The Law Office of Marsh Smith, P.A.

Continuation of notable projects, awards and cases:

10. designed land conservation transactions which allow lower income farm families to share in the tax benefits derived from conservation easements with conservation buyers who have higher ordinary income;

11. obtained habeas corpus relief for death row inmate, John Lee Conaway, by proving to the Federal Court for the Middle District of North Carolina that a relative of another person accused of the same crimes had served on the jury that convicted Mr. Conaway and sentenced him to death;

12. represented Friends of Forsyth and the NC Alliance for Transportation Reform in a second federal suit that delayed the northern beltway around Winston-Salem long enough for funding to become unavailable for that ill-advised project;

13. successfully represented 4th generation owners of a family farm in a prescriptive easement case in the North Carolina Court of Appeals (Deans v. Mansfield, 707 SE 2d 658, 210 N.C.App. 222 (2011));

14. successfully represented the plaintiff in the North Carolina Court of Appeals and NC Supreme Court in a quiet title action (Simmons v. Waddell, 776 S.E.2d 684, ____ N.C.App. ____(2015));

15. represented the owners of a 5th generation family farm on appeal to the North Carolina Court of Appeals in their challenge to Moore County's rezoning of adjacent land for development;

16. helped found the Southern Pines Land and Housing Trust with the late Fred Walden;

17. teaches Sunday School at the Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Southern Pines since 2000; presently teaches K, 1st & 2nd graders with Joanne Kilpatrick, Margaret Page and Carmen O'Mahoney; and

18. serves on the Moore County Wildlife & Conservation Club's board of directors for the last 10 years.