Brian E. Smith
by Sean Sonnenberg

BRIAN E. SMITH

Of Counsel

407-418-6209 Direct 
brian.smith@lowndes-law.com

Brian counsels property and business owners statewide through every stage of the often complex and confusing eminent domain and condemnation process, from preliminary negotiations to valuation determination to trial. Clients include a wide variety of entities and property types, including:

  • Banks
  • Cellular Towers
  • Commercial Strip Centers
  • Developers
  • Industrial Parcels
  • Mining Operations
  • Multi-Family Housing
  • Multinational Corporations
  • Multi-tenant Office Buildings
  • Outparcels
  • REITs
  • Residential Homeowners
  • Restaurants
  • Small Business Owners
  • Undeveloped Property

Brian’s litigation experience extends beyond eminent domain and condemnation. He has represented clients in complex commercial litigation, government contracts, professional liability, constructions defects, and other general business issues.

RECOGNITION

  • Recognized as a “Rising Star” 2012-2019 by Florida Super Lawyers

PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATIONS & MEMBERSHIPS

  • Association of Eminent Domain Professionals
  • The Florida Bar
    • Eminent Domain Standing Committee
    • Real Property Litigation Committee
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Speaker, CLE International Eminent Domain SuperConference

COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES

  • Junior Achievement Academy (Oak Ridge High School), Mentor
  • JA in a Day, Volunteer Instructor
  • After-School All-Stars, Board Member
  • Orangewood Presbyterian Church, Member

Admitted

  • The Florida Bar, 2007
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida

Education

  • Stetson University College of Law (J.D., 2007)
    • Stetson Law Review, Notes and Comments Editor
  • Reformed Theological Seminary (2002-2003)
  • University of Florida (B.S., 2002)