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Michael A. Smith

"I get a great deal of satisfaction from helping clients achieve their goals. The more I am able to learn about a clients' businesses, the better I am able to help clients achieve their goals. That is why I try to meet with clients regularly and visit their businesses as often as is practicable. "

Mike Smith practices Business Law and Securities Law at Carlile Patchen & Murphy. He concentrates on business, corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, technology transactions, technology licensing, banking, and securities. Mike joined CPM in February 1991. He currently serves as Chairman of CPM’s Business Law practice group.

Professional Associations and Memberships

Mike is the Past Chairman of the Business Law Committee of the Columbus Bar Association, and has spoken on business and securities issues to various groups. He is a member of the Sections on Corporation, Banking and Business Law through the Ohio State Bar Association. He is also a member of the Securities Law Committee of the Columbus Bar Association.

Professional Recognition

Mike has received the Martindale-Hubbell rating of BV® Distinguished™.* He has been listed in Best Lawyers in America for 2013 and 2014.


Mike received his undergraduate degree with honors from Kenyon College in 1979 and his law degree from The Ohio State University in 1982.

Personal Interests

Mike enjoys hunting, hiking, golfing, and family activities.

*The Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings serve as an objective indicator that a lawyer has the highest ethical standards and professional ability. A rating of AV® Preeminent™ denotes that an attorney has achieved the status of “Very High to Preeminent” legal ability based on recommendations from the attorney’s peers. AV® Preeminent™ and BV® Distinguished™ are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies.