After Hours: Tina Smith
Attorney at Ballard Spahr LLP.
With Ballard Spahr for 1 1/2 years.
Born in the Chicago area.
Attended DePaul University College of Law in Chicago
Husband James; has two sons ages 11 and 9
Smith handles the legal aspects of commercial real estate transactions, conducts due diligence review, prepares closing documents and coordinates closing.
Sports/teams: Chicago Bears, Scottsdale DirtBags (my son’s baseball team), whatever teams my boys are playing on.
Music: All sorts of music, but if I had to pick an all-time favorite, it would be Frank Sinatra.
Activities: Spending time with my family in Chicago, watching my boys play sports, and going to the beach.
Destination: Hawaii and the Virgin Islands. I would like to see Tahiti, Bora Bora, Italy, Greece, and Spain.
>> What did you think you’d be when you were growing up?:
An actress or a lawyer, but I thought I’d be a litigator, not a transactional attorney.
>> What accomplishment are you especially proud of?:
Teaming up with my husband to raise happy, confident, successful, young men-in-training. They will be great husbands and fathers one day.
>> What would people be surprised to know about you?:
My favorite music is anything by Frank Sinatra.
Received: Know your clients and what is and isn’t important to them. Be a facilitator.
To Share: Don’t burn bridges, know your market, and appreciate good support staff.