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MCS Lawyers Jennifer Ryback, Lauren Smyth Featured Among D Magazine’s 2021 Best Lawyers Under 40

MCS congratulates Jennifer Larson Ryback and Lauren Smyth for their selection to D Magazine’s 2021 Best Lawyers Under 40 list.

Selection to the Best Lawyers Under 40 list is based on nominations from peer lawyers and vetting by the D Magazine research department. Ms. Ryback is a repeat honoree and was singled out for her work in Business/Commercial Litigation while Ms. Smyth is featured for her Real Estate Law practice.

A partner in McGuire, Craddock & Strother’s Commercial Litigation, Construction and Employment Law practice groups, Ms. Ryback works with clients to solve problems of all types and sizes. She counsels corporate clients on various employment law matters, including defending wage and discrimination claims and prosecuting trade secret claims. She represents general contractor clients in all facets of their work—from contract negotiation to litigation. And she also represents clients in contract disputes and real estate litigation. She is active in the legal and business community and currently serves as VP Programming on the Dallas Women Lawyers Association Board of Directors.

Ms. Smyth is a senior associate in the firm’s Commercial Real Estate, Finance, Corporate & Securities, Taxation & Estate Planning, and Probate practice groups. Her practice primarily focuses on the representation of buyers, sellers, landlords, tenants, borrowers and lenders in the acquisition, development, financing and disposition of commercial properties. Ms. Smyth’s experience ranges from complex lease negotiations to the creation of large-scale condominium regimes and mixed-use developments.