Maura A. Smith Law Offices LLC




Maura Smith is admitted to practice law in the States of New York, Connecticut, Florida and Tennessee.  She also serves as an arbitrator on the American Arbitration Association's national roster of commercial arbitrators.  Ms. Smith's background includes more than 15 years in private practice, and 20 years as the general counsel for several large public companies.  In 2016 she formed her own law firm, and has developed a family and business law practice. In 2019, she joined the Law Offices of Edward Nusbaum P.C. as a contract partner to further enhance her experience in the family law arena.  In 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic changed the practice of law dramatically, and in order to be closer to her family, including a new grandchild, Ms. Smith and her husband have relocated to Knoxville, Tennessee.  She will continue to advise her clients in a wide range of family and business law matters, and will focus on expanding her arbitration and mediation practice. 


Maura A. Smith
Founder and Principal

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Attorney Smith has an extensive background in corporate law, economics and finance.  She was a partner at Baker McKenzie, one of the largest international law firms in the world, before entering the corporate world in 1991 where she was vice president and general counsel of GE Plastics. From 1998 to 2014 she served as the chief legal officer (general counsel and secretary) of four global public companies, Owens Corning, International Paper, PepsiCo, and Delhaize Group (now Ahold Delhaize). In 2016, she started her own law firm, primarily focused on commercial and corporate matters.  She also

expanded her practice to include alternative dispute resolution, representing a public company retailer as its national claims and settlement counsel, and becoming an arbitrator with the American Arbitration Association. 


She also represented clients with family law disputes, developing a matrimonial practice, utilizing her financial and corporate background to assist in dividing complex marital estates. She became a Certified Financial Analyst and has achieved success for her clients in the courtroom and through the effective negotiation of divorce agreements.  This work has become her passion, and has, as of May 2019, joined the Law Offices of Edward Nusbaum P.C. as a partner.

University of Miami Law School
Juris Doctor
Graduated with Honors
John M. Olin Fellow in Law and Economics
University of Oxford
M.Phil. Economics
Rhodes Scholar
(New York, Lady Margaret Hall, 1977)
Vassar College
Bachelor of Arts, Economics
Graduated with Highest Honors
and Departmental Distinction
Omicron Delta Epsilon, President
Phi Beta Kappa

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Maura A. Smith Law Offices LLC

Ms. Smith is an arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association, serving on its national roster of commercial arbitrators.  Ms. Smith also serves as a mediator to assist in resolving business and family disputes. 


Attorney Smith was one of the founding directors of BluePath Service Dogs, Inc.™.  She is passionate about BluePath's mission, and the important role this not-for-profit organization plays in providing service dogs to children with autism.





Maura A. Smith Law Offices LLC


Mobile: (203) 253-7036 (preferred)

New York Office

200 Park Avenue, Suite 1700

New York, NY 10166

Tel: (646) 632-3776

Knoxville, Tennessee Office

9724 Kingston Pike

Knoxville, TN 37922

Tel: (865) 200-5499


Attorney Smith, firm founder and principal, is admitted to practice law in the States of New York, Connecticut, Tennessee and Florida, and is an arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association, serving on its National Roster of Commercial Arbitrators.      

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