Schmoyer Reinhard is pleased to announce Harrison M. Smith has joined the firm as counsel in our Fort Worth office.
Mr. Smith’s practice focuses on representation of private employers, nonprofit organizations, and religious institutions in all aspects of labor and employment law and nonprofit law. In his labor and employment practice, Mr. Smith has successfully defended employers before federal and state court and administrative agencies in matters involving Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, Section 1981 and Section 1983, and various state employment laws and regulations. He also has assisted clients in navigating internal investigations, counseling on preventative and non-litigation strategies and activities, negotiating and preparing employment agreements, drafting employee handbooks and personnel policies, crafting governing documents, and conducting compliance training.
Mr. Smith is also a trusted advisor to a diverse group of faith-based organizations and institutional nonprofits, including churches, denominations, parachurch ministries, schools, hospitals and other healthcare organizations, public benefit corporations and social enterprises. Often serving as outside general counsel, Mr. Smith regularly advises clients with the full complement of issues related to nonprofit organizations and religious institutions, including corporate governance matters, tax-exempt status, risk management, internal investigations, labor and employment, succession planning, donation and fundraising matters, regulatory compliance, IRS audits, real estate, construction, contracting, and litigation.
Mr. Smith is a graduate of Baylor University (B.A. 2009) and Howard University School of Law (J.D. 2012), where he served as a staff editor of the Howard Law Journal.
In addition, Mr. Smith is the Chair of the Tarrant County Bar Association Diversity Committee as well as a member of the Board of Directors for the Tarrant County Young Lawyers Association.