Charles R Smith

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Charles R Smith PLLC
600 E Speedway Blvd, Tucson, Arizona, 85705-7434




Status: Active  

Board Certified Specialization: None  

Professional Liability Insurance: Yes  

Admitted to Practice Law: 1987

Admitted to State Bar of Arizona: May 9, 1987

Other Language(s): None


Charles R. Smith is a business, real estate, tax and estate planning attorney in Tucson, Arizona with over 30 years experience in representing an economically and culturally diverse clientele.  He and Carol, his spouse of 38 years, have two married adult children (a son, Chuck, and a daughter, Cathy).  Charles was born in 1960 and grew up in Winona, Minnesota, attended high school in Amarillo, Texas, obtained his bachelor's degree with honors in accounting from East Central University in Ada, Oklahoma and is a 1986 graduate of the University of Arizona College of Law.  In addition to devoting his time to work and family, Charles enjoys travel as well as community service and involvement.  He works with numerous non-profit organizations, and is active in local and state bar associations working to improve the legal community.  He presently serves on the editorial board of The Writ, the official publication  of the Pima County Bar Association, and also serves as a volunteer lawyer for Southern Arizona Legal Aid.  As a 2016 graduate of the FBI Citizens Academy for the Phoenix Field Office, he was honored to become a life member of the FBI Phoenix Citizens Academy Alumni Association, began service a member of the FBIPCAAA board of directors in 2016 and also currently serves as Vice President of Operations.  In 2017, Charles was appointed to the FBI National Citizens Academy Alumni Association's General Counsel Committee and he also proudly assists the FBINCAAA communications team.

Charles is a member of the Pima County Bar Association, the State Bar of Arizona, and the American Bar Association. Charles is admitted to practice law in the courts of Arizona, the United States District Court in and for the District of Arizona, the United States Bankruptcy Court in and for the District of Arizona, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Tax Court. Charles is additionally authorized to represent clients before the Internal Revenue Service.

Areas of Law and Practice

Areas of Law Areas of Practice
Business Law Business Arbitration, Business Development, Business Crimes, Business Associations Law, Business Cooperatives, Business Formation, Business Enterprises, Business Dissolutions, Business Litigation, Business Estate Planning, Business Fraud, Business Organization, Business Planning, Business Mediation, Business Successions, Business Succession Planning, Business Syndication, Business Taxation, Business Start-Ups, Business Regulation, Business Reorganization, Business Valuation, Business Trusts, Buying and Selling of Businesses, Business Transactions, Business Transfers, Business Torts, Family Business Law, Family Business Mediation, Family Business Successions, International Business Law, Entrepreneurial Business Law, Entrepreneurial Business Law, Emerging Growth Companies, Emerging Growth Companies, Buy-Sell Agreements, Closely Held Business Law, Closely Held Business Estate Planning, Cooperative Taxation, Emerging Business Law, Closely Held business Taxation, Complex Business Litigation, International Joint Ventures, Joint Ventures, Limited Liability Company Law, Pass-Through Entities, Private Business Law, Minority Business Law, Professional Practices, Privatization, Small Business Law, Sole Proprietorships, Strategic Alliances, Trade Association Law, Trade and Professional Associations
Wills, Probate, Trusts and Estates Estate Planning, Estate Litigation, Estate Planning for Parents of Handicapped Children, Decedents Estates, Contested Wills, Conservatorship, Contested Trusts and Estates, Estate Administration, Estate Bankruptcy, Elder Guardianship, Dependent Adult Abuse, Advance Directives, Ancillary Probate, Adult Guardianship, Family Trusts, Family Wealth Transfer, Fiduciary Law, Fiduciary Liability, Estate Planning for Unmarried Couples, Estate Settlements, Estate Planning for the Elderly, Estate Planning for the Disabled, International Estate Planning, Inheritance, Incompetency Proceedings, Guardianship Administration, Guardian Ad Litem, Guardianship, financial Planning, Fiduciary Litigation, Living Trusts, International Trusts and Estates, International Trusts, International Probate, Living Wills, Mental Disability Law, Offshore Trusts, Missing Heir Searches, Probate Administration, Powers of Attorney, Personal Planning, Pet Trusts, Probate Taxation, Probate Litigation, Retirement Planning, Special Needs Trusts, Trust Administration, Trust and Estate collections, Surrogates Court Practice, Successions, Trust Law, Trust Litigation, Trust Planning, Unclaimed Property, Wealth Planning, Wealth Preservation, Will Drafting
Real Estate/Real Property Building and Public Safety Codes, Cemetery Law, Commercial Conveyancing, Condo Association Duties, Condo Association Liens, Condemnation, Commercial Real Estate Workouts, Commercial Real Estate Foreclosure, Commercial Real Estate Litigation, Commercial Real Estate Syndication, Commercial Real Estate Sales, Commercial Real Estate Acquisitions, Commercial Mortgages, Commercial Leasing, Commercial Landlord & Tenant law, Commercial Real Estate Development, Commercial Real Estate Finance, Commercial Real Estate Bankruptcy, Commercial Real Estate Contracts, Historic Preservation, Foreclosure Defense, Foreclosure, Eminent Domain, Environmental Land Use, Condo Association Rights, Condo Association Litigation, Fire Districts, Foreclosure, Eviction, Evictions, Land Use, Land Entitlement, Land Development, Land Conservation, Land Annexation, Inverse Condemnation, International Property Law, International Leasing, HOA Duties, HOA Law, HOA Liens, HOA Litigation, Improvement Districts, HOA Rights, Industrial Leasing, Industrial Real Estate Law, Mortgage Law, Mortgage Insurance, Mortgage Refinancing, Mortgage Lien Foreclosure, Mortgage Bankruptcy, Mortgage Banking Law, Mortgage Finance, Mortgage Foreclosure, Lease Finance, Lease Terminations, Leveraged Leasing, Leasing, Land Use Permitting, Land Use Litigation, Land Use Regulation, Landlord and Tenant Law, Shopping Center Development, Shopping Center Law, Shopping Center Acquisitions, Secondary Mortgage Market, Retail Leasing, Rezoning, Retail Development, Rent Control, Property Rights, Planning and Land Use, Personal Property Leasing, Personal Property, Mortgage Securitization, Mortgage Tax, Mortgage Workouts, Office leasing, Shopping Center Leasing, Special Districts, Subdivisions, Unlawful Detainer, Zoning Law, Zoning Variances, Water Districts, Zoning


  • 9th Circuit (Active), Arizona (Active), Federal Court (Active), US Tax Court (Active)

Law School

  • U of Arizona

  • Last Updated: January 22, 2021
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  • Tucson, Arizona, Pima County
  • Accept Credit Cards: Yes
  • Free Consultations: No

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