- Managing Partner: Charles P Adams, Jr
- Number of partners: 183
- Number of other lawyers: 128
- Total number of lawyers: 311
Adams and Reese is a multidisciplinary, regional law firm with attorneys and advisors in 14 offices throughout the southern United States and Washington, DC. By offering legal services on a regional basis, this AmLaw 200, NLJ 250 firm provides its clients with localized control over their legal matters, and access for clients to multiple markets where they have interests. The firm Adams and Reese was named by American Lawyer Media as a Go-To Law Firm for Litigation and Leading Financial Services Companies. Adams and Reese strives to foster a working environment of inclusion, understanding, respect and opportunity for all. Enriched by a diversity of backgrounds and experiences within the firm, Adams and Reese attorneys and staff are committed to helping improve the communities where they live and work. The firm dedicates time, talent and financial resources to many community outreach projects as well as to civic and professional organizations. In recognition of these efforts, the firm has received multiple community service and pro bono awards from state bar associations across the firm’s regional footprint. Adams and Reese has also ranked first in ‘Encouraging Diversity’ by the Birmingham Business Journal and was named by MultiCultural Magazine as one of the ‘Top 100 Law Firms for Diversity’ and by Women 3.0 Magazine as one of the ‘Top 100 Law Firms for Women.’
Main Areas of Practice:
Both of the firm’s founding partners were widely respected litigators involved in some of the most momentous court decisions of their time. As the firm grew, Adams and Reese earned a national reputation for outstanding trial work. Adams and Reese represents its clients before all courts, governmental regulatory bodies, tribunals, as well as alternate dispute resolution, including arbitration and mediation. The firm is experienced in an everincreasing variety of litigation matters ranging from the simplest forms of court action, to multidistrict litigation, complex/class action claims, and mass tort litigation. Adams and Reese litigators represent clients in the following areas: commercial disputes; banking and financial matters; professional liability/D&O; antitrust and unfair competition; products liability; asbestos; pharmaceuticals; insurance; pesticides; energy and environmental; maritime; health care; transportation; real estate and construction; technology and telecommunications; state and local taxation; class action; appellate; arbitration and alternate dispute resolution. The firm’s land use attorneys obtain critical land use approvals for clients, including federal, state, regional, local land use plan amendments and zonings. Adams and Reese also recently strengthened its long-term care practice, representing one of the nation’s largest diversified providers of post-acute care services.
Adams and Reese provides advice to privately and publicly held business organizations including corporations, general partnerships, limited partnerships, limited liability companies, limited liability partnerships and proprietorships. The firm counsels clients in all phases of business development and continuation, such as business organization, choice of entity, choice of jurisdiction, organizational documentation, state and federal filings, general securities and tax issues bearing upon these types of entities. The firm’s corporate practice areas include: banking and finance; tax; general corporate; securities; mergers and acquisitions; bankruptcy and commercial restructuring; public finance; economic development; forestry; and real estate. The firm’s Governmental Relations Team of attorneys and advisors constantly follows developments in Washington DC and they, together with other members of our Stimulus Team, are assisting clients in efforts to capitalize on the relatively unique opportunities provided by the Act.
Special Business Services:
Adams and Reese attorneys partner with their clients to develop and execute creative and insightful strategies that will assist in accomplishing the goals of the organization. On the labor and employment front, Adams and Reese clients turn to the firm to tailor policies and procedures specific to their organization. The firm represents management in all areas of employment and traditional labor law, including employee benefits and compensation; litigation; administrative proceedings; contract compliance; and labor/management relations. The firm’s Intellectual Property Team is experienced in handling all of the following: copyrights; commercial litigation; contractual negotiation, development and litigation; computer and software protection; software technology; communications law; entertainment; internet and cyberspace issues; patents; international protection; trademarks; and trade secrets.