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Study our experience and credentials to understand why we belong on your short list. Get to know us as people, and you’ll recognize our dedication to client service. 

At Adams and Reese, we take things personally. Our people are connected – to each other, to our clients, our families, and our communities. Our industry-focused practice groups of attorneys and advisors are strategically organized throughout the southern U.S. and Washington, DC. 

Adams and Reese professionals are known as practical and personal advisors and advocates who tailor their approach and counsel to the specific needs of each situation and client. Many on our team have years of on-the-job experience within the industries that we serve as executives, professionals, and in-house counsel. Taking a hands-on, personal approach to every issue, challenge and opportunity our clients face, Adams and Reese lawyers and advisors are skilled and ready to help clients achieve their goals and make their lives easier. 

About Adams and Reese LLP

Founded in 1951

19 Offices

610 people in their team

Practice areas
Real Estate
Employment & Labor
Media, Technology and Telecoms
Intellectual Property

Languages spoken

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Practice areas


Our team of lawyers frequently receives national and regional recognition for providing efficient client service across the financial services spectrum. One characteristic that distinguishes us both regionally and nationally is our comprehensive coverage of the industry – reflected in the six practice groups within our Financial Services practice: Commercial Lending; Creditor's Rights / Special Assets / Workouts; Estate, Trust and Fiduciary Litigation; Commercial Financial Services Litigation; Consumer Financial Services Litigation; and Regulatory / Operations. Many of our lawyers previously worked as in-house counsel for banks and financial institutions, giving them an insider’s perspective into the client’s business.

  • Commercial Lending
  • Creditors' Rights / Special Assets / Workouts
  • Estate, Trust and Fiduciary Litigation
  • Financial Services Litigation (Commercial)
  • Financial Services Litigation (Consumer)
  • Regulatory / Operations
Banking & Finance
Government Contract
Merger & Acquisition

Real Estate

Adams and Reese real estate lawyers represent buyers, sellers, owners, developers, leaseholders, lenders, municipalities and other political subdivisions and public utilities in real estate management, transactions and litigation. Our clients recognize that we can do just as good a job managing their national portfolios of real estate – acquisitions, sales, leasing, development and construction – as national firms, at highly competitive rates.

Commercial Real Estate
Housing, Construction & Development
Land Use & Zoning
Landlord & Tenant

Employment & Labor

The knowledge and experience of our attorneys extend beyond traditional labor and employment law. For example, if an employer encounters an ERISA or a tax challenge, we have people who fully understand both areas, including the ins and outs of any new tax legislation and how it affects ERISA issues. The same is true across the labor and employment spectrum. Our team members are steeped in the workings of and represent clients before the Department of Labor (DOL), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), Wage and Hour Division (WHD) as well as various state and local workplace agencies.

We serve clients at regionally competitive rates and embrace the use of alternative fee arrangements. Additionally, with talented, experienced attorneys in offices across the South, Southeast and in Washington, D.C., we offer clients one-stop shopping for all of their businesses’ needs.

Employment Rights
Job Discrimination
Labor Law
Wage & Hour

Media, Technology and Telecoms

Our team guides clients in matters involving the use of technology for data collection and transfer, information technology outsourcing, financial technology, education technology, privacy and data security corporate due diligence for mergers and acquisitions, compliance and risk assessments and evaluations, information management, consumer protection, international data protection laws, intellectual property, healthcare and healthcare technology, cyber liability insurance, breach response and crisis communications and regulatory and consumer class action litigation defense.

With a strategic business-minded approach, we provide practical advice on all aspects of privacy, data management, cyber risk and liability, incident response and data breach and information management. Our services include:

Risk Management and Compliance

  • Evaluating compliance with all U.S. federal and state privacy and information management requirements, including GLBA, HIPAA, HITECH, COPPA, FCRA, FACTA, DPPA, CCPA, state laws regulating the collection of Biometric Data, CAN-SPAM, state and federal security breach notification laws and other requirements, PCI DSS, global requirements under the EU’s GDPR and Privacy Shield Framework.
  • Designing privacy programs, including advising on organizational structure, policies and practices to help manage data in accordance with U.S. and global privacy laws and educating boards of directors and senior management on legal and compliance issues and providing employee privacy awareness training.

Commercial and Corporate Transactions

  • Evaluating, drafting and negotiating third-party vendor software, infrastructure support, managed services, technology licensing agreements, information use agreements and data sharing agreements to mitigate risk in contracting and vendor management.
  • Evaluating, drafting and negotiating privacy and cybersecurity provisions and draft consumer-facing privacy policies and terms of service for web-based or mobile applications.
  • Performing privacy- and security-based due diligence to assess risks in mergers and acquisitions. We negotiate representation and warranties specific to technology and data management and advise on data integration/deletion post-closing.
  • Providing go-to-market advice and risk analysis related to data security, plus advising on data management in the formation of new service offerings and technology platforms.

Investigations and Dispute Resolution

  • Providing advocacy in response to allegations of misuse of data and representing clients in state and federal investigations, including actions and requests for information from state attorneys general and the Federal Trade Commission.
  • Counseling clients in online defamation and violation of social media terms of service issues and litigation.

Cyber Advisory and Risk Services

  • Advising on appropriate cyber insurance coverage solutions based upon a client’s exposure, from reviewing existing policy language and referrals to brokers and carriers with specialty coverage, to handling post-breach cyber coverage analysis, recovery under policies and related coverage litigation.
  • Advising on cybersecurity consultant retention under the attorney-client privilege and ensuring litigation readiness for clients, including conducting risk assessments and data security audits, as well as counseling clients on practices to help mitigate data, business and litigation risks.

Integrated Incident Response Preparedness

  • Developing incident response plans and conducting tabletop cyber-attack simulation exercises.
  • Counseling on time-sensitive incident response measures including breach containment, incident investigations and disclosures, consumer notifications, law enforcement and government relations communications, data and evidence preservation, regulatory reporting and litigation and discovery readiness.
Cyber Law, Data Privacy and Data Protection

Intellectual Property

Recognized around the world by clients and attorney rating services alike, attorneys in the Global IP Team at Adams and Reese represent multi-national and middle-market companies in Europe, Asia, South America and throughout North America. We offer strategic counsel on trademark, patent and copyright matters, and on a wide range of other intellectual property issues.

Often our “wins” manifest by helping clients manage risk and avoid litigation or dispense with claims quickly. But when litigation is unavoidable, we know how to uncover and exploit opponents’ weaknesses, globalize disputes, and deliver resolution on commercially favorable terms.


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