George M. Reyes

Partner

Tel: (951) 826-8341

Location(s)

At a Glance

George provides general counsel services for privately owned businesses and nonprofits, focusing on mergers and acquisitions. 

He provides trust, estate and succession planning to businesses and individuals.

George has received recognition from Best Lawyers in America® for Corporate Law every year since 2006.
 

George Reyes is a seasoned business attorney who provides general counsel services for privately owned businesses and nonprofits, with a focus on mergers and acquisitions. He also provides trust, estate and succession planning to businesses and individuals. George is a partner in Best Best & Krieger LLP’s Business practice group based in the firm’s Riverside and San Diego offices.
 
General Counsel, Transactional and Merger & Acquisition Services
George provides general counsel and transactional legal representation to various types of businesses, from start-ups to well-established ongoing concerns, in a broad cross-section of industries. These include steel, medical, hospital, printing and publishing, equipment rental, injection molding, medical device manufacturing, automotive, insurance, records storage, citrus processing, automobile dealership, plastics engineering, schools for the developmentally disabled, accounting and legal. He has extensive experience representing both buyers and sellers in mergers and acquisitions, helping them limit risk through careful pre-acquisition planning, due diligence investigation and artful transaction and financing document drafting and negotiation. 

Trust, Estate & Succession Planning
George assists individuals in all aspects of estate and gift tax planning, as well as income matters involving trusts and estates. He helps clients decide upon the best approach to meet their specific goals. This could include establishing living trusts, family limited partnerships, various charitable trust arrangements and other irrevocable trust devices, as well as wills, powers of appointment and community property agreements.
 
George also works with small businesses and professional clients to provide business succession planning in the acquisition and disposition of small businesses and professional practices, whether or not these transactions are part of the estate planning or administration process.
 
George is married to Mary Ann and they have two grown sons, Matthew and Kevin. George is admitted to practice law in the State of California.

Education

  • University of California, Davis, J.D. 
  • Harvard University, B.A. 
  • Top 50 Influential Leaders, San Diego Daily Transcript, 2018
  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Corporate Law, 2006-2019
  • Advisor of the Year, Buy-Side Legal Representation, 2017
Partner George Reyes Named a San Diego Influential Leader
Press Releases Sep 6, 2018

Partner George Reyes Named a San Diego Influential Leader

Annual List Recognizes Top Professionals in San Diego County

Best Lawyers in America Lists 27 BB&K Attorneys for 2019
Press Releases Aug 21, 2018

Best Lawyers in America Lists 27 BB&K Attorneys for 2019

Representing a Variety of Practice Areas

BB&K Team Handles Plastic Company Sale
Client Successes May 8, 2018

BB&K Team Handles Plastic Company Sale

Riverside-based AMA Now Owned by Westfall Technik

Partner George Reyes Named a 2017 Advisor of the Year
Press Releases Nov 3, 2017

Partner George Reyes Named a 2017 Advisor of the Year

Recognized for Work on Partnership & Acquisition Deal, Along with Finalist Patrick Monroe

22 BB&K Attorneys  Earn Spot on Best Lawyers in America 2018 List
Press Releases Aug 15, 2017

22 BB&K Attorneys Earn Spot on Best Lawyers in America 2018 List

Two Recognized as Lawyers of the Year

BB&K Advises on Partnership and Acquisition Deal for Safe Company
Client Successes Aug 4, 2017

BB&K Advises on Partnership and Acquisition Deal for Safe Company

BB&K Ranks No. 23 on San Diego Business Journal Top Law Firms List
Press Releases May 9, 2017

BB&K Ranks No. 23 on San Diego Business Journal Top Law Firms List

San Diego Office Continues to Advance Up the List

Press Releases Aug 15, 2016

20 BB&K Attorneys Make Best Lawyers in America 2017 List

Two Named Lawyers of the Year

BB&K Partner George Reyes Honored by the Salvation Army
Press Releases Oct 28, 2015

BB&K Partner George Reyes Honored by the Salvation Army

“Soup-er Stars” Award Recognizes Riverside Residents Who Impact Their Communities

Press Releases Aug 17, 2015

19 BB&K Attorneys Included on the 2016 Best Lawyers in America List

Partner Iris Yang and Of Counsel Joseph Coomes Selected as Lawyers of the Year

Press Releases Aug 19, 2014

Thirteen BB&K Attorneys Named to The Best Lawyers in America© 2015 List

The Included Attorneys Practice in BB&K Offices throughout California

  • “Healthcare: The Economic Challenges and Opportunities for the Coachella Valley,” Coachella Valley Economic Forecast Conference, April 11, 2013