Stuart A. Smith

Title: Lawyer
Company: Private Practice
Location: New York, New York, United States

Stuart A. Smith, Lawyer at a Private Practice, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Lawyers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in the legal industry.

Having developed an interest in American history, constitutional development and judicial history early on, Mr. Smith attended Columbia College, where he received a Bachelor of Arts in 1961. Gravitating toward the field of law, he received a Bachelor of Laws from Harvard University in 1964 and was admitted to practice law in New York and the District of Columbia. He also was admitted to practice before the U.S. Tax Court, the U.S. Supreme Court, and the U.S. District Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York. Commencing his career as a law clerk to the chief judge of the U.S. Tax Court in Washington, DC, in 1964, a role he held for two years, he subsequently served as an attorney with the tax division of the U.S. Department of Justice for the following four years.

Holding a private practice in Washington, DC, from 1970 to 1973, Mr. Smith thereafter served as a tax assistant to the solicitor general of the U.S. Department of Justice for a decade between 1973 and 1983. Relocating to New York City, he has been serving clients at a private practice since 1983. Alongside his primary legal endeavors, he also acted as an adjunct professor of state and local taxation at Georgetown Law School between 1960 and 1970. In addition, he has contributed multiple articles to law journals on top of authoring “How You Can Get the Most from the New Tax Law” in 1982.

Mr. Smith has argued approximately 30 cases before the U.S. Supreme Court, and he has maintained affiliation with the American Bar Association, the New York City Bar Association and the American Law Institute. In recognition of his outstanding contributions to the field of law, he received the Williston Prize from Harvard Law School. In addition, he is an AV Preeminent Rated Attorney through Martindale-Hubbell. He has also been listed in several editions of Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Law, Who’s Who in the East and Who’s Who in the World.

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