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Meet Gabriela N. Smith: Unyielding Dedication Meets Passion for the Law.

In the demanding realms of transactional law, namely Business Law, M&A, Private Equity, Venture Capital, and Cross-Border deals, Gabriela N. Smith stands tall as a beacon of relentless dedication and legal acumen.  Gabriela is the Founder and Managing Partner at GNS Law, a boutique law firm she founded in 2014 to serve family offices, business owners, investors, and companies, in the areas of business and corporate law. 

Gabriela’s clients include some of the fastest growing private companies in the US in the digital and innovation, software, services, and renewable energy sectors.   Her international background has allowed Gabriela to amass a significant practice dedicated to multinational and international business operations, and she has helped numerous multinational companies from Latin America and other parts of the world enter the US market and manage their risks and legal issues.  

Gabriela enjoys being a trusted partner for clients seeking not just help with contracts and transactions, but strategic counsel that makes a tangible difference.  Whether it’s navigating through the high-energy pulse of tech deals, illuminating the path in the energy sector, or crafting local and international deals, Gabriela’s focus and expertise are razor-sharp and unwavering.  Gabriela likes to get the deal done.

Originally from Argentina, Gabriela has lived in California, Pennsylvania, and now in Texas.  She attended California State University, graduating summa cum laude in the major of Political Science (2004).  She obtained her Juris Doctor degree, summa cum laude, from Widener Law (now, Delaware Law School) in 2008.  After doing her time in a large firm, Gabriela and her husband moved to Texas, where she founded GNS Law in 2014, when her oldest child was 3 years old and her youngest could barely walk.  

Gabriela also loves spending her time in the boardroom, having served on the boards of various for-profit and non-profit boards, locally and nationally, and lending her wisdom to organizations that are the movers and shakers in their respective industries.    This includes leadership roles within the Hispanic Bar Association of Pennsylvania and she is a former Chair of the International Law Section of the State Bar of Texas, an organization where she led over 700 international practitioners in Texas.  She has also served on numerous boards, including in in the Greater Dallas Chamber of Commerce (Dallas), Pulse (Minneapolis), and currently serves on the Board of International Leadership of Texas, a charter school system with over 23,000 students. 

Gabriela is also a dynamic speaker and a respected voice within the legal profession in the topics of business law and cross-border practice.  From New York to Buenos Aires, she’s captivated her audiences in presentations and panels on cutting edge topics, in both English and Spanish.    

Beyond her professional arena, Gabriela is a life enthusiast—an avid tennis player, committed half-marathoner, dedicated mother of two and a wife of a busy doctor. 

For a closer look at her professional canvas, do visit LinkedIn.


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