Lance Smith

Vice President and Corporate Counsel
Proactive risk-manager, innovative solutions-finder, legal do-gooder

“I am privileged and motivated each day to use my legal skills for the improvement of the communities I live and work in, and for the benefit of those individuals and families who have not had the opportunities and benefits I have been blessed with.”

As Corporate Counsel since 2010, Lance oversees MidPen’s Legal Department and all of its functions including activities in litigation, risk management, land acquisition, development, asset and property management, and contract negotiations. He also provides legal counsel to the Board of Directors, corporate executives, and field personnel and represents MidPen before state courts, public agencies, and local governments. He was previously Corporate Counsel for Greenbriar Homes Communities and a partner in the real estate department of Morgan Miller & Blair.

A skilled attorney, Lance is known for his ability to find creative and proactive solutions to complex business challenges and negotiations. When not passionately acting as a legal advocate and advisor, you might find Lance sailing the Bay near his home, tending to his renowned rose garden or spending time with his cherished husband of 20 years.

FUN FACT: Lance’s fun fact is forthcoming…