June 12, 2012--Chamberlain D’Amanda is expanding its corporate practice area with the addition of Michael S. Smith. Mike joined the firm in May 2012.
As an experienced corporate attorney, Mike represents clients from start-ups to Fortune 100 companies to U.S. government agencies. He brings a unique perspective to the goal of solving corporate legal problems. Not only has he practiced corporate and securities law for over 30 years, he is also an experienced entrepreneur, business founder and CEO. Mike knows what it is to be “the client.” He brings that perspective to provide proactive legal advice, best practices, practical solutions and applied business strategies to support his clients’ goals, solve problems and promote business growth.
Mr. Smith states, “I am thrilled to be joining Chamberlain D’Amanda, and I look forward to growing the corporate law practice. My experience as a business owner and in-house attorney gives me the opportunity to truly understand my client’s point of view, providing legal advice and solutions tempered with a practical, business-focused approach. I think Chamberlain D’Amanda, with its rich history and talented and experienced attorneys and staff, is a perfect place to launch our new corporate legal services program.”
Managing partner Jim Vazzana states, “By adding Mike Smith to our team we add tremendous depth to our corporate law practice. His unique skill set and SEC experience brings a very sophisticated level of technical expertise, which will greatly benefit our clients.”
Mike has practiced law for several major law firms, served as General Counsel to an investment banking firm (also heading up that firm’s Corporate Finance Department), and worked in the General Counsel’s office of a large federal government agency (U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission). He earned his B.A. from Cornell University and his J.D. from the Cornell University School of Law.
ChamberlainD’Amanda is a full-service law firm, serving the needs of individuals, businesses and labor in Rochester, Canandaigua and Penn Yan. With a 130-year tradition of practicing law, the firm takes a non-traditional approach, assigning each client a diverse team of legal experts. Our staff of attorneys is large enough to offer breadth and depth and small enough to treat each and every client as an individual. For more information, please visit: www.cdog.com