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Michael A. Smith

Banking & Finance, Business Services, Business Transactions, Intellectual Property, Non-profit Services, Real Estate & Construction, Securities


Michael Smith is a business and securities law attorney at Carlile Patchen & Murphy LLP and concentrates on business, corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, technology transactions, technology licensing, banking, and securities. Mike joined CPM in February 1991 and served as Chairman of CPM’s Business Law Practice Group.

Professional Accolades 


Mike received his undergraduate degree (B.S.) with honors from Kenyon College in 1979 and his law degree (J.D.) from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law in 1982. 

Professional Associations & Memberships

Mike is active in the legal community. He is the former Chairman of the Business Law Committee of the Columbus bar association. He is a prolific speaker, sharing his expertise with businesses and professionals throughout Central Ohio. Mike is a member of the Sections on Corporation, Banking, and Business Law through the Ohio State Bar Association.

Professional Recognition

Mike has received the Martindale-Hubbell® rating of BV Distinguished®. He has been recognized in “Best Lawyers in America” by Best Lawyers® (2013, 2014, and 2018-2024). He was also named “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers® for Business Organizations, including LLCs and Partnerships (2017 and 2022). 

Personal Interests

Mike enjoys biking, hunting, hiking, shotgun sports, and family activities. Every year Mike leads a team to participate in Pelotonia’s signature Ride Weekend, an annual 3-day event focused on cycling, and fundraising for cancer research.

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