Jake B. Smith advises clients on business transactions and related tax matters, including tax-free and taxable mergers and acquisitions, complex joint ventures, private equity acquisitions and sales, venture capital, real estate transactions, and sophisticated business agreements for limited liability companies, partnerships, and corporations. Jake regularly counsels clients on private equity transactions, including the formation of private equity funds and corresponding acquisitions. Jake serves as outside general counsel to a variety of companies in various industries, including healthcare (Watsonville Hospital Corporation and Arizona’s largest behavioral healthcare provider), real estate, start-ups, payment processors and SaaS. Lastly, in addition to advising companies in a broad range of industries, Jake has wide-ranging experience with structuring and negotiating real estate joint ventures.
- Mergers and acquisitions
- Partnership and corporate taxation
- Private equity funds
- Venture capital and private placements
- Real estate joint ventures
- Corporate law