Gerry Reihsen brings a unique depth to his law practice with many years of experience as an entrepreneur and a business consultant built on a robust international business law foundation.
He is a savvy executive with access to capital and innovative capital arrangements, having raised more than five billion dollars of equity in multiple capital channels. He has both composed and served on numerous public company boards of directors, including serving as audit committee chairman. Gerry also advises enterprises on aggressive growth aspirations, providing strategic insight for enhancing their business models, creating innovative and expanded development strategies, and executing growth plans. Gerry is a connector, able to identify teams of experts, professionals and executives who have the temperament and skills to make things happen.
On the Board
He has served as a member of the Board of Directors of Ashford, Inc. (NYSE MKT: AINC), including as its Audit Committee Chair. Ashford is a leading provider of asset management and other services to companies within the hospitality industry. Gerry is a National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) Board Leadership Fellow, having completed NACD’s comprehensive program of study for directors and corporate governance professionals.
Gerry believes in connecting communities and providing systems that optimize human potential. He engages in numerous political, civic and charitable causes to effect these goals. He chaired the effort to establish Cristo Rey Dallas College Preparatory School, and continues to serve as a board member for the school. He has been a founder and board member of several industry trade groups. He is a sought after speaker and panel participant for his business, board and legal insights.
Reihsen & Associates
Reihsen & Associates is deeply invested in the success of the firm’s clients, pouring the firm’s energy, experience and entrepreneurial spirit into every deal, transaction and business dynamic it handles. Their legal guidance both advances and protects corporate and business clients in business structuring, capital formation, mergers and acquisitions, and all other regulated transactions.
Firm founder Gerry Reihsen has founded several businesses, innovating and overcoming the inevitable obstacles inherent to building from start-up to billions of dollars in value. With this high-level and extensive background Gerry understands the bottom-line realities of business management and how business models and strategies can be advanced and expanded through innovative legal strategies and protections.
The firm has experience across a wide range of industries with extensive involvement in capital generation and exploitation through direct participation investment programs, such as non-listed REITs, Section 1031 investment structures and other real asset investment programs; technology enterprises, including telecom technology, high horsepower hybrid gas, electric and other industrial applications; and platform and sharing economy arrangements.