Jeremy M. Smith
Miami University of Oxford, Ohio, B.A., 1997; Boston University, School of Law, J.D., 2000; LLM, Taxation, 2001, Executive Editor, Boston University International Law Journal
Jeremy litigates business and construction disputes, and structures corporate and real estate transactions. He has a Master of Laws in taxation and counsels his clients on the most tax-effective ways of achieving their goals.
- New York State Courts
- United States District Court for the Northern, Southern and Western Districts of New York
- Litigation and arbitration of disputes regarding: construction; business; shareholders; real property tax; and commercial and industrial real estate.
- Appeals, including numerous, frequently-cited construction law decisions at the Appellate Division.
- Acquisitions and sales of businesses, including stock purchases, asset purchases, and tax-free mergers and acquisitions; especially construction, manufacturing, and mining companies and facilities.
- Commercial and industrial real estate purchases and sales, including Section 1031 like-kind exchanges.
- Formation of companies and advice regarding the tax and legal ramifications of selecting between C corporations, S corporations, and limited liability companies; negotiation of companies’ formative agreements.
- Trust and estate planning for high net-worth business owners; administration of estates and trusts; litigation of trust and estate disputes.
- Banking and loan transactions; creditor-side litigation.
- Published decisions in the area of Construction Law include:
- Albany Specialties, Inc. v. Shenendahowa Central School District, 307 AD2d 514 (3d Dept 2003)
- Bunkoff General Contractors, Inc. v. Dunham Electric, 300 AD2d 976 (3d Dept 2002)
- Sullivan Contr., Inc. v. Turner Constr. Co., 60 A.D.3d 1315 (4th Dep’t 2009)
- Author, “Construction Industry Prevails in Recent New York Court of Appeals Decision,” Construction Notes (January 2014)
- Author, “How To Handle A Bankruptcy Filing By An Owner Or Subcontractor,” Associated General Contractors Low Bidder (Nov/Dec 2008) p.8
- Co-Author, “Campaign Contributions – Limits and Reporting Requirements,” Associated General Contractors Low Bidder (Sept/Oct 2008) p.8
- Author, “Contractors’ And Suppliers’ Liability To The General Public May, Under Limited Circumstances, Survive The Substantial Completion Of A Construction Project,” Associated General Contractors Low Bidder (May/June 2008) p.8
- Author, “Beware Of Pitfalls From the False Claims Act,” Associated General Contractors Low Bidder (March/April 2008) p.6
- Co-author, “Advanced LLC Issues in New York,” National Business Institute (2005)
- Co-author, “Considerations in Buying and Selling a Business in New York,” National Business Institute (2003)
- Author, “Approaching Universality: The Role of Comity in International Bankruptcy Proceedings Litigated in America,” 17 B.U. Int’l L.J. 367 (1999)
- “Public Work 101,” Performing Public Work in New York State, Associated Builders & Contractors, Inc., Latham, New York, October 25, 2016
- M/WBE Certification and Utilization, New York State Society of CPAs, Construction Contractors Conference, New York, New York, October 22, 2014
- Co-Panelist, Recent Case Law of Significance and Why You Should Care, Associated General Contractors of New York State, New York, New York, October 8, 2014
- Co-Panelist, Design-Build, Joint Venture, and Teaming Agreements, Associated General Contractors of New York State, Saratoga Springs, New York, December 11, 2013
- Buying or Selling a Business, Construction Summit, Albany, New York, March 21, 2013
- NYS Construction Industry Fair Play Act, Capital Region Builders and Remodelers Association, Ballston Spa, New York, December 21, 2010
- How Contractors Can Recover When They Don’t Get Paid, Capital Region Builders and Remodelers Association, Latham Spa, New York, February 10, 2010
- Albany County Bar Association
- New York State Bar Association
- American Bar Association
- ABA Forum on the Construction Industry
- Associated Builders & Contractors
- Associated General Contractors of New York State
- Capital Region Builders and Remodelers Association
- Capital Region Chamber of Commerce
- Construction Contractors Association
- Construction Financial Management Association
- Construction Industry Council
- Eastern Contractors Association
- New York Construction Materials Association
- New York State Builders’ Association
- Northeastern Subcontractors Association
- NYSBA Commercial and Federal Litigation Committee on Electronic Discovery