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Services include:

Employment law

General counsel for businesses 

Drafting and negotiating offer letters and employment agreements


Creating compensation plans 
Negotiating exit packages and severance pay 
Real estate law

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Daniel Reilly, a business and executive employment attorney, offers legal solutions tailored to businesses and executives at all levels in Rhode Island and Massachusetts, and nationwide through of-counsel relationships.


Attorney Reilly advises businesses as legal counsel for employment, real estate, and contracts matters, and provides counsel on negotiating employment offer letters, contracts, compensation plans, and severance packages for employees and companies.

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Dan provides consultation to executives, employees, board members, and executive recruiters and search firms, focusing on crafting competitive compensation and benefit packages. His expertise includes designing long-term incentive plans that align interests and maximize returns for both companies and executives. With a comprehensive understanding of the local job market, he ensures that job candidates have attractive and enticing compensation and benefits packages.



Dan is experienced in negotiating and drafting employment agreements for employees at all levels, including board members and boards of directors. He adeptly manages legal matters related to non-compete, non-disclosure, and "no poach" clauses, safeguarding the interests of businesses and protecting their valuable assets.


For executives and employees seeking guidance on their exits from organizations, Dan focuses on negotiating generous severance packages while carefully navigating restrictive exit agreements. He ensures that individuals receive the most favorable terms possible, allowing them to explore future opportunities without unnecessary limitations.


Dan provides specialized legal support to founders, early employees, and executives of startups and other companies. His expertise encompasses matters related to compensation, ownership, and exits, enabling businesses to navigate the unique challenges and opportunities that arise in the dynamic startup ecosystem.


Acting as outside general counsel, Dan offers a wide range of legal services to corporate clients. In addition to handling general corporate matters, he provides guidance on specialized transactions, such as real estate leases, company acquisitions and divestitures, and general employment law issues. Businesses can rely on Dan's expertise to navigate complex legal landscapes and ensure compliance while achieving their strategic objectives.



Reilly Legal's past representative matters include, but are not limited to:


     Executive Compensation and Employment

  • Represented the Chief Sales Officer of a leading bio-tech company in Massachusetts after being elevated to a new role as company president, and in his subsequent recruitment to a publicly traded company as their CEO

  • Represented the head of sales for a bio-tech company who was elevated to Chief Executive Officer 

  • Represented a VP of Sales at a leading technology company in Massachusetts in employment contract negotiation

  • Represented a financial technology leader being recruited to a leading national bank, and negotiated a counter offer which led to his promotion at his current company

  • Served as legal counsel to a leading New York City executive coach in negotiating numerous coaching opportunities and long term contracts

  • Represented a leading consultant and executive in the up-and-coming retail cannabis industry

  • Represented the co-founder of a successful startup company in a secondary stock sale transaction, which resulted in a substantial financial windfall


     Business Counsel

  • Serve as outside legal counsel to a large, regional destination indoor recreation complex, handling regulatory affairs, real estate, zoning and land use matters, facilitating financing transactions, and handling general corporate legal affairs. Dan provides legal counsel and ongoing public relations consulting. 

  • Serve as outside legal counsel to a leading sports merchandise technology company, handling general corporate and regulatory affairs, contracts drafting and analysis, and related matters

  • Represents a real estate developer in the acquisition of new multifamily properties in the Providence metropolitan area

  • Serves as counsel to a multifamily real estate investor in the Providence metropolitan area, handling litigation matters, contracts drafting and analysis, and related matters

  • Represented multiple startup companies in handling corporate formations, facilitating financing transactions, and handling related matters 

Reilly Legal's clients include:

  • C-suite executives

  • Small business owners

  • Vice presidents, managers, and employees across all functional areas

  • Boards of directors, their members, and board compensation committees at public and private companies

  • Executive recruiters and search firms

  • Candidates in search processes

  • Real estate investors and developers

Reilly Legal is the one-stop legal solution for the various legal needs job candidates, executives, businesses face, including:

  • Employment offer letters and contract negotiation and drafting 

  • Crafting both short and long-term compensation packages for executives

  • Negotiating exit agreements and severance packages

  • Working with executives and boards to handle sensitive issues pertaining to employee separation

  • Working through sensitive matters pertaining to startup company founders and their compensation and equity

  • Handling employment and compensation matters on behalf of leading recruiting and search firms

  • Additionally, Dan handles commercial real estate lease negotiation and drafting, along with small-to-mid-cap mergers and acquisitions (pre-deal due diligence through to transaction close)

Dan is licensed to practice law in both Massachusetts and Rhode Island, and consults on matters nationwide while also engaging local counsel for any specific legal needs in other jurisdictions.


Meet Attorney Daniel P. Reilly

Executive Compensation Lawyer Rhode Island

Tel: 401-619-8734

Dan Reilly, who is licensed to practice in both Rhode Island and Massachusetts, is the founding partner of Reilly Legal. He is an entrepreneurial lawyer who understands the needs of executives and corporate boards when it comes to negotiating and executing effective employment agreements and compensation plans. He serves as outside general counsel to several companies and non-profit organizations, and is legal counsel to the House Minority Leader in the Rhode Island House of Representatives.


A former executive search consultant, he worked to recruit C-level executives to technology, consumer, and industrial companies throughout virtually every function. He has worked with leading C-suite executives, directors, managers, and line employees on issues relating to their employment agreements. He has worked extensively with private equity-backed consumer and industrial companies and their people. Dan has experience in both transactional and litigation work, and has appeared before regulatory agencies. Dan is also a certified mediator. A man of many talents, Dan Reilly areas of expertise also include corporate law and real estate. 

Dan served for four years in the Rhode Island House of Representatives as the State Representative from Portsmouth and Middletown, Rhode Island. Through his time in public office, Dan has developed a strong working relationship with many inside of state government and enjoys using this experience to help his clients. Additionally, Dan served as a licensed emergency medical technician for ten years, volunteering in several area communities.

Dan is a graduate of Providence College and the Roger Williams University School of Law. He is married with two children and lives in Barrington, Rhode Island. 


Contact Reilly Legal Today


Mail:         11 Hawthorne Ave, Barrington, RI 02806

Tel:           401-619-8734

For any general inquiries, please submit your information at the top of the page, or reach out via email.

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