Smith Hurst is pleased to announce that Jim Smith was recently selected by the legal profession for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America™ 2016 in the fields of Mergers and Acquisitions, Securities and Capital Markets Law and Tax Law. Additionally, Jim has once again been voted a Lawyer of the Year in Fayetteville. This marks Mr. Smith’s ninth 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!