MARQUIS AURBACH COFFING – OPEN FOR BUSINESS

Marquis Aurbach Coffing will continue to follow the guidance from the CDC and state and local officials in order to safeguard our clients and employees. Therefore, masks are required for all vaccinated and unvaccinated guests. Also, make all efforts to be 3 feet apart from other persons.

Understanding Your Needs.
Exceeding Your Expectations.

Understanding Your Needs.
Exceeding Your Expectations.

profile

Contact

Phone:

Fax:

702-382-5816

Practice Areas

  • Litigation
  • Real Estate
Hayden R.D. Smith
  • Associate

Contact

Phone:

Fax:

702-382-5816
Before joining Marquis Aurbach Coffing, Mr. Smith worked as a practicing attorney at a civil litigation law firm in Las Vegas, where he participated in all aspects of litigation, including a complex bench trial. Mr. Smith focuses his practice on commercial litigation, real estate litigation, and serves as corporate counsel to a multinational corporation.

Mr. Smith graduated from the Brigham Young University, J. Reuben Clark Law School and Marriott School of Business with a joint Juris Doctor and Master's of Public Administration degree, with a finance emphasis. While pursuing his JD/MPA degree, Mr. Smith was selected to serve as a senior editor for the Brigham Young University Law Review and as a solicitations editor for the Brigham Young University Education and Law Journal. Mr. Smith also participated with the Intellectual Property Moot Court team, served as a research assistant to two professors, and served as the chapter president of the Federal Bar Association.

Mr. Smith has also gained significant practical experience while serving as a judicial extern for the Honorable Judge David Sam, U.S. District Court, District of Utah; the Honorable Judges William T. Thurman and Kevin R. Anderson, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Utah; and the Honorable Presiding Judge J. Frederic Voros, Utah State Court of Appeals; the Utah Attorney General's Office in conjunction with the National Insurance Crime Bureau; and a pro bono legal clinic that helped Spanish-speaking individuals.

Prior to law school, Mr. Smith worked in the healthcare financing industry and studied at the University of Utah, where he graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History, graduating from the Honors College where he published his honors thesis and a comprehensive report regarding income inequality. During his university studies, Mr. Smith also interned for two U.S. Senators and worked as a litigation support intern for a large litigation firm in Washington, D.C.

Mr. Smith loves spending time with his family, travelling, and has recently begun training for olympic-distance triathlons.

Practice Areas

  • Litigation
  • Real Estate
Bar Admissions
  • Nevada
  • U.S. District Court District of Nevada
Professional Associations
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Licensed Nevada Broker-Salesperson, BS.0145960
  • POST Licensing Instructor regarding Land, Property Management, and Taxation.
Education
  • Brigham Young University, J. Reuben Clark Law School, Provo, Utah
    • Juris Doctor - 04/2019
    • Honors: Intellectual Property Moot Court
    • Honors: Federal Bar Association, BYU Chapter President, August 2018—December 2019
    • Honors: Utah State Bar Bankruptcy Project Student Essay Competition, First Place, June 2017
  • Brigham Young University, Marriott School of Business
    • MPA, Finance Emphasis – 2019 - 04/2019
    • Honors: Marriott School of Business Scholarship
  • University of Utah
    • Honors BA – 2014
    • Honors: Honors College
    • Honors: Published Honors Thesis and a comprehensive report about income inequality with an Honors College Think Tank
    • Honors: Dean’s List, Research Scholar Distinction
Honors
  • Awarded the Legal Aid of Southern Nevada Badge of Excellence for providing a minimum of 100 hours of pro bono service to the community in Clark County, Nevada.
Published Works
  • Brigham Young University Education and Law Journal, Separating the Wheat from the Tares: the Supreme Court's Premature Strict Scrutiny of Race-based Remedial Measures in Public Education, 2019 BYU EDUC. & L.J. 95.