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February 15, 2022

FinTech and Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (SPACs)

Continuing the FinTech University series, join chair of Nelson Mullins FinTech and Regulation Practice and moderator, Richard Levin, and attorneys Jon Talcott, Andy Tucker, and Peter Strand for this one-hour session, "FinTech and SPACs." Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit will be sought for all attorneys requesting. Certificates of attendance are available upon request for CPE purposes. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit.

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Eric Smith

Eric Smith


100 S. Charles Street
Suite 1600
Baltimore, MD 21201
Greenville ONE
2 W. Washington Street
Suite 400
Greenville, SC 29601
+ Other Locations

Eric focuses his practice on the acquisition, sale, leasing, and financing of commercial real estate.

Eric focuses his practice on the acquisition, sale, leasing, and financing of commercial real estate.

Eric Smith

Eric focuses his practice on the acquisition, sale, leasing, and financing of commercial real estate.


Following is a selected sampling of matters and is provided for informational purposes only. Past success does not indicate the likelihood of success in any future matter.

Representative Matters

  • Represented a multinational investment firm in the acquisition, sale, and operation of mixed–use, industrial, and retail properties
  • Assisted a special servicer in connection with workouts and the transfer of special servicing rights to pools of mortgage backed securities
  • Represented a developer in the sale of partially developed land to national homebuilders
  • Represented a foreign pension fund in U.S. acquisitions, including an industrial property, a shopping center, and an office property in two large U.S. cities
  • Assisted a lender in connection with modifications of a loan to a resort developer
  • Assisted a nonprofit in the acquisition of property for the development of a charter school
  • Researched and drafted memoranda for a major North American railroad regarding an accident with multimillion–dollar clean–up costs being shared with the local government
  • Represented a leading hospitality company in connection with the operation and sale of properties in Jamaica, London, Manhattan, and Miami
  • Researched and drafted memoranda for a special servicer regarding the foreclosure and sale of multifamily property in Manhattan secured by a multibillion–dollar mortgage

Previous Professional Experience

  • Associate for a Baltimore, Md. Am Law 100 law firm
  • Legal Aid South Africa (Spring 2012)
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland (Spring 2011)
  • U.S. Department of State, France (Summer 2010)

Educational Activities

  • University of Maryland School of Law
    • President, Maryland Law Cycling Club
    • Baltimore County Delegate Scholarship


  • University of Maryland School of Law, JD, magna cum laude (2012)
    • Executive Notes Editor, Maryland Journal of International Law
  • Towson University, BA, International Studies, cum laude (2008)


  • Maryland
  • South Carolina

Practice Areas


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