James B. "Jamie" Smith, Jr.

Chairman
jsmith@coxsmith.com
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San Antonio
112 E. Pecan Street
Suite 1800
San Antonio, Texas 78205
210-554-5251 tel
210-226-8395 fax
 

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As Chairman of the firm and a long-standing member of the firm's Management Advisory Committee, Jamie Smith is involved in firm leadership, client service initiatives, developing and expanding client relationships, and civic activities. He counsels many of the city’s leading employers and spends significant time with the firm’s clients in order to help them understand the breadth and depth of the firm’s resources. Highly regarded in the business community for his ability to provide practical and sound advice on a wide range of business issues, Jamie assists clients in corporate and securities matters; mergers; acquisitions and divestitures; corporate finance; venture capital; and general business counseling and transactions. 
PROFESSIONAL AND COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES
  • State Bar of Texas 
  • American Bar Association 
  • San Antonio Bar Association 
  • San Antonio Bar Foundation 
  • Texas Bar Foundation
  • Greater Chamber of Commerce San Antonio; Vice Chair, 2012; State Budget Task Force, Member, 2011-2012
  • Southwest Foundation for Biomedical Research, Board of Trustees and Executive Committee 
  • Cancer Therapy & Research Center, University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio, Board of Governors
  • San Antonio Academy, former Board member and Vice-Chairman 
  • Mission Road Ministries, former Board member and Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees
  • San Antonio Economic Development Foundation, Board of Directors 
  • University of Texas Health Science Center Development Board
PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION
  • Martindale-Hubbell® AV® PreeminentTM Peer Review Rating
  • Named "San Antonio Corporate Law Lawyer of the Year," Best Lawyers, 2014
  • Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers In America®, 2005-2014
  • Scene in SA, "San Antonio's Best Lawyers," 2005-2011
Certifications
Clerkships
Education
  • The University of Texas School of Law, J.D., with honors, 1976
  • The University of Texas at Austin, B.A., Plan II, with high honors, 1973
Languages
Admitted to Practice
  • Texas, 1976
  • United States Court of Appeals Fifth Circuit
  • United States District Court Northern, Southern, Western and Eastern Districts of Texas