Ms. Smiley focuses on legal due diligence reviews of public offerings.
Prior to joining The Bowman Law Firm, Ms. Smiley was a senior paralegal in the General Counsel’s office of Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corporation assisting the corporate secretary with Board of Directors meetings, SEC filings and due diligence, documentation, and closings related to financing transactions.
Prior to her role at Marriott Vacations, Ms. Smiley was a paralegal at CNL Financial Group, Inc. for nine years. Ms. Smiley drafted and filed offering documents and agreements with the SEC and state securities regulators, managed blue sky compliance and coordinated investment due diligence on behalf of CNL’s REITs. Earlier in her career, Ms. Smiley gained extensive knowledge of federal and state securities regulation, corporate governance and business transactions in her 15 years as a senior paralegal at the international law firms of Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP, Hogan Lovells, Cooley LLP as well as at a Fortune 500 company.
Most recently, after relocating to Bloomington, Indiana in 2013, Ms. Smiley was the Administrative Coordinator of REN-ISAC (Research and Education Networking Information Sharing and Analysis Center), an Indiana University-hosted private community of higher education members that shares sensitive information on cyber security threats, incidents, response, and protection.
Ms. Smiley received her A.A.S. in Paralegal Studies at St. Louis Community College.