Smith Hurst is pleased to announce that Jim Smith was recently selected by the legal profession for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America™ 2014 in the fields of Mergers and Acquisitions, Tax Law and the law of Trusts and Estates. Additionally, Jim has been voted the Lawyer of the Year in the field of Trusts and Estates. This marks Mr. Smith’s seventh consecutive year to be listed in this publication. Recognition in The Best Lawyers in America™ is a pre-eminent honor resulting from an extensive survey of more than 40,000 leading attorneys across the United States who collectively cast over 3.5 million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their respective areas of legal practice. The highly touted magazine, Corporate Counsel, has referred to The Best Lawyers in America™ as the “most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.” Lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed in The Best Lawyers in America™. Congratulations to Jim!