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David E Reed

Limited liability company (LLC) Attorney at Issaquah, WA

5.0   17 reviews
  • Licensed for 47 years
    State WA
    Acquired 1976
    Active No misconduct found

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About David

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Some of my most rewarding memories come from working to help my children and others like them in our community have the chance for a good education. So, I tried to contribute where I felt I could do the most good.  For 11 years I was a member of the Snoqualmie Valley School Board and served two terms as president. The Board decides matters of policy for the School District. In those years we had an annual budget of between $30,000,000 and $40,000,000 with over 400 employees and serving 4,500 students. Our Board was recognized as the best in the State of Washington for its size of district (2001) by the Washington State School Directors Association. The Board was recognized nationally as one of 25 of the best Boards by the official publication of the National School Boards Association (2002), for work in technology. (See photo for 2002 award).  We were also honored by proclamations of the state legislature and King County Council. 


I have also enjoyed a number of fun years as a soccer coach, basball coach, chess tournament host, and cub scout leader.


These days I enjoy sailing, fly fishing and bicycle riding.

Photos and videos

One of my proudest times was service to our local schools as a School Board Director in Snoqualmie Valley Schools for 11 years. We did our best for students and were rewarded.  This shows us receiving a national award by our peers for technology education
Bicycling has one of my hobbies now for close to 15 years.  This is me climbing a hill in the "El Tour de Tuscon" 100 mile "Century" Ride in 2010.  The El Tour was a well organized ride with  8,000 riders.  It seemed like all of Tuscon was rooting for us.
I like to go fly fishing, a sport that I learned from my grandfather.  This is a nice Pink Salmon caught on a fly in the Skagit River, then released.


Law Offices of David E. Reed, P.S.
22525 SE 64TH PL, SUITE 200
Issaquah, WA, 98027


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Posted by Charles | March 23, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Dave Reed is an excellent attorney
I've retained Dave on various legal issues for my business for about five years now. I first hired him to help deal with a breach of contract and he was able to resolve that without going to court or arbitration. What I most appreciate about Dave is he will neither talk down to me nor get caught up using jargon; instead of explaining things I can google for myself, he will explain what the actual legal issues are and provide insight coming from experience that aren't obvious to a layperson. I'm grateful for the fact that he's always been in my corner no matter how small the issue, and I have always been able to reach him whether I have a problem or just seeking advice. Do yourself a favor and hire the man!
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Posted by Connie | October 30, 2019
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I contacted Dave when I needed help with a rather complicated real estate transfer to a family member. Dave was very knowledgeable on the subject, providing me the information I needed to proceed with this sensitive transaction. He was very prompt in carrying out the work to be done, following up with me very quickly and responsibly, and was very easy to reach. He went above and beyond my expectations and was a joy to work with.
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Posted by Michelle | October 6, 2017
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Outstanding Attorney & Human Being
David Reed has been a positive force for calm, cool, and serene guidance during a tumultuous time in the lifespan of our business. As we looked to find reasonable answers to guide us during a difficult transition with our business and former business partner, David was a positive force to ensure fiduciary responsibility was maintained for the business, as well as looking out for our best personal, financial, and legal interests. We are grateful beyond words.
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Posted by Tina L. | April 27, 2017
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Great lawyer
I would recommend this lawyer to anyone. His ability and professionalism are top notch. he helped me solved my contract dispute to 100% satisfaction. I am gladed I had found him to be my representation. Thanks!
Posted by anonymous | February 27, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Highest recommendation
I hired David to resolve a dispute between myself and an independent contractor. He was very knowledgeable in this area, and developed a solid legal theory. His 30+ years of experience showed, and the matter was resolved to my great satisfaction through mediation and post-mediation negotiations. In addition to his expertise, I appreciated his patience, honesty, willingness to go to bat for me (and take a more aggressive stance when one was called for), and to counsel me on potential short- and long-term consequences. I also appreciated that he was willing to work with me on my limited budget, so I did a lot of the detail work on my own. He also found an amazing paralegal which helped us go through reams of discovery at top speed. In strategy, I think it was fitting that he was more cautious as my attorney and I was more aggressive as a client. He was great about talking things through with me, and pursuing more aggressive stances when appropriate.
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Posted by Linda | March 17, 2016
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Highest Regard for David Reed
I am a business owner and so fortunate to have found David Reed for my legal needs. David sets the bar for all involved through his decency, humanity and common sense. His mindful practice in modesty with integrity in keeping his own overhead costs low allows him to pass that same principle onto his clients in low fees. He navigates the most efficient means while never sacrificing compassion and diligence. His respectful attentiveness speaks volumes along with 'immediate' response to emails and calls. He is able to achieve results, other attorneys might not, by taking the lead to circumvent barriers through alternate means. David is rare in his field and I not only feel fortunate having had him in my corner, but am better in having known him.
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Posted by anonymous | November 1, 2014
Dedicated, honest, and an expert in corporate, company, and business matters
My attorney David helped execute a thorough, solid, and well planned and thought out LLC Operational Agreement which included three members with unique backgrounds and perspectives. He addressed all of our individual needs and concerns in a fashion where we all came to a reasonable agreement as he was an excellent listener and was able to eloquently draft up exactly the type of operational agreement we were hoping for. In addition, on the fly as a few new needs arose within the company, he created an integral addendum that served us well. He not only is a sharp and professional attorney, David is also a caring, down-to-earth person, one in which you can relate to as an upright and good person.
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Posted by Dale | March 16, 2012
Great Attorney
We own commercial properties, and rely on David's advice and counsel. Over the past several years, David has handled several business related legal matters for us; assisting with leases, removing a recalcitrant tenant, and once quickly and efficiently removing an unfounded lien which allowed us to move forward on finishing a property. We feel that David always has our business, financial and personal well being in his sites. He has always provided us reasoned and timely advice. We have and will continue to avail ourselves of his services, and absolutely recommend him.
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Posted by Sue and John | March 8, 2012
Praise for David E Reed, our attorney
David has been our attorney for about 20 years and has handled several issues for us over this time. He is extremely persuasive, diplomatic and knowledgeable and was successful in all these matters, from contract dispute, to business patent infringement, to estate planning for us. We will gladly turn to him if we ever need help again. It is good to know he is on our side.
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Posted by Barry | March 7, 2012
Review of David Reed
I have known David Reed for over twenty years. During that time, he has demonstrated his deep knowledge of the law, his high integrity and his compassion for his clients in their quest for justice. I have referred clients to David and they have all been very pleased and complimentary. If you have the need for legal services, do not hesitate to retain the services of David E. Reed.
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Posted by Pete | March 6, 2012
Partnership Problem
My partner decided we weren't partners anymore. I wanted an experienced attorney who would take the time to study and understand my case, which was very complex. I know I was lucky to find Mr. Reed. He has remained thoughtful and sensitive to my needs while moving the case forward as expeditiously as possible. He also continues to advocate for the most cost effective solution rather than one which puts his financial interest above mine. Dealing with Mr. Reed feels like working with a friend. I would recommend him without hesitation.
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Posted by Mike | March 3, 2012
An Ugly Family Business.
They say never go into business with your family and this was the case that exemplified it. Not only did David have to deal with the complicated legal issues, and the emotional under currents of a dysfunctional family, but he had to be my advocate and keep myself, my wife, and our children, centered on what has turned out to be a long and emotional journey. I contacted several attorneys before I met David Reed. Their main concern was how they would be paid. David was my advocate from the start and knew that this was not an easy thing for me to do. He has been with me all the way and I know that my case and my feelings are important to him. David will be doing my legal business in the future and I will recommend him to any friend.
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Posted by Larry | March 2, 2012
As a business owner, I recommend David Reed!
I created and owned a business for over 30 years. David was my firms principle lawyer for the entire 30 plus years. He was the best. When I sold the company I used his services. I recommend him for your business.
Posted by Terry | March 1, 2012
This man saved us from ruin
If you're ever in need of an attorney you could never do better than this man. I came to him with a very complex case regarding my interest in a closely held S corporation. The case involved derivative shares and had more angles than a brilliant cut diamond. He sometimes literally worked day and night to bring my case to a satisfactory solution. Masterfully he negotiated to this end, thus avoiding a costly, painful, drawn-out trial. He was always honest and straightforward about every detail. He kept in close contact with me through every step in this difficult process. That open line helped a great deal. I can without any hesitation recommend David as an attorney and as a decent, honorable man who will look out for you
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Posted by Jerry | March 1, 2012
Lynnwood Business
I own a small collection agency in Lynnwood, Washington. I have used Mr. Reed for several business orientated contracts and general business legal advice. I find myself amazed each and every time I speak with him. The guidance he offers coupled with his quick response time and his reasonable billable hours makes me feel like I am a priority. Each time I have worked with him I have walked away feeling like the money was well spent. To get that feeling from any attorney as a small business on a budget is pretty awesome. Jerry Zweiger Pacific Credit Services, Inc 425-672-3711
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Posted by Keith Butler | February 29, 2012
mortgage contract review
Dave Reed's reputation in the community is rock solid. He was genuinely interested in helping us understand our situation. It's great to have access to legal advice from someone so experienced and trustworthy.
Posted by Bill | February 29, 2012
David Reed
I have used David for both personal and professional legal services. He has always provided excellent service. He has helped me form my LLC. He has helped me negotiate consulting agreements and how to structure the deals. He has also helped out with legal concerns for a couple nonprofit organizations we both belong to. He is currently working with me on a community well agreement. He has referred me to excellent legal specialists for estate planning. I recommend him unconditionally.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 300-300 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.3 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • COO, General Counsel
  • Clinical Trials Reciprocal Insurance Co, RRG
  • 2005 - 2006


  • Gonzaga University School of Law
  • Juris Docctor
  • 1976
  • Western Washington University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1972

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Worked to form an Insurance Company
  • Successfully formed the company, which operated in 22 states, and provided lower cost insurance to our physician insureds and their staff.


  • Washington State Bar Association, Corporate Counsel Section, Business Law Section, (2019-present) Committee on LLCs and Partnerships
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Business Law Section
  • 2008 - 2019

Honors and Awards

  • AV® Preeminent™ 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • AV® Preeminent™ 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010
  • AV® Preeminent™ 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2009
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2003
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  • Washington Partnership and Limited Liability Company Deskbook 3d ed. (WSBA)
  • 2020
  • National Business Institute Seminar
  • When Things Go Wrong - Dispute Resolution in LLCs
  • 2014
  • Shareholder Disputes, (NBI)
  • Tools in Shareholder Disputes
  • 2014
  • National Business Institute Seminar
  • Advantageous Uses of LLCs
  • 2013
  • National Business Institute Seminar
  • Key Issues Impacting Entity Selection
  • 2012
  • ZD Network
  • "How Your Mobile Company Can Benefit from Bar Code Scanning,"
  • 2007
  • Presented at 41st Annual Meeting of the Drug Information Association
  • "Preliminary Analysis of a Random Sample of 400 Medical Malpractice Case Outcomes in 2004."
  • 2005
  • © National Business Institute (NBI). Seminar and Handbook
  • "Choice of Business Entity in Washington: How to do it Right"
  • 2004
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Speaking Engagements

  • A Strategic Approach to Business
  • Choosing a Business Entity
  • 2014
  • Winter Continuing Legal Education
  • Choosing a Business Entity
  • 2012
  • National Teleconference
  • "LLC Formation: The Nuts and Bolts
  • 2010
  • Continuing Legal Education Seminar
  • "Partnerships from Start to Finish"(
  • 2010
  • National Teleconference
  • "The Acquisition Agreement for Small to Medium Sized Businesses"
  • 2009
  • Continuing Legal Education Seminar
  • "Helping Your Client Select the Best Entity Option"
  • 2008
  • Continuing Legal Education
  • "Helping Your Client Buy or Sell a Small to Medium Sized Business"
  • 2008
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Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (11)
Endorse David
Business Attorney | May 03
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. He is thorough, client oriented and produces good results."
Business Attorney | Oct 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Mr. Reed for 30 years. I have referred many of my clients to him for quality business advice, whether the formation/dissolution of business entities or simply providing sound business counseling. Mr. Reed is deserving of the greatest recommendation I can give to any potential client."
Business Attorney | Sep 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I've known David for several years through our activity in the WSBA. I know him to be an outstanding lawyer. We have shared information regarding changing business laws and regulations. David stays well informed and updated on the law and how it applies to real world problems and situations."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 20
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Reed opposed me in litigation involving a highly complicated and emotionally charged case between siblings who were co-owners of an on-going family corporation in the Puget Sound area. He provided exceptionally high quality legal representation for his client, always keeping in mind the need to keep the emotions and hard feelings that these siblings were feeling as the case progressed. He communicated with me at all times in a professional and courteous manner. Through his efforts we ultimately settled the case to the joint satisfaction of both of our clients. It was a pleasure to work with him on this interesting case."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"David and I worked together on two matters. He is very knowledgeable and professional in the field of business litigation. He is also very pleasant to work with. I heartily endorse this attorney."
Business Attorney | Mar 08
Relationship: Other
"I am a commercial arbitrator. David appeared before me in a limited partnership dissolution dispute. He was congenial, cooperative and, at the same time, vigorously represented his client. He writes very well, his examination and cross-examination of witnesses was excellent and his oral arguments well organized, concise and to the point. Having had many, many lawyers appear before me, I can unequivocally rate him among the best and heartily endorse him to prospective clients."
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Issaquah Limited liability company (LLC) Lawyer David E Reed
David E Reed
Limited liability company (LLC) Attorney
Issaquah, WA
Licensed for 47 years