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Howard Smith

Howard Smith

Attorney at Law

Franklin
Wisconsin
Licensed in
Patent Bar, IL
Chicago - Kent College of Law

"Great experience working with Howard"

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About
Howard graduated third in his class from Chicago-Kent College of law. He has a bachelor's degree in Aerospace Engineering and a master's degree in Mechanical Engineering.

Prior to law school, Howard served with the Navy Civil Engineer Corps and worked in the legal department of a large construction company while attending law school. He is extremely familiar with the nuances of construction law and contract interpretation.

Howard's prior experience includes serving on active duty with the Navy Judge Advocate General Corps and with the Navy Office of General Counsel. Howard is skilled in construction law, contract law and criminal law.
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"Great experience working with Howard"

Commercial Leases Services
Posted on Mar 15, 2017
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"Howard was really responsive. I requested everything via email without even speaking to him on the phone. The lease was done to the tee what I requested."

Draft Residential Lease
Posted on Mar 1, 2017
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"Howard is great, highly recommended"

Contractor Agreements Services
Posted on Mar 31, 2016
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"Fast and efficient."

Review Separation Agreement
Posted on Mar 25, 2016
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"Howard was great, appreciate the timely response and the upfront information on the fee."

Review Commercial Lease Agreement
Posted on Mar 14, 2016
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"Howard was very knowledgeable and responsive. He is friendly and overall provided excellent counsel."

Review Separation Agreement
Posted on Mar 11, 2016

Work History

Navy Office of General Counsel - NAVFAC

Attorney

Nov 2015 - Present

The Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) is the Navy’s real estate and construction agent. It also is responsible for most of the Navy’s shore-side environmental and conservation program. NAVFAC provides facilities construction and operation and maintenance services; environmental services encompassing environmental planning, compliance, cleanup, pollution prevention, and more

Nov 2015 - Present

NAVY JAG CORPS

Attorney

Oct 2011 - Present

Experience as Staff Judge Advocate, Prosecutor and Defense Counsel

Currently serving as Knowledge Management Officer

Oct 2011 - Present

US Navy JAG Corps

Attorney

Oct 2011 - Nov 2015

Prosecuted and defended felony level offenses. Provided legal advice to Base Commander and Region Commander. Skilled in Freedom of Information Act, Ethics law and civilian personnel law.

Oct 2011 - Nov 2015

Anson Industries

Contract Specialist

Jun 2008 - Oct 2011

Reviewed contracts between Subcontractor and General Contractor valued from $40 K to $20 M.
Identified clauses that put substantial risk on Subcontractor and drafted replacement clauses.
• Advised Las Vegas District Manager in $4M construction claim and managed initial document disclosure and subsequent discovery requests.

Jun 2008 - Oct 2011

Navy Civil Engineer Corps

Civil Engineer

Sep 2001 - Aug 2007

Sep 2001 - Aug 2007

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