Cyd L. Smith

Partner at Whitman Breed Abbott & Morgan LLP

Cyd L. Smith

Cyd L. Smith

Partner at Whitman Breed Abbott & Morgan LLP

Biography

Cyd L. Smith
Practice Areas

Commercial Real Estate, Commercial Real Estate Finance, Commercial Leasing and Residential Real Estate


Partner, Greenwich, CT
203-862-2318
csmith@wbamct.com




Education
Pace University School of Law, J.D. 1987
Northeastern Illinois University, Cum Laude B.A. 1980
Admitted to Practice
Connecticut, 1988
New York, 1988


Profile

Ms. Smith is a member of the Real Estate Department and has practiced in the area of commercial and residential real estate focusing on finance, acquisition, leasing and development for over 15 years. Cyd was previously Assistant General Counsel for The Ashforth Company, a national fully integrated real estate company with development, management, construction and brokerage operations. Over the years, Cyd has negotiated hundreds of leases covering several million square feet of commercial office and retail space. She currently represents several landlords with properties in excess of two million square feet of space and national retail tenants in connection with ground leases, shopping center retail leases and construction agreements. Cyd takes a “hands on” approach in her representation of clients. She also represents developers, general contractors, trade contractors and individuals in connection with the acquisition, financing, construction and development of residential real estate.

In June 2009, Cyd was retained to represent a national commercial office portfolio in excess of $250,000,000 in connection with its lease and lease restructure transactions.

In August 2009, Cyd led the firm's successful negotiation of a tax certiorari settlement for an office park in excess of 750,000 square feet in Westchester County, New York, with an overall thirty percent reduction in taxes and a tax refund in excess of $800,000.

Professional and Community Affiliations
American Bar Association
Connecticut Bar Association
New York Bar Association
Greenwich Bar Association
Fairfield County Bar Association
Real Estate Finance Association
Co-Chair Greenwich United Way Professional Division
Member, International Council of Shopping Centers
Cyd Smith was credited in a Greenwich Post article, November 4, 2004, for her contribution in detailing the legal aspects of IRS Code, Section 1031, regarding Tax Free Exchanges.

Publications/Presentations

Senior Editor, Pace University Law Review

Instructor – “Basic Real Estate Law” – Building Office Managers Association, Westchester County, New York

Awards

Recipient, HOBE Award in the category of renovated homes in excess of $750,000.00

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Whitman Breed Abbott & Morgan LLC is an established full-service law firm with a proud tradition of professional excellence across a broad spectrum of practice areas, including business law, litigation, real estate and land use, tax, employment, intellectual property, and trusts and estates. Based in Greenwich, Connecticut, where it has a history of over 100 years, the Firm has served a variety of domestic and international clients ranging from major financial institutions and publicly traded corporations to middle market companies, start-up businesses and individuals.

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