James E. Reed

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Real Estate Attorney in Battle Creek, MI

Vandervoort, Christ & Fisher, PC
 | 70 West Michigan Avenue, Suite 450
Battle Creek, MI 49017
Phone: 269-965-7000
Fax: 269-965-0646
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2010
Licensed Since: 1982
Practice Areas:
  • Real Estate: Business (70%),
  • Business/Corporate (20%),
  • Environmental (10%)
Attorney Profile

James E. Reed joined Vandervoort, Christ & Fisher, P.C., in 1982, and he provides representation to business owners, real estate investors, corporations, and nonprofits in Battle Creek, Michigan, and the surrounding metropolitan area. His more than decades of legal practice enable him to manage complex details for clients, including the development of public securities offerings, the formation of partnerships and corporations and the litigation of real estate or contract disputes. Over the years, clients such as financial companies, small-business owners, large companies and retail or restaurant franchisees have relied on his advice and counsel. He has received an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell on the basis of his superb track record and ethical standards.

Mr. Reed has maintained a long-standing relationship with the Branch County Association of Realtors and the Battle Creek Area Association of Realtors. Developers of large commercial projects in downtown Battle Creek have sought out his counsel, and he routinely represents commercial landlords who own retail space. He has also overseen the legal aspects of condominium developments in the area.

Mr. Reed obtained his undergraduate education at Western Michigan University, earning a Bachelor of Arts in mathematics in 1975. In 1978, he was awarded his Juris Doctor cum laude from the University of Puget Sound School of Law. As a member of the State Bar of Michigan, he has worked on the Michigan Land Title Standards Committee since 1985 on behalf of the bar's Real Property Law Section. His other professional memberships include the Calhoun/Branch County Bar Association, Michigan Bar Association, and the Washington State Bar Association.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Real Estate (70%)

Business/Corporate (20%)

Environmental (10%): Environmental Law

Focus Areas

Environmental Law


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Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2010

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About James Reed

Admitted: 1982, Michigan

Professional Webpage: http://www.vandervoortlaw.com/Attorneys/James-E-Reed.shtml


  • University of Puget Sound School of Law, University of Puget Sound Law Review, Editor in Chief, 1977 - 1978

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Washington State Bar Association, Member, 1978
  • U.S. Federal Court, 1978  
  • Michigan, 1982
  • Washington, 1978
  • Michigan Real Property Law Section  
  • Michigan Land Title Standards Committee, Chairman, 2001 - 2004
  • Calhoun County Bar Association, President, 1989 - 1990
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • State Bar of Michigan, Member
  • Michigan Land Title Standards Committee, Member, 1985-Present

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Fair Use and Home Videotape Copying of Television Broadcast (Comment) 1 University of Puget Sound Law Review 192, May, 1978

Educational Background:

  • Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan, B.A., Major in Mathematics, 1975
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Office Location for James E. Reed

70 West Michigan Avenue
Suite 450
Battle Creek, MI 49017

Phone: 269-965-7000

Fax: 269-965-0646

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Last Updated: 1/16/2018

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