Krista A. Smith

Practice Areas

  • Business Counseling and Governance
  • Business Services
  • Buying and Selling Businesses
  • Contract Services
  • Entity Planning and Formation
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Raising Capital



Krista A. Smith, a Director with the Firm, concentrates her practice at Huck Bouma, PC in the area of Corporate law, representing middle market companies, individual business owners, and multi-national corporations. She assists with the formation and general legal issues of business organizations; the purchase or sale of companies; mergers and acquisitions; divestitures and restructurings; commercial contracting; and a wide variety of other transactional matters. Ms. Smith regularly advises clients and negotiates and drafts various transactional documents such as asset purchase or stock purchase agreements, operating agreements, confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements, customer or supplier contracts, vendor agreements, and corporate governance documents.

Ms. Smith joined the firm in 2018 and previously practiced with a downtown Chicago law firm. She earned her B.A., magna cum laude, from New York University in 2008, where she majored in Anthropology (Honors), and was awarded her J.D., summa cum laude, from The John Marshall Law School in 2013, where she served as a Staff Editor for The John Marshall Law Review and was on the Executive Board for the Corporate Law Association.


  • The John Marshall Law School, Chicago, Illinois
    • J.D. - 2013
    • Honors: summa cum laude
    • Honors: Corporate Law Association, Executive Board
  • New York University
    • B.A. - 2008
    • Honors: magna cum laude
    • Major: Anthropology (Honors)

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois

Professional Associations

  • DuPage County Bar Association
  • Constitutional Rights Foundation “Lawyers in the Classroom,” participant
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Member
  • Chicago Bar Association, Member


  • Selected to the 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020 Illinois Rising Star list by Super Lawyers Magazine
  • CALI award, Constitutional Law I
  • CALI award, Civil Procedure I
  • CALI award, Civil Procedure II
  • CALI award, Criminal Procedure: Police Investigation
  • CALI award, Bankruptcy Law
  • CALI award, Securities Regulation
  • Distinguished Scholar Award, The John Marshall Law School (three-year tuition scholarship recipient)
  • Herzog Scholar Award
  • John N. Jewett Award for Highest Grades in the First Year
  • Order of John Marshall