With both a business and legal background, Glenn Smith advises clients in all aspects of the business cycle. He relies on a tactical approach to help clients solve problems so they can focus on realizing their strategic plans. He has wide experience helping clients in a number of industries, including aerospace, technology, life sciences, hospitality, health care, and manufacturing.

As a former executive and board member of a publicly traded gaming consultant and incubator, he headed the investment committee, led the legal team, worked with the consulting team, and was responsible for investor and market relations. Today, as a lawyer in private practice, he advises issuers and bankers in capital market transactions, funds on investments, and portfolio matters, as well as public and private companies in capital raising and M&A. He also counsels clients on employment matters, board structure and composition, and new business initiatives.

Clients think of Glenn not just as a lawyer but as an advisor who takes the time to understand their business and their goals. He works with clients to achieve those goals within the proper legal framework.

Education and admissions


J.D., Cornell Law School, Balfour Prize for Securities Law, 1989

B.S., University of Utah, 1986


Member, Business Law Section, California Bar Association, 1989-Present

Bar admissions and qualifications


Representative experience

Outside general counsel to Virco Manufacturing, the largest manufacturer of school furniture in the United States.

Outside general counsel to SkyCentrics, an early stage Wi-Fi based energy management company.

Advised Meggitt PLC in the pending acquisition of Cobham plc's advanced composites business in the U.S. and the UK.

Advised Wedbush Capital Partners in the sale of its portfolio company, Reyn-Spooner.

Advised Meggitt PLC in the pending acquisition of the composites division of EDAC Technologies from Greenbriar Equity Group.

Latest thinking and events

Press Releases

Hogan Lovells advises Kingdom Holding Company and the Rotana Group in their transaction with Deezer

Published Works

Chapter 73 Leveraged Buyouts Securities Law Techniques (co-author)

Published Works

Should I Stay or Should I Grow

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