Jim Reed specializes in handling real estate transactions and real estate litigation. A board certified specialist in commercial and residential real estate, he has been providing personal, professional representation to his clients since 1995, helping them find affordable solutions to their real estate problems.
Jim's practice includes real estate & business transactions and related litigation, including entity formation, contract negotiation and disputes, title insurance claims, real estate brokerage and licensing, mechanics' and materialmen's liens, landlord/tenant matters, easements, clearing titles, and deed restrictions.
Jim has been in private practice in Central Texas for over 20 years, representing small businesses and individuals in real estate and related matters. He previously served as in-house counsel for Stewart Title Austin, and was the Founder of Texas Title Solutions, a real estate mortgage release tracking company.
J.D., Univ. of Texas School of Law
B.S., Texas A&M University (Mechanical Engineering)
Professional Training & Certifications
Board Certified in Commercial Real Estate Law, TBLS
Board Certified in Residential Real Estate Law, TBLS
Texas Real Estate Broker (TREC #0461794)
Honors & Awards
Texas Association of REALTORS® Course of the Year 2008 for "Short Sales 101"
Austin Board of REALTORS® Chairman's Award 2006 for Outstanding Service
Eagle Award - Keller Williams Realty, Austin Southwest Market Center
Articles & Presentations
Author/Instructor - "Short Sales 101", Austin Board of REALTORS® MCE Course (2008-2011)
Panelist - Risk Management Panel, Austin Board of REALTORS Realty Round Up (2007-2010)
Instructor - "Buying & Selling Real Estate", ABA People's Law School (1997-2002, 2008-2012)
Instructor - "Foreclosure, Modifications, & Short Sales", ABA People's Law School (2008-2012)
Contributing Columnist on Real Estate Questions, Austin American-Statesman (1994-1995)
Presenter - "Anatomy of a Commercial Lease", Institute of Real Estate Management (1994)
Contributing Columnist on Legal Topics to Austin Business Journal, Small Business (1994)
Frequent Speaker to Local Real Estate Companies on Real Estate Topics (1992-2012)
Professional & Community Involvement
Austin Board of REALTORS® Risk Management Task Force (2005-2012); Grievance Committee (2004-2012); Education Committee (1992-1998, 2004-2011)
Austin Independent School District Advisory Council (2002-2004); Campus Advisory Council - Hill Elementary (2001-2010); Principal Selection Committee - Hill Elementary (2003)
City of Austin, Building Standards Commission (1988-1992), Chairman (1990-1992)
Austin Soccer Development Group (2003-2012), President (2006-2012)
River City Rangers Board (2003-2006), Vice President (2005-2006)
North Austin Soccer Alliance (1998-2003), President (2002-2005), Coach (1998-2008)