John Holt Smith

John Holt Smith

John Holt Smith is engaged in the private practice of law in Los Angeles and Dallas as Smith & Associates. He served as a partner in the Fort Worth, Texas firm of McDonald, Sanders, Ginsburg, Phillips, Maddox & Newkirk engaging significant loan, corporate, securities and real estate transactions from June 1967 to June 1979. In 1979, Mr. Smith was selected from a slate of 67 candidates to serve as Vice President of the United States Trust Company of New York, founded in 1853, and in that capacity opened its office in Beverly Hills. In 1980, Mr. Smith returned to the practice of law ultimately to head the securities department of the Los Angeles firm Bushkin, Gaims, Gaines & Jonas where he represented entertainment industry clients, including Johnny Carson, John Travolta, Neil Simon and Kareem Abdul Jabar. He has served as Director of Broadspot Worldwide Wireless, Inc. and of PetCare Television Network Inc. He served as Director of Global Entertainment Holdings, Inc., Olympic Entertainment Group, Inc., and Litfunding Corp. After law school, Mr. Smith was the briefing attorney for the Honorable Weldon White, Supreme Court of Tennessee. Mr. Smith holds a BA degree in English and Philosophy, and a Juris Doctorate degree, both from Vanderbilt University