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Richard L. Smith


Albany, NY

(518) 533-3227

(518) 533-3299 fax

Bar/Court Admissions

  • New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York


  • Cornell Law School (J.D., 1971)
  • Colgate University (B.A., 1968)

Richard L. Smith

Richard's practice covered all New York State administrative and regulatory agencies, the New York State Legislature, the Governor's Office and the Comptroller. He has been a registered lobbyist for 39 years. Richard practiced tax, administrative and regulatory law before all state agencies, including the New York Department of Taxation and Finance, the Public Service Commission, the Department of Financial Services, the Department of State and the Department of Agriculture and Markets.

Richard was involved in the passage of legislation authorizing the creation of limited liability companies in New York, authored the 'Safety in Skiing Code', helped pass legislation immunizing HR-10 and IRA retirement plans from the claims of third party judgment creditors and helped strengthen the franchise protections for franchised automobile dealers. He regularly advised corporations, businesses and individuals on compliance with the Lobby Act, the rules and regulations of the New York Joint Commission on Public Ethics, procurement lobbying and with federal and state campaign contribution rules.