Eric R. Smith

Eric Smith is a member of Venable’s corporate transactions and finance group. He regularly represents public and private companies in capital raising transactions, mergers and acquisitions, and joint ventures, and acts as outside general counsel to numerous companies. Mr. Smith also regularly works with investment advisers, private equity funds, hedge funds, venture capital funds and their investors in connection with fund formation, securities compliance and portfolio investments. He also advises public companies in connection with their periodic SEC reporting obligations, stockholder relations and the rules established by securities exchanges. Mr. Smith's industry experience is wide-ranging and includes representation of companies in retail, manufacturing, real estate, biotechnology, cyber security, professional sports, financial services, government contracting, entertainment and energy.

Prior to entering private practice, Mr. Smith worked as in-house counsel for a manufacturing and wholesale food company where he handled issues relating to shareholder rights and corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, corporate planning, contracting, and anti-trust.

Good to know

Areas of Practice 1) Corporate Finance and Securities, 2) Corporate, 3) Mergers and Acquisitions, 4) Finance, 5) Investment Management and 6) Private Equity
Law School University of Baltimore School of Law (J.D., 1997)
Admitted Year 1996
Education Cornell University (B.S., 1993)
Bar Member / Association Maryland State Bar Association
Most recent firm Venable LLP
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