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Ted E. Smith III

Partner, Real Estate Department


Phone: 1(404) 815-2244
Fax: 1(404) 685-5244


Ted Smith is a partner in the Real Estate department of Paul Hastings and is based in the Atlanta office. He focuses his practice in the areas of portfolio and project acquisitions for investment funds and REITs, management, and divestitures, and real estate-based lending, loan restructures and workouts.

His lending practice has involved borrower and lender representation in syndicated loans, mezzanine lending, and securitized lending for projects and portfolios of various sizes. His workout experience includes troubled debt restructures, note sales, receiver appointments, foreclosures, and transfers in lieu of foreclosure. Mr. Smith's portfolio and project experience has involved multiple facets of real estate work, including the negotiation of portfolio purchase or contribution agreements, the negotiation of limited liability company and limited partnership agreements, multi-property borrower representation, resolution of subdivision and zoning issues, and the negotiation of large industrial and office leases.


  • Louisiana State University Paul M. Herbert Law Center, J.D., 1995 (Order of the Coif)
  • Mississippi State University, B.S., 1992


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