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Alan D. Smith

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2013

Perkins Coie LLP

Al Smith, a partner in the firm's Business practice, has more than 25 years of experience in the areas of commercial and finance transactions, bankruptcy, insolvency, and reorganization.

He works with numerous companies, including, The Boeing Company, Weinstein Beverage Company, and various private equity funds, on financing and transactional matters.  He has represented, among others, London Fog Group, Troutman's Emporium, Vanalco, Vann's, Jore Corporation, and Pederson's Fryer Farms as Chapter 11 debtors, and also represents secured creditors, unsecured creditors, debtors, committees, PACA claimants, asset purchasers, and other constituencies in bankruptcies, receiverships and other in-court and out-of-court insolvency proceedings.

Case History

  • Other Court Admissions
    • U.S. Supreme Court
    • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
    • U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
    • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California
    • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
    • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California
    • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Washington
    • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington


  • Certified as Business Bankruptcy Specialist, American Board of Bankruptcy Certification, 2002 - present
  • Listed in Washington Law & Politics, “Washington’s Super Lawyers", 2002 - present
  • Peer Review Rated AV in Martindale-Hubbell
  • Ranked by Chambers USA, as "America's Leading Bankruptcy Lawyers", 2008 - 2014

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1201 Third Avenue, Suite 4900
Seattle, WA 98101-3099
Phone: 206-359-8410
Firm Phone: 206-359-8000

Practice Areas

  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law


  • Princeton University (AB)
  • The University of Chicago Law School (J.D.)

Bar Admissions

  • The State Bar of California
  • Washington State Bar Association

Organizations & Affiliations

  • American Bankruptcy Institute — Member


  • United States District Court