Grasford Smith concentrates his practice on complex commercial litigation, intellectual property litigation, cybersecurity and transactional matters. He has represented a diverse clientele, including Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, athletic leagues, technology companies, and a United States Congressman, in addition to a variety of small and medium-sized businesses. Grasford approaches dispute resolution as an opportunity to further his clients’ business goals. He develops comprehensive yet practical legal solutions by first understanding his clients’ businesses as opposed to focusing solely on specific legal needs.
Grasford gained extensive dispute resolution experience at prestigious international law firms in New York and Washington, D.C. He handles local and national disputed matters concerning corporate governance, government enforcement actions, non-compete and confidentiality agreements, trade secrets, real estate matters, construction defects, franchises, products liability, intellectual property, eminent domain, and disciplinary/admission matters before the Florida Bar. Grasford also lectures at a local university on business law.
While a student on a Dean’s Scholarship at New York University School of Law, Grasford served as a Summer Associate on Wall Street for a leading global investment bank where he developed recommendations and drafted revisions for firm-wide policies and procedures. He served as a Judicial Intern on the Bronx Supreme Court for Judge Troy K. Webber (who currently serves as the Associate Justice for the Appellate Division First Judicial Department) where he assisted in drafting published opinions on commercial cases. He also served as the Founding Executive Editor of the NYU Journal of Law & Business and a Staff Editor of the NYU Journal of Legislation & Public Policy in addition to serving as Teaching Assistant for Constitutional Law and Lawyering. While at Florida State University on a full academic scholarship, Grasford served as the President of the Management Information Systems Association, received the College of Business Achievement Scholarship, and was inducted into Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest, largest, and most selective honor society for all academic disciplines.