Gerald J. Reihsen, III

Entrepreneurial business attorney and aggressive deal-maker with a loyal and protective approach to each client’s growth and success.

Gerry Reihsen is deeply invested in the success of his clients, pouring his energy, experience and entrepreneurial spirit into every deal, transaction and agreement he handles. His legal guidance both advances and protects corporate and business clients focused on cutting edge technologies in blockchain, VR, AR, machine learning, virtual currency, FinTech, business structuring, capital formation, mergers and acquisitions, and all other regulated transactions.

He also brings a unique depth to his law practice with his many years of experience as an entrepreneur and a business consultant. Gerry has founded several businesses, innovating and overcoming the inevitable obstacles inherent to building from start-up to billions of dollars in value.  He has both composed and served on numerous public company boards of directors, including serving as an 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. 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.

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.

Gerry has experience across a wide range of industries with extensive involvement in 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.

He has served as a member of the Board of Directors of Ashford, Inc. (NYSE MKT: AINC) and also serving 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.

Practice Areas

  • Entity Structuring and Strategy
  • Capital Formation and Design
  • Private and Public Offerings
  • Complex Transactions, Contracts and Licensing
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Public Company Maintenance and Regulatory Compliance
  • Corporate Policies & Procedure
  • Investment Fund Representation
  • Complex Dispute Representation
  • Executive employment agreements, compensation plans and severance arrangements


  • Leading Edge Technology – Blockchain/Telecom/Artificial & Augmented Reality
  • Investment Funds and Fund Sponsors
  • Family Office and Private Equity Investors
  • Broker Dealers and Registered Investment Advisors
  • Professional Service Enterprises
  • Real Estate Enterprises & Investing
  • Shipping and Shipping Investment


  • University of Wisconsin-Madison (JD, cum laude, 1985)
  • University of Mississippi (BA, magna cum laude, 1982)
    • Major in Psychology and English Literature
    • Minor in Chemistry

Bar Admissions

  • Texas
  • Wisconsin