Alex Smith advises clients—from large corporations to privately held businesses and individual landowners—on business and commercial transactions, including those involving real estate and lending issues. He assists with drafting virtually all types of deal-related documents, as well as negotiations, and performing due diligence.

Alex's background further includes handling employment, product liability, and insurance litigation.

Before joining Hinshaw as an associate, Alex was both a summer associate and a law clerk with the firm. During law school, he developed a solid foundation of employment law knowledge as a law clerk with a Minneapolis-based employment law firm, and also worked as a judicial extern for the Minnesota Office of Administrative Hearings.

While he was a student, Alex was involved in a number of activities and associations, including serving as the submissions editor for the University of St. Thomas Law Journal.

Honors & Awards

  • University of St. Thomas School of Law
    • Dean's Award, Insurance Law Practicum


Outside the office, Alex enjoys hiking and racquetball, as well as travelling. An avid Jeopardy fan, he also frequents trivia with his Hinshaw colleagues.

J.D., University of St. Thomas School of Law, 2019

B.A., University of Minnesota, 2015