Guy A. Reiss


Guy A. Reiss

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Guy A. Reiss

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200 W 41st St.
(at Times Square)
20th Floor
New York, NY 10036


German, Swiss-German, Italian, French, and, upon special request, Latin

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Guy Reiss has over twenty-five years of experience in representing domestic and foreign clients and focuses his practice on cross-border and domestic corporate, commercial, employment, real estate leasing, and credit transactions.

He advises foreign and domestic investors and companies on the formation, operation, restructuring and dissolution of US companies, joint ventures and strategic alliances, mergers and acquisitions, divestitures and asset sales, distribution, sales agency, supplier and other complex and standard commercial agreements and arrangements, including terms and conditions. 

He also advises on regulatory and other legal aspects of cross-border trade and other commercial arrangements.  

Guy’s clients include start-up as well as major businesses headquartered abroad, US for profit and not-for-profit entities and high net worth individuals. 

Guy has experience and expertise in advising and representing businesses in connection with real estate transactions, including leasing, acquisitions, financings, dispositions and other transactions and matters. 

He advises on and handles employment matters, including the negotiation and termination of employment agreements and related arrangements with or on behalf of executives of US entities as well as employee handbooks and employment policies. 

Acting as outsourced general counsel and/or corporate secretary, he assists multi-jurisdictional companies with their US reporting and filing requirements, product liability and compliance issues as well as with their minutebooks and related corporate matters. 

In domestic and international litigation and commercial arbitration matters, Guy partners with colleagues both within the firm and with local or other outside special counsel to achieve optimal results for the firm's clients.

Guy has handled private placements of debt and equity securities both on behalf of issuers and investors in connection with domestic and cross-border transactions and related disclosure documents and filings and has advised on federal and state securities laws.

Prior to founding Reiss+Preuss LLP, Guy was a partner at Wuersch & Gering LLP (2007 – 2010) and Alston & Bird LLP/Walter, Conston, Alexander & Green, P.C. (2000 – 2007). During 2004, Guy was seconded to, and worked as, a visiting attorney at a major law firm in Munich, Germany. He started his career as an associate in the corporate department of Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson.

Guy has served pro bono on the boards of several not-for-profit organizations and has been active at the New York City Bar Association, the Swiss-American Lawyers Association of Greater New York as well as the Swiss-American Chamber of Commerce.

Practice Areas

Corporate (including General Corporate Matters and Mergers & Acquisitions), Commercial, and Employment


Columbia University (New York), School of Law, J.D., Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar (honors), 1989
Columbia University (New York), B.A., summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa (honors society), 1986

Bar Admissions

New York & Southern District of New York
New Jersey & Federal District of New Jersey
Munich, Germany (inactive)

Recognitions and Awards

Elected to SuperLawyers in the category "International" - 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016


Swiss-American Chamber of Commerce (former member of Legal Committee)
Swiss-American Lawyers Association of Greater New York, Inc. (Co-Founder, Director & Secretary)
German Forum, Inc. (Director & Secretary)
Swiss Contact North America, Inc. (Director & Secretary)
American Jewish Committee (Board of Governors, former chair of Diplomatic Outreach Committee)
Association of the Bar of the City of New York (Former chair of the Committee on Foreign and Comparative Law)
American Council on Germany (Member)
CUNY Center of European Studies (Former Member of Advisory Board)

Speaking Engagements

Guy has been the main speaker (Referent) at seminars held in Germany on topics relating to doing business in the US and related legal risks offered by the Management Circle; has spoken at various in-house seminars at German and US law firms on topics relating to US corporate, commercial and securities laws; and has moderated panels for the Swiss-American Chamber of Commerce, the American Jewish Committee and the New York City Bar Association.

After Hours

Guy enjoys biking to work and elsewhere, skiing and spending time with his wife and sons in between work.