Valeria Smith is a member of the global Corporate Practice based in the Atlanta office. She focuses on corporate matters, including M&A, private equity, joint ventures and general corporate law.

During her career, Valeria has provided advice to US and European clients on complex international M&A and joint venture transactions regulated by US and foreign law, and has advised clients on issues of US and Russian corporate law.

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  • Represented a number of regional US logistics companies in selling equity to global enterprise logistics providers.
  • Represented a major US logistics holding in a series of acquisitions of assets and equity in regional logistics providers.
  • Represented a private equity investment fund in a series of multimillion-dollar transactions regarding the acquisition of real estate and businesses across the US.
  • Advised a major US media company regarding corporate issues related to its Russian subsidiaries, including establishment and maintaining a legal presence in Russia, complex reorganizations and implementation of the company’s global compliance policies.


  • University of Georgia School of Law, LL.M., 2018
  • Moscow State Linguistic University School of Law, Specialist Degree in Law, with honors, 2009


  • Georgia, 2019
  • Russian Federation, 2009


  • Russian
  • English
  • German
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