AlvaradoSmith is a full-service law firm that provides legal services to emerging businesses, mid-sized companies, Fortune 1000 corporations, and public agencies through a diverse group of highly-qualified attorneys. AlvaradoSmith is a professional corporation with offices in Los Angeles, Orange County, and San Francisco.
With demonstrated expertise in today’s complex business and financial environment, AlvaradoSmith delivers unmatched value to its clients by utilizing state-of-the-art technology and ingenuity created by diversity and inclusion. This combination allows our attorneys to deliver innovative solutions and results that best meet our clients’ needs.
Attorneys at AlvaradoSmith handle business, corporate, employment, real estate, environmental and financial institution matters for public and private sector clients throughout several major industries including, infrastructure, banking, energy, education, and technology. With three office locations throughout California and affiliated firms throughout Latin America, AlvaradoSmith has the ability to provide comprehensive legal services to both domestic and multinational corporations on a local, national, and international level.
AlvaradoSmith’s attorneys have been educated at several of the nation's highest ranking law schools, including Boalt Hall, Georgetown, NYU, UCLA, USC and Yale. Many have distinguished themselves by serving in judicial, presidential and legislative positions and are ex-patriates of larger law firms who in their pursuit for excellence, joined AlvaradoSmith to provide practical services in a quality driven and diverse environment.
AlvaradoSmith’s slogan: "Excellence in practice. Diversity in people." resonates at its core. As a National Minority Supplier Development Council certified law firm, AlvaradoSmith is one of the nation’s largest minority-owned and operated law firms. AlvaradoSmith has built its practice on the talents and diverse backgrounds of its attorneys and is dedicated to its culture of creativity, quality, and value.
For over 20 years AlvaradoSmith and its attorneys have earned a reputation amongst clients and industry leaders as a leading law firm in its commitment to clients and the communities in which they practice.
Ruben A Smith is the Managing Shareholder of AlvaradoSmith. He represents clients in a wide range of commercial, financial and real estate transactional matters in both the United States and internationally.
Mr. Smith has represented various leading oil and gas companies in the sale of various refineries, pipelines, distribution facilities, service stations and related real property assets. In addition, Mr. Smith has extensive experience representing public and private entities and financial institutions in an array of real estate, land use, environmental, redevelopment, affordable housing, transportation, general corporate and regulatory matters in both the United States and internationally. Mr. Smith has represented various universities, community colleges, school districts, charter schools and served as the General Counsel for one of the largest school districts in California.
Mr. Smith has been a speaker at numerous seminars relating to leasing, real estate acquisition and doing business in Mexico. He has also been a speaker at the California State Bar Annual Convention, the Real Property Section of the California State Bar, and the Crocker Symposium on leasing. Mr. Smith previously served in the White House as Staff Assistant to the Special Assistant to the President for Hispanic Affairs and has worked for various clients drafting legislation for municipalities and the State of California.
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