Vanessa L. Smith is a partner of the firm who is experienced in trust, insolvency, corporate, commercial, and civil litigation. She is known for being organized, thorough, and well-researched, all traits that have no doubt contributed to Vanessa’s continued upward climb within the legal arena.
Vanessa believes that integrity, objectivity, and dignity are at the core of her legal career. Her beliefs translate into practice, and her ability to maintain open lines of communication with her clients makes her stand out as a reliable and trustworthy legal ally. Passionate about engaging with others, Vanessa endeavours to understand her clients’ objectives to provide the best service possible in an efficient and cost-effective manner.
Vanessa received a Bachelor’s Degree in International Studies and Political Science from the University of Miami in 2006, and completed a Juris Doctor from Nova Southeastern University in Florida in 2010. She was called to the Florida Bar in 2010, and to The Bahamas Bar in 2014.
Vanessa is a member and a member of the Membership Committee of the
Restructuring and Insolvency Specialists Association (Bahamas) and the International Association of Restructuring, Insolvency & Bankruptcy Professionals. She has co-authored an article titled “The Bahamas – Protecting the Confidentiality of Trusts” which was published in Lawyer Issue and subsequently updated and published in Lexology.
In her free time, Vanessa enjoys traveling and cherishes the time she spends with her family, friends and dog. She is proficient in conversational Cantonese and Taishanese.