James E. Reed

Firm: Vandervoort, Christ & Fisher, P.C.
Location: Battle Creek - MI

  • 70 Michigan Avenue West
    Suite 450
    Battle Creek, MI 49017
  • Tel : (269) 231-8316
  • Fax : 269-965-0646

Jim’s areas of concentration include real estate law and litigation, commercial law and litigation, and environmental law. His commercial law experience includes representing banking and other lending institutions and representing both large and small business owners in a variety of matters including formation of corporations, partnerships, and limited liability companies, public securities offerings, and general commercial litigation. He has also represented franchises of national chains, including the food service and retail sectors.

James E. Reed is an attorney and shareholder of the Firm. He was born in 1953 in Kalamazoo, Michigan. He graduated from Western Michigan University in 1975 with a major in mathematics and from the University of Puget Sound School of Law, Tacoma, Washington with honors, in 1978 where he served as Editor in Chief of the Law Review. Jim was in private corporate and general business law practice in Tacoma, Washington from 1978 to 1982. He joined the Firm in 1982.

Jim has served as the attorney for the Branch County Association of Realtors since 1996 and the Battle Creek Area Association of Realtors since 1987. Jim has also assisted in various aspects of major commercial real estate development in downtown Battle Creek. His real estate experience includes work for major commercial and retail landlords in the area and the creation of commercial and residential condominium projects. Jim is a member of the Washington State Bar Association, the State Bar of Michigan, the Calhoun County Bar Association (President 1989 – 90), Michigan Land Title Standards Committee (Chairman, 2000-04), and Michigan Real Property Law Section. Jim also serves on a number of nonprofit Boards in the Battle Creek area.

Vandervoort, Christ & Fisher, P.C.

Our lawyers are well known in the Battle Creek community and beyond as skilled litigators. Our attorneys are well regarded by colleagues, holding leadership positions in state and local bar associations. We take pride in the high quality of our legal work and the service we provide to the people of the Battle Creek area.

We serve a diverse client base, ranging from individuals to small business owners and large corporations. Many of our clients come to us for estate planning and probate services. We also have a strong family law and criminal law practice. Many business owners and business professionals rely on our firm for help with contracts, transactions, advice and dispute resolution. We are known for our skilled litigators, both in business and commercial litigation, as well as general civil litigation. We have a strong record of success in personal injury litigation and have tremendous experience in real estate law. To learn more about our legal services, visit our practice overview page.