Gregory J. Reed
Gregory J. Reed
Gregory J. Reed, Esq. is an active practitioner, "cultural preservationist, and activist" in the legal profession for twenty years plus. His clients are preeminent in their fields; his professional and civic contributions carry national and global significance. Reed was inducted in the Hall of Fame for his legal and cultural contributions and worked with Rosa Parks, Nelson Mandela, Malcolm X's, and Alex Haley's Legacies, Dr. Betty Shabazz, Coretta Scott King, Aretha Franklin, Anita Baker, The Last Poets, Motown legends, six world boxing champions, etc.
He has negotiated various sports and entertainment largest contracts and has monetized persons' names, assets,brands to create wealth.
Reed masterminded and resurrected the plan to secure Rosa Parks' legacy with the Presidential and Congressional medals, Postal stamp, image award, co-founded Rosa Parks Museum in AL., etc
Also, drafted the plan to establish the city of Detroit Entertainment Commission, 1 of 9 in the U.S as an economic and employment stimulus.
Reed's legal specialties are intellectual property, entertainment, corporate, and tax laws. Author of 17 books, many are award winners, ( Multi-NAACP Image Awards, American Book Award, Chicago's Teacher Award, Best Sellers Lists, etc.) used in professional and educational communities. Authored Economic Empowerment through the Church which was presented to Congress, also Obama Talks Back: Global Lessons- A Dialogue...; private letters of President Obama's remarks, a first, President and Mrs. Obama's formal commendation.
Reed acquired the missing chapters and secured the digital rights to The Autobiography of Malcolm X, the largest literary acquisition in the U.S, presented the "Lost Chapters" at the NY Audubon Ballroom, standing room only, and shared the "Lost Chapters" at major institutions in the U.S.
In 2008, Reed was the guest curator for Nelson Mandela Museum and Mich.State Univ, "Dear Mr. Mandela, Dear Mrs. Parks" Children's Letters: Global Lessons, the first international exhibit between two continents, America and So. Africa. Reed was Mandela's escort for the premiere on his 90th birthday and wedding anniversary.
Reed developed, first of its kind, music traveling exhibit,100 years of music, "100 Plus One... Before Motown and Beyond, Celebrating America's Music," premiered at Chicago's Dusable Museum, set an attendance record, 200,000 visitors.
He has appeared on major tv networks CNN, ABC, NBC's Today, radio, and streaming platforms. [email protected]