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Andrew D. Smith



Managing Partner


Fargo, ND




Practice Areas:

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Com Transactions Securities icon
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Meet Andrew

Andrew Smith is a transactional attorney focusing on commercial real estate (including purchase and sale transactions, commercial leasing, and commercial and residential development projects) and commercial transactions with an emphasis on mergers and acquisitions and financing transactions. In addition, he frequently represents wind energy project developers and investors with respect to North Dakota wind energy projects, and has substantial experience representing farm organizations, grain elevators, and family farmers in North Dakota’s agriculture community. Andrew also serves as general outside counsel for a number of regional companies.  

Andrew joined the Vogel Law Firm in 2015 after graduating first in his class from the University of North Dakota School of Law where he was the Outside Articles Editor of the North Dakota Law Review and served as a Teaching Assistant. Upon graduation, Andrew was elected to the Order of the Coif, an honorary scholastic society, which recognizes law students attaining a high grade of scholarship and academic success. While in law school, Andrew was an extern for the Honorable Kermit E. Bye of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit.  

Andrew lives in Kindred, North Dakota, with his wife and two children, and spends his spare time coaching youth sports, spending time at the family lake cabin, golfing, and hunting.  

Honors and Distinctions

  • Great Plains Rising Stars®, Thomson Reuters, 2019-2024
  • “The Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch,” in Corporate Law and Real Estate Law, Woodward/White, 2021-2023 
  • “The Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch,” in Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions, Real Estate Law, and Securities / Capital Markets Law, Woodward/White, 2024 

Community Involvement

  • Volunteer Youth Basketball Coach; Board member Grand Connect FM
  • FMWF Chamber Leadership Program (class of 2021);

Admitted to Practice

  • North Dakota
  • Minnesota
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