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  • University of Minnesota Law School, Minneapolis, Minnesota
    • Juris Doctorate – 2001
  • Hamline University, St. Paul, Minnesota
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts summa cum laude
    • Major: Sociology

State Court

  • Minnesota
  • Colorado

Federal Court

  • U.S. District Court of Minnesota
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Community Associations Institute – Minnesota Chapter
  • Community Associations Institute – Colorado Chapter
  • CIC Midwest
  • SuperLawyers Rising Star, 2021
  • Five Tips for Effective Association Governance, or All I really Need to Know I Learned from Watching Star Wars™, CIC-Midwest, 2017
  • Security Cameras and Premises Liability Issues in Common Interest Community, CAI-MN, 2017
  • Show Me the Money! A Collections Overview for Property Managers, CAI-MN 2017
  • RENT: A Property Manager’s (Non-Musical) Survival Guide to Rentals, presented to private management company client, 2017
  • Hot Topics for Cold Weather, Presented to Private Management Company Client, 2017
  • Match Wars: Property Insurance Claims After Cedar Bluff, Contractor’s Association of Minnesota, 2016
  • Construction Defect Disputes & Litigation: Using Coverage, Case Law and Indemnification to Shift Liability, National Business Institute, 2015
  • Insurance Company Claims Negotiations: Top 10 Challenges, National Business Institute, 2015
  • The Cedar Bluff Decision and its Impact on Contractors, Policy Holders, and Insurance Companies, Contractor’s Association of Minnesota, 2015
  • A Storm Is Brewing: Navigating the Choppy Waters of Property Insurance Claims, CAI-Minnesota, 2014
  • Preparing Files for Litigation: Making a Favorable Record for Your Clients, National Association of Public Insurance Adjusters, 2012
  • Five Considerations for Handling Association Property Insurance Claims, CAI-MN
  • Minnesota Rising Stars, 2007-2010 and 2012-2015
  • Minnesota Super Lawyer, 2018-2022
  • Attorney of the Year, 2015 Construction Defect & Dispute Conference
  • 2019 Service Provider of the Year award, CAI Minnesota
  • Best Lawyers – 2022


Founding Partner

“I enjoy representing homeowners associations because they have such a wide range of legal needs. Whether I’m helping my clients interpret, revise, or enforce their governing documents or representing them in litigation, I know that every day will bring exciting challenges. As both a trial lawyer and a business/transactional lawyer, I bring real value to my clients by helping them understand the big picture associated with their legal issues and giving them practical advice and guidance regarding the same.”

Anthony (“Tony”) T. Smith has been representing property owners for most of his career. Tony’s practice focuses on the diverse legal needs of common interest communities. He regularly advises condominium and townhome associations on all aspects of operation, management, governance, and litigation, including:

  • Governing document preparation, amendment, and interpretation;
  • Rule enforcement;
  • Compliance with applicable state and federal laws (MCIOA, Minnesota Nonprofit Corporations Act, Fair Housing Act, Minnesota Human Rights Act, etc.);
  • Homeowner dispute resolution;
  • Collections;
  • Contract review and negotiation;
  • Insurance claim disputes and litigation; and
  • Contractor disputes and construction defect litigation.

A skilled communicator, problem solver, negotiator, and trial lawyer, Tony has represented clients in cases in state and federal courts in Colorado and Minnesota.

Tony is a frequent lecturer on issues pertaining to common interest communities and insurance disputes. He regularly presents educational seminars for CAI’s Colorado and Minnesota chapters and other professional organizations. Additionally, Tony is the 2022 President of CAI’s Minnesota chapter.

Tony also volunteers his time and experience as legal counsel for Rein In Sarcoma, a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating the public and medical community about sarcomas, supporting sarcoma patients and their loved ones, and funding research directed toward developing new treatments and finding a cure for sarcoma cancers.


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