Abigail C. Smith

Abigail C. Smith

Washington, D.C.

Email abigail.smith@​hoganlovells.com

Phone +1 202 637 4880

Fax +1 202 637 5910

Practice groupCorporate & Finance

Clients rely on Abigail C. Smith to advise on a wide range of securities offerings. She helps public companies and foreign private issuers with corporate governance and ongoing disclosure obligations under U.S. federal securities laws. Her experience includes public and private U.S. and cross-border mergers and acquisitions and reorganizations.

Her equity offering experience includes common and preferred equity. Her debt offering experience includes investment grade and high-yield bonds, as well as structured notes and covered bonds. Her hybrid securities offering experience includes convertible notes, preferred shares, and capital notes.

She advises on securities offerings registered with the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission and on exempt offerings and securities, including traditional private placements in transactions exempt under Section 4(a)(2) and Rule 144A, Regulation S and Regulation D, and freely-tradable securities under Section 3 exemptions.

She regularly represents both issuers and leading global and U.S. investment banks. She has represented JOBS Act Emerging Growth Companies in initial public offerings and worked with issuers in a number of industries, particularly in real estate, lodging, and financial services.

Her issuers and securities have been listed in the United States on the NYSE and NASDAQ and on exchanges in Europe, including on Regulated Markets in Prospectus Directive-compliance offerings. Her practice has included sovereign bonds and guarantees and involved a wide variety of jurisdictions. She has issued securities denominated in a variety of currencies.

Prior to joining Hogan Lovells, Abigail worked in the London office of another international law firm as part of a team recognized in the legal trade publication, The Legal 500 UK 2010, as "excellent" and "highly efficient with a practical solutions-based approach."

Education and admissions


J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, 2006

B.A., Vanderbilt University, cum laude, 1997

Bar admissions and qualifications

District of Columbia

New York

Representative experience

The JBG Companies on its US$10bn merger and spin-off transaction with Vornado Realty Trust to create JBG SMITH Properties.

JBG SMITH Properties on its approximately US$500m underwritten equity offering.

Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley, Wells Fargo, and other underwriters on US$2.5bn of equity offerings and US$750m of notes offerings by Hudson Pacific Properties.

J.P. Morgan, Morgan Stanley and U.S. Bancorp on the issuance of US$350m of senior notes issued by Piedmont Office Realty Trust, Inc. under Rule 144A and Regulation S.

Playa Hotels & Resorts’ US$375m Rule 144A high yield notes, US$325m investment by Hyatt, restructuring, and acquisition of portfolio in the Dominican Republic, Jamaica, and Mexico.

Colony Capital, Inc. on its US$250m offering of cumulative redeemable perpetual preferred stock and various other offerings.

Washington Real Estate Investment Trust on its US$150m equity offering.

The Commonwealth of the Bahamas on offerings of more than US$1bn of notes issued pursuant to Rule 144A and Regulation S.

Cambridge Bancorp on its acquisition of Optima Bank & Trust.

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