Timothy J. Smith is a Registered Foreign Legal Consultant at Squire Sanders. With more than 30 years of corporate experience, he is resident full-time in Brazil. He acts as lead counsel to multinational clients in connection with transactions in Central and South America, Europe and elsewhere and is a member of the Latin America Steering Committee.
His practice involves a broad based general and international corporate focus including commercial transactions, mergers and acquisitions, energy, major construction contracting, secured transactions, white-collar crime, debtor/creditor relations, reorganizations, securities, real estate and trade matters.
Tim regularly teaches classes at the University of California-Davis in the LL.M. programme on construction contracting, international contracts, secured transactions, project finance and corruption.
Prior to his work in Latin America, Tim was based in Squire Sanders’s office in Budapest. Tim is a member of the District of Columbia and Michigan Bar Associations. He is a registered foreign legal adviser with the Brazilian (OAB-Rio) and Hungarian Bars.
EducationOakland University: BS, 1978, University of Detroit: JD, magna cum laude, 1981
MembershipsUS District Court, District of Maryland, US Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit, District of Columbia Bar