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Robyn2.JPGRobyn E. Smith

Phone 615-251-5468

Fax 615-346-9354​

rsmith@hubbardsmith.com 

Robyn Smith is a founding member of Hubbard & Smith.  Ms. Smith began practicing law with Hubbard & Smith's predecessor firm upon graduating from law school in 1993.  Ms. Smith's practice includes business law, state regulatory matters, and mergers and acquisitions.  Ms. Smith represents nonprofit corporations and membership organizations, particularly ones whose members do business with the State of Tennessee.  She advises clients in the formation of business start-ups; represents businesses in mergers and acquisitions; handles bid protests before the State and local governments; represents individuals before professional licensing boards; and litigates declaratory judgment actions against the State of Tennessee to enforce the State's compliance with laws.  


Education

J.D., University of Tennessee, 1993

B.S., East Tennessee State University, 1984, magna cum laude

 

Professional Activities

​Prior to law school, Ms. Smith worked for six years in administration for the State of Tennessee court system, where she directed the development of the State of Tennessee's initial weighted caseload analysis and establishment of criteria for determining the need for additional state judgeships.

 

Court Admissions

Tennessee Courts

United States District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee

 

Professional and Civic Organizations

Tennessee Bar Association

East Nashville Hope Exchange, Board of Directors, Secretary

Carl and Lovie Mae Smith Emergency Animal Rescue and Survival Services, Inc., d/b/a Lovie's Legacy, Education Committee and Advisor to the Board of Directors

The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, H. Franklin Brooks Philanthropic Fund, Advisory Board Member 1997-2007

 

Representative Matters

Advise start-up companies regarding business entity selection and draft documents for the creation of for-profit corporations, nonprofit corporations, and limited liability companies.

With William B. Hubbard, represented the Federal Trade Commission's Hold Separate Trustee involving the divestiture of hospitals related to Universal Health Services' acquisition of Psychiatric Solutions.

Represented parties in merger and acquisition of college media advisers' membership organization, nursing homes, dental practice, insurance company, managed care companies, ​and telecommunications hardware installation company.  Drafted purchase agreements, prepared applications for state and federal regulatory approvals, and kept all documents current as parties modified the transactions.

Streamlined preferred provider organization's interrelated contract templates. Established consistent terms and provisions, eliminated unnecessary provisions, and ensured accurate reflection of company's operation.

With William B. Hubbard, successfully represented association of community providers for the intellectually disabled in an action against the State of Tennessee to enforce the State's obligation to assess in writing the fiscal impact on providers of a new requirement the State adopted.  Tennessee Community Organizations v. Tennessee Dept. of Finance & Admin., 2009 WL 2393109 (Tenn. Ct. App.).

Negotiated and played a key role in Lovie's Legacy contracting with Metro Nashville Public Schools beginning with the 2010 school year to provide classroom instruction to children in pre-K through grade 2 on being kind to animals. 

Drafted amicus briefs to assert the interests of the Tennessee Hospital Association in cases before the Tennessee Supreme Court and the Tennessee Court of Appeals.  

 

Personal Information

Raised in Johnson City, Tennessee, Ms. Smith and her partner enjoy living in historic East Nashville.​​