Smith & Associates was founded in 2002 in the belief that three principles are more important than technical know-how: Wisdom, Integrity and Relationships. Those are the guiding principles that our skilled team uses to provide solutions that are right for each and every client.
Wisdom ● Integrity ● Relationships
We look to Wisdom and Integrity to dictate the right action in each situation. With tenacious representation and persistent advocacy for the voice that yearns to be heard, we identify and stick to the real issues, challenging assumptions, bringing parties together, finding common ground without compromising, and choosing actions that bring fruitful results now and after lifetimes.
We also affirm the value of Relationships, not only with clients, but also with a network of referral partners – other personal and business attorneys, accountants, advisors – who know that they can entrust us with their clients’ well-being.
If you lead or represent a family office or family business, you’ll benefit from these three principles at every stage of our work on your behalf. As our client, you can expect:
We’ll listen to your goals and tell you exactly how our approach will help you achieve them.
Precise estimates of what work we expect to do, time and cost
Copies of all work completed on your matter as it progresses
Monthly or weekly invoices clearly describing our work on your behalf
We offer your family business or family enterprise the benefit of our wealth of experience in any of the following practice areas and applications:
• Strategic Planning, Succession, Intergenerational Issues
• Litigation lawyers (NJ, NY), Special Projects
• Real Estate, Transactions, Relocation
• Intellectual Property
• Private Wealth, Wealth Preservation
• Partnership, Corporate Counsel, Governance
You’re welcome to bring us specific issues in any of these areas. But we also invite you to share with us a broader picture of your business and life, so we can discuss how a full understanding and application of the law can offer you greater predictability and growth.
We believe this unique approach allows us to serve you better, meeting your larger objectives.
Our emphasis on the long term and bigger picture sets us apart from other firms, which may be proficient in distinct practice areas, but not in the relationship between the areas.
We see law as a key component of financial intelligence. In our view, the most successful people, in a long-range, generational sense, are those who include trusted legal advice at the core of their planning process. Many clients build Smith & Associates into their lives as a key to long-term wealth building and success. We are a highly valued member of our clients’ inner circles.
We welcome the opportunity to be of service to you.