Krista A. Smith

Phone: (630) 221-1755

Krista A. Smith, a Director with the Firm, concentrates her practice at Huck Bouma, PC in the area of Corporate law, representing middle market companies, individual business owners, and multi-national corporations. She assists with the formation and general legal issues of business organizations; the purchase or sale of companies; mergers and acquisitions; divestitures and restructurings; commercial contracting; and a wide variety of other transactional matters. Ms. Smith regularly advises clients and negotiates and drafts various transactional documents such as asset purchase or stock purchase agreements, operating agreements, confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements, customer or supplier contracts, vendor agreements, and corporate governance documents.
Ms. Smith joined the firm in 2018 and previously practiced with a downtown Chicago law firm. She earned her B.A., magna cum laude, from New York University in 2008, where she majored in Anthropology (Honors), and was awarded her J.D., summa cum laude, from The John Marshall Law School in 2013, where she served as a Staff Editor for The John Marshall Law Review and was on the Executive Board for the Corporate Law Association.

Areas of Practice

Business Services

  • Business Counseling and Governance
  • Buying & Selling Businesses
  • Contract Services
  • Entity Planning & Formation
  • Raising Capital

Mergers & Acquisitions


New York University (B.A., magna cum laude, 2008)

The John Marshall Law School (J.D., summa cum laude, 2013)

Associations & Memberships

DuPage County Bar Association

Constitutional Rights Foundation “Lawyers in the Classroom,” participant

Illinois State Bar Association, Member

Chicago Bar Association, Member

Honors & Awards

Selected to the 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020 Illinois Rising Star list by Super Lawyers Magazine

CALI award, Constitutional Law I

CALI award, Civil Procedure I

CALI award, Civil Procedure II

CALI award, Criminal Procedure: Police Investigation

CALI award, Bankruptcy Law

CALI award, Securities Regulation

Distinguished Scholar Award, The John Marshall Law School (three-year tuition scholarship recipient)

Herzog Scholar Award

John N. Jewett Award for Highest Grades in the First Year

Order of John Marshall