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Legal Perspective on Negotiating Business Documents with 3rd Parties – Montgomery County

September 26, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm


During this informative workshop we will discuss:

  1. The difference between a joint venture and a partnership.
  2. What are the fiduciary responsibilities of the parties in a business contract.
  3. How to avoid unnecessary risks as a business owner when negotiating a business arrangement.

*Intended Audience: Start-up, Growth


About Our Speaker: Stephanie M. Smith, principal of SMS Global Advisors, has over 20 years’ experience representing real estate developers, business owners, and lenders to finance multi-family housing and mixed-use development projects financed with grants, tax credits, loans, and equity. Stephanie has been counsel to lenders, developers, and businesses; a mortgage underwriter for a state bond agency and CMBS lending institution; and a legal and tax policy advisor to several federal government agencies’ lending divisions.

Stephanie is a frequent speaker and writer about tax credit financing and opportunity zone investing for a wide range audience to include commercial real estate agents, developers and real estate trade organizations. Stephanie is currently working on a book about “Creative Financing Tools for Real Estate Development Projects,” for publication next year. Stephanie received her B.A. in Analytical Philosophy from Howard University, her J.D. from Rutgers Law School, and LL.M. in Taxation with Honors Certificate in International Taxation from Georgetown University.


Note Our Policies: Refunds or comps are available for classes cancelled by MWBC. All other refunds are not provided. MWBC only accepts credit card payments for training sessions. Attendees will not be permitted to enter the classroom until payment is received. Walks-in registrations are accepted only at the Montgomery County location. Register early to guarantee a seat. Women and men are invited to attend our training workshops.


September 26, 2019
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Maryland Women’s Business Center


Focus Areas
Legal Issues
Point of Contact
Martha Jimenez, 301-315-8091


Maryland Women’s Business Center (Montgomery County)
51 Monroe Street, Suite PE-20
Rockville, MD 20850 United States
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