“When you hire an Ater Wynne attorney, you get somebody who is a LEADER in their field. They’re going to be CREATIVE in finding you solutions and focused on value for the client.”

– Todd Mitchell, Managing Partner

Kirk W. Smith

Senior Counsel

Kirk W. Smith is an effective negotiator and creative problem solver who helps real estate clients resolve issues, negotiate complex transactions and contracts, and develop financing solutions. He has more than 20 years' experience in all aspects of real estate, finance, redevelopment and business transactional law. Kirk is senior counsel in Ater Wynne's Real Estate and Finance Group.

 Kirk's clients include local and international real estate developers, national manufacturers and small private companies, foundations, and school districts. He has experience solving complex title and hazardous material problems, and preparing acquisition documents, leases, loan documentation and opinion letters, and disposition and development agreements. Clients like his ability to assess a situation, implement swift measures to resolve issues and think outside the box to complete projects. 

Kirk speaks Swedish and has studied international trade and finance in Stockholm, Sweden. 

Professional Experience


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Professional Activities

  • Oregon State Bar
  • California State Bar

Community Activities

  • Claremont McKenna College, Board of Trustees, 2004 to 2005
  • Claremont McKenna College Alumni Association, President, 2004 to 2005; Member, Board of Directors, 2004 to present
  • Arts Council of Lake Oswego, 2010 to present