Philosophy

Smith Hurst is dedicated to providing high quality and effective legal services through careful attention to client relationships and engagement management. Our commitment to client service and professionalism emphasizes teamwork, flexibility and responding quickly and efficiently to our clients’ needs. Most importantly, we look to be creative problem-solvers to help achieve the goals of our clients.

Philosophy Regarding Business Clients

Business is not “one size fits all.” We understand that today’s business businesses are faced with unprecedented challenges in the business, regulatory and global landscape and that to be successful businesses must do three things well – execute strategy, achieve essential objectives and solve problems. The Smith Hurst philosophy is to help our business clients in fulfilling each of these three endeavors. More specifically, our philosophy for representing and advising businesses and entrepreneurs has been whetted over our lawyers’ combined decades of successfully representing, counseling and advising companies and entrepreneurs in all aspects of business law and all stages of the life cycle of companies, ranging from the earliest infancy stage of the business through its exit through a merger, sale, public offering or other winding up. 

Philosophy Regarding Personal Wealth and Family Office Clients

The Smith Hurst philosophy for counseling and advising clients with respect to their personal wealth and family office matters is founded on our commitment to personal attention and to devoting the time and effort in gaining a keen understanding of the client’s current situation, goals and expectations in order to fulfill their needs and desires for their family and estate on their terms. We tailor our legal services for each client’s particular needs only after obtaining this in-depth understanding. We have extensive experience in helping currently and prospectively high-wealth individuals and families, as well as family offices and fiduciaries who manage their financial assets. By listening to the details and investing the time to get to really know each of our clients, we strive to establish long-lasting relationships that will continue to strengthen for generations and which may serve as a solid basis for a smooth and successful transition of wealth and associated family legacies from generation to generation.