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Joshua T. Smith

Josh Smith is a member of the firm’s transactional practice focusing on corporate and securities, mergers and acquisitions and real estate. Josh has experience assisting a wide-range of clients with all matters related to their companies, including formation; drafting and negotiating contracts; reviewing and drafting loan documents; obtaining copyrights and trademarks for entity logos, software, and other works; real estate sales and purchases; contracts for the sale of goods; and mergers and acquisitions.

Josh’s corporate experience and education proves valuable when assisting clients in various business transactions in any industry.


  • J.D., Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, 2017
  • Dual B.A., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 2014


  • State Bar of Texas
Representative Matters
  • Assisted client’s multiple $1-5M acquisitions in various states to rapidly grow business footprint, including Letters of Intent, Asset Purchase Agreements, Lease Assignments and Assumptions, as well as Employment Agreements, Independent Contractor Agreements, Non-Competes, and Non-Disclosure Agreements for key individuals
  • Assisted client’s SaaS asset sale valued at $20M+; involved analysis of multiple purchase price valuation techniques and full due diligence review with direct client contact
  • Lead associate on all negotiations, drafting, and due diligence for stock sale of local charcoal company valued at $21M
  • Applied for and successfully obtained Historically Underutilized Business (“HUB”) status in Texas in conjunction with the Women-Owned Small Business and Women’s Business Center federal contracting programs
  • Represented large fast food chain on all corporate matters, and real estate purchases and leases for new restaurants
  • Lead associate in drafting and filing necessary documentation with engineering firm in obtaining finalized plat in City of Frisco; closed on purchase of lot within the same plat for the purpose of constructing veterinary clinic, which required working with the City of Frisco to obtain several variances prior to construction; worked in combination with other lot owners in entering into a Reciprocal Easement Agreement for the purpose of cost sharing in constructing roads and other shared amenities
  • Currently attending University of Mississippi School of Law to obtain his LL.M. in Air & Space law
Activities & Memberships
  • Texas Bar Association
  • Dallas Bar Association, Science and Technology Law 2020 Council Member
  • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers
  • National Space Society, President’s Legal Counsel
  • International Institute of Space Law
  • American Astronomical Society, SATCON2 working group member
  • American Bar Association, Air & Space Law
  • American Bar Association Forum on Air & Space Law, Panelist on emerging space issues, Update Conference February 2017
  • Co-author, China says Elon Musk’s Starlink is ‘phenomenal,’ but what is the real message?, The Space Review, January 3, 2022
  • Josh was a regular author from Fall 2017 through Spring 2021 for The Précis, a quarterly publication by Michael J. Listner covering the most up-to-date legal and space industry news across the world
  • Co-author, A Litigator’s Guide to the Galaxy: A Look at the Pragmatic Questions for Adjudicating Future Outer Space Disputes, 23 Vanderbilt J. Ent. & Tech. L. 53 (2021)
  • Co-author, Emerging Technologies Challenging Current Legal Paradigms, 19 Minn. J. L. Sci. & Tech. 355 (2018)
  • Suggestions on Orbital Debris’s Peaceful Cleanup Through an International Orbital Debris Convention or Unilateral Actions, Update Conference Materials, ABA Forum on Air & Space Law (2017)
  • The Future of Space Exploration: SpaceX’s Petition for Inter Partes Review Against Blue Origin’s Rocket-Landing Technology, Note, 19 SMU Sci. & Tech. L. Rev. 65 (2016)

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