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Darrell C. Smith

Partner, Corporate Practice Co-Administrator
Bank of America Plaza
101 E. Kennedy Boulevard
Suite 2800
Tampa, FL 33602
Direct813.227.2226
Fax813.229.1660
dsmith@slk-law.com

Assistant

Heather Alvarez
Direct813.227.2345
halvarez@slk-law.com

Darrell C. Smith has extensive experience representing business entities of all sizes, including privately held growing businesses and large and small public companies. He regularly represents clients in mergers and acquisitions, financing transactions, contract negotiations, strategic planning, legal compliance and general corporate matters.  He also has extensive experience in securities matters, including advising clients with regard to their private and public offerings of securities (including initial public offerings and going private transactions) and their ongoing disclosure obligations.

Darrell has a national practice with extensive experience in international transactions as well. In addition to representing businesses, Darrell also provides services to venture capital and equity capital interests and other financing sources. Additionally, he has significant experience in representing Boards of Directors and Special Committees of the Board as well as representation in company internal and external investigations.

Honors

  • AV® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Florida Super Lawyer by Super Lawyers magazine, 2006 - 2014
  • Best Lawyers, "Tampa Securities Regulation Lawyer of the Year," 2017
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2008 - 2017
  • Recognized in Legal Elite by Florida Trend magazine
  • Recognized in Tampa Bay Business Journal Top Lawyer
  • Americas Leading Lawyers for Business Chambers USA®, 2010 - 2016, Corporate/M&A Private Equity practice area
  • Key Executive profile in the Tampa Business Journal
  • Tampa Bay Business Journal Blue Chip Awards and the Ultimate CEO Awards, Judge
  • Tampa Bay's Best Lawyers
  • Who's Who Florida, the official research partner of the International Bar Association
  • Recognized in Finance Monthly Magazine's Law Awards for Achievement
  • Recognized as a Leading Lawyer by Intercontinental Finance Magazine

Professional and Community Affiliations

  • The Florida Bar
  • Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo, former Board of Directors
  • Tampa Preparatory School, former Board of Directors
  • Tampa Bay Partnership, former Board of Directors

News Releases

08.16.2016Shumaker Lawyers Recognized in The Best Lawyers In America® 2017
06.06.2016Shumaker Attorneys Recognized as Leading Lawyers in Chambers USA
02.01.2016Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick Attorney Handles Acquisition of Drug Developer Xcelience
08.19.2015Shumaker Lawyers Recognized in The Best Lawyers In America® 2016
05.27.2015Chambers USA Recognizes Shumaker Attorneys and Practices
08.21.201483 Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Lawyers Selected for Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2015
06.16.2014Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Attorneys named 2014 Florida Super Lawyers and 2014 Florida Rising Stars
05.29.2014Shumaker Attorneys Recognized as Leading Lawyers in Chambers USA
08.15.201383 Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Lawyers Selected for Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2014
06.13.2013Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Attorneys Named 2013 Florida Super Lawyers and 2013 Florida Rising Stars
05.29.2013Shumaker Recognized in Chambers USA
08.28.201281 Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Lawyers Selected for Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2013
06.29.2012Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Attorneys Named Florida Trend's Florida Legal Elite and Up & Comers
06.15.2012Shumaker Recognized in Chambers USA
09.07.201170 Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in The Best Lawyers In America® 2012
06.13.2011Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Attorneys Named “Leaders in their Field” by Chambers USA
06.10.2011Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Attorneys Named 2011 Florida Super Lawyers and 2011 Florida Rising Stars
08.12.201070 Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2011
06.07.2010Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Attorneys Named 2010 Florida Super Lawyers and 2010 Florida Rising Stars
05.06.2010Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Attorneys Named “Leaders in their Field” by Chambers USA

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Education

  • J.D., Capital University, 1981
  • B.A., Grove City College, 1976

Bar and Court Admissions

  • Florida, 1982

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DCS MH 2016
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DCSmith Chambers 2016