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Mr. Jeffrey M. Smith

Greenberg Traurig LLP


Securities law, including ethics and malpractice litigation involving attorneys and accountants; entertainment industry joint ventures and audits; and food and beverage industry joint ventures and audits. 


Bachelor of Arts, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, University of Minnesota, 1970.  University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 1966-67.  Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, University of Minnesota, 1973. Member, 1971-72, and President 1972-73, Minnesota Law Review.



  1. The Best Lawyers in America: Plaintiffs’ Legal Malpractice;
  2. The Best Lawyers in America: Defendants’ Legal Malpractice;
  3. The Best Lawyers in America: Corporate Law;
  4.   Who’s Who in American Law;
  5.  Who’s Who in America and;
  6.  Who’s Who in the World.




  1. Semester courses in Ethics and Legal Malpractice at Duke, Emory and Vanderbilt Law Schools.
  2. Chair, 1983 – 2022, Georgia ICLE Professionalism, Ethics and Malpractice Seminar.
  3. Southwestern University of Finance and Economics: Guest Lecturer, English Language Instruction, 2013 (Chengdue, China).   
  4. Central University of Finance and Economics:  Honorary Professor and Guest Lecturer, Securities Laws, and Legal Opinions, 2008-present (Beijing, China).
  5. Suzhou Institute:  Guest Lecturer, Securities Regulation, 2009 (Suzhou, China).
  6. China Supreme Court: Guest Lecturer, Evolution of the Federal Securities Laws in the United States and comparison to China’s Securities Laws, May 13, 2008 (Beijing, China).   




1.  1976: Author, Preventing Legal Malpractice (West Publishing), the first book on this subject.
2.  1981:  Editor and reviewer, Levinson, Accountant’s Legal Liability (Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Inc.).
3.  1999: Co-author, Fourth Edition of Preventing Legal Malpractice (Thomson/West).  4.  1985-2015:  Co-author, Legal Malpractice (Thomson/West), a five-volume, 7,000-page treatise.           
5.   2007-Present:  Co-author, Second, Third and Fourth Editions, Legal Opinions In Business   Transactions (American Bar Association), a three-volume, 2,000-page treatise. 
6.   2021: Co-editor, Harvard Professor Michael Witzel, The Veda in Kashmir (Harvard Press). 
7.   2023: (estimated):  Co-author with Harvard Professor Michael Witzel, Teaching English Strategically to Native Mandarin Speakers.


Product Type
On Demand

Professionalism, Ethics and Malpractice

CLE Hours: 3 including 3 General, 1 Ethics, 1 Professionalism, 0 Trial Practice

Ethics |  Professionalism
Original Program Date:
Dec 15, 2022
$150.00 - Base Price Ticket

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