Terrence J.L. Reeves
Ann Arbor, MI
Ann Arbor, MI
Terrence chairs the firm’s venture capital team. Terrence represents startups and emerging growth companies at all stages of development, and the investors that fund them. His practice includes corporate and securities law matters, entity formation, corporate governance, software licensing, venture capital financings, strategic alliances, and exit transactions. Terrence advises clients across a broad range of industries, including software, digital health, SaaS, consumer products, energy, cyber-security, mobility, and other emerging technologies.
In addition to his career in the private sector, Terrence previously served as an AUSA in the Eastern District of Michigan, where he led a district-wide Financial Crimes Task Force to record performance. While at the DOJ, his multi-agency team enforced regulations covering money service businesses, including the Patriot Act and Bank Secrecy Act. Terrence started his career at Miller Canfield in the firm’s Corporate Group where his practice included mergers and acquisitions, private equity, start-ups, and technology ventures.
Terrence is a frequent speaker on leadership, venture capital, and entrepreneurship in the region.
German venture capital fund investment in San Francisco, CA-based artificial intelligence company
East Coast-based direct-to-consumer company in follow-on venture capital financing
Ohio-based delivery company in $15M Series A venture capital financing
Represented Parabricks in its sale to NVIDIA
A Y Combinator B2C software company in $2M Series Seed venture capital financing
East Coast-based direct-to-consumer company in $4.6M Series Seed venture capital investment by leading coastal funds
New York-based digital health company in licensing agreement with top-10 pediatric hospital in the U.S.
New York-based digital health company in expansion into Europe in partnership with global biotech company
A cyber-security company in multiple venture capital financings
Texas-based B2B/B2C software company in venture capital financing
Michigan-based battery company in Series A venture capital financing
Michigan-based advanced battery separator company in follow-on venture capital financing
Michigan-based physical security and risk software company in multiple venture capital financings
A private equity controlled financial institution on the sale of $41B in mortgage servicing rights
Software company in $35M stock sale to a private equity firm
International automotive supplier in $70M stock sale to a private equity firm
International automotive supplier in $40M merger to a private equity subsidiary
Advanced battery manufacturer in follow-on venture capital financing
Buildings materials company in venture capital financing
Social networking company in venture capital financing
Online advertisement company in venture capital financing
Direct-to-consumer cosmetics company in venture capital financing
Internet of Medical Things company in multiple venture capital financings
SaaS company in venture capital financing
Venture capital fund in venture capital financing of AI company
Consumer social networking company in venture capital financing
Automotive supplier in asset and stock purchase valued at $560M
Automotive supplier in $150M asset purchase of structural products business with operations in six different countries
International corporation in $230M stock purchase of a pharmaceutical company
China-based automotive company in $450M asset purchase of power steering components company with operations in fourteen countries
International metalworking manufacturing company in $110M stock sale and $40M asset sale to a publicly traded corporation
Online electronics company in $20M stock sale
Multi-national logistics firm on asset purchase of a regional logistics firm.
Wayne State University Law School, J.D.
University of Notre Dame Mendoza College of Business, M.B.A., Corporate Finance and Strategy, magna cum laude
Eastern Michigan University, B.S., Political Science
University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School, Venture Capital Program
LPM Institute, Fundamental Skills of Legal Project Management, Certificate, June 2021
“Power List,” Lawyers of Color (2020)
Wolverine Bar Association, Member of the Year, Shining Star and Pipeline Awards
Eastern Michigan University, Young Alumnus Award
Ford Community Service Award, Recipient
Michigan Chronicle’s “40 under 40” Award
American Bar Association
Endeavor Global, Inc., Mentor
Michigan Strategic Fund, Board of Directors, 2018-2019
National Bar Association
University of Michigan – Ross School of Business Zell Lurie Commercialization Fund, Advisory Board
University of Notre Dame John Cardinal O’Hara Society
Wolverine Bar Association, President
June 7, 2021 | Diversity & Inclusion
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April 24, 2020 | Coronavirus Response Team
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March 9, 2020 | Diversity & Inclusion
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January 8, 2020 | Experience
Background Frost Brown Todd client Parabricks Inc., a software developer specializing in bioinformat...
October 23, 2019 | Press Releases
Hires corporate attorney Terrence J.L. Reeves as Member-in-Charge Veteran Michigan attorney Terrence...