After Hours: Tina Smith

first_imgAfter Hours: Tina SmithAttorney at Ballard Spahr LLP.With Ballard Spahr for 1 1/2 years.Born in the Chicago area.Attended DePaul University College of Law in ChicagoHusband James; has two sons ages 11 and 9>> Responsibilities:Smith handles the legal aspects of commercial real estate transactions, conducts due diligence review, prepares closing documents and coordinates closing.>> Favorites:Sports/teams: Chicago Bears, Scottsdale DirtBags (my son’s baseball team), whatever teams my boys are playing on.Music: All sorts of music, but if I had to pick an all-time favorite, it would be Frank Sinatra.Activities: Spending time with my family in Chicago, watching my boys play sports, and going to the beach.Destination: Hawaii and the Virgin Islands. I would like to see Tahiti, Bora Bora, Italy, Greece, and Spain.>> What did you think you’d be when you were growing up?:An actress or a lawyer, but I thought I’d be a litigator, not a transactional attorney.>> What accomplishment are you especially proud of?:Teaming up with my husband to raise happy, confident, successful, young men-in-training. They will be great husbands and fathers one day.>> What would people be surprised to know about you?:My favorite music is anything by Frank Sinatra.>> Advice:Received: Know your clients and what is and isn’t important to them. Be a facilitator.To Share: Don’t burn bridges, know your market, and appreciate good support staff.last_img

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