Jane Snoddy Smith is a partner with the international law firm of Norton Rose Fulbright and offices in Austin, Texas. In a transaction recognized nationally as a mega deal and only one of few to close since the credit markets froze, Jane led a twenty lawyer team on behalf of one of the largest public retirement systems to purchase a portfolio of over ninety buildings located in nine states containing more than 9.6 million square feet. Her clients include real estate developers as well as big box and department store retailers, real estate investment trusts, and pension fund advisors. Jane has extensive expertise in shopping centers, having worked on transactions involving more than 130 regional, million-plus square foot centers in more than 34 states.
Jane is named in The Best Lawyers in America, Real Estate Law (2008-2011) and is a Fellow of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers. Jane is a Past President (2009) of the 8,000 member CREW Network, was the 2008 Chair of the ICSC (International Council of Shopping Centers) Law Conference and is listed in Texas Super Lawyers. She is a frequent speaker at conferences and has published numerous articles for professional publications, including ICSC, ABA, NAREIM, ACREL and CCIM.
She is active in causes that promote the health and welfare of children and has served on the Board of Fight SMA, an international non-profit organization dedicated to finding a treatment or cure for spinal muscular atrophy, the leading inherited cause of death in children under two.