Beth A. Smith Beth A. Smith

Beth A. Smith


Meet Beth, go-to real estate advisor who knows how to get you to the finish line.

Beth A. Smith

207 228-7343 direct
207 774-1200 main
207 774-1127 facsimile

100 Middle Street
PO Box 9729
Portland, ME 04104-5029

Land Use

Here’s why you’ll enjoy working with her.

Beth has an eye for the big picture and the details. A diligent, high-energy member of the real estate team, Beth works tirelessly to help her clients find creative solutions to a variety of commercial and residential real estate challenges. Clients love the care, attention, and depth of knowledge that Beth brings to every piece of work, whether large or small. Relentless, cool under pressure, and someone you just want to be around, Beth is the complete real estate lawyer.

Beth has a wealth of experience in utility-scale and distributed generation wind, solar, hydroelectric, natural gas, and biomass transactions, including established and emerging energy storage technologies. She has worked on renewable energy projects in Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. Beth assists clients with all aspects of project financing and development, including debt and equity financing, site control, construction, interconnection, and transmission. An undergraduate physical chemistry major who understands the science behind renewable energy generation and distribution, Beth has the technical expertise to integrate seamlessly with your entire project team.

But that’s not all. Beth is also very experienced in:

  • Commercial and residential purchase and sale transactions and leasing (including office, retail, industrial, mixed-use, restaurant, brewery, and manufactured housing projects)
  • Subdivision and condominium development
  • Representation of educational institutions, municipalities, and non-profits
  • Charitable transfers
  • Commercial lending (including FAME and SBA-guaranteed loans)
  • Tax credit and tax increment financing
  • Municipal land use
  • Title matters
  • Settling boundary disputes

In her former life, Beth was:

  • Judicial Intern to the Honorable Joseph N. Laplante of the US District Court for the District of New Hampshire
  • Judicial Intern to the Honorable James P. Bassett of the Supreme Court of New Hampshire
  • Consultant in the public utilities sector

When Beth isn’t working, she is…

Working pro bono asylum cases in collaboration with the Immigration Legal Advocacy Project (ILAP), helping Maine’s immigrants to keep their families together and become proud U.S. citizens. Otherwise, she’s outpacing other runners in Portland, Maine; Beth is a lifelong runner who qualified for the Olympic trials in the 400 meter hurdles and ran the lead leg of Dartmouth’s school record-breaking 4×400 relay team. If she’s not wearing her running shoes, Beth is likely watching re-runs of The West Wing, searching for the best tacos in Maine, or telling you how cute her dogs are.


JD, University of New Hampshire School of Law, 2014, magna cum laude
Editor-in-chief, University of New Hampshire Law Review
Graduated first in class of 116
BA, Dartmouth College, 2006, cum laude

Admitted to practice
State of Maine
State of New Hampshire
Commonwealth of Massachusetts