David M. Grimes, Counsel/Co-Founder

David M. Grimes

David M. Grimes


David is a partner in Reed Smith’s New York and Paris offices who brings more than 25 years of experience to cross border and domestic M&A, securities, commercial and restructuring transactions.

He routinely represents companies and private equity funds (including their portfolio companies) in their acquisitions, dispositions and joint ventures, venture funds in their investments, and banks and other financial institutions in their financing transactions and restructurings. David has acted for clients in a variety of industries, with particular experience in media, life sciences, financial institutions, energy & commodities, chemicals and manufacturing.

David was the managing partner of Reed Smith’s New York Office from 2004 to 2006, was a co-founder of the firm’s Paris office, and formerly was head of Reed Smith’s Cross Border Transactions Practice Group.

David also is a member of the Emory Law School Advisory Board.