Mr. Thomas Edward Reilly

Mr. Thomas Edward Reilly: Attorney with Troutman Sanders LLP
  • Partner; Practice Group Leader; Executive Committee Member at Troutman Sanders LLP (582 Attorneys)
  • Bank of America Plaza, 600 Peachtree Street, N.E., Suite 3000, Atlanta, GA 30308
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With over 15 years of experience in business litigation, Tom Reilly leads the Business Litigation Group of Troutman Sanders. Tom's distinguished trial record includes successful outcomes in various state and federal trial courts, as well as numerous reported cases in the Georgia Court of Appeals and Georgia Supreme Court. Tom represents companies in high profile, high stakes business disputes, including claims for breach of contract, fraud, tortious interference, and other business torts and statutory claims. His clients include public and private companies from various industries, including real estate, banking and other financial services, energy, telecommunications, transportation, and manufacturing. Tom has served as lead trial counsel for clients in jury trials, bench trials and arbitration proceedings, and also has extensive mediation and appellate experience.

Representative Experience

Obtained unanimous decision in the Georgia Supreme Court on behalf of leading Atlanta real estate developer, defeating claims brought by purchasers for alleged fraud, negligent misrepresentation, and violations of the Georgia Fair Business Practices Act.

Obtained unanimous decision in the Georgia Court of Appeals on behalf of services provider, affirming breach of contract and enforcing liquidated damages provision.

Litigation counsel to publicly-traded real estate investment trust in various litigation matters, including claims alleging breach of contract, fraud and other business torts.

Lead counsel to national nursing home chains and affiliates in various business litigation matters, including breach of contract and business tort claims such as fraud, tortious interference, and alter-ego/veil-piercing.

Lead trial counsel to various financial institutions in various litigation matters, including actions for breach of guaranties and other loan documents, actions to appoint receivers, foreclosure confirmations and deficiency actions.

Lead counsel to publicly-traded gaming company in various litigation matters in state and federal court, including claims for breach of contract, tortious interference, declaratory judgment and misappropriation of trade secrets.

Lead counsel to software developer in litigation concerning breach of contract, business torts and copyright infringement claims.

Counsel to publicly-traded owner of auto dealerships in litigation concerning breach of lease agreement, breach of sales contract and fraud.

Counsel to major utility company in litigation for breach of contract, negligence and declaratory judgment concerning alleged business interruption and lost profits.

Counsel to manufacturer of copper wire, cable and coatings in litigation concerning entitlement to antitrust settlement proceeds.

Representative Reported Cases

Novare Group, Inc. v. Sarif, 290 Ga. 186 (2011).

Metro Land Holdings Invs., LLC v. Bank of Am., N.A., 311 Ga. App. 498 (2011).

Weinstock v. Novare Group, Inc., 309 Ga. App. 351 (2011).

Belans v. Bank of Am., N.A., 309 Ga. App. 208 (2011).

Sarif v. Novare Group, Inc., 306 Ga. App. 741 (2010).

Mariner Healthcare Mgmt Co. v. Sovereign Healthcare, LLC, 306 Ga. App. 873 (2010).

Belans v. Bank of Am., N.A., 306 Ga. App. 252 (2010).

Mun. Elec. Auth. v. Gold-Arrow Farms, 276 Ga. App. 862 (2005).

Wilson v. Prudential Industrial Properties, LLC, 276 Ga. App. 180 (2005).

Coop. Res. Ctr. v. Southeast Rural Assistance Project, 256 Ga. App. 719 (2002).

Multifamily Mortg. Trust 1996-1 v. Ara Associates-Shangri-La, 242 Ga. App. 465 (2000).

Other Distinctions

Emory School of Law, Kessler-Edison Program for Trial Techniques Instructor.

Selected as a Georgia Rising Star in Business Litigation by Law & Politics and Atlanta Magazine (2005, 2007, 2009-2010).

Named to Georgia Trend magazine's Legal Elite in business law (2008-2009).

Selected as a Super Lawyer in Business Litigation by Law & Politics and Atlanta Magazine (2012-2013).

Master, American Inns of Court Lamar Inn of Court.

Recognized as a "Future Star" by Benchmark Litigation (2013).


ยท State Bar of Georgia (Member, Litigation Section and Real Property Section)

Areas of Practice (5)

  • Business Litigation
  • Corporate Counsel
  • Dispute Resolution
  • General Practice & Trial Law
  • Real Property Law

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
804-396-2295  Phone
404.885.3256  Phone
(404) 885-3900  Fax
University Attended:
College of William and Mary, B.A., 1992
Law School Attended:
University of North Carolina, J.D., with honors, 1996
Year of First Admission:
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia; Georgia Superior Courts; Supreme Court of Georgia; Georgia State Courts; 1996, Georgia; Georgia Court of Appeals
State Bar of Georgia (Member, Litigation Section and Real Property Section).

Birth Information:
Huntington Station, New York, 1970

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