Syd Smithers joined the firm of Cain Hibbard & Myers PC in 1971, concentrating in all aspects of residential and commercial real estate. He became a partner and has been directing the firm’s Real Estate Department since 1976.
Mr. Smithers is a long-time member of REBA, having served as a member of the Association’s Executive Committee, Board of Directors, Chair of the CLE Committee, as well as President in 1987. He was presented with the Association’s Richard B. Johnson Award in May of 2001. He also has been a member of the MBA, the Berkshire Bar Assoc., The Abstract Club, NELTA, ALTA, the Mass. City Solicitors and Town Counsel Assoc. & the MCLE Real Estate Curriculum Advisory Committee. In 1998, Mr. Smithers was elected a Fellow of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers.
In addition to being active in his local community, Syd has served as trustee for The Trustees of Reservations for many years and has served two terms as chairman of its board of directors. A respected author and lecturer, Mr. Smithers’ publications include Massachusetts Highway Law for Surveyors and contributions to Crocker’s Notes on Common Forms (8th Ed., MCLE 1995, Supp., 1997, 2000), Massachusetts Municipal Law (MCLE, 2002) and Real Estate Title Practice in Massachusetts (MCLE, 2003). Mr. Smithers is a graduate of the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and Boston University School of Law (J.D.).