James Reiman

Reiman ADR
San Francisco, California 94101


Areas Of Practice

Electronically Stored Information
Oil and Gas
Partnership Disputes
Real Estate
Unfair Competition


ADR Professional with 18 years experience in US law firms followed by 15+ years as a business executive and board director.  Lead or billing attorney 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.  Experienced arbitrator and mediator.  E-Discovery (electronic discovery) expertise.  Direct management and Board experience in companies engaged in international business, multi-unit retail, eCommerce, direct marketing, technology development, and manufacturing, as well is IPO’s and public and private financings. 

Board member of public and private domestic and international businesses, corporations and organizations with deep operational and board level experience in China and the United Kingdom as well as the United States and Canada.  Board roles focus on strategic vision, empowering and properly compensating management, discerning underlying business issues, and developing solutions to an array of financial, transactional, operational and marketing challenges.  National Association of Corporate Directors Board Leadership Fellow; Financial Times’ Agenda’s International 100: Top Board Candidates with Global Skills (2011).  Executive compensation and compensation committee experience and expertise.



  • American Arbitration Association, Commercial Roster (Arbitration)
  • Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA),  Public Arbitrator
  • Court Mediation:  Circuit Court Of The Twelfth Judicial Circuit, Will County, Illinois; Circuit Court Of The Nineteenth Judicial Circuit, Lake County, Illinois



Fellow:  Chartered Institute of Arbitrators                                                                                      2014 – Present

Qualified Instructor (Tutor) – International Arbitration:  Chartered Institute of Arbitrators      2015 – Present

Qualified Arbitrator (Q.Arb):  ADR Institute of Canada                                                              2015 – Present

Board Leadership Fellow:  National Association of Corporate Directors                                   2011 – Present

Jim Reiman is a seasoned business executive / attorney with "in the trenches" experience in the hot seat of the CEO, Board Chairperson, and attorney-advocate.  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 15 years of experience in the corporate world 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.

Good mediators bring 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 lives 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

Good arbitrators need to understand the issues underpinning the dispute so that they may apply the law and the terms of the parties' agreement correctly.  They also need to manage the pre-hearing and hearing process, balancing cost, time and fairness.  Such requires a breadth of experiences, sensitivity to the needs of the parties and the nuances of the issues at the core of the dispute, and the intestinal fortitude to be decisive.  Jim Reiman's demonstrated success in business in China, the UK, Canada and the US, and his success as a business transactions attorney evidence his possession of these qualities.


522 Church Street, #7D
Evanston, IL 60201

P: 847-778-2195
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