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Riley Smith

t: 919.783.2865

Riley Smith represents clients in the construction industry including general contractors, surety companies, public and private owners and developers, subcontractors, and suppliers.

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Riley brings to the firm several years of experience in the construction industry. He has experience analyzing liability and claims relating to project defects, negotiating and drafting multi-million-dollar subcontracts and purchase order agreements, and counseling executives on mitigation of risks and timely fulfillment of contractual obligations.

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University of Notre Dame School of Law, JD, cum laude

University of Denver, BA

Sophia University, Tokyo, Japan, 2008-2009

+Notable Accomplishments

Dean’s Award: Business Associations, Deposition Skills, Jurisprudence, and Legal History – University of Notre Dame School of Law

+Professional & Community Activities

North Carolina Bar Foundation Development Committee, 2021-22

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