Success Stories

See how we’ve helped others just like you!

First of all, no one wants to think about of end of life planning, but doing business with Richard Barid and Mike Smith might change that. They make living wills, trusts, powers of attorney, guardianships, health care directives, and other legal documents fun! Their energetic and passionate approach to ensuring their clients are taken care of is evident. 

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Jamie Arkins

When my brother passed away I was on the west coast so I used google to find a lawyer that could help me … I was so blessed to find Smith Barid. I could not have done this by myself during Covid. I will always be grateful for their kindness and excellent service.

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Victoria Laraneta​

Both Mike and Richard maintain the highest standards of professionalism while simultaneously creating a warm, comfortable environment. While it is not pleasant to contemplate your death, estate planning is essential for protecting your legacy on this earth. Mike and Richard make these hard conversations easier by asking the right questions so they understand your goals in developing an estate plan. I would not trust anyone else with my family’s future.

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Elizabeth Berenguer

Playing golf with a Savannah attorney, I asked him if his firm did trusts, wills, end of life directives, etc,. He said that they did not but he strongly recommended Smith Barid LLC. I immediately thought that S/B must be really good to have an opposing attorney recommend them. Boy, was I glad I listened to him!! My wife and I met with Michael Smith, gave him all our information, –boom- it was done!! He and his office staff are knowledgeable, helpful, and extremely nice!! Their expertise made the entire process quick, easy and economical!! 

Gerald Benson​​
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Gerald Benson​

Everyone at this firm was very easy to work with. As a parent of a child with special needs, it’s very important to use a firm who understands what’s needed so that your child is protected if something happens to you. They were more than willing to answer questions. Even when they had to explain things more than once, they did it with much patience. Everyone is very friendly. I have recommended them to several of my friends who need a will or a Special Needs Trust, and will continue to do so. My husband and I couldn’t ask for better!

Amy Holton
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Amy Holton

“A dream doesn’t become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work.” ― Colin Powell…. and it takes a team of experts like Smith Barid, LLC to protect your hard earned assets from your years of hard work.

Marjorie Young
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Marjorie Young

We were looking for an attorney to help us set up a living trust and update our will. We were pleased to find Michael Smith who specializes in estate planning. The staff took the time to walk us through the process and once completed, presented us with a binder and flash drive of all necessary information for our files. They were professional and made the process easy!

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Nancy Jo Videon

I was referred to Smith Barid by a friend. I had been putting off estate planning because it’s not something I look forward to. I was so happy with my experience. The team was extremely helpful. I had a great experience and would highly recommend them for your future planning. I’ve also had “life happen” and needed to redo my will. They were able to take care of all my needs. They were also available to answer questions and concerns after my office visit. Excellent experience!!! 

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Austin Space

Smith Barid, LLC did an amazing job with getting everything done for my estate planning. The process was flawless and I was able to do everything over Zoom Calling until the final signing in person. I would highly recommend to anyone looking for estate planning. Smith Barid, LLC was very helpful with any question that I had.

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Jay Jay Crnkovic

The Comprehensive Legacy Checklist

Ensure your estate is fully prepared for any eventuality with The Comprehensive Legacy Checklist. This essential tool is designed to help you and your family face the future with confidence, covering all critical areas from asset protection to healthcare decisions. Whether you’re setting up a plan for the first time or updating an existing one, this checklist highlights potential vulnerabilities and ensures nothing is overlooked.