Thomas T. Reith

Partner | Co-Chair, Business Litigation & Dispute Resolution


Tom Reith litigates and manages nationwide complex commercial litigation for companies ranging from Fortune 100 companies to family-owned businesses. He has experience in an array of industries including banking, commercial real estate, construction, government contracts, professional services and technology. Though a litigator by training, Tom views litigation as a last resort. Tom prefers that his clients spend their effort, resources and time on transactional matters that lead to economic growth for them and their businesses. To that end, Tom counsels clients on compliance, risk assessment and litigation avoidance to keep them out of the courtroom and in the boardroom.


J.D., Suffolk University Law School, 2000

B.A., Providence College, 1997



U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts

U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit

honors & awards

Massachusetts Rising Stars (2009-2011)

community involvement

Room to Grow

  • Boston Advisory Board


  • Obtained ex parte trustee process and real estate attachments on behalf of a judgment creditor, freezing over $8 million of the defendants’ assets in an international banking fraud lawsuit.
  • On behalf of a telecommunications corporation, successfully defeated the individual defendants’ summary judgment attempts to dispose of the corporation’s claims of fraud and conspiracy. Obtained a favorable settlement of all claims for the corporation following the summary judgment victory.
  • On behalf of a commercial sub-tenant defendant, succeeded in disposing of the entire multi-million dollar lawsuit brought by a commercial sub-landlord seeking monies under a commercial sublease, while defeating the sub-landlord’s various related cross-motions for summary judgment.
  • Represented a general contracting corporation in a multi-million dollar construction contract lawsuit with a private hospital. Obtained a favorable settlement of the dispute on behalf of the corporation after extended mediation.
  • Represented a corporate defendant in a lawsuit concerning alleged breaches of a telephony billing services agreement, and successfully disposed of all claims against the corporate defendant at summary judgment. The United States First Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the summary judgment decision.


Boston Bar Association

  • Construction Section

Massachusetts Bar Association

  • Civil Litigation Section

American Bar Association

  • Construction Industry Forum

Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce

  • Talent Development & Retention Leadership Council
  • Regional Real Estate Development Leadership Council
  • Work Force Development Committee