Darryl F.


Darryl Smith represents electric utilities—particularly electric cooperatives—and investment banks in their financial transactions and securities law compliance. His experience includes taxable and tax-exempt bond offerings, federally-registered and exempt securities offerings, credit facility transactions, sale or lease-leaseback financings and federally-guaranteed financings. Darryl also assists clients with meeting both federal and state securities laws and regulations, including mandatory filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).  

Darryl is also active in advising clients in connection with tax-exempt municipal bond financings, primarily in the healthcare and educational sectors. Darryl has served in various capacities in these transactions, including bond, borrower’s or underwriter’s counsel. In addition to his securities and finance practice, Darryl has broad experience advising clients on general corporate governance matters.

Before joining Sutherland, Darryl served as a summer associate with a firm in Jacksonville, Florida, and as an intern for the Office of the State Attorney in Florida’s Eighth Judicial Circuit. Prior to attending law school, Darryl worked in various sales and management positions for the Cintas Corporation.

Awards and Rankings

Recipient, Securities Regulation Book Award, University of Florida Levin College of Law

Recipient, Land Finance Book Award, University of Florida Levin College of Law

Recipient, Partnership Tax Book Award, University of Florida Levin College of Law

Professional Activities

Participant, The Veterans Consortium Pro Bono Program

  • J.D., magna cum laude, University of Florida Levin College of Law, Research Editor, Florida Law Review, Order of the Coif
  • B.S., Cornell University
Bar Admissions
  • Florida
  • Georgia

Our Story

Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP is an international law firm helping the Fortune 100, industry leaders, sector innovators and business entrepreneurs solve their biggest challenges and reach their business goals. Dedicated to unfaltering excellence in client service, we are known for our business savvy and industry intelligence, providing creative and custom solutions for each of our clients. Industry and business experience makes the difference for our clients.

click to watch Videocast: DOL Fiduciary Rule Litigation Impacts
Videocast: DOL Fiduciary Rule Litigation Impacts
Atlanta, GA
Washington, DC
© 2017 Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP / Sutherland (Europe) LLP
Add this page to MYBRIEFCASE
People - Darryl F. Smith
Save ChangesDownload MYBRIEFCASEClear All