Sectors of Practice
Jim Reiman serves as an arbitrator and mediator in domestic and international commercial disputes, and also as a corporate board director. A seasoned business executive and attorney, Jim possesses 18 years experience in US law firms followed by 15+ years as a CEO and public company board director (including 4 years as board chairman of a public company listed on the London Stock Exchange’s AIM Market).
As an ADR professional, Jim Reiman merges his 18 years in law firms as a business transactions attorney negotiating, documenting, and litigating clients’ complex business matters with his corporate world experience creating and growing domestic and international businesses. He brings to the process a deep knowledge of and respect for the law, as well as a keen understanding of profits/losses and the processes that drive businesses and business decisions. As a Fellow of the American College of e-Neutrals, he understands the law, business, and technical issues related to e-discovery, as well as the costs associated with its practice.
Jim served as lead or billing attorney in private practice negotiating and documenting complex business transactions, complex financings, real estate development and construction projects, trade and intellectual property disputes (both domestic and international), private equity financings, strategic partnerships, corporate restructurings, and mergers/acquisitions, as well as exit strategies, generational transfers, and partnership dissolutions of smaller businesses.
As a mediator, he strives to bring the parties to “yes” by ferreting out the issues at the heart of a dispute and finding acceptable solutions to those matters as well as the issues that are the subject of the noise. Jim Reiman’s dual careers as an attorney and as a businessperson provide him with insights and experiences that he taps to identify the core issues and bring the parties to “yes.”
ADR Training & Qualifications
* Fellow: Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, 2014 – Present
* Qualified Instructor (Tutor) – International Arbitration: Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, 2015 – Present
* Fellow: American College of e-Neutrals, 2015 – Present
International Court of Arbitration, International Chamber of Commerce, 5th Annual Asia-Pacific Conference; AAA Arbitrating in a Digital World - An eDiscovery Course for AAA® Neutrals; American College of e-Neutrals' Arbitrating in a Digital World, Management of Electronic Discovery; ABA Corporate Counsel CLE Seminar; ICDR Miami International Arbitration Conference
AAA Dispute Resolution in the International Oil&Gas Business; IAM Fall Conference; ICDR / AIPN Conference: Dispute Resolution in the International Oil and Gas Business; Damages in International Arbitration Conference; UIA World Forum of Mediation; ABA Section of Dispute Resolution Spring Conference; CIArb Accelerated Route to Fellowship; AAA's Revised Commercial Rules and the Optional Appellate Arbitration Rules; ABA, Choosing Between Judge, Jury and Arbitrator: What's the Real Difference?; AAM Advanced Attorney-Mediator Training and Annual Meeting
FINRA, Dispute Resolution: Basic Arbitrator Training; FINRA, Dispute Resolution: Direct Communication Rule; FINRA, Dispute Resolution: Discovery - Abuses and Sanctions; FINRA, Dispute Resolution: Expungement; FINRA, Dispute Resolution: Understanding the Prehearing; FINRA, Dispute Resolution: Your Duty to Disclose; AAA Essential Mediation Skills for the New Mediator; ICDR Miami International Arbitration Conference
Other Professional Qualifications
Board Leadership Fellow: National Association of Corporate Directors, 2011 – Present
Licensed attorney (Illinois, USA)
Member of bars of all courts of the State of Illinois and the U.S. Federal District Court of Illinois