Professional Biography

Michael (Mike) T. Reynvaan Partner

  • Seattle

    D +1.206.359.8469

    F +1.206.359.9469

    Seattle

    1201 Third Avenue, Suite 4900

    Seattle, WA

    +1.206.359.8469

    MReynvaan@perkinscoie.com

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OVERVIEW

Mike Reynvaan has 30 years of experience in the firm's Labor & Employment group.  Mike has negotiated over 100 collective bargaining agreements, handled numerous grievance arbitrations and strikes, and has represented employers in connection with such issues from small owner-operated businesses, to some of the largest corporations in America. He routinely represents employers in litigation, class action and mediation, and regularly counsels clients in high exposure situations involving senior executives or Bet-the-Company issues. Mike serves as regional counsel for United Parcel Service Inc. in the Pacific Northwest, and has worked with a variety of some of the Northwest's leading companies and sports organizations including, The Boeing Company, Starbucks Inc., Lowes Companies Inc., the Seattle Sonics, Longview Fibre Paper and Packaging Inc., Zymogenetics Inc. and the Seattle Storm Inc. Mike is listed in The Best Lawyers in America and Washington Law & Politics, “Washington’s Super Lawyers.” Mike also serves as the chair of the firm's Wine Industry practice, and works with a large number wine industry clients. 

Professional Recognition

  • Named Best Lawyers' Seattle, "Employment Law - Management Lawyer of the Year," 2017
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America 2003 - Present: Employment Law - Management; Labor Law - Management
  • Listed in Super Lawyers Magazine, "Washington’s Super Lawyers," 1999 - 2004, 2007 - 2009, 2012 - Present
  • Peer Review Rated AV in Martindale-Hubbell
    (AV®, BV® and CV® are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies.)

Professional Leadership

  • American Bar Association, Labor Law Section, Committee on Arbitration and Law of Collective Bargaining, 1984 - present
  • American Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division, Chair of the Labor and Employment Law Committee, 1989 - 1990
  • King County Bar Association, Labor Section
  • King County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division, Board of Trustees, 1989 - 1992
  • King County Guardian Ad Litem Program, Volunteer Attorney, 1982 - present

Community Involvement

  • Leadership Tomorrow, Participant, 1989

Clerkships

  • Hon. Robert Brachtenbach, State Supreme Court of Washington, 1982 - 1983

EXPERIENCE

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Areas of Focus

Bar and Court Admissions

  • Washington

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Washington

  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington

Education

  • Seattle University School of Law, J.D., 1982,
    Editor-in-Chief, University of Puget Sound Law Review
  • Lewis & Clark, B.A., Political Science, 1976
  • Whitman College,
    1971 - 1973

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Professional Biography

Michael (Mike) T. Reynvaan Partner

  • Seattle

    D +1.206.359.8469

    F +1.206.359.9469

    Seattle

    1201 Third Avenue, Suite 4900

    Seattle, WA

    +1.206.359.8469

    MReynvaan@perkinscoie.com

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OVERVIEW

Mike Reynvaan, partner with Perkins Coie LLP, focuses on Labor & Employment, Sports law and the Wine Industry. He is the head of the Wine Industry Practice at Perkins Coie, which now encompasses Corporate Formation, Mergers & Acquisitions, Water Rights, Land Use, State and Federal Regulatory Compliance, Trademark a& Copyrights and Dispute Resolution. Mike is listed in The Best Lawyers in America and Washington Law & Politics, “Washington’s Super Lawyers.” His family has planted two vineyards and has a winery in Walla Walla, WA.

Professional Recognition

  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America 2003 - Present: Employment Law - Management; Labor Law - Management
  • Listed in Washington Law & Politics, "Washington’s Super Lawyers," 1999 - 2009, 2012 - Present
  • Peer Review Rated AV in Martindale-Hubbell
    (AV®, BV® and CV® are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies.)

Professional Leadership

  • American Bar Association, Labor Law Section, Committee on Arbitration and Law of Collective Bargaining, 1984 - present
  • American Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division, Chair of the Labor and Employment Law Committee, 1989 - 1990
  • King County Bar Association, Labor Section
  • King County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division, Board of Trustees, 1989 - 1992
  • King County Guardian Ad Litem Program, Volunteer Attorney, 1982 - present

Community Involvement

  • Leadership Tomorrow, Participant, 1989

Clerkships

  • Hon. Robert Brachtenbach, State Supreme Court of Washington, 1982 - 1983

RELATED INFORMATION

Areas of Focus

Bar and Court Admissions

  • Washington

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Washington

  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington

Education

  • University of Puget Sound Law School, J.D., 1982,

    Editor-in-Chief, University of Puget Sound Law Review

  • Lewis & Clark, B.A., Political Science, 1976