Meet Nina Smoker, a Mergers and Acquisitions practitioner at Antea Group located in our Greater Philadelphia office. 


Nina Smoker 


Greater Philadelphia office in Cherry Hill, NJ 

Practice Area:

Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) 

Areas of Expertise:

Transaction advisory, environmental health, environmental science, toxicology, international environmental policy 

About Me in 140 Characters: 

I'm a transaction advisory subject matter expert who leads and advises on a multitude of domestic and international M&A transactions. 

Favorite Thing About Being an M&A Practitioner:

Assisting clients work the deal. 

What is a key ingredient for success as an M&A practitioner?

Thinking ahead, as our timelines tend to vary greatly. For transactions that run fairly quickly (in a matter of days), it is imperative to think ahead in the early stages of a project set up to ensure the best possible strategy for project execution is implemented. 

What areas of M&A are you most interested in? Why?

I am most interested in projects that span various continents, as I am fortunate to consistently learn more about other cultures and policies in place. 

What’s your favorite part of your job?

Working on international projects – I am fortunate to meet and work with an array of colleagues who teach us so much about their cultures and their respective country’s policies with regards to environmental due diligence.  

What was your first job?

Environmental litigation consultant, representing the state of Pennsylvania in the MTBE vs Exxon Mobil case. 

If you had one month off, where would you go, or what would you do?

I would go to Bosnia and Herzegovina, as I was born there and most of my family and many of my friends still reside there. I would spend quality time with them. 

Is there something unique that people might not know about you? 

I speak four languages and am currently learning my fifth. 

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