Dave Smith (The Smith Firm, P.C.) Services for Real Estate Pros



Dave Smith
location_on West Linn, OR — The Smith Firm, P.C.
Get to Know Dave Smith

Large Firm Experience and Services in a Small Firm Environment

Since 1996, David Smith has provided legal services to small- and medium-size businesses in the Portland, Oregon, metropolitan area, including services involving:

Business transactions and litigation Commercial and residential real estate transactions and disputes Shareholders disputes Construction contracting Construction liens and bond claims Corporate formation and governance Complex commercial litigation Intellectual property disputes

While The Smith Firm's clients are comprised mostly of businesses; business formation, transactions, strategies and disputes are decisions made by people. The Smith Firm's mission is to "care for businesses as people", and to share individuals' goals, help individuals navigate stressful court processes and provide hands-on, accessible legal help.

The Smith Firm provides legal services in Oregon and Washington, and several practice areas. We have years of large corporate firm experience and training, but left that environment to provide the same quality of service at small firm rates and with a small firm's accessibility. We distinguish ourselves from many other law firms by personal attentiveness and quick responsiveness to clients. In our experience, quick responsiveness is as high a priority to our clients as excellent quality of work.

Sharing Clients' Sense of Urgency

When the need for legal services arises, it is important to hire an attorney who will share your concern, and who will skillfully and diligently seek a successful resolution. A client's sense of urgency is our sense of urgency. When a legal issue is time sensitive, we work around clock to protect our client's rights and pursue a timely and successful end to the legal challenge. Our client's communicate with their attorney, not a paralegal or legal assistant. We return all phone calls quickly (usually within the same day) and are accessible to all clients.



Handling Real Estate Transactions and Litigation in Oregon, Since 1996

The Smith Firm assists numerous owners, developers, architects, contractors, engineers, and homeowners effectively navigate real estate transactions and resolve disputes ranging from complex, sophisticated multi-million dollar commercial real estate transactions, to day-to-day advice on routine real estate and property transactions. We pride ourselves on providing prompt attention and decisive advice. We are skilled negotiators and our depth and experience in the real estate industry allows us to anticipate potential problems to better protect your rights.

Commercial and Residential Real Estate

At the Smith Firm, we routinely handles commercial real estate matters transactions and real estate litigation, including:

The drafting and review of purchase and sale agreements Limited liability company (LLC) formation in regard to property acquisition and development Purchase and sale of large commercial buildings, multi-unit residential buildings, and vacant land LLC formation in regard to property acquisition and development Leasing of office, industrial or retail space Drafting and negotiating loan documents on behalf of borrowers or lenders Negotiation of construction contracts Drafting, reviewing and/or negotiating purchase and sale agreements Reviewing and negotiating loan documents on behalf of borrowers or drafting and negotiating on behalf of lenders Assisting with due diligence analysis Ordering and reviewing title insurance and title related matters Ordering and reviewing surveys (including ALTA Surveys) Drafting, reviewing and assisting in corporate entity formation for acquisition and sale Advising and counseling on development issues 

We also assist residential clients with real estate transactions and disputes in Oregon and Washington:

Purchases and sales of all types of properties (single family, multi-family, condo, co-ops) For Sale By Owner ("FSBO") New construction and rehabbed construction purchase and sales from developers Brokered purchases and sales Foreclosures Construction contract negotiation for buyers or developer sellers Contract negotiations Closing documents for buying and selling Title insurance and survey issues The closing



My law office advises Oregon and Washington real estate owners, buyers, sellers, and developers with every facet of both commercial and residential real estate law, transactions, and litigation.