Company: Private Practice
Location: Hauppauge, New York, United States
Gary F. Smith, Esq., Lawyer, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Lawyers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in Law Practice and Administration.
Mr. Smith has been a private practice lawyer on Long Island, New York since 1979, and has operated out of his current office in Hauppauge since 1986. He entered the law in response to his family’s encouragement and remarks on his excellent debating skills. Mr. Smith has wanted to practice law ever since the fifth grade, and though he came from a blue collar background, excelled academically and was selected for a Phi Beta Kappa Award from the Long Island Phi Beta Kappa Alumni Association. He has been recognized with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award, and was selected for inclusion in the 25th and 24th editions of Who’s Who in the East.
Born in New York to Seba F. and Cecelia Maryann Smith, Mr. Smith became an honoree of the Cornelian Honor Society at Iona College when he graduated summa cum laude in 1970, and went on to Fordham University to earn a JD in 1973. Fresh from law school, he became an attorney with Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. for one year before joining the firm of Koozman & Hartman, Esq., in New York City. Mr. Smith became a partner in three years, and in 1979 he established his private practice in Westbury, New York, on Long Island.
In addition to private practice, Mr. Smith is a member of the American Bar Association, the New York State Bar Association, the Suffolk County Bar Association, and Phi Alpha Delta. In his free time, he enjoys golf, fishing, jogging, and bible research. He is particularly proud of representing churches and religious organizations, though he has also specialized in estate planning, commercial law, real estate, and corporate law. Whether incorporated or unincorporated, he has spent many years representing nonprofit and religious groups in the greater New York area. Mr. Smith married Eileen Marie Grosso in 1969, and has a son, Evan Gary Smith.
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