Philosophy

Smith Hurst is dedicated to providing high quality yet cost 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 is faced with unprecedented change in the business, regulatory and global landscape and that to be successful the business must do three things well – execute its strategy, achieve its essential objectives and solve its 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 business and entrepreneurs has been whetted over our lawyers’ combined three 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.  The core of our philosophy is to provide an intrinsic added value that can only be obtained by diving deep to learn the company’s or entrepreneur’s strategy and then leveraging our resources to help the client attain the desired goals and drive the desired value in concert with the company’s management or that of the entrepreneur.  In so doing, we are able to present unique proposals and structures tailored to our business client’s specific goals and situations.

Philosophy Regarding Personal Wealth Clients

The Smith Hurst philosophy for counseling and advising clients with respect to their personal wealth 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 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, maximize the efficient and effective use of financial resources and minimize the negative impact of taxation.  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.

Our team shares an attitude of excellence while
helping our clients achieve their business and personal goals.