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  • Education
    • J.D., University of Missouri-Columbia, 2004, Dean's List; Associate Member, Missouri Law Review; Recipient of William Beckett Memorial Prize
    • B.S., Business Administration, magna cum laude, University of Missouri-Columbia, 2001

Jeffrey Smith assists clients with corporate and transactional matters, with experiences ranging from helping establish family businesses to complex and highly regulated acquisition transactions involving international public companies.  

In addition to his focus on merger and acquisition work, Jeff operates as outside general counsel for several private company clients. His experiences include working with clients in a variety of industries, including:

  • Healthcare
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Laboratories
  • Professional sports
  • Consumer products
  • Professional services

Jeff diligently serves clients in a variety of matters, including:

  • Entity formation
  • Fiduciary matters
  • Commercial contracts
  • Joint ventures
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Exit strategies

 

  • Represent national tax-exempt health system in the sale of equity in health maintenance organization and life, accident and health insurance company.
  • Divestiture of a nationwide network of outreach and reference laboratories. 
  • Acquisition of 18 urgent care centers by a large nonprofit healthcare system.
  • Acquisition of Freedom Pharmaceuticals by a subsidiary of Arseus,a public company based in Waregem, Belgium, and Rotterdam, Netherlands.
  • Outside counsel to the Kansas City Chiefs Football Club on corporate and contracting matters.
  • Acquisition of a minority position in a nationally prominent hospital revenue cycle organization by a national tax-exempt integrated delivery system.
  • Formation of a joint venture between a tax-exempt hospital and physician practice association.
  • $540 million sale of assets of a privately held medical device manufacturing business, with operations in the United States, Great Britain and Canada, to a publicly traded Fortune 20 company
  • Acquisition of marketing solutions company by subsidiary of international communications firm.
  • Purchase of the local operations of a division of a Fortune 20 company by academic medical center.
text icon Publications & Presentations
Wrestling With The Effects of Title IX: Is It Time To Adopt New Measures of Compliance for University Athletic Programs?
University of Missouri Law Review
2003
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