Anthony V. Smith has been in practice for 25 years in the San Francisco Bay Area. He has worked for, with and against some of the best attorneys in the San Francisco Bay Area. Regardless of who he has the privilege of representing, whether an individual or a business his goal is the same – complete the project and get the problem resolved. For that reason, he limits the number of clients he represents at any given time. Why? So that each client benefits from his personal management and oversight of their legal matter. Legal matters are personal to the individual – so too should the representation be -- personal.
Mr. Smith has represented businesses from individuals and sole proprietorships to more formal arrangements such as partnerships, limited liability companies and corporations. Mr. Smith’s focus is to allow the client to focus on the business while he handles the legal matters. His services serving the business community are:
|Business Planning/Formation||Limited Liability Companies|
|Collections||Selling/Buying a Business|
|Corporations||Dissolution of Business|
|Employee Disputes||Dissolution of Corporation|
|Human Resource Planning||Dissolution of Partnership|
Estate planning is also an aspect of Mr. Smith’s practice. He provides advice and counsel concerning your proposed or existing estate. He will help you protect your assets and design an estate plan that will ensure that your property goes to those you want to receive it. He can also help you plan for a time when you may become unable to handle your own finances or make decisions about healthcare.
In addition to estate planning, Mr. Smith also handles probate and trust administration matters which include:
|Estate Litigation||Estate Planning|
|Advice/Consultation for Executors, Trustees, and Personal Representatives||Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care|
During his career, Mr. Smith has represented persons injured by the negligence of others in cases that have led to million dollar recoveries. Working with a network of other experience trial and appellate attorneys throughout the United States, including, New York, Washington, D.C. and Hawaii, no case is too small. He knows that for each injured person, receiving the maximum possible compensation for their injuries, pain and suffering, lost wages, and other damages is his goal. An example of these cases include:
|Animal Bites||Minors' Claims|
|Automobile Accidents||Property Damage|
|Defective Products||Slip and Fall|
|Invasion of Privacy||Wrongful Death|
Mr. Smith has experience handling all aspects of real estate law, from simple transactions to more complex disputes. Creative solutions to disputes are sought to avoid costly and protracted court litigation. A sampling of services provided are:
|Buy/Sell Transactions||Property Line Disputes|
|Drafting & Review of Contracts||Quiet Title Actions|
|Landslides and Flooding||Unlawful Detainers (Evictions)|
|Leases||Mediation of Real Estate Claims|
|Nuisance and Trespass|
Anthony V. Smith has been in practice for 25 years in the San Francisco Bay Area. Over the years, he has represented domestic and international clients in a broad range of matters. He has worked for, with and against some of the best attorneys in the San Francisco Bay Area. Regardless of who he has the privilege of representing, whether an individual or a business his goal is the same – complete the project and get the problem resolved. For that reason, he limits the number of clients he represents at any given time. Why? So that each client benefits from his personal management and oversight of their legal matter. Legal matters are personal to the individual – so too should the representation be -- personal.
He began his law practice as a clerk in the law office of noted anti-trust attorney Richard J. Archer (Archer, Rosenak & Hansen) and thereafter, became associated with various civil litigation firms in the Bay Area during the mid-1980s and the early 1990's. While not yet a mandatory aspect of civil case management, he developed expertise in alternative dispute resolution. For several years in the late 1980's through the early 1990’s, he served as the managing attorney for the northern California division of a statewide civil litigation law firm. He began his own practice in 1992 based on the San Francisco Peninsula where he has represented domestic and international clients.
Anthony V. Smith has a general civil practice and extensive litigation experience State and Federal courts. Sometimes a client has no alternative but to seek redress in the courts by formally asserting or protecting their rights. Litigation costs time, money and stress. His ability to look at the whole picture and analyze problems creatively to resolve issues early has been a hallmark of his success in the practice of law. Resolving problems in the most expeditious manner through arbitration, mediation, or alternative dispute resolution, if possible, saves you time and money. If your case goes to trial, he effectively brings it to conclusion. His focus is to resolve the problem. He has maintained a highly successful practice as an attorney for individuals, groups, corporations and businesses.
Mr. Smith will determine the nature of the response required for your specific circumstances. He is committed to providing you with the most cost-effective solutions to resolve your problems thoroughly, quickly, and efficiently.
Published Decisions: San Joaquin County Human Services Agency v. Marcus W., et al, California Court of Appeal Case No. C060965 (2010)
Anthony V. Smith, Esq.
177 Bovet Road, Suite 600
San Mateo, CA 94402
204 East Second Avenue #331
San Mateo, CA 94401