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Clinton B. Smith, White Plains & New York Lawyer

Clinton B Smith


Professional Profile

Clinton Smith is a founding member of our Municipal Law & Land Use group. Clinton is also a member of our Trusts & EstatesCorporate & General Business and Exempt Organizations groups. In the municipal and land use area, Clinton has served as attorney for numerous towns and villages and sat regularly with their governing boards over the past ten years. He is a former elected official, and his experience in government gives him a valuable perspective in dealing with municipal matters for public and private sector clients. In the trusts and estates area, Clinton regularly advises individuals on significant matters involving wills, trusts, probate, and estate planning, helping clients to see and reach their personal objectives as well as their financial and tax planning goals. In the business and not-for-profit areas, Clinton is general counsel for a major for profit special education and early intervention service provider in the NY-NJ-CT tri-state area and serves as pro-bono general counsel to a not-for-profit environmental organization focused on land preservation and environmental education in Westchester County, and he has advised them and others in a variety of transactions and matters.

Clinton is deeply involved in government and public affairs in the Hudson Valley region. He served on the New Castle Town Board from February 1993 through 1995 and as New Castle Town Supervisor from 1996 through 1999. He is an officer and trustee of the New Castle Historical Society and has had a long involvement with Teatown Lake Reservation, Inc. Clinton is a former member of the Westchester County Planning Board, the Executive Committee of the Westchester Municipal Officials Association, the Northern Westchester Watershed Coalition, and the New York City Watershed Protection and Partnership Council, East of Hudson Advisory Committee.

Clinton has a peer review rating of  AV®Preeminent on Martindale-Hubbell®.

Areas of Experience

  • Municipal Law
  • Zoning, Planning, and Land Use Review and Development
  • Estate Planning and Implementation
  • Business & Not-for-Profit Organizations and Transactions

Professional & Community Involvement


Admitted to Practice

  • New York
  • Alabama (Special Member)
  • United States District Court, SDNY
  • United States District Court, EDNY
  • United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit

Contact Me

If you think you may require the assistance of Clinton Smith in any matter, email (csmith@mccarthyfingar.com) or phone him (914-385-1024) with any question you may have.