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.


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

    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


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


  • Barry C. Reed Jr.
    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


    • Suffolk University, J.D., 1983
    • College of the Holy Cross, B.S., 1979


  • Thomas Bockhorst
    Of Counsel

    Thomas Bockhorst is Of Counsel with Reed & Giordano.  Mr. Bockhorst has been an attorney since 1993. He has ten years of experience in private practice, both litigating business, securities, and employment disputes and advising on and negotiating business transactions, including securities purchase agreements, asset acquisitions, executive employment agreements, and commercial leases.  He has tried cases in federal and state courts, before administrative agencies, and in arbitration. 

    In between his stints in private practice, Mr. Bockhorst has practiced for fifteen years as in-house counsel to two different business, first as Senior Counsel to a recognized consumer products company and then as General Counsel for a registered investment adviser and investment consulting firm.  He managed a full range of issues for these entities, including regulatory compliance (securities and otherwise),negotiating terms and side letter provisions for investments in private funds and private placements, negotiating customer and vendor contracts and other business agreements, and advising on commodity derivative transactions, advertising and marketing compliance, and sweepstakes and promotions matters, as well as employment advice and trademark and copyright licensing and registration matters. 

    Mr. Bockhorst also has nine years of significant finance experience, including five years managing the cash flow and treasury operations of a recognized consumer products company and four years auditing public and charitable entities with a Big Four public accounting firm.

    Bar Admission

    • Massachusetts, 1993
    • New York, 2011


    • University of Cincinnati College of Law, J.D., 1993
    • New York University Stern School of Business, M.S., 1987
    • Princeton  University, B.A., 1985


  • Derek Glover

    Derek joined Reed & Giordano in July of 2020. Prior to joining the firm, Attorney Glover worked as an associate in a small general practice firm with a focus on personal injury and residential real estate.

    Attorney Glover obtained his Juris Doctorate Degree from Suffolk University and has been licensed to practice law in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts since 2011.

    Areas of Practice
    • Personal Injury
    • Medical Malpractice
    • Torts
    • Wrongful Death

    Bar Admission
    • Massachusetts, 2011


    • Suffolk University Law School, J.D., 2011
    • John Jay College of Criminal Justice, B.A. in Justice Studies in the Humanities, Minor in Philosophy, 2008


  • Breanna Troutman

    Breanna Troutman is an associate attorney at Reed & Giordano. She graduated from New England Law here in Boston, Massachusetts. While in law school, Breanna focused on risk management, business, and cannabis law. While in school, she recieved a certificate in risk management, cannabis, and business compliance. Prior to working at Reed & Giordano, she worked in criminal defense, fraud, false claims, and healthcare law.

    Bar Admission
    • Connecticut, 2022
    • Massachusetts, 2023

    • New England Law Boston, J.D., 2022
    • University of Georgia, B.A., International Affairs 2017


  • Julian Frare
    Associate Pending Bar Admission 2023

    Julian Frare graduated from Boston College Law School in May 2023. During his time, Attorney Frare gained extensive experience in litigation concerning family, business, and contract matters. Attorney Frare was born and raised in Suffield, CT and attended undergrad at Quinnipiac University, where he majored in both legal studies and philosophy. Besides the law, Attorney Frare loves to run, hike, and play soccer. You can often find him walking the Chestnut Hill reservoir with his German shepherd, Zelda. He is excited to begin his formal legal career at our office starting in September 2023.

    Bar Admission
    • Massachusetts, pending bar admission 2023

    • Boston College Law School, J.D., 2023
    • Quinnipiac University, B.A., 2020


  • Molly Sullivan

    Molly Sullivan has been a legal administrative assistant for five years. Molly studied Political Science with an emphasis on the judicial system. She completed her Bachelor's Degree in December 2021 and majored in American Politics and Society.


    • Emmanuel College, B.A., American Politics and Society, 2021



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