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William Smith


800 W. Main Street, Suite 1750, Boise, ID 83702

William advises clients of all sizes through day-to-day business and contracting matters to mergers and acquisitions, securities offerings, and stock buyback agreements.

William has a diverse background serving clients in a wide array of corporate matters and litigation. He is experienced advising clients on matters throughout the corporate lifecycle in a range of industries, and he draws from this knowledge to provide focused and solution-oriented advice.

William also has experience in multiple appeals before the Idaho Supreme Court and the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals where he successfully represented both businesses and individuals.

Prior to joining Holland & Hart, William worked at Hawley Troxell Ennis & Hawley LLP. He additionally served as a law clerk for Chief Justice Roger S. Burdick of the Idaho Supreme Court.

Client Results

Prior to joining Holland & Hart, William worked on the following matters
  • Assisted with review of documents for a series B stock offering for a start-up focused on early childhood development and advised client on risks and benefits on approximately $1 million investment.

  • Assisted with drafting mandatory stock buyback provisions based on years of service for an international engineering firm.

  • Obtained favorable outcome in multi-million-dollar land contract dispute before the Ninth Circuit by drafting winning brief (the appeal was decided on the briefs without oral argument).

  • Secured reversal of three-hundred-thousand-dollar plus judgment in lease contract dispute before the Idaho Supreme Court by drafting winning brief (the appeal was decided on the briefs without oral argument).

  • Assisted with negotiation and resolution of employment-based claim for an international cybersecurity firm.



Bar Admissions

Court Admissions


  • Idaho Business Review, Accomplished Under 40, 2021
  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch, Appellate Practice; Labor and Employment Law - Management, 2021-2022

Professional and Civic Affiliations

  • Idaho State Bar, Appellate Practice Section and Idaho Young Lawyers Section, Member
  • American Inns of Court #130, Prior Member
  • Idaho Law Foundation Law Clinic, Volunteer

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