Meet Juan Reyes: the Irish-Italian guy with the Spanish name, who will fight for our Queens neighborhoods
Most of Juan’s family came to America from Ireland and Italy in the early 20th century, hoping for a better life for their children and grandchildren.
Juan is proud that all his ancestors came to our country legally.
Juan attended Our Lady Queen of Martyrs and Saint David’s School for Boys. He went to the Browning School for Boys and Emory University, graduating from Quinnipiac Law School.
An attorney, he worked in Washington for Senator Bob Dole, and Donald Rumsfeld, our former Defense Secretary.
When Juan returned to NYC he joined the Giuliani Administration, working at the Department of Youth Services as Deputy General Counsel, and later as a Counsel in the Office of the Mayor, and then as a General Counsel at the Board of Standards and Appeals.
Juan is currently a partner at the prestigious international law firm of Reed Smith LLP, working in the Business & Finance and Real Estate Departments, and chairs their Land Use and Zoning division.
Juan has been married to Meaghan O’Brien-Reyes for ten years, and they have three young daughters. They live in Forest Hills, just a few blocks from Grandma and Grandpa, a respected surgeon.