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Gavin J. Reardon

Board Certified Appellate Practice Specialist/Candidate for Superior Court Judge

Gavin grew up in Barnstable, Massachusetts.   He then served as an infantryman in the Massachusetts Army National Guard while attending UMass-Amherst.  Prior to graduating, he enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps (again in the infantry).

After graduating from Parris Island (as Honor Man) and Infantry Training School, Gavin was assigned to Marine Barracks, New London where he was named NCO of the Year.  He attended and graduated from the University of Florida as a Marine officer candidate.  Upon completion of OCS (as Leadership Honorman), he was commissioned a Second Lieutenant and assigned to the 2d Marine Division, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.

In 1991, Gavin deployed to Northern Iraq with the 24th MEU(SOC) during Operation Provide Comfort.  At the completion of that deployment, Gavin attended Tulane Law School through the Marine Corps’ Excess Leave Program (Law).  While at Tulane, Gavin was the Senior Managing Editor of the Tulane Law Review and a Tulane Law School Senior Fellow.

Gavin’s initial tour as a Marine Judge Advocate was at the Joint Law Center, Marine Corps Air Station, New River, North Carolina.  It was one of the most exciting and rewarding times of his legal career because he was in the courtroom numerous times a week.  During that time, he was involved in hundreds of cases as (at various times) Defense Counsel, Senior Trial Counsel, and Review Officer.

Following New River, Gavin had the rare opportunity to serve as Marine Officer Instructor, Naval ROTC Consortium, Boston University/Massachusetts Institute of Technology.  That assignment gave him the opportunity to be a Technical Instructor at MIT (MIT’s equivalent of an Associate Professor) and an Associate Professor at BU, teaching military history and leadership.  During that tour, Gavin obtained an LLM (Tax) from Boston University (i.e., a Masters of Law in taxation).

Gavin resigned his commission in 1999 to start his civilian legal career in Greensboro, North Carolina.  Using his advanced taxation education, Gavin initially focused his practice on business and wealth transactions, such as mergers and acquisitions, contract issues, securities, and estate planning.

Following the attacks on 9/11, Gavin immediately volunteered for duty and served an additional five years of active duty during two separate mobilizations.  As a senior judge advocate, Gavin advised Commanding Generals and operational units on an incredibly broad range of critical issues in high pressure environments.  For his service as Deputy Staff Judge Advocate for Multi-National Force – West, Al Anbar Province, Iraq, Gavin was awarded the Bronze Star.

Gavin retired from the Marine Corps in February, 2008 (as a Lieutenant Colonel), and joined the Litigation section of Rossabi Black Slaughter.  While at that firm, Gavin handled a wide range of business and general litigation matters and tax disputes.  He also was responsible for most of the firm’s appeals during that time, including making several successful arguments to the Court of the Appeals for the U.S. Fourth Circuit, the North Carolina Supreme Court, and the North Carolina Court of Appeals. 

Now a Partner in Rossabi Reardon Klein Spivey PLLC, Gavin uses his varied background to strategize with, advise, and advocate for clients on all nature of litigation, tax, business, and appeals matters. He is licensed to practice in North Carolina and South Carolina.

Gavin's three children are all graduates of Page High School.  Kathryn, John, and Rebecca, then all lovingly saved their parents, Gavin and Anne, a great deal of money by going to the finest state school in the country.  (UNC Chapel Hill, Baby!) Anne proudly spent many of her Mother's Days in Kenan Stadium watching her little people graduate.  (Kathryn (BA-Eng. '11, MAT '14), John (BA-History & BMus. '15), and Becca (BA-Chem & BA-Art History '16)).  Gavin celebrated by giving his children half-hugs and telling dad jokes.  Becca just began medical school at Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine.

Gavin lives in Lindley Park and attends College Park Baptist Church.  In his spare time, he has heated arguments with himself about the law.


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P.O. Box 38278
Greensboro, NC 27438
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