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Brian Smith

Baker & Hostetler LLP

Brian E. Smith’s practice is focused on eminent domain and condemnation, representing property and business owners statewide through the condemnation process – from pre-suit planning and negotiations to trial.

He has worked with a wide variety of property owners, including large, multinational corporations, REITs, developers, small business owners and residential homeowners.

Brian has also represented a range of property types, including multi-family housing, industrial parcels, multi-tenant office buildings, commercial strip centers, outparcels, restaurants, banks, cellular towers, mining operations and undeveloped property.

As such, Brian has developed a versatile approach to the eminent domain process and related litigation. He has forged strong relationships with those in the field and closely follows developments in Florida’s eminent domain law.

In addition to his eminent domain practice, Brian has experience in complex commercial litigation, representing clients such as defense contractors in various government contracting matters and design firms in professional liability, construction defect and general business matters.

Education :

  • J.D., Stetson University College of Law, 2007, Stetson Law Review, Notes and Comments Editor
  • Reformed Theological Seminary, 2002 to 2003
  • B.S., Business Administration (Finance), University of Florida, 2002

Admissions :

  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida
  • Florida

Memberships :

  • Association of Eminent Domain Professionals, Member
  • The Florida Bar, Eminent Domain Standing Committee: Member
  • CLE International Eminent Domain Superconference: Faculty (2010, 2015, 2017)
  • Lifework Leadership Graduate (2010)

Community :

  • Junior Achievement Academy (Oak Ridge High School): Mentor
  • JA in a Day: Volunteer Instructor
  • After-School All-Stars: Board Member
  • Orangewood Presbyterian Church: Member


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