The Firm

  • About US

    Founded in 2005, Reed and Giordano, P.A. is a Boston-based boutique law firm representing businesses, hedge funds, banks, broker-dealers, and corporations. Our unique approach to the practice of law becomes part of our clients’ overall business strategy. We have assisted our corporate clients in the fields of securities intellectual property, trade secrets, proprietary rights and employment law. Our breadth of experience enables us to provide interdisciplinary and, cost-effective services tailored to our clients’ needs and personnel.

    Comprehensive, customized, sophisticated

Reed & Giordano, P.A.

Over 60 years of experience handling all your business, securities, corporate contract, employment, and real estate planning matters.

Commercial & Civil Litigation

We have represented clients in a wide variety of civil disputes, including complex commercial and civil litigation. Our attorneys are efficient and cost-effective in resolving disputes for a broad range of business clients from across the U.S. The Firm has represented clients in a variety of federal and state courts including the Eastern and Southern District of New York, the Southern District of California, and the Eastern District of Wisconsin. If necessary, we work with local counsel to assist in litigation in various jurisdictions around the country. With our expertise, background, and education, our attorneys are qualified to represent clients in full range civil litigation in state and federal courts, including arbitration. Philip M. Giordano, Esq. is a former SEC staff attorney and federal prosecutor, with a wealth of experience in complex securities and commercial litigation.

Corporate, Contracts & Securities

Our attorneys have a wide range of experience in civil matters, including, but not limited to: minority shareholder disputes, "freeze-outs", asset purchases, the purchase and sale of securities, employment law, and business disputes. Our attorneys have handled a number of employment and intellectual property issues, involving licensing, infringement, proprietary rights, and trade secrets.

Medical Malpractice

Our Firm has a long track record of accomplishment in cases involving personal injury, wrongful death and civil litigation. Our attorneys have vast experience in medical malpractice, motor vehicle accidents, premises liability, product liability, wrongful death, and professional malpractice cases. Our attorneys generally focus on the side of the injured victim; we do not typically represent insurance companies, hospitals, doctors, manufacturers, government, or large corporations.

Securities & FINRA Arbitrations

Our Firm has extensive experience representing individual investors in their claims against brokerages for stockbroker, securities, commodities, underwriter and investment fraud in FINRA securities arbitrations and mediations. We specialize in cases involving potential investment fraud, lack of suitability, misrepresentation, theft, negligence, churning and faulty investment products.

Intellectual Property

Our attorneys recognize that a company’s greatest assets are often intangible - its valuation is uniquely and critically dependent upon inventions, ideas, and improvements. Our practice is specifically designed to assist startup companies throughout their development stage in practical and cost-effective ways in order to meet their needs to protect their intellectual property.

Employment Law

Reed & Giordano, P.A. represents employers and individuals in varying industries who are dealing with wage claims, workplace discrimination, harassment, or wrongful termination. Our attorneys are skilled in the preparation and drafting of employment manuals, work-for-hire agreements, non-disclosure agreements (NDA's), non-solicitation agreements, and non-competition agreements.

Commercial Leases & Real Estate

Our Firm manages all aspects of the commercial real estate litigation and landlord/tenant relationships. Our services include drafting, negotiation, and documentation. Specializing in retail, downtown office buildings, and industrial spaces, we have negotiated leases for landlords and business tenants throughout the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Disclaimer

The materials contained on this website are intended for informational purposes only and not to be taken as legal advice. This website is not a substitute for legal advice from a qualified attorney. Each of our lawyers is licensed to practice law only in those jurisdictions listed in the lawyer's biography as appearing on this site. The information contained within this website should not be considered as a solicitation or an offer for an attorney-client relationship. This website does not create a lawyer-client relationship between you and Reed and Giordano, P. A. or Giordano & Company, P.C. (the “Firm”). For an attorney-client relationship to be established, The Firm must have a formal engagement contract with its clients Reed and Giordano, P.A. The Firm assumes no liability or responsibility whatsoever for any errors or omissions contained within this website. There is no guarantee that the information included on this site is current, accurate, complete, useful, or reliable, and may not be relied upon by any person or entity.

Philip M. Giordano
  • Philip M. Giordano
    Partner

    Attorney Giordano started his career in the Enforcement Division of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), in its New York Regional Office. There, he participated in civil and administrative actions against broker-dealers and registered representatives for violations of federal securities laws; and conducted discovery and administrative investigations.

    After his employment with the SEC in New York City, between the 1980’s and the early 1990’s, he worked as a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney in the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the District of New Jersey where he investigated and prosecuted federal criminal matters with a concentration on federal securities fraud violations; presented evidence and witnesses before the U.S. Grand Jury.

    Attorney Giordano entered private practice in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in early 1990’s and acted as principal in various law firms for over three decades.  In May 2005, Attorney Giordano along with Attorney Reed opened their law firm, Reed & Giordano, P.A.

    Attorney Giordano deals with various areas of commercial and complex litigation, securities litigation, arbitration and many more. He has over thirty years of experience representing businesses and individuals in a wide variety of legal disputes and transactions. Attorney Giordano is experienced in all phases of civil and commercial litigation, including trial and appellate practice in state and federal courts. Attorney Giordano is experienced in representing both individuals and companies in complex commercial matters, including shareholder disputes, buyouts, fraud and claims involving breach of fiduciary duty.

    Areas of Practice
    • Commercial and Complex Civil Litigation
    • Commercial Law and Contracts
    • Securities Litigation
    • FINRA Arbitration
    • Securities Transactions
    • Exempt Placements
    • Intellectual Property
    • Labor and Employment
    • Commercial Leases & Real Estate

     

    Bar Admission
    • Massachusetts, 1983
    • New York, 1984
    • U.S. Supreme Court, 1991
    • Various Federal Courts

     

    Education
    • Syracuse University, J.D.-1983
    • Syracuse University, M.B.A-1983
    • University of Massachusetts, Amherst, B.A. cum laude-1979

Barry C. Reed Jr.
  • Barry C. Reed Jr.
    Partner
    Areas of Practice
    • Civil Litigation
    • Medical Malpractice
    • Personal Injury
    • Automobile and Accidents
    • Wrongful Death
    • Torts

     

    Bar Admission
    • Massachusetts, 1983
    • U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts, 1985

     

    Education
    • Suffolk University, J.D.-1983
    • College of the Holy Cross, B.S.-1979
Thomas Bockhorst
  • Thomas Bockhorst
    Of Counsel

    Thomas Bockhorst is Of Counsel with Reed & Giordano.  Mr. Bockhorst has been an attorney since 1993.  He has eight years of experience litigating business, securities, and employment disputes in federal and state courts as well as agency and arbitration settings.  He also has fifteen years’ experience as in-house corporate counsel, first with a consumer products company and then as general counsel for a registered investment adviser.  He managed a full range of issues for these entities, including regulatory compliance (securities and otherwise), private funds and private placement investments, customer and vendor contracts and other business agreements, derivative transactions, advertising, marketing, and promotions matters, employment advice and dispute resolution, and trademark and copyright matters.  Mr. Bockhorst also has nine years of significant finance experience, including four years in public accounting and five years as treasurer of a consumer products company. 

     

    Education

    Princeton University, B.A.

    New York University Stern School of Business, M.S.

    University of Cincinnati College of Law, J.D.

     

    Admissions

    Massachusetts; New York

Sophia Kyziridis
  • Sophia Kyziridis
    Associate

    Attorney Sophia Kyziridis joined Reed and Giordano, P.A. in 2019. Prior to joining the firm, Sophia served as an Associate Attorney at a small Domestic Relations firm.  Sophia enjoys a diverse practice of complex commercial litigation representing individuals and corporations in contract disputes, shareholder disputes and employment disputes. Additionally, Sophia represents clients in personal injury cases and some domestic relation matters. 

    Sophia received her Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Denver, Sturm College of Law and her undergraduate degree from the University of New Mexico. Sophia is licensed in the State of Massachusetts and serves as a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association.

    While in law school, Sophia relocated to Massachusetts and accepted an internship at the Committee for Public Counsel Service in their felony division as a student attorney representing indigent clients. Sophia also gained substantial experience representing individuals and families in complex legal matters and civil cases. Sophia focused her education while at Sturm College of Law on Business litigation, excelling in contracts, corporations, international sales law, secured transactions and bankruptcy.

    Sophia’s background in litigation and alternative dispute resolution allows her to understand complex legal issues and recognize her client’s individual needs.

     

    Areas of Practice
    • Commercial and Complex Civil Litigation
    • Corporate, Contracts, Securities and Commercial Transactions
    • Personal Injury
    • Domestic Matters

    Bar Admission
    • Uniform Bar Admission to the Massachusetts Bar, 2018

     

    Education
    • University of Denver, Sturm College of Law, J.D.
    • University of New Mexico, B.A. in Mass Communication and Journalism; Psychology, Cum Laude
Kela Kasemi
  • Kela Kasemi
    Paralegal / Administrative Assistant

    Kela Kasemi joined Reed and Giordano, P.A. in 2019.  She works in supporting attorneys through various phases of litigation. She assists with document examination and management, research, drafting, and trial and deposition preparation. Prior to joining the firm, Kela had experience working as an Immigration Paralegal and WhistleblowerAdministrative Assistant.

     

    Education

    Suffolk University, B.A. in Government

Cases

in which our attorneys have appeared or had involvement

  • Auctus Fund, LLC v. Verus Int’l, Inc., 2020 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 32180,  __ F. Supp. 3d __, 2020 WL 905531 (D. Mass., Feb. 25, 2020)
  • Auctus Fund, LLC v. Bemax, Inc., 2020 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 30591, 2020 WL 871529 (D. Mass., Feb. 21, 2020)
  • Auctus Fund, LLC v. Sauer Energy, Inc.,  393 F. Supp. 3d 139, 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 121681, 2019 WL 3290541 (D. Mass. 2019)
  • Auctus Fund, LLC v. Optec Int’l, Inc., 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 209535, 2019 WL 6619073 (D. Mass. 2019)
  • Bonchek v. Nicolet Unified Sch. Dist., 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 219788, 2019 WL 7049803 (E.D. WI. 2019)
  • Auctus Fund, LLC, et al. v. Sunstock, Inc., 405 F. Supp. 3d 218, 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 161627, 2019 WL 4605467 (D. Mass. 2019)
  • Dexter v. Dealogic, 390 F. Supp. 3d 233, 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 124732, 2019 WL 3387331 (D. Mass. 2019)
  • McCormick v. Lischynsky, 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 126406 (D. Mass. 2019)
  • Auctus Fund, LLC v. ERHC Energy, Inc., 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 47641, 2019 WL 1316749 (D. Mass. 2019)
  • Craft Beer Stellar, LLC v. Glassdoor, Inc., 2018 U.S. Dist. 178960 (D. Mass. 2018)
  • Auctus Private Equity Fund, LLC v. First Columbia Gold Corp., 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 110532 (D. Mass. 2018)
  • Copia Communs., LLC v. AMResorts,, L.P., et al., 812 F.3d 1, 2016 U.S. App. LEXIS 536 (1st Cir. 2016), aff’ing, 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 160268 (D. Mass. 2015), and 2017 U.S. LEXIS 94486, 2017 WL 2656184 (E.D. Pa. 2017)
  • Top Flight Tech., Inc. v. TrueDynamic, LLC, et al., 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 196937, 2017 WL 5904635 (D. Mass. 2017)
  • Crafty Prods., et al. v. Fuqing Sanxing Crafts Co., et al., 389 F. Supp. 3d 876, 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 97215, 2019 WL 2423048 and 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 210184, 2019 U.S.P.Q.2D (BNA) 466421, 2019 WL 6611456 and 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 190823, 156494, and 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 134960, 136219, 136202, 2016 WL 5464552 (S.D. CA. 2016)
  • Beram v. Ceaco, Inc., 219 F. Supp. 3d 274, 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 165965, 2016 WL 7030427 (D. Mass. 2016)
  • CFTC v. JBW Capital, LLC, et al., 812 F.3d 98 (1st Cir. 2016), aff’ing sub nom., CFTC v. Wilson, et al., 19 F. Supp. 3d 352, 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 97104, 2014 WL 3566053 (D. Mass. 2014)
  • Performance Indicator, LLC v. Once Innovations, Inc., 56 F. Supp. 3d 99, 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 155763 (D. Mass. 2014)
  • BSE Tech, LLC v. Asia Tech Corp., 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 10932, 2014 WL 347599 (D. Mass. 2014)
  • RED Equip. PTE, Ltd. v. BSE Tech, LLC, 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 39245 and 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 131070, 77265 (D. AZ. 2014)
  • Moore v. La-Z-Boy, Inc., 639 F. Supp.2d 136 (D. Mass. 2009), aff’ing, 2008 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 42735 (D. Mass. 2008), and 2007 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 46304 (D. Mass. 2007)
  • Humana Found., Inc. v. Cantella & Co., 2002 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 10380 (D. Mass. 2002)
  • Williams v. Astra USA, Inc., 68 F. Supp. 2d 29 (D. Mass. 1999)
  • Paine Webber, Inc. v. Elahi, et al., 87 F.3d 589 (1st Cir. 1996) 
  • McNichols v. Comm’r of Internal Rev., 13 F.3d 432 (1st Cir. 1993), cert. denied, 512 U.S. 1219 (1994) 
  • Wang Laboratories, Inc. v. Clearpoint Research Corp., 5 F.3d 1504 (Fed. Cir. 1993), reconsidering and aff'ing in part, 983 F.2d 1086 (Fed. Cir. 1992) 
  • United States v. Bertoli, 854 F. Supp. 975 (D.N.J. 1994), aff’d in part, vacated in part, 40 F.3d 1384 (3rd Cir.1994), rehearing and rehearing in banc denied (1994), appeal after remand, 74 F.3d 1228 (3rd Cir. 1995), cert. denied, 517 U.S. 1137, 116 S. Ct. 1425, 134 L.Ed.2d 548 (1996) 
  • United States v. Cannistraro, 694 F. Supp. 62 (D.N.J. 1988), aff'd in part and vacated in part, 871 F.2d 1210 (3d Cir. 1989) 
  • United States v. Eisenberg, 734 F. Supp. 1137 (D.N.J. 1990), reconsideration denied, 734 F. Supp. 1168 (D.N.J. 1990), further review denied, 773 F. Supp. 662 (D.N.J. 1991) 
  • United States v. Zolp, 659 F. Supp. 692 (D.N.J. 1987) 
  • SEC v. Tome et al., 638 F. Supp. 596, 629 & 638, Fed. Sec. L. Rep. ¶ 92,877  (S.D.N.Y. 1986), aff'd, 833 F.2d 1086, Fed. Sec. L. Rep. ¶ 93,528 (2d Cir. 1987), cert. denied sub. nom., Lombardfin S.p.A. v. SEC, 486 U.S. 1014, 108 S. Ct. 1751, 100 L.Ed.2d 213 (1988) and cert. denied sub. nom., Trasatlantic Financial Co., S.A. v. SEC, 486 U.S. 1015, 108 S. Ct. 1751, 100 L.Ed.2d 213 (1988), and related case, SEC v. Banca Della Svizzera Italiana, et al., 92 F.R.D. 111 (S.D.N.Y., 1981) 
  • SEC v. Monarch Funding Corp. et al., 983 F. Supp. 442, Fed. Sec. L. Rep.  ¶ 99,600 (S.D.N.Y. 1997), decision vacated, 192 F.3d 295, Fed. Sec. L. Rep. ¶ 90,646 (2d Cir. 1999) 
  • Kelly v. Doukas, 64 Mass. App. Ct. 1113, 835 N.E.2d 1179, review denied, 445 Mass. 1109, 840 N.E.2d 56 (2005)
  • GRAA, Inc. v. Kirmina, Inc., et al., 2017 Mass. Super. LEXIS 1249 (Mass. Sup. Ct., Suffolk Cty. 2017)
  • Micozzi v. City of Boston, 2014 Mass. Super. LEXIS 2563 (Mass. Super. Ct., Suffolk Cty. 2014)
  • Joanne Luciano v. Vincent Bono, Civil Action No. 93-3014 (Suffolk Sup. Ct.), reprinted in, Mass. Lawyers Weekly (Nov. 1996)
  • Richard Bertoli, Leo Eisenberg and Richard Cannistraro v. Sir Denis Malone, in his capacity as the Cayman Mutual Legal Assistance Authority pursuant to Section 4 of the Mutual Legal Assistance (United States of America) Law 1986 [Appeal No. 50 of 1990] U.K.P.C. 17 [April 22d, 1991] 
CFTC v. JBW Capital, LLC
Williams v. Astra, Inc.
Moore v. La-Z-Boy
Williams v. Astra USA,Inc
United States v. Bertoli
United States v.Cannistraro
United States v. Zolp
SEC v. Tome et al
Kelly v. Doukas
Joanne Luciano v.Vincent B