Richard L. Smith
Director and Secretary
Richard L. Smith is a graduate of Colgate University (B.A, 1968) and Cornell University (J.D., 1971). Dick graduated with honors in history from Colgate, was elected to Phi Alpha Theta, the National History Honor Society and was a member of Delta Upsilon. At Cornell University Law School he was selected to the Order of the Coif. Dick joined Bond Schoeneck & King PLLC as an associate in 1971 and became a partner in 1978. He is a former member of the firm's Executive Committee, a former member of the Pension and Retirement Committee, and the firm's Governance Committee.
He practices in the area of administrative/legislative/regulatory law and his practice covers all New York State administrative and regulatory agencies, the state legislature and the Governor's office. He practices corporate law, tax law and administrative law. He has a Martindale-Hubbell "AV" rating and has been selected as a New York State SuperLawyer.
He is active in the New York State Bar Association and is a member of the Business Law Section and served as Chair of the Legislative Policy Committee 1985-1995 and 1999-2002; Special Committee on Legislative Advocacy 2001-2002; Lawyers in the Community Committee 1977-1982; Committee on Long Range Planning, Advisory Committee on Relationships with the Executive and Legislative Branches and Legislative Advocacy Committee. He is a Fellow of the New York Bar Foundation and a member of the Albany County, Madison County, and Onondaga County Bar Association. He is a member of the American Arbitration Association Board of Commercial Arbitrators, and a member of the American Bar Association.
He served three terms as a member of the Cazenovia College Board of Trustees and served as Chairman of the Board of Trustees from 2008 - 2009, he is currently serving a fourth term. He was a member of the Le Moyne College Board of Regents for three terms from 2002 - 2008 and again beginning in 2009.
He has served as a member of the New York State Department of State Corporation's Advisory Task Force and chaired its inter-agency subcommittee from 1997 - 2008 and is a former member of the New York State Society of Certified Public Accounts Legal Liability Analysis Working Group.
He taught practice training at Cornell Law School from 1974 - 1977. Dick is a life long resident of Canastota, New York.