Nancy M. Reimer


Boston, MA
D 617.963.5969


  • J.D., Georgetown University Law Center
  • B.A., Clark University, cum laude

Interdisciplinary Teams

Accountants Liability

Financial Services


Nancy Reimer is a Partner in Freeman Mathis & Gary's Boston office. She is a member of the firm’s Executive Committee, Chair of the Accountants Liability national practice team, former Chairperson of the firm's Professional Liability/Errors & Omissions national practice section, and former Chair of the Lawyers Professional Liability national practice team.

Ms. Reimer focuses on a wide range of complex commercial litigation in federal and state courts, including trials and appeals, alternative dispute venues, grand jury proceedings, state and federal investigations, and SEC investigations. She also appears before professional licensing and disciplinary boards. She devotes the majority of her practice to the defense of professional malpractice claims against accountants, attorneys, financial advisors, securities brokers and other professionals, as well as breach of fiduciary duty claims and claims against directors and officers of corporations. She also counsels clients in prevention techniques for avoiding litigation and other risk exposures.

Ms. Reimer has represented national, regional and small accounting firms in connection with a variety of claims brought by clients and client successors, including trustees and liquidators in connection with claims involving employee defalcations, going concern disclosures, revenue recognition issues, valuations, accounting for tax liabilities, internal controls issues, balance sheet presentation issues, and wills and trust issues. Ms. Reimer also represents taxpayers before the IRS and state taxing authorities seeking abatement of taxes and penalties, private letter rulings and other relief.  She is often quoted in leading publications including, the National Law Journal, Accounting Today and The Journal of Accountancy.

Bar Admissions

First Circuit Court of Appeals


U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts

United States Tax Court

  • Boston Bar Association: Co-Chair, Professional Liability Section 2016-17
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
Client Successes
Awards and Recognition

  •  2023-2024 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®
  • Recognized by Best Lawyers in America®, 2022 Edition in the fields of Legal Malpractice Law – Defendants and Professional Malpractice Law – Defendants
  • Avvo Rated Top Lawyer 2024
  • Recognized as one of the “Top Women Lawyers in Massachusetts” in Boston Magazine in the area of Business Litigation, 2015 – 2023
  • Recognized as a “Top Rated Lawyer in Commercial Litigation” in Corporate Counsel and The American Lawyer magazines, 2012
  • Recognized as a Massachusetts Super Lawyer by Law & Politics magazine in the areas of Business Litigation, Professional Liability: Defense, and Civil Litigation Defense, 2004, 2006, 2013-2023
  • Listed by Boston magazine as a Massachusetts “Super Lawyer” in 2005, 2007 and 2013-2023
  • “AV Preeminent” rated by Martindale-Hubbell
Classes/Seminars Taught
  • Prime Global Tax and Insurance Summit January 2024 Speaker – Best Practices to Avoid Accountant Malpractice Claims – Fort Lauderdale
  • Freeman Mathis & Gary, LLP Webinar​ December 2023 Presenter – The Anatomy of Defending a ​Claim Involving the IRS and Department of Justice – with co-presenters Elizabeth J. Atkinson and John Marston
  • California CPA Society A&A Virtual Conference November 17, 2023 Speaker – Audit Failures: Protection from Professional Liability
  • McGowan Pro Webinar & Podcast 2023 Presenter – Independence: The Ethical Foundation for the Practice of Public Accounting
  • AON’s 2022 Risk Management Symposium May 2022 Panelist – “What Keeps Risk Managers Up At Night” – Chicago
  • AICPA Engage National Advanced Accounting and Auditing Conference June 2018 Speaker – Trends In Litigation Against Accounting Firms
  • The Highlight Reel: trends In Accountant Liability + the Scoop of Avoiding Litigation, the 2018 LeClairRyan Accountant Liability Seminar
  • MCLE New England’s 17th Annual Business Litigation Conference 2018-Presenter– Unexpected Liabilities and Exposures
  • When The Chips Are Down: The 2017 Accountant Liability Seminar, Anatomy of a Lawsuit – Stack the Deck In Your Favor Presentation at LeClairRyan Accountant Liability Seminar, Waltham, MA June 2017
  • “The 2016 Accountant Liability Update, Strategies for Success and Risk Avoidance”, Presentation at LeClairRyan Accountant Liability Seminar, Waltham, Massachusetts, June 2016
  • “The 2015 Accountant Liability Update, A Game of Risk: To Play or to Win?”, Presentation at LeClairRyan Accountant Liability Seminar, Waltham, Massachusetts, June 2015
  • “Risky Business: The 2014 Accountant Liability Update,” Presentation at LeClairRyan Accountant Liability Seminar, Waltham, Massachusetts, June 2014
  • “Avoiding Tax Returns Preparer’s Traps,” AAA-CPA’s New England Region Seminar, December 2013
  • “Practice Management Insights,” Massachusetts CPA Society’s New England Practice Management Conference, November 2013
  • “The Professional Liability Round-Up,” Massachusetts CPA Society South Shore Chapter Breakfast Forum, October 2013
  • “Accounting and Auditing Issues in a Volatile Business Environment,” AICPA National Advanced Accounting & Auditing Technical Symposium, July 2012