Strauss Troy Shareholder Pete Smith has been named the 2014 “Lawyer of the Year” for Project Finance Law in the Cincinnati area. Best Lawyers® honors one attorney per practice area in each community as “Lawyer of the Year.”
Pete has deep industry experience in all aspects of real estate development and financing with an emphasis on construction finance and deal structuring.
Pete’s clients include lenders such as Associated Bank and Wesbanco, as well as real estate developers such as Miller-Valentine Group and Berkshire Realty Group.
As counsel to these companies and many other clients, Pete is frequently sought out to work on a wide-variety of local and national projects in the rebounding commercial real estate market. Additionally, he is a trusted, valuable resource in the areas of corporate, business law and estate planning.
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The Best Lawyers in America© 2014 (Copyright 2013 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, SC) was developed by assessing nearly five million confidential peer evaluations, asking nominated attorneys the question: “On a scale of 1-5, if you were unable to take a case yourself, how likely would you be to refer it to this nominee?” The Best Lawyers® editorial team then reviewed the votes (and any additional comments) and verified that selected attorneys were in good standing with the ethics committee of their state bar association.
“Lawyer of the Year” honorees received notably high voting averages for their competence, their reliability and their professional manner.