Joshua D. Smith

  • Adjunct Professor


B.A., University of Oklahoma, 2002

J.D., with highest honors, University of Oklahoma, 2005


Josh Smith joined McAfee & Taft in 2005 and practices in the areas of commercial transactions, real estate, and corporate law. He has represented clients in mergers and stock and asset acquisitions and sales of all sizes as well as various other transactions, including private equity and venture capital investments, mezzanine finance, real estate transactions, tax credit finance, private securities offerings, commercial lending transactions, and general corporate governance and regulatory compliance matters.

In addition to serving on McAfee & Taft’s board of directors, Josh leads the firm’s Sports Industry Group and previously chaired the Business Transactions and Finance Group.

His achievements have earned him inclusion in Chambers USA Guide to America’s Leading Lawyers for BusinessThe Best Lawyers in America (business organizations; corporate law; mergers and acquisitions law) and Oklahoma Super Lawyers’ list of “Oklahoma Rising Stars,” which recognizes the state’s top up-and-coming attorneys.

Prior to entering law school, Josh was a member of the University of Oklahoma football team, including lettering on the 2000 National Championship team.

Additional Information

Courses Taught


  • Mergers and Acquisitions 6100

Awards & Honors

Order of the Coif

Judiciary Committee

Oklahoma Law Review

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