Skip Smart leads the firm’s Business Law Department. He provides seasoned transactional advice and corporate counseling to both private and public companies. He has an extensive mergers and acquisitions practice, and he regularly advises clients in auction-type acquisitions and divestitures, joint ventures, leveraged acquisitions and related financings, and roll-up and build-up strategies, including techniques for the efficient and cost-effective completion of serial industry-specific acquisitions.
Skip has experience advising officers and directors on a variety of corporate governance issues. He has assisted clients in the design and implementation of corporate compliance programs and represented special committees in recapitalizations and management buyouts.
He has represented clients in a wide range of industries, including specialty manufacturing, equipment rentals, telecommunications, energy, textiles, banking, and IT services.