Role

Board of Trustees

Bio

Michael G. Smooke is a trustee and chair of the Capital Grants Committee at the Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles. He is of counsel to the law firm Eisner Jaffe, a professional corporation, and vice-chair of its real estate practice group. Mr. Smooke has practiced in the area of real estate development, leasing and finance for more than 45 years and represented lenders, developers, and tenants in a variety of projects including shopping centers, industrial parks, and office buildings. He has authored articles in both the National Law Journal and the Real Estate Law Journal, and has frequently written and lectured for various publications and forums, including California Continuing Education of the Bar, Practicing Law Institute, and the American Industrial Real Estate Association. Mr. Smooke is active in community organizations and currently serves as a trustee of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and serves on its audit and finance committees. He is also chair of the Beverly Hills Fine Art Commission, and on the Board of Governors of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. He previously served on the Board of Temple Emanuel in Beverly Hills. Mr. Smooke earned his bachelor's degree in economics from UCLA and his law degree from Harvard Law School. He and his wife, Terri, live in Beverly Hills, have two children who are both married, and four grandchildren.

EXPERTISE/SPECIALTY AREA

  • Law
  • Real estate
  • Finance

COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP SUMMARY

  • Foundation trustee; chair, Capital Grants Committee
  • Chair, Beverly Hills Fine Art Commission
  • Trustee, Los Angeles County Museum of Art
  • Member, Board of Governors of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
  • Former trustee, Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills