Milton "Skip" Smith

Milton "Skip" Smith

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Milton ‘Skip’ Smith is the chair of Sherman & Howard’s space law practice group and has over 30 years of experience in aerospace, defence and government contracts. Skip represents most segments of the aerospace industry, from large companies to start‐ups, and from manufacturers to launch service providers. He handles both transactional matters, such as drafting launch services agreements, as well as litigation and arbitration of aerospace disputes. Skip has negotiated deals and litigated disputes with dollar values into the hundreds of millions. He is on the board of directors of the International Institute of Space Law and is a past chair of the Colorado Space Business Roundtable. Skip has also taught space law at several law schools and he held significant positions during his Air Force career, including Director of Space Law at Space Command and Chief of Space Law for the Air Force. Skip also served in Geneva as the legal adviser of the 50‐person US Delegation at the ITU Conference on the Geostationary Satellite Orbit. Skip is an Air Force Academy graduate, and he received his law degree from George Washington University and a doctorate in space law from the Institute of Air and Space Law, McGill University.

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