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Wynne C. S. Reece

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Wynne C. S. Reece

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Practice Groups

Corporate and Transactions, Alternative Dispute Resolution

Industry Groups

Health Care Industry, Law Firms and Legal Organizations Industry, Non-Profit Organizations Industry

Overview

Wynne Reece represents businesses of varying sizes, corporations, creative entrepreneurs, professional entities (such as law firms, mental health practices, or dental practices), and individuals, in a variety of commercial matters, including general structure, client relations and disputes, investor growth strategy, mergers and acquisitions, intellectual property (e.g. trademark, trade dress and copyright), real estate, team structure compliance and mediation.

Wynne is uniquely situated when representing clients, as she has started two businesses and successfully transitioned both of them. She understands the challenges facing business owners and corporate executives the investment that many make into their business from an emotional and physical aspect, as well as a financial one. This is evident by her inception of The Creative’s Counsel® in 2015 which focuses on making legal work accessible, with relatable counsel; to date Wynne has worked with over 1,800 clients in an outside counsel capacity.

Wynne continues her passionate commitment to philanthropic ventures, has historically completed over 150 pro bono hours per year since her licensure, including founding a pro bono legal clinic in North Minneapolis, she has served on a number of committees and boards, she has served as the Mock Trial Chair for the Minnesota State Bar Association, and she was most recently an adjunct professor at Mitchell Hamline School of Law.

EDUCATION & ADMISSIONS

Education

  • William Mitchell College of Law, J.D., 2013
  • University of Minnesota, B.S., 2009

Bar Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota
  • Minnesota
  • Illinois
  • Wisconsin

Judicial Clerkships

  • Certified Trial Advocacy Teacher, National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA)

EXPERIENCE

Representative Cases

Representative Professional Entities
Wynne Reece has represented and/or defended and secured a variety of deals for:

  • Advertising Agencies
  • Artists
  • Bloggers and Other Digital Authors
  • Chiropractors
  • Clothing Designers
  • Content Creators (Photographers, Videographers, Authors)
  • Dentists
  • Digital Entrepreneurs
  • Digital Marketing and Design Agencies
  • Event and Wedding Vendors
  • Farmers
  • Health and Wellness Professionals
  • Illustrators
  • Influencers
  • Insurance Agencies
  • Lawyers
  • Product Manufacturers
  • Professional Athletes
  • Public Figures
  • Public Relations Firms
  • Real Estate and Rental Holding Companies
  • Restaurants and Food Businesses
  • Retail
  • …and many others.

Representative Experience
Negotiated intellectual property license agreements, paving the way for our client to build a continuous and fruitful product development relationship with a Fortune 50 company.

Led and facilitated an investment growth strategy that allowed our client to grow from presence in one state to nationally, benefiting their profitability significantly.

Represented hundreds of service industry businesses throughout the pandemic, working closely with representatives from the State of Minnesota to facilitate an understanding of the daily goings on the businesses were facing and assisting in drafted governance for operations to continue during COVID-19.

Led the commercial acquisition for a domestic creative company to an international buyer, resulting in 8-figure earnings for our client.

PROFESSIONAL & CIVIC

Bar Associations

  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Illinois Bar Association
  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Hennepin County Bar Association
Civic Involvement
  • Women Venture, volunteer
  • Twin Cities Rise, volunteer
  • Habitat for Humanity, volunteer
  • Walker Art Center, Committee Member
  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Mock Trial Committee Member

ACCOLADES

  • Rising Young Professional, Finance & Commerce, 2020
  • Top Women Lawyer list, Minneapolis/St. Paul Magazine, 2021-2023
  • Minnesota Rising Stars list, Super Lawyers, 2019-2023
  • North Star Lawyer, Minnesota State Bar Association, 2017-2022

Publications

  • The Reconstruction of Mediation: A Shift Toward Cultural Competency and Social Sophistication, author, Mitchell Hamline Law Review, 2021

Seminars

  • Guest Faculty, presenter, St. Thomas School of Law, 2022
  • Counseling Creatives, presenter, Hennepin County Bar Association, 2021
  • Guest Faculty, presenter, University of Chicago, 2015
  • Commencement Speaker, Breck School, 2014
  • Doctoral Speaker, University of Minnesota College of Education, 2013