Welcome to Reiman ADR

Jim Reiman - Reiman ADRJim Reiman is an arbitrator and mediator who has tried commercial cases, had a sophisticated commercial transactions practice, served as CEO of a public company operating exclusively in China, and served as chairman of the board of directors of a public company listed on the London Stock Exchange’s AIM market. Jim currently serves as a mediator and arbitrator for commercial disputes, serves on public and private company boards of directors, and teaches negotiation as part of the Oxford Programme on Negotiation at the University of Oxford’s Saïd Business School and international arbitration in the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators’ Fellowship training programs. As a businessman, Jim understands the business issues underlying commercial disputes and, additionally, as an attorney who practiced law for 18 years and who adjudicates and mediates commercial disputes, he grasps the complexities and nuances of the legal issues.

Jim also understands client issues as a consumer of legal services having hired and managed lawyers in his roles as a CEO and board director.

Jim served as lead or billing attorney in private practice negotiating and documenting complex business transactions (both domestic and international), complex financings, real estate development and construction projects, trade and intellectual property disputes, unfair competition, private equity financings, strategic partnerships, corporate restructurings, and mergers/acquisitions, as well as exit strategies, generational transfers, and partnership dissolutions of smaller businesses.

Jim also possesses a solid understanding of patent rights – he holds 19 domestic and foreign issued patents on aerodynamic enhancement devices of which he is the co-inventor.

As a mediator, Jim strives to bring the parties to “yes” by ferreting out the issues at the heart of a dispute and finding acceptable solutions to those matters as well as the issues that are the subject of the “noise.” Jim Reiman’s dual careers as an attorney and as a businessperson provide him with insights and experiences that he taps to identify the core issues and efficiently negotiate those matters to successfully resolve the parties’ disputes.

As an arbitrator, Jim strives to understand the issues underpinning the dispute so that he may apply the law and the terms of the parties’ agreement correctly.  He also manages the pre-hearing process, balancing cost, time, and fairness.  Such requires a breadth of experiences and a sensitivity to the needs of the parties as well as the nuances of the issues at the core of the dispute.  It also requires the intestinal fortitude to be decisive.  Jim Reiman’s demonstrated success in business in China, the UK, Canada and the US, and his success as a business transactions attorney evidence his possession of these qualities.

Chartered Institute
of Arbitrators


American Arbitration

Commercial, Joint Ventures, and Mergers & Acquisitions Panels (Arbitration and Mediation)

International Centre
for Dispute Resolution

Panel of Arbitrators

International Institute for
Conflict Prevention and Resolution

Insurance-Policy Holder Coverage, Real Estate, and General Commercial Panels (Arbitration and Mediation)

ADR Institute of Canada
ADR Institute of Alberta