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James Elsbey Reed

James Elsbey Reed

Practice areas:

Real Estate, Business, Litigation, Tax, Land Use & Zoning

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About Me

James Reed is a shareholder in the firm. He concentrates his practice on all matters involving real property and business planning. Mr. Reed is admitted to practice in the States of Michigan and Washington. He is member of the Michigan Real Property Law Section and has been a member of the Michigan Land Title Standards Committee since 1984, serving as Chairman from 2001 - 2004. He has represented the Battle Creek Area Association of Realtors® for more than 25 years and the Branch County Association of Realtors® for more than 15 years. Mr. Reed has been named a Michigan Super Lawyer in the area of real estate.


Practice Areas

Licensed since 1978

  1. Real Estate: 40%
    37 years
  2. Business: 25%
    37 years
  3. Litigation: 20%
    37 years
  4. Tax: 10%
    37 years
  5. Land Use & Zoning: 5%
    37 years

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Contact Info

Vandervoort, Christ & Fisher, P.C.

70 Michigan Ave W
Suite 450
Battle Creek, MI, 49017-3638

70 Michigan Ave W Ste 450
Battle Creek, MI, 49017




MIActive And In Good Standing198208/06/2015

Professional Misconduct

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Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
Super LawyerMichigan Super Lawyers2010


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Michigan Land Title Standards CommitteeChair - 2001 - 041985 - Present
Calhoun County Bar AssociationPresident - 19881982 - Present


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Puget Sound School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1978
Western Michigan UniversityMathematicsBA - Bachelor of Arts1975

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Homeward BoundReal Estate Brokerage - Basics & Beyond2011
Homeward BoundThe New Land Title Standards1999