Joshua Lee Smith


Joshua Lee Smith is a land-use and real estate lawyer focusing on complex commercial real estate matters involving permitting, acquisitions, leasing, environmental compliance and financing. His clients primarily consist of developers, public and private corporations, public utility companies, colleges and universities and lending institutions. He works on a variety of matters involving urban and suburban developments and retail, office, public utility, industrial and educational institution projects.

Josh works closely with public utility companies on projects involving the siting, development and permitting of bulk power substations, gas turbine generator facilities, high-voltage transmission lines, solar photovoltaic generation systems and operations and equipment management facilities. He serves as an expert zoning witness in hearings before the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities.

Josh is a 2011 recipient of the “40 Under Forty” Award by the Worcester Business Journal.

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Professional/Community Affiliations:

  • Ambassador, Westborough Economic Development Committee
  • Finance Committee Member, Worcester Art Museum
  • Corporator, Greater Worcester Community Foundation
  • Board Member, Board of Directors of Music Worcester, Inc.  
  • Board Member, Board of Directors of Blackstone Valley Chamber of Commerce
  • Executive Committee Member, Babson College Real Estate Career Affinity Network
  • Member, Asian-American Lawyers Association of Massachusetts
  • Member, Massachusetts Bar Association