Richard Reed


Rick has over 30 years of experience representing and advising a variety of real estate, financial institution and business clients in connection with their real estate, finance and business operations and transactions.  Rick represents:

  • Developers in office, residential, retail, industrial and mixed use developments
  • Developers and governmental entities/not-for-profit entities in negotiating master development agreements  pertaining to redevelopment of properties of such governmental entities such as former airport, water treatment, rail and power plant sites
  • End users in campus headquarters acquisition, entitlements, development and construction
  • Buyers and sellers in acquisition and disposition of real estate, including institutional clients in disposition and acquisition of real estate portfolios
  • Developers and end users in zoning and other entitlement issues
  • Lenders and borrowers in loan transactions and workouts
  • Institutional investors and individuals in entity formation to develop, own and operate real estate
  • Institutional investors in equity investments
  • Operating companies in buying, selling and leasing property in multi-state transactions.
  • Landlords and tenants in office, retail and industrial leases and in enforcement matters

University of Texas at Austin School of Law, J.D. (1982)
University of Texas at Austin B.A., cum laude (1978)

State Bar of Texas (Real Estate, Probate and Trust Law Section)
Austin Bar Association (Real Estate Law Section)
Director and Former Chair of the Real Estate Law Section of the Austin Bar Association (formerly the Travis County Bar Association)
Real Estate Council of Austin, Inc. (former Vice Chair of Ordinance and Legislation Review Committee; Founding Director and Executive Committee Member)
Opportunity Austin – Representative of DuBois Bryant & Campbell, LLP as a Lead Investor in the regional economic development initiative of the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce
Included in Texas Monthly magazine’s list of “Super Lawyers” in real estate law for each year since 2005
Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America in the specialty of Real Estate Law since 2006
Association for Corporate Growth (Former Director for Austin Chapter)
Foreign Trade Zone of Central Texas (Former Chair)
Capitol Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America (Former Board and Executive Committee Member)
YMCA of Austin, Inc. (Former Board Member, Chair and Treasurer)

Texas 1983
New Mexico 1983

Author and speaker in connection with various seminars and programs sponsored by, among others, The University of Texas at Austin School of Law, University of Houston Law School, Austin Bar Association, State Bar of Texas, American Bar Association and CLE International covering topics such as loan modifications and workouts, sale and purchase contracts, leasing issues, construction issues, prepayment premiums, secured note purchase and sale transactions, subdivision regulation, transportation issues, partnership issues, tax abatement issues, legislation update, TXDOT access management rules and master development agreements.