Robert Smith


New York
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f: 212.344.6258
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Robert Smith
Bob represents a large number of municipalities, districts and other governmental and quasi-governmental entities with respect to financing matters. He specializes in New York general obligation financings as counsel to both issuers and underwriters and is thoroughly familiar with all aspects of the State’s Local Finance Law and its constitutional and statutory framework.

Prior to practicing law, Bob served as a comptroller at a major U.S. bank.  He also worked as an associate in the  tax department at a large international accounting firm.  Bob devotes the majority of his legal practice to advising municipal, governmental and quasi-governmental clients  He has served as bond counsel to numerous issuers, including counties, cities, towns, villages, school districts, fire districts, public authorities, improvement districts, local development corporations and other public entities in the state of New York.  He has also served as bond counsel to local authorities with respect to revenue bond issues and has served as counsel to the underwriters on many transactions.

Professional Memberships

  • National Association of Bond Lawyers
  • New York Conference of Mayors and Municipal Officials
  • New York State Association of Towns
  • New York State Government Finance Officers Association (Board of Governors)
  • County Attorneys Association of the State of New York
  • Long Island Village Clerks and Treasurers Association
  • Suffolk County Village Officials Association
  • New York State Bar Association (Municipal Law Section)




  • St. John's University, B.S.
  • Fordham University, J.D.

Bar Admission

  • New York

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