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In 1967, I graduated from Harvard University.  For 6 years I taught high school math in Baltimore.  In 1975 I received a Juris Doctor degree Magna Cum Laude from Indiana University in Bloomington.  For 10 1/2 years I worked for the U. S. Securities & Exchange Commission in various positions including 3 years in the Commission's Office of the General Counsel.  In 1993, after working for several law firms, I opened my own legal office as a sole practioner consentrating in securities, corporations, limited liability companies, contracts, and business litigation.  Most of my clients are entrepreneurs starting their businesses.


In 2001 I helped found The Harmony Project and acted as its General Counsel and a Director until February 2015.  The Harmony Project's mission is:

 (a) To promote the healthy growth and development of children through the study, practice and performance of music.  (b) To build healthier communities by investing in the positive development of children through music.  (c) To develop children as musical ambassadors of peace, hope, and understanding amongst people of diverse cultures, backgrounds, and beliefs.  See



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Practice areas


  1. Business: 60%
    40 years
  2. M & A: 10%
    1 year
  3. Securities Offerings: 10%
    1 year
  4. Lawsuits & Disputes: 10%
    1 year
  5. Financial Services: 10%
    40 years



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  • Michael Charles Doland

    I have seen several of the answers of my colleague and they are consistently correct, well-analysed, and respectful of the asker. Any potential client would be lucky to obtain the services of such a fine attorney with these qualities.


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118 Via Buena Ventura
Redondo Beach, CA, 90277-5805

Law Office of C. Timothy Smoot

118 Via Buena Ventura
Redondo Beach, CA, 90277



ILAdministrative - Not Authorized to Practice198708/10/2016
VAAssociate (Not in Good Standing)197910/13/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyLaw Offices of C. Timothy Smoot1993 - Present
General Counsel and DirectorThe Harmony Project2001 - 2015
General CounselExpo Tech1991 - 1992
AttorneyCatanzarite Law Offices1990 - 1991
AttorneyHill & Weiss1989 - 1990
AttorneyLaw Offices of Frederic F. Brace, Jr.1987 - 1989
AttorneySecurities and Exchange Commission1976 - 1986
Association namePosition nameDuration
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationMember1990 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Indiana University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1976
Harvard UniversityGovernmentBA - Bachelor of Arts1967
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Long Beach BarristersSecurities Issues2013