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Edward F. Smith

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Biography

Ed is a partner in Brouse McDowell's Real Estate and Construction and Corporate practice groups. His real estate practice focuses on transactional real estate, including HUD, bond and securitized financing transactions. Ed has represented clients in acquisition, sale, leasing and financing of shopping centers, manufactured home parks, industrial parks, and apartment complexes.

His corporate practice also focuses on business transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, equipment leasing and financing. Ed has represented parties in the acquisition or disposition of steel mills, manufacturing companies, grocery stores, funeral homes, professional practices, mobile home parks, and equipment dealers.

Ed’s clients include software and technology start-ups, as well as early-stage companies. In addition, he represents franchisors, with a focus on new operations, including preparation of all compliance documentation, and establishing state by state qualifications.

He has represented major and regional commercial banks as well as several local and regional banks in loan originations (including construction and floor plan financings), workouts and loan restructuring (including secured party sales and non-bankruptcy liquidations), as well as Historic Tax Credit financing transactions.

  • Biography

    Ed is a partner in Brouse McDowell's Real Estate and Construction and Corporate practice groups. His real estate practice focuses on transactional real estate, including HUD, bond and securitized financing transactions. Ed has represented clients in acquisition, sale, leasing and financing of shopping centers, manufactured home parks, industrial parks, and apartment complexes.

    His corporate practice also focuses on business transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, equipment leasing and financing. Ed has represented parties in the acquisition or disposition of steel mills, manufacturing companies, grocery stores, funeral homes, professional practices, mobile home parks, and equipment dealers.

    Ed’s clients include software and technology start-ups, as well as early-stage companies. In addition, he represents franchisors, with a focus on new operations, including preparation of all compliance documentation, and establishing state by state qualifications.

    He has represented major and regional commercial banks as well as several local and regional banks in loan originations (including construction and floor plan financings), workouts and loan restructuring (including secured party sales and non-bankruptcy liquidations), as well as Historic Tax Credit financing transactions.

  • Professional & Civic Activities
    • American Bar Association, Member
    • Ohio State Bar Association, Member
    • Mahoning County Bar Association, Member, Certified Grievance Committee
    • Trumbull County Bar Association, Member
  • Representative Engagements
    • Represent real estate developers with projects throughout the United States on all aspects of commercial real estate development, including acquisition, leasing and financing
    • Represented major national discount drugstore chain and major national office products supply chain on lease matters
    • Represented owners of local manufacturing company in recapitalization in excess of $80 million
    • Represented the owners in the sale of their specialty foundry business