Lucas Smith, Corporate, Hospitality Attorney

Lucas A. Smith

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Practicing at Taylor English allows our attorneys to give 100 percent to enhancing our clients’ profitability by providing top-notch legal and business advice.

Lucas "Luke" Smith has earned a strong reputation among clients for his combination of legal ability, dedication and business sense. Mr. Smith regularly represents clients throughout the resort and leisure industry, such as condominium, hotel, timeshare and fractional development owners, operators, developers, management companies and exchange companies, and operators of travel clubs, vacation clubs, destination clubs and other leisure-based clubs and products. In 2013, he was a finalist for the American Resort Development Association’s “ARDY” Award for Best Alliance Partner. Mr. Smith’s expertise further includes more traditional hotel practice, including acquisitions, finance, construction and renovation, management and franchising agreements.

In addition to being part of the Travel, Leisure and Hospitality Department since its inception, Mr. Smith also is a member of the Corporate and Business and Real Estate Departments, where he advises clients in other industries in transactions such as finance, mergers & acquisition, marketing leasing, franchise and general corporate and real estate practice.

Mr. Smith’s body of work includes representing clients in the structuring and closing of acquisition, development, finance and joint venture/alliance partner transactions; advising clients in the creation and rollout of products and services and business planning; securing regulatory compliance; and defending marketing trade practice cases.

Mr. Smith was a Division I men’s ice hockey player and captain who has carried the same intensity, commitment and team-first spirit to his law practice.


National Association for Industrial and Office Parks (NAIOP) Commercial Real Estate Development Association, Member, 2010-present

State Bar of Georgia, Real Estate & Corporate Law Sections, Member, 2006-present

American Resort Development Association, Member, 2006-present

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The University of Georgia School of Law, JD, cum laude, 2006

Merrimack College, BA, magna cum laude, 2003

Bar Admissions



2013 ARDY Finalist for Alliance Partner

2006 CALI Excellence for the Future Award; Constitutional Law

Georgia Super Lawyers, Rising Stars, 2018-2020