James Y. Rayis

International business

Curriculum vitae

EXPERIENCE

Mr. James Rayis, is a shareholder of Giarmarco, Mullins & Horton, P.C. He practices in the areas of international business and corporate law, organization structuring, joint ventures and mergers, trade law, trademark prosecutions (registration) and trademark enforcement.

Mr. Rayis has worked closely with clients from all areas of the world including Europe, Southeast Asia and Africa. He has extensive experience in Middle East and North African business combinations. He represents companies in U.S. Government contract and procurement matters and disputes.

James is former Chairman of the American Bar Association International Law Middle East Committee and State Bar of Georgia International Law Section. He also served as Chair of the Birmingham-Bloomfield (MI) Chamber of Commerce Public Policy Committee.

Mr. Rayis served in Iraq as the first Director of Global Justice Program – Iraq, a U.S. State Department program focused on judicial and bar association independence from central government pressure or control.

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P  (248) 457-7173
E  jrayis@gmhlaw.com

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EXPERIENCE

Mr. James Rayis, is a shareholder of Giarmarco, Mullins & Horton, P.C. He practices in the areas of international business and corporate law, organization structuring, joint ventures and mergers, trade law, trademark prosecutions (registration) and trademark enforcement.

Mr. Rayis has worked closely with clients from all areas of the world including Europe, Southeast Asia and Africa. He has extensive experience in Middle East and North African business combinations. He represents companies in U.S. Government contract and procurement matters and disputes.

James is former Chairman of the American Bar Association International Law Middle East Committee and State Bar of Georgia International Law Section. He also served as Chair of the Birmingham-Bloomfield (MI) Chamber of Commerce Public Policy Committee.

Mr. Rayis served in Iraq as the first Director of Global Justice Program – Iraq, a U.S. State Department program focused on judicial and bar association independence from central government pressure or control.

Practice Areas

•  International Law
•  Business Law & Commercial Transactions
•  Government Law
•  Franchise Law
•  Mergers and Acquisitions
•  Automotive

EDUCATION

•  Michigan State University B.A.
•  University of Georgia School of Law, J.D.

Admitted to Practice

•  Michigan, Washington D.C., Georgia, Colorado
•  U.S. Court of International Trade
•  U.S. Court of Federal Claims
•  Eleventh Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals; Federal Circuit Court of Appeals
•  U.S. District Court- Federal District; E.D. MI; N.D. GA

Memberships

•  State Bar of Michigan: Chair-Elect, International Law Section (Current)
•  American Bar Association: Chairman of the ILS Middle East Committee (2002-2008)
•  State Bar of Georgia Chairman, International Law Section (2001-2002)

ARTICLES

  • Export Controls and the Validated End User Program: Volume XX, No. 11, Michigan International Lawyer, Spring/Summer 2008.
  • Doing Business in Iraq?, Volume 14, No. 6, Business Law Today, July/August 2005.
  • Perspective of the Venture Capital Advisor, Chapter, Rescues of Companies, Role of Shareholders, Creditors and the Administrator, Kluwer Law International, Dr. Winfried Schmitz, Ed. (1995).

Distinctions

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Contact

P  (248) 457-7000
F  (248) 457-7001
E  contact@gmhlaw.com

Honors

US News Best Lawyers Best Law Firms
Detroit Free Press Top Places to Work
Leading Lawyers
DBusiness Top Lawyers
Martindale-Hubbell Peer Reviewed
Fortune Magazine Top Ranked Law Firms

Contact

P  (248) 457-7000
F  (248) 457-7001
E  contact@gmhlaw.com