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Gracie Smith practices corporate law, with a focus on capital markets, corporate governance, and federal securities law. Her experience includes public and private offerings of debt securities, exchange offers, and other M&A transactions, along with general corporate governance matters. She also advises clients on securities laws, stock exchange rules and regulations, and periodic reporting responsibilities.

While in law school, Gracie completed a year-long clinic providing legal services to social enterprises and impact investors conducting cross-border transactions in emerging markets. In addition, she participated in the semester-long NYU Law Abroad program in Shanghai, China, with a substantive focus on Chinese business law, development finance, and East Asian markets. She also spent three months working with a legal NGO (non-governmental organization) in Kampala, Uganda. Prior to law school, Gracie worked for three years in the fixed-income division of a leading multinational financial institution in New York City, and she also taught high school mathematics for two years in Memphis, Tennessee with Teach For America.


  • Asbury Automotive to acquire Park Place Dealerships for $735 millionJones Day is advising Asbury Automotive Group, Inc., one of the largest automotive retail and service companies in the U.S., in the acquisition of certain assets of Park Place Dealerships, one of the country's largest and most prominent luxury dealer groups, for $685 million of goodwill and approximately $50 million for parts, fixed assets, and leaseholds, excluding vehicle inventory.
  • Global financial institution prepares risk impact assessment concerning LIBOR transitionJones Day is reviewing enterprise-wide portfolios for a global financial institution to prepare a risk impact assessment concerning the LIBOR transition.
  • Roper Technologies completes $600 million public offering of Senior NotesJones Day represented Roper Technologies, Inc., a diversified technology company, in connection with its underwritten public offering of $600 million aggregate principal amount of 2.000% Senior Notes due 2030.
  • HanesBrands completes $700 million Senior Notes offeringJones Day represented HanesBrands Inc., a leading marketer of everyday basic innerwear and activewear apparel in the Americas, Europe, Australia, and Asia-Pacific, in connection with a private offering of $700 million aggregate principal amount of 5.375% Senior Notes due 2025.
  • Asbury Automotive completes $1.125 billion offering of Senior NotesJones Day represented Asbury Automotive Group, Inc., one of the largest automotive retail and service companies in the U.S., in connection with its private offering of $1.125 billion of Senior Notes, consisting of $525 million of 4.50% Senior Notes due March 2028 and $600 million of 4.75% Senior Notes due March 2030.
  • PGT Innovations acquires NewSouth Window SolutionsJones Day advised PGT Innovations, Inc., a national leader in premium windows and doors, including impact-resistant products, in connection with its $92 million cash acquisition of NewSouth Window Solutions, subject to adjustments.
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