“Experienced legal guidance for corporations, community associations, local governments and individuals”
Clay W. Reese – Founding Partner
Clay Reese focuses his practice on commercial and residential real estate matters for borrowers, lenders and local governments, including leasing, real estate development work (including master planned developments) and financings/loan workouts, estate and probate matters, corporate transactions and general business matters.
Mr. Reese obtained his BBA in Finance, magna cum laude, from the University of Georgia in 1982 and his J.D. degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1985. Mr. Reese worked in private practice in Atlanta for 15 years prior to stepping away for a five year period to assume the role of general counsel and chief operating officer for a national industrial development firm based in Atlanta. Mr. Reese went back into private practice in 2005 and helped form the firm of Moore & Reese, LLC, in January, 2008.
Mr. Reese has been involved in numerous civic and professional activities including service as a board member and as the former Treasurer, Vice President and President (1999-2000) of the DeKalb Bar Association, service as a board member and past Chairman (1996-1997) of the Board of Directors of the Decatur-DeKalb YMCA, as a former member of the Business and Professional Development Committee of DeKalb Medical Center, service as a former officer and board member of A.R.T. Station, Inc., as a board member of Cliff Valley School, Inc. and as a member of the Community Advisory Board of the Junior League of DeKalb County. He has also volunteered his time as a youth baseball and soccer coach, as a Sunday school teacher, and as a Cub Scout adult leader and a Boy Scout adult leader. He is a graduate of the 1992 class of Leadership DeKalb and is a former member of the Stone Mountain Rotary Club.
Mr. Reese has consistently received an AV Preeminent Rating by Martindale-Hubbell signifying its highest level of professional rating in the legal field based on his years of experience and endorsements by his peers in the areas of professional conduct ethics and abilities.
Mr. Reese has spoken on several topics and has co-authored publications entitled The Nuts and Bolts of Real Estate Acquisitions and Title Insurance in the Foreclosure Environment, both for the Institute of Continuing Legal Education.
Mr. Reese is married to Susan Rohrabaugh Reese and they have two children.