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  • J.D., Suffolk University Law School, cum laude, 2007
  • A.L.B., Harvard University Extension School,

    cum laude, 2003

    Journal of High Technology Law, Associate Note & Comment Editor at Suffolk Law

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts
  • Arizona
  • California
  • Wisconsin

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court, District of Arizona

Memberships & Affiliations

Boston Bar Association

State Bar of Arizona

State Bar of California

State Bar of Wisconsin

National Association of Bond Lawyers, Disclosure Policies Subcommittee, Vice-Chair, 2019

Sarah C. Smith

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  • T: 617.449.6503
    F: 617.326.3109

Sarah C. Smith is experienced in all aspects of public finance, and serves as bond counsel, disclosure counsel, issuer’s counsel, underwriter’s counsel, purchaser’s counsel, trustee’s counsel, placement agent counsel and borrower’s counsel on a variety of transactions for a multitude of issues. Ms. Smith has worked on bond issues in these capacities for colleges, universities, community colleges, school districts, charter schools, cities, towns, villages, special districts and other not-for-profit institutions. Additionally, Ms. Smith has served as counsel for bond issues involving affordable housing bonds, airports, clean water, drinking water, education, energy efficiency projects, group homes, nursing homes, sports stadiums, renewable energy, telecommunications and public infrastructure.

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Smith worked as a public finance attorney at a law firm in Arizona and a national law firm in Wisconsin serving as bond counsel, disclosure counsel, underwriter’s counsel and trustee’s counsel on various tax-exempt and taxable financings.

Ms. Smith drafted legislation for an Arizona city to accelerate transportation projects. Ms. Smith also assisted the Arizona city defend the financing of the extension of the light rail project and the new law at the trial level and the appellate level. The Arizona Supreme Court denied the Appellant’s petition for review, which enabled the Arizona city to move forward with the project. Ms. Smith drafted the first of its kind transportation project advance agreement to accelerate the light rail project.


National Association of Bond Lawyers Conference
National Association of Bond Lawyers Conference