She Opened The Door | November 15, 2019

Join Attorney Roxann Smithers at the 2nd Annual Columbia University Women's Conference Initiative The She Opened the Door: Columbia University Women's Conference initiative began in 2018, a tribute to Winifred Edgerton Merrill, the first woman to receive a degree from University. It aims to "enlighten, educate, elevate and to empower" Columbia women. At this CCOA event, we … Continue reading She Opened The Door | November 15, 2019

Notes from My Legal Pad…

Far too many people think that because you trust someone you should forgo the formalities of business…

Women’s History Month Kick-Off

Smithers+Ume-Nwagbo, LLC kicked off Women’s History Month with clients and friends serving our sisters at the Women’s Community Kitchen. Since 1984, the Community Kitchen has served a lunch meal Monday-Friday to women and children, who are struggling with food insecurity and hunger. Groups or individuals can sign-up to serve meals, prepare meals, or sponsor lunch … Continue reading Women’s History Month Kick-Off

Everything You Wanted to Know About Litigation Holds and 30(b)(6) Depositions but Were Afraid to Ask!

Featuring: Roxann Smithers (Smithers + Ume-Nwagbo, LLC) Frank Goldman (Frank G. Goldman, PC) Timothy Phillips (The American Cancer Society) A Select Counsel Production ( This CLE video provides key tips for in-house counsel and clients regarding obligations to preserve evidence and information in anticipation of litigation, as well as what to expect when a corporate … Continue reading Everything You Wanted to Know About Litigation Holds and 30(b)(6) Depositions but Were Afraid to Ask!

Roxann Smithers Helps Small Business Owners Level the Playing Field October 9, 2018 Commerce Club

“Level Your Playing Field” is a roundtable luncheon format aimed at helping business owners leverage tools and resources to grow. The theme for the 2018 series is Level Your Playing Field: A Luncheon and Discussion with Tools for Growing Your Business. Members and guests will be encouraged to participate in meaningful dialogue with subject matter experts and other event attendees.

The UPS Store Celebrates Women’s Equitable Pay Day with Interview with Roxann Smithers

Did you know that women-owned firms employ nearly 9 million* people in the U.S.? In celebration of National Women’s Equality Day on August 26, we’re focusing on how one woman has used her entrepreneurial spirit to carve her own path, professionally and personally, for small business ownership.

S+U and the Georgia Women CPAs

A HUGE thank you and shout out to the Georgia Women CPAs ( ) for the invitation to speak at the August 2018 CPE – Employment Law Update – where Nwando Ume-Nwagbo spoke on the fundamentals of ERISA – what does ERISA mean, who does it impact, who is a fiduciary, legislative updates, and recent … Continue reading S+U and the Georgia Women CPAs