Michael Smith is a partner in Herrick's Real Estate Department, one of the largest in New York City.

Mike’s practice currently has an emphasis on development projects in New York City. This includes representing developers throughout the entire life cycle, such as land acquisition and assemblage, development rights transfers, joint ventures, preferred equity investments, construction, mortgage and mezzanine financing; access agreements, easements, restrictive declarations, development agreements and zoning lot development agreements.

Mike also regularly represents lenders and investors on real estate financing transactions, including construction and capital improvement loans. In 2014, Mike was featured in Real Estate Forum’s “Tomorrow’s Leaders,” a list of two dozen professionals age 35 and under that have made a noticeable impact on New York City’s real estate market. Since 2013, Mike has also served as a board member of the Young Mortgage Bankers Association.

Mike is admitted to practice law in New York and New Jersey. He is also a LEED Accredited Professional, a credential awarded by the U.S. Green Building Council to professionals who have an advanced understanding of green building practices and the LEED Green Building Rating System.

Prior to joining Herrick, Mike was an associate at Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP.

Memberships & Associations

  • Membership Chair, Young Mortgage Bankers Association (YMBA)
  • Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY)