Keith C. Smith Attorney At Law

Keith C. Smith - Attorney at Law


T 863.284.2200
F 863.688.0310
D 863.284.2212
Lakeland One Lake Morton Drive Lakeland, Florida 33801

Experienced transactional lawyer serving businesses and private clients across Florida. Known for outstanding contributions to the commercial real estate sector.

Keith Smith represents businesses and individuals across Florida in the areas of real estate and corporate law. As a part of his corporate offerings, Keith advises clients on formation, corporate governance, commercial transactions and mergers and acquisitions. Keith also serves as outside general counsel to numerous businesses, including Withlacoochee River Electric Cooperative Inc., one of the largest rural electric cooperative utilities in the U.S.

For real estate transactions Keith brings deep financial services and transactional experience to his client interactions having served as a Senior Attorney and Vice President at Citigroup, providing legal support for a variety of transactions in real estate and shared services. Keith represents clients in a variety of real estate projects, including office buildings, commercial office centers, industrial parks, apartment complexes, and multi-family developments. He is consistently recognized by clients and colleagues alike for his outstanding contributions in the commercial real estate space. A versatile and forward-thinking advisor, he is known for his expertise in economic development, public-private partnerships, and passion for strategic business expansion in Central Florida.

Before joining the GrayRobinson team, Keith served as a judicial clerk for the Honorable David Ross in the Maryland Circuit Court, and as a member of several law firms in Maryland and Florida. He is an active member of the business community and a sought after thought leader. Keith frequently teams with colleagues in the banking and finance, real estate, and utilities practices to deliver integrated solutions for clients.

  • Recognition
    • NAIOP, Best Land Deal of the Year, 2023
    • NAIOP, Best Industrial Real Estate Project, 2022
  • Affiliations
    • Electric Cooperative Bar Association  
    • The Florida Bar
      • Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section
      • Business Law Section
    • Lakeland Bar Association  
    • Maryland Bar Association  
    • Plant City Economic Development Corporation, Chair, 2017-2018
    • Polk Area Real Estate Council   
    • Girl Scouts of West Central Florida, Board Member, 2019-2024
  • Credentials
    • J.D., Widener University School of Law, J.D., 1995, cum laude
      • Law Review, Delaware Journal of Corporate Law
    • B.A., McDaniel College, 1992
  • Admissions
    • Florida
    • Maryland