Timothy Reis, Corporate, Technology Attorney

Timothy C. Reis

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Practicing law at Taylor English was an easy choice when I decided to join a law firm again after more than 25 years in general counsel and other in-house roles. The firm’s business model and culture stand in stark contrast to those of traditional big-firm practices – we bring the highest value to the firm’s clients, not only by maintaining a low-cost structure, but by always acting as the client’s business partner and bringing the deep and broad experience of Taylor English’s professionals to the client’s aid.  When I was in GC roles, I often chose to engage Taylor English as outside counsel for those very reasons.  

Tim Reis serves as co-chair of the firm's Corporate Department. He delivers practical solutions that help his clients achieve their business goals in today’s technology-enabled business world. He possesses a great depth of experience as a member of corporate leadership teams that bought or sold products and services in a broad array of industries, including logistics, wireless communications, telecom, defense contracts, entertainment, business processes, commerce networks, reinsurance and others.

Mr. Reis’ approach to achieving his clients’ goals is to provide sound and practical advice and solutions that bring business results without undue risk. His decades-long experience as general counsel and in-house counsel provide him with a clear understanding of what his clients are looking for and what their business partners will accept in their relationships. Mr. Reis joined Taylor English’s Corporate and Business Department in 2013 after a career of more than 30 years as counsel to businesses in a wide variety of industries.

As general counsel for companies both public (EMS Technologies Inc.) and private (Inmar Inc.), and as in-house counsel for Fortune 100 companies (United Parcel Service Inc. and Manufacturers Hanover Corp.) and a middle-market technology company (EMS Technologies), Mr. Reis’ practice has spanned a broad range of subject matter areas, including mergers and acquisitions, corporate securities, corporate finance and governance, intellectual property licensing, telecommunications, defense contracts, defense security, media and entertainment, reinsurance contracts, environmental compliance, and labor and employment counseling. His earlier years also included experience in private practice with an international corporate law firm, often regarded as one of the world's most prestigious, and an award-winning full service firm, both based in Atlanta. In recent years, Mr. Reis leveraged his deep intellectual property protection and licensing experience to help his son, a filmmaker and entertainment media producer (as well as other clients in film, TV and music industries, including a major cable broadcast network), to secure and distribute works of authorship in multinational distribution arrangements and collaboration and services agreements.

Mr. Reis spent the first 16 years of his career as in-house technology and intellectual property counsel with UPS and Manufacturers Hanover, after which he spent three years in private practice before returning to in-house and general counsel roles with EMS Technologies and Inmar.

Mr. Reis played NCAA Division I baseball at Fordham University in New York for four years and men’s amateur baseball for many more years. He is an avid fan of baseball and hockey, and enjoys golf and skiing in his leisure time. Mr. Reis also enjoys listening to an eclectic blend of music and attending live music events. He and his wife raised three grown children in Atlanta after relocating from their shared hometown of Chappaqua, New York, in 1991.


State Bar of Georgia

New York State Bar Association

Association of Corporate Counsel, 1988-2013

Georgia Production Partnership

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Vermont Law School, JD, cum laude, 1982

Fordham University, BA, 1979

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New York

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U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York

U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit