Managing Attorney Randall A. Smith is the founder of Lake Harriet Law Office, LLC. Mr. Smith earned his B.A. in Political Science from Hamline University, his Juris Doctor from Drake University Law School, and his M.B.A. from the University of St. Thomas. His practice is limited exclusively to Divorce and Family Law cases in Minnesota. Mr. Smith is also licensed in United States Tax Court.
His 24 years of extensive practice experience includes Divorce cases involving Financial Matters such as the Division and Valuation of Assets (Real Estate, Brokerage Accounts, Retirement Accounts, Pensions, Partnerships, Intellectual Property, Businesses, Stocks and Collectibles), the Division and Valuation of Debts, Calculations involving the Tracing of Non-Marital Assets, Spousal Maintenance (Alimony) cases, Present Value Calculations, Regression Analysis, Depletion and Dissipation of Assets, Cash Flow Algorithms and Schedules, Marital Lifestyle Analysis, Prenuptial (Antenuptial) Agreements, Tax Issues and other Financial Matters related to Divorce and Family Law cases.
Mr. Smith also has extensive experience representing clients in Child Custody, Child Support and Parenting Time cases, as well as Family Law Appeals and Complex Divorce and Family Law Cases. He represents clients in contested matters, high conflict cases, and high net worth cases. In contested cases involving children, it is sometimes necessary to have a custody evaluation performed (typically by a therapist or social worker) to address the best interest factors. In some cases, parents work with a neutral child specialist, or other provider, to create a parenting plan in the best interests of the children.
He is actively involved in Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) and he conducts family Mediation sessions and Early Neutral Evaluations (both Social and Financial) in Family Law and Divorce cases throughout the Twin Cities; Mr. Smith is on several different SENE and FENE rosters across the Twin Cities.
Your Family Law case will be handled with assertiveness, professionalism and with precise attention to detail, from the inception of the case to the conclusion of the case. We provide a team approach to each client.
Many cases do require aggressive, strategic legal representation. Lake Harriet Law is well prepared for these types of cases, and has a proven track record of successfully dealing with and neutralizing vitriolic behavior, which is somewhat common in the Twin Cities family law arena.
Lake Harriet Law Office represents Divorce and Family Law clients in Minneapolis, Bloomington, Edina, Eden Prairie, Golden Valley, Hopkins, Maple Grove, Minnetonka, Plymouth, St. Paul, Wayzata, Hennepin County, Ramsey County, Scott County, Washington County, Wright County and throughout the Twin Cities. We offer convenient meeting times.