Edward M. Smid Partner
Ed advocates the rights of businesses and individuals involved in a wide range of commercial claims. His experience includes litigation involving breach of contract, partnership and joint venture disputes, business torts, breach of fiduciary duty allegations, and shareholder disputes. Ed draws upon years of practice to protect his clients’ interests in a way that parallels their business objectives.
Ed also defends clients faced with serious personal injury lawsuits involving slip and fall claims, car accidents, construction and premises accidents, catastrophic injury and wrongful death, product defects and liability, and negligence. He offers deep experience in defending personal injury claims in the healthcare industry.
In addition, Ed is involved in the resolution of real estate litigation matters representing owners, developers and landlords in an array of claims. His experience includes the resolution of disputes pertaining to purchase and sale, breach of lease, and commercial tenant ejectment actions. He also represents both property owners and condemning authorities in eminent domain proceedings.
Ed approaches litigation and dispute resolution by developing a strategy that incorporates each client’s specific business objectives. He is dedicated to finding solutions at the onset of the dispute that support his clients’ commercial agenda. In addition, he is committed to conserving client resources and costs at every turn.
Prior to the law, Ed served in the United States Marine Corps as an infantry officer. An Iraq war veteran, Ed is currently a major in the Marine Corps Reserve.