Stephen Reams, Esq.

Stephen M. Reams is a Partner in the Atlanta office of Smith, Currie & Hancock LLP. Steve concentrates his practice on construction law and commercial litigation. He represents owners, developers, general contractors, and subcontractors in state and federal court and in alternative dispute resolution processes throughout the United States. His practice also includes drafting and negotiating construction and design contracts and advising parties during projects. He has counseled clients on numerous projects involving retail malls, professional sports stadiums, public housing, hotels, condominiums, medical facilities, government contracts, schools and Native American tribal lands. Steve also has extensive knowledge of alternative project delivery methods such as design-build, P-3, and multi-party agreements.

Steve received his law degree from the University of Notre Dame where he participated in the year-long Concannon Programme of International Law in London England. He earned his undergraduate degree from Centre College in Kentucky. Steve played four years of NCAA football while studying at Centre College.

My Sessions

Understanding Construction Contracts for Grant-Funded Entities

Patrons I

Construction and renovation projects can be complex, but even relatively simple projects can involve complicated and highly technical agreements. Make sure that you understand what those construction contracts mean and how to negotiate the best terms for your organization. This session will discuss the major frameworks for construction contracts, what terms are negotiable, and what […]

Grants Management Management/Governance

Wage and Hour Law Update


Are you familiar with the wage and hour laws that apply to grant-funded organizations? This workshop will discuss two of the most important: the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (or FLSA) and the Davis-Bacon Act. By attending, you will learn about the minimum wage and overtime requirements of the FLSA and the prevailing wage requirements […]

Human Resources