Michelle Smith is the Founder and President of the divorce financial analysis firm, Smith Divorce Strategies, LLC located in New York City. Ms. Smith has assisted hundreds of clients, attorneys, accountants and financial professionals with issues relating to high net worth complex financial issues, investments, non-cash compensation including stock options and restricted share awards and personal economic projections and cash flow modeling of various settlement options. She has handled the financial aspects of some of the nation’s most notorious and high profile divorces. She is often a neutral financial expert in the mediation and collaborative law process, as well as providing traditional litigation support services for divorcing individuals and attorneys and offers expert witness testimony. Ms. Smith has also been a financial planning and investment consulting expert for 23 years and is the Co-Founder and Managing Director of Wealth Management Boutique Alexandra & James, Co, LLC, the Lebenthal Family multi-family office.
Ms. Smith holds a Certified Financial Planner certification as well as a certified Divorce Financial Analyst designation. Ms. Smith is a member of the New York State Council on Divorce Mediation, the New York Association of Collaborative Professionals, a Regional President for the Institute for Divorce Financial Analysts and a Fellow of the Financial Planning Association. Ms. Smith also holds various securities licenses including her Series 7, Series 63, Series 65, Series 24 and a New York State insurance license.