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Stuart Smith




Stuart R. Smith is a corporate and transactional attorney in Varner & Brandt, LLP’s Riverside, California office with a diverse set of skills and experience. As part of the Corporate and Business department, Stuart’s practice involves a wide variety of matters including corporate governance, commercial contracts, mergers and acquisitions, securities and real estate transactions. Stuart provides critical advisement on operations, management, acquisitions and ownership issues to facilitate and foster development and growth for companies of all sizes and industries. Efficient and cost-effective solutions to address client concerns and achieve client objectives are at the forefront of Stuart’s practice and philosophy.

After graduating from the University of California Riverside, Stuart earned his J.D. from California Western School of Law where he graduated Cum Laude and received numerous American Jurisprudence Awards. Stuart’s academic achievements are extensive, coupled with his tenure as an associate editor and writer of the California Western Law Review. He is a published author in California Western’s International Law Journal.

While not practicing law, Stuart enjoys spending time with friends and family, playing golf and participating in community service events.


  • Corporate & Business

  • Mergers & Acquisitions

  • Real Estate

Community Involvement & Pro Bono

  • Second Harvest Food Bank Volunteer

  • Youth Flag Football Coach


  • "“Made in America”: A Comparative Perspective on Country of Origin Labels for Manufactured Products in the United States and Canada, Published in California Western’s International Law Journal, Spring 2015 (45 CAL. W. INT’L L.J. 261)


  • California Western School of Law, JD cum laude, 2016

  • University of California, Riverside, BA, 2013


  • The State Bar of California

  • Riverside County Bar Association

  • San Diego County Bar Association

  • Forum for Emerging Lawyers