Reinier R. Smit

Associate

Phone Number

704.926.3752

Email Address

[email protected]

Address

501 West John Street,
Matthews, NC 28105

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Introduction

Reinier R. Smit is an energetic and driven attorney with proven experience in both engineering and law. He was born and raised in central New Jersey and attended Temple University in Philadelphia, where he majored in mechanical engineering with a minor in bioengineering. After earning his undergraduate degree, Reinier pursued his law degree at Widener University Delaware Law School. Reinier moved to Charlotte in March 2020.

As a former rower for the Temple University Division 1 Men’s Crew team, Reinier enjoys staying active in his spare time. He plays goalie in soccer for three teams in Charlotte, hikes the Appalachian Mountain trails, and rides his bicycle throughout his neighborhood. Reinier’s newest hobby involves flying his DJI Phantom 4 drone to capture stunning quality pictures and video.

Before Law School Reinier worked as an engineering consultant throughout the five boroughs of New York, surveying and drafting project plans for telecommunication companies to use when installing equipment. During law school, Reinier began working as a research and development consultant for a hydroponic floral company. His focus was to design, create, and test new concepts that would be implemented into business strategy. Having a unique perspective on horticulture, due to his Dutch heritage, has allowed Reinier to be listed co-inventor on at least three patents in that industry.

Before joining Summa PLLC, Reinier worked in private practice focusing on business law, intellectual property, and litigation. Previously, he focused his professional talents on business formation and has counseled small and medium-sized businesses. He has also represented clients in litigation matters involving trademark oppositions, business fraud, and employment disputes. These experiences allowed Reinier to gain perspective into business development and how to prioritize business strategies.

  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • ABA Young Lawyers Division

Inventorship:

  • USD838207S1 (2017)
  • US10492390B2 (2017)
  • US20210107697A1 (2019)

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