Brian Smith
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Brian Smith


Brian is a partner in the Commercial Real Estate practice. He has a national real estate practice and is particularly well-known for his landlord and tenant negotiations of high-end restaurant deals. He works with nationally-recognized chefs, restaurateurs, and their respective landlords. He provides the type of practical, business minded advice that is necessary for best-in-class restaurants to be successful in a competitive environment. On a broader level, Brian also counsels retail, office and warehouse developers and owners, as well as tenants in real estate and complicated leasing transactions. Brian helps clients produce and  negotiate leases for complex mixed-use projects where he serves as a critical counselor on behalf of landlords and tenants. Brian is a frequent speaker at the ICSC Law Conference, the ICSC Southeast Conference, and to various other real estate organizations throughout the country.


Brian is highly active in civic, arts and philanthropic causes. He serves as member of the  Board of Directors of The Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers’ Foundation and is the founder and a past President of its Junior Board. He founded and co-chaired the Junior Board’s successful BBQ Battle and Beertasting event, which, through its eighth year has raised in excess of $250,000 for Atlanta LegalAid and The Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation.



Brian is admitted to practice in the State of Georgia.


Georgia Bar Association, Member


J.D., Mercer University

B.S., The University of Texas, Bachelor of Arts – Government


(404) 835-6204 (direct)

Legal Assistant

Deja Jones
(404) 835-6218 direct


Promenade, Suite 2400
1230 Peachtree Street, N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30309
(404) 835-6200 main
(404) 835-6221 fax