Eric B. Smith

Eric B. Smith


Timoney Knox, LLP

Recognized since 2017

Fort Washington, Pennsylvania

Practice Areas

Litigation - Land Use and Zoning

Litigation - Real Estate

Real Estate Law

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2020 - Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2018 - Litigation - Real Estate
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Eric B. Smith joined Timoney Knox as a partner in 2018. His practice focuses on commercial and real estate litigation, business disputes and municipal litigation. Mr. Smith is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania and practices in the five-county Philadelphia metropolitan area.

Through his commercial litigation practice, he represents clients in contract and warranty disputes, as well as construction conflicts, mechanics’ liens, contractor and subcontractor payment act claims, and unfair trade practice claims. As part of his real estate and title litigation practice, Mr. Smith handles matters concerning adverse possession, easements and boundary disputes. His practice also focuses on home rule law and municipal litigation.

He was a court-appointed master-in-partition for the Orphans’ Court Division of the Court of Common Pleas of Montgomery County. For the last 13 years, Mr. Smith was also solicitor for the City of Reading Charter Board and previously served as a part-time solicitor for Montgomery County, assisting the Controller’s Office.

Active in the Montgomery Bar Association since 1998, Mr. Smith served as the Association’s President in 2017. Previously, he served on the Association’s Board of Directors, Editor-in-Chief of the Montgomery County Law Reporter and Chair of the Young Lawyers Section. Mr. Smith was also on the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s House of Delegates since 2004. Law and Politics Magazine has selected Mr. Smith to the Pennsylvania Rising Stars® listing, for those under 40, from 2005 through 2012, and has selected Mr. Smith to the Pennsylvania Super Lawyers® listing every year since 2013. Since 2007, he has also served as the Judge of Elections for his voting district in Lower Merion Township.

Mr. Smith was the law clerk to the Honorable Samuel W. Salus, II, of the Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas and while attending law school, he served as a Comments Editor for the Dickinson Law Review and as the law clerk to the Honorable Kevin A. Hess of the Cumberland County Court of Common Pleas.

Location

  • 400 Maryland Drive
    Fort Washington, PA 19034

Education

  • Penn State Dickinson School of Law, J.D., graduated 1997
  • Franklin and Marshall College, B.A., graduated 1994

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania, 1998

Affiliations

  • Montgomery Bar Association - Past-President, 2017
  • Montgomery Bar Foundation - Bronze Fellow
  • Pennsylvania Bar Foundation - Lifetime Fellow

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2020 - Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2018 - Litigation - Real Estate

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Litigation - Land Use and Zoning, Philadelphia (2020)
  • Litigation - Real Estate, Philadelphia (2018)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers® in America 2023 for work in:

  • Litigation - Land Use and Zoning
  • Litigation - Real Estate
  • Real Estate Law

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Strict Compliance Required: Notice Requirements Before the Tax Sale of Your Home


Strict Compliance Required: Notice Requirements Before the Tax Sale of Your Home

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A Primer – Difficult Issues Involving Real Estate in Pennsylvania


A Primer – Difficult Issues Involving Real Estate in Pennsylvania

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Strict-liability: the Applicable Standard Under the “Catch-All” to Pennsylvania’s Consumer Protection Law


Strict-liability: the Applicable Standard Under the “Catch-All” to Pennsylvania’s Consumer Protection Law

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Solutions to Common Real Estate Co-Ownership Conflicts


by Eric B. Smith

If you are involved in the co-ownership of property, there are a few common scenarios you should know to navigate. When it comes to real estate co-ownership, a partition is just one solution to look into.

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Sharpening the Sword: What You Need to Know About CASPA


by Eric B. Smith

How the Contractor and Subcontractor Payment Act (CASPA) can radically change the stakes of how you build. Learn what CASPA means for your construction projects and contract disputes.

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Sharpening the Sword: Amendments to CASPA Further Strengthen the Rights of Contractors, Subcontractors and Suppliers


Sharpening the Sword: Amendments to CASPA Further Strengthen the Rights of Contractors, Subcontractors and Suppliers

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Newsworthy highlights of lawyers from Pennsylvania.

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