R. Reed King
Of Counsel
(440) 523-0765
Office: Columbus
J.D. Cornell University
B.A. University of Notre Dame
Licensure: NY | OH
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Reed King focuses his practice in the area of energy law, real estate, commercial transactions and business law.  Mr. King regularly assists clients with title examinations, due diligence, acquisitions and issues relating to mineral titles and conveyances.

Work Experience

2012 Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
2011 Project Attorney, Steptoe & Johnson
2005-2009 Vice President & Associate Counsel, Amtrust Bank
2004-2005 Progressive Insurance
2004 Forest City Enterprises
1991-2003 Manager, Real Estate Legal Services, BP Amoco
1989-1991 Developers Diversified
1985-1989 Aswad & Ingraham

Key Experience

Lead U.S. real estate attorney for Fortune 10 international energy company, including multi-site and single-site acquisition, development and divestment of properties across the country, and environmental claims related to such properties
Organized and led corporate restructuring team to prepare and record over 600 deeds and lease terminations between one subsidiary and another, in 10 states, as part of international project to save taxes
Negotiated and documented resolution of condemnation dispute for oil refinery, to avoid forced relocation of above-ground storage tanks

Memberships & Awards

Ohio State Bar Association
New York State Bar Association
First Prize, Cornell Law School, Nathan Burkan Memorial Competition, "Contributory Infringement in Copyright: A History of Metaphysics in the Betamax Case"
Graduated cum laude, University of Notre Dame