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Jeffrey M. Reichard



Jeff Reichard practices primarily in the areas of construction, commercial litigation and intellectual property. He regularly represents owners, general contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, design professionals and lenders in contract negotiations, dispute avoidance and dispute resolution regarding various construction issues, including delays, inefficiencies, defects, liens, bonds and related matters.

Jeff also is a licensed patent attorney who represents both large and small entities in all aspects of intellectual property procurement, licensing and enforcement, including prosecution and litigation of patents, copyrights, trademarks and trade secrets.  

He is a frequent speaker and author, with published articles and presentations covering an array of construction and intellectual property topics. Jeff has been recognized for his expertise on the intersection of construction and intellectual property, and in particular, architectural copyrights.


  • Wake Forest University School of Law, J.D., 2008
  • University of North Carolina, B.A., 2000
Bar Admissions
  • North Carolina
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Civic & Professional Memberships

ABA Forum on Construction Law - Member of Steering Committee for Division 5 (General Contractors), 2017-present

North Carolina Bar Association Construction Law Section, Member of Governing Council, 2012-2015, Editor of Change Order publication, 2010-2012

Greensboro Bar Association - Young Lawyers Division, Board Member

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  • Recognized by Chambers USA, Construction in 2020
  • North Carolina Super Lawyers® "Rising Star" in Construction Litigation (2014-2018) and Intellectual Property (2018)
  • Registered Patent Attorney
  • Wake Forest Intellectual Property Law Journal
  • Moot Court Board Member
  • Cisco Systems, Inc. - Engineer and Analyst
  • Recognized in Business North Carolina's Legal Elite of 2021


Speaking & Writing

  • The 10 Things You Must Know About Architectural Copyrights. Under architectural copyright law, imitation could be a very costly endeavor. So, Nexsen Pruet attorney Jeff Reichard offers ten tips to help contractors, owners and architects protect themselves from architectural copyright disputes. Speaker, ABA Forum on Construction Law Webinar on "Intellectual Property Issues for Construction Lawyers," July 12, 2017.
  • Speaker, ABA Forum on Construction Law Regional Meeting, Charlotte, NC: (CLE) Construction Contracts: Finding Common Ground in Drafting and Negotiating Design and Construction Clauses, March 4, 2016.
  • Co-author of Construction Subcontracting: A Comprehensive Practical and Legal Guide, ABA Forum on Construction Law, 2014.
  • Speaker/Interview: Commercial Real Estate Radio with Howard Kline: "Buildings, Blueprints & Lawsuits: Architectural Copyright Protections & Liabilities," April 2, 2013.
  • Bankruptcy Ruling Helps Subcontractors and Suppliers in North Carolina A new ruling in North Carolina is good news for subcontractors and suppliers. On March 14, 2012, the Honorable Randy D. Doub, Chief Judge of the United States Bankruptcy for the eastern District of North Carolina, ruled that neither the post-petition service of claims of lien on funds nor the filing of claims of lien on real property by subcontractors and suppliers violates the bankruptcy automatic stay.
  • Co-author of The Annotated Construction Law Glossary, ABA Forum on Construction Law, 2010.
  • Construction Law Alert - Fall 2010 This article addresses a recent Maryland decision on the application of a termination for convenience ("T/C") clause. Such clauses have been around for years, but the case law has generally come from federal contracts, and the courts that have construed them have given the federal government broad latitude in justifying a termination for convenience. The new Maryland rule could be the beginning of a new standard for use of the T/C clause in commercial contracts.
  • The Famous Marks Doctrine: A Call for American Courts to Grant Trademark Rights to Famous Foreign Marks  - Nexsen Pruet's Jeff Reichard authors an article about trademark law for the Wake Forest Intellectual Property Law Journal.

Media Coverage





When he's not practicing law, Jeff enjoys playing soccer, snowboarding, traveling, watching the Tar Heels and spending time with his wife and two young daughters.

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