A lifelong New Yorker, Reid attended both college and law school in the Midwest. In 2006 he graduated (with honors) from the College at the University of Chicago, with a degree in economics. In 2009 he was awarded both a JD (cum laude) and an MA in Sports Management by the University of Michigan.
Before joining AM&S, Reid spent five years specializing in complex commercial litigation at the prestigious national law firms Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom and Jenner & Block. Reid’s education and experience (which includes having grown up in the home of a matrimonial lawyer) will serve him well when he is called upon to analyze the finances of families and large business enterprises while at the same time being sensitive to the unique problems and challenges that confront family lawyers.
Reid also has his creative side. At the University of Chicago, in addition to Economics, Reid also majored in Theater Arts. During his senior year he served as the Committee Chair of the U of C’s well-respected University Theater program. Reid continues to pursue his passion for theater by serving on the board of directors of Arc Stages, a Westchester-based non-profit educational and regional theater group and occasionally appearing as an actor in Arc’s stage productions.
That background serves him well in his professional life as a litigator both in formulating and presenting his client’s positions when standing before a judge and when drafting briefs. Reid co-authored the amicus brief in the US Supreme Court police brutality case Tolan v. Cotton, 134 S.Ct. 1861 (2014), where the Court summarily reversed a lower court decision dismissing the claims of a police shooting survivor against the officer who shot him. Justice Sotomayor’s opinion, which closely mirrored the arguments made by Reid and his co-authors, garnered voluminous media attention and has been cited in hundreds of reported decisions since. Reid brings that same ingenuity, reasoning, and emotional sensitivity to every case he handles.
Reid is a member of the NY State Bar Association and the NY County Lawyers Association.