Alex A. Smith

Alex focuses his practice on the technical aspects of retirement and health and welfare plans.  Before joining Mazursky Constantine, Alex was a judicial law clerk at the Florida Supreme Court for Justice Charles T. Canady.  Alex has written on tax and retirement plan related topics including inherited IRAs, state corporate taxation of multistate businesses and the impact of tax treaties on business planning.

Employee benefits is a practice that, due to its complexity, often requires a team-focused approach.  Alex combines his skills with the experience of his colleagues to help clients efficiently solve their most complicated problems in a practical manner.

Publications:

  • Clark v. Rameker: Bankruptcy Exemptions and Inherited IRAs, Tax Notes (August 2014)
  • Griffith v. ConAgra Brands: Proof That Economic Nexus is Unworkable, State Tax Notes (August 2012)
  • Quill by Affiliation, University of Miami Law Review (Spring 2012)
  • Tax Treaty Abuse or Good Planning, Practical Latin American Tax Strategies (September 2011)

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Practice Areas

  • Nonqualified Retirement Plans
  • Qualified Retirement Plans
  • Health and Welfare Plans
  • Health Care Reform
  • Transactional Benefits

Education

  • Emory University Goizueta Business School
    B.B.A., 2007; Beta Alpha Psi Financial Information Honor Organization
  • University of Miami School of Law
    J.D., 2011; summa cum laude; Articles & Comments Editor, University of Miami Law Review; Order of the Coif
  • University of Miami School of Law
    LL.M. in Taxation, 2011
  • Clerkship
  • Florida Supreme Court, Justice Charles T. Canady, 2012-2014