Paul E. Smith

Partner at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner

Paul E. Smith

Paul E. Smith

Partner at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner

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Paul Smith is a partner in the firm's Boulder office. His practice emphasis is domestic and international taxation.

Mr. Smith focuses on federal income tax planning for asset acquisitions, equity and debt financings, and business formations and restructurings. Mr. Smith's experience includes tax issues relating to partnership and corporate transactions, the acquisition, development and financing of oil and gas interests, derivative and hedging transactions, assisting clients in technology development and commercialization matters, domestic and international joint ventures, and tax oriented investments.

In addition, he has represented developers and investors in connection with the financing of affordable housing projects using the federal low-income housing and historic rehabilitation tax credits.

Mr. Smith has been with the firm since 1980, except for a four-year period as General Counsel and Executive Vice President of netLibrary, Inc.

Professional Affiliations

* Boulder Bar Association
* Colorado Bar Association
* American Bar Association, Tax Section

Civic Involvement and Honors

* Listed in Best Lawyers in America

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NetLibrary, Inc.

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Education
J.D., cum laude
Class of 1980

Harvard Law School offers an energetic and creative learning environment, a diverse and dedicated faculty—whose expertise spans a broad array of legal subjects—and a student body that comes from every state in the U.S. and more than 70 countries around the world. Approximately 1,900 students attend HLS each year: 1,680 J.D. students, 160 LL.M. students, and 50 S.J.D. candidates. The faculty includes more than 100 full-time professors and more than 150 visiting professors, lecturers on law, and instructors. The curriculum features more than 260 courses and seminars that cover a broad range of traditional and emerging legal fields. A Harvard Law education prepares students for success in law practice, business, public service, teaching, and more. Most HLS students are pursuing a J.D. (Juris Doctor) degree, while many others are earning an LL.M. (Master of Laws) or the S.J.D. (Doctor of Juridical Science). Harvard Law School also offers many joint degree programs, coordinated programs, and concurrent degree opportunities with other schools within Harvard University. The Law School community is also home to numerous research programs and engaging publications, including books, scholarly periodicals, newsletters, and a weekly student newspaper.

B.A.
Class of 1975

The University of Colorado advances the economy, health and culture of Colorado and beyond, educating more than 435,000 students who have become catalysts in business, arts, health, and community growth. CU's four campuses feature top-tier faculty and hands-on learning opportunities in an environment where students thrive.

Memberships
Member, Tax Section
Current

American Bar Association provides legal services. It provides law school accreditation, continuing legal education, legal information and other services to assist legal professionals. The firm has members which include judges, court administrators, law professors, and non-practicing attorneys. The company was founded on August 21, 1878 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

Member
Current

The mission of the Colorado Bar Association is to improve the quality of its members’ legal practice, to support and improve the justice system, and to support the community through voluntary and educational endeavors.

Career History
Partner
Current

Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP provides legal services. Its services include corporate finance, recovery, insurance, reinsurance, intellectual property, real estate, retail, litigation and dispute resolution, tax, technology, and trusts. The company's clients include Barclays, Capita London Market Services, Close Brothers, Legal and General, The Crown Estate, The Royal Bank of Scotland, and many more. Berwin Leighton Paisner was founded in 2001 and is headquartered in London, UK.

General Counsel & Executive Vice President
Prior

NetLibrary, Inc. provides e-Books and Internet based content management services. Its customers include academic, corporate, public, and school libraries. The company was founded in August 1998 by Timothy R. Schiewe and is headquartered in Boulder, CO

Attorney
Prior
Boards & Committees
Member, Management Committee
Current

Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP provides legal services. Its services include corporate finance, recovery, insurance, reinsurance, intellectual property, real estate, retail, litigation and dispute resolution, tax, technology, and trusts. The company's clients include Barclays, Capita London Market Services, Close Brothers, Legal and General, The Crown Estate, The Royal Bank of Scotland, and many more. Berwin Leighton Paisner was founded in 2001 and is headquartered in London, UK.

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