Mr. Reuter holds the senior position of an “Of Counsel” with the law firm. For over twenty five years Mr. Reuter’s practice has focused on commercial real estate leasing matters, and providing owners and senior executives of emerging and growing businesses, comprehensive and common sense solutions to a wide range of commercial leasing and business issues.
Mr. Reuter’s practice primarily focuses on helping clients with commercial real estate lease negotiations. His comprehensive understanding of commercial leases is not only a result of his legal experience, but his industry business experience prior to joining the law firm in 2004. Mr. Reuter’s career included his position as General Counsel/ Senior VP of Operations for a Commercial Real Estate Company. His duties involved overall responsibility for worldwide oversight, accounting, auditing and management of leases for approximately 50 million square feet of office, retail, mix-use and warehouse leased space. Additionally, prior to his position as General Counsel; he acted as Regional Counsel and National Director of Lease Management Services for a different National Commercial Real Estate Company. This position also included regional operational responsibilities for approximately 20 million square feet of commercial real estate leases in the Mid-Atlantic Region.
Mr. Reuter’s extensive understanding of commercial real estate leases, coupled with his broad based business knowledge of the industry that he has acquired as a senior operations manager responsible for financial and operational processes utilized by many individual and corporate landlords’; provides him with the experience to more quickly identify any hidden add on charges and/or avoidance of liability clauses that can often be found in many commercial leases. Mr. Reuter brings a valuable understanding of commercial leases and the many hidden pitfalls in both large and small leases that await the unwary business person trying to negotiate or modify a commercial lease.
Prior to the above corporate in-house positions, Mr. Reuter was Managing Partner for the law firm of Reuter, Tuma & Davis, a Maryland law firm focusing on business law and the representation of small and mid-size businesses, in a corporate counsel advisory capacity. Mr. Reuter is proud of his blue collar roots; his service in the military, as well as his achieving his undergraduate and law degree, all while working full time as a county police officer in the State of Maryland.