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Kirk W. Smith

Kirk W. Smith

Senior Counsel


  • Real Estate
  • Real Estate Finance
  • Corporate Law

WSG Practice Industries


Oregon, U.S.A.


Kirk W. Smith is a member of Buchalter’s Real Estate Practice Group in the Firm’s Portland office. Mr. Smith is an effective negotiator and creative problem solver who helps real estate clients resolve issues, negotiate complex transactions and contracts, and develop financing solutions. He has more than 25 years’ experience in all aspects of real estate, finance, redevelopment and business transactional law.

Mr. Smith’s clients include local and international real estate developers, national manufacturers and small private companies, foundations, and school districts. He has experience solving complex title and hazardous materials problems, and preparing acquisition documents, leases, loan documentation and opinion letters, and disposition and development agreements. Clients appreciate his ability to assess a situation, implement swift measures to resolve issues and think outside the box to complete projects.

Mr. Smith speaks Swedish and has studied international trade and finance in Stockholm, Sweden.

Professional Activities

  • Oregon State Bar
  • California State Bar
  • Washington State Bar

Community Activities

  • Claremont McKenna College, Board of Trustees, 2004 to 2005
  • Claremont McKenna College Alumni Association, President, 2004 to 2005; Member, Board of Directors, 2004 to 2019
  • City of Lake Oswego Design Review Commission, 2014 to present.

Bar Admissions

  • Oregon
  • Washington
  • California
  • District of Columbia


  • University of Stockholm, Stockholm
  • Georgetown University Law Center
  • Claremont McKenna College
Areas of Practice

Corporate Law | Real Estate | Real Estate Finance

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