractice, general liability and casualty. He has a widely diversified experience in air carrier litigation, aviation product manufacturer litigation, aerial applicator/toxic tort litigation, and fixed base operator and aircraft owner/operator litigation.
Aviation insurance defense experience includes aviation insurance coverage issues and declaratory judgment litigation. The litigation practice includes appellate work at all levels through the Supreme Court of the United States. His Business Transaction practice area includes organizing and structuring business entities and business transactions, negotiating contracts, negotiating and structuring acquisitions, financing and commercial transactions. The transactions practice includes representation of aircraft dealers and brokers, and other general business clients, and involves the acquisition, sale, financing, leasing, management, and operation of transport aircraft and executive jet aircraft; banking transactions involving asset based and floor plan financing for aircraft and inventory; and complex aircraft construction and interior finishing contracts.