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Frederic Smith

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Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

Alabama, USA
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Practice Expertise

  • Corporate and Securities
  • Energy
  • Government Contracts
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Areas of Practice

  • Corporate and Securities
  • Energy
  • Government Contracts
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Private Companies
  • Public Companies
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Profile

Frederic Smith has more than 20 years of experience advising businesses on M&A transactions, contract negotiations, business succession issues, joint venture transactions and financing transactions. In addition to his transactional practice, Frederic serves as outside general counsel to several privately held and family-owned businesses. He has a broad range of experience in different industries, but has a particular focus representing companies in the construction, manufacturing, construction aggregates, oil and gas services, and real estate industries.

Frederic is an active member of the American Bar Association’s M&A Committee, where he chairs a working group that tracks judicial developments in M&A transactions and is a regular contributor to the Annual Survey of M&A Cases published in The Business Lawyer.

Bar Admissions

  • Alabama, 1996
  • Texas, 2018

Education

  • University of Alabama School of Law, J.D., 1996
  • Hampden-Sydney College, B.A., 1993, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa

Areas of Practice

  • Corporate and Securities
  • Energy
  • Government Contracts
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Private Companies
  • Public Companies

Blogs

It Pays to Be Covered

Bradley's It Pays to Be Covered Blog discusses insurance law developments and industry trends in property and casualty insurance, including the growing cyber insurance market, coverage for drones, and blockchain exposures. We also address practical risk management strategies of interest to risk managers, legal staff, and corporate officers and directors responsible for property and casualty insurance policy portfolios, claims management, and resolution. Our attorneys provide insights based on...

Patent 213

Patent law, like most things in life, is subject to change. Changes to patent laws not only impact investment in your existing IP, but directly shape strategies to protect your freedom to operate. The Patent 213 blog provides up-to-date, insightful analysis of the evolution in the written description and enablement requirements of 35 USC 112 and the subject matter eligibility requirements of 35 USC 101. The Patent 213 blog analyzes key decisions from the district courts and the Federal Circuit,...

The Law of Order

Bradley’s The Law of Order blog serves as a general parliamentary procedure resource, providing information about creation and revision of governing documents (constitutions, bylaws, or rules), application of Robert’s Rules of Order and other procedural authorities in a variety of contexts (such as nonprofits, political parties, homeowners associations, unions, churches, trade associations), and leadership of any type of organizational meeting. In an effort to make all things parliamentary more...

Underwritten

Underwritten covers topics related to life, health, disability and long-term care insurance. Our team of experienced attorneys and authors offers insight on the issues insurers face as they seek to serve their policyholders and to mitigate risk. The blog covers significant court decisions, regulatory actions, ERISA updates, NAIC activity, cybersecurity issues and any other matters that could have an impact on the insurance industry.

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