DALLAS, TX—International law firm Dorsey & Whitney LLP announced today that real estate and bankruptcy attorney Steven Smith has joined the Firm as a Partner in its Dallas office.
Mr. Smith’s real estate practice includes representation of conduit and other lenders and borrowers involved in the financing of commercial real estate. He handles assumptions, defeasance transactions, loan modifications, real estate mortgage investment conduit (REMIC), and other servicing issues for commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS) master servicers.
Mr. Smith’s bankruptcy experience includes providing insolvency counsel to investors, assisting with the acquisition of companies through the Chapter 11 process, and representing debtors, secured creditors, and trustees and committees in various commercial and real estate bankruptcy proceedings. He also has experience with bankruptcy litigation matters such as preference and fraudulent transfer actions, automatic stay litigation, lien and priority disputes, contested confirmation proceedings, and bankruptcy appeals.
Before joining Dorsey, Mr. Smith was a member with Frost Brown Todd in the Dallas office. Prior to joining Frost, he opened the Dallas office of Perkins Coie and was managing partner of the Perkins Coie Dallas office for seven years.