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Vincent R. Martorana



  • University of Chicago Law School, 2002, J.D.
  • University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School, 1999, B.S., Economics (with concentrations in Finance and Operations & Information Management), magna cum laude

Professional Admissions / Qualifications

  • New York

Vincent is counsel in the Corporate & Transactional Advisory Group with Reed Smith’s New York office. His practice includes the representation of clients in domestic and cross-border mergers, stock and asset acquisitions and divestitures, joint ventures, strategic alliances, licensing arrangements, corporate restructurings, private equity investments, and securities offerings. He also regularly provides advice on corporate governance and state laws governing business entities (including Delaware and New York corporate, partnership, and limited liability company law). Vincent has represented a wide range of clients—from start-up and early-stage companies to well-established enterprises—in various industries, including technology, healthcare, pharmaceutical products, and consumer products.

Vincent has extensive experience providing advice on contract drafting, analysis, and interpretation relating to disputes, settlements, and negotiated transactions. He has presented his continuing legal education contract-drafting courses for in-house legal departments and at various other venues, including Practising Law Institute, Strafford Webinars, The Business Development Academy, the National Academy of Continuing Legal Education, Commercial Law WebAdvisor, the American Bar Association, the New York State Bar Association, the New York City Bar Association, the New York County Lawyers Association, the Brooklyn Bar Association, the Suffolk County Bar Association, and the Westchester County Bar Association.

He is the author of Drafting Points, a blog that is dedicated to contract-drafting issues. He has also written several articles on contract drafting and interpretation, is the co-author of the Reed Smith LLP white paper A Guide to Contract Interpretation (July 2014) and is the editor of the Reed Smith LLP Contract-Drafting Bulletin.

Employment History

  • 2006 - Reed Smith
  • 2002 - Willkie Farr & Gallagher

Honors & Awards

  • Identified as the 2nd most read author in the United States in June 2014 among all Mondaq readers globally.

Professional Affiliations

American Bar Association (Business Law section)

Notable Quotes

  • "Lesson From Icahn, Ackman Feud: Look For Fuzzy Deal Terms" Law360 (January 28, 2013)