Education

Wayne State University Law School, J.D.
  • cum laude; Order of the Coif; Alan Schenk Business Planning Award; Dean's Scholar
  • Wayne Law Review, Production Editor; Moot Court, ABA National Team Brief Writer; Women's Law Caucus, Past President; Entrepreneurship and Business Law Society, member
Oakland University, M.A.
  • Teaching Secondary Math
  • summa cum laude
University of Southern California, B.A.
  • Psychology
  • cum laude; Order of Troy

Admissions

Overview
Experience
Recognition

Overview

Amy Smith is a corporate attorney focusing her practice on mergers and acquisitions, private equity, securities transactions, and general corporate matters. 

  • Represents publicly and privately held companies in mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, secured and unsecured financing, and other general corporate matters
  • Represents private equity funds in connection with senior and mezzanine financings for acquisitions of new portfolio companies and refinancing in various industries
  • Represents borrowers as local counsel in connection with providing legal opinions for financing transactions
  • Manages due diligence review process including review of corporate records, business contracts and litigation issues
  • Manages deal team workflow and coordination of the signing and closing process

Experience

Representative Matters

  • Served as an intern at Pitt McGehee Palmer & Rivers, PC in Royal Oak, Michigan.
  • Served as an intern for the Honorable Mark A. Goldsmith in the United States District Court, Eastern District of Michigan.

Prior Experience

  • Teach for America, Detroit, MI, Corps Member at Mumford High School, 2012-2014
  • USC Asian Pacific American Student Assembly, Los Angeles, CA, Executive Director, 2011-2012

Recognition

Awards

  • The Best Lawyers in America, Recognized as "One to Watch," 2021-2022
    • Recognized in the area of Banking and Finance Law, Corporate Governance and Compliance, Corporate Law and Securities/ Capital Markets Law

Professional & Community Involvement

Michigan Asian Pacific American Bar Association

  • President, 2020
  • Vice President, 2019
  • Treasurer, 2018
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