David I. Reader: Lawyer with Keller and Heckman LLP

David I. Reader

Washington,  DC  U.S.A.

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  • Business Counseling and Transactional
  • Transportation
  • Telecommunications
University State University of New York at Albany, B.S., with honors, 1980
Law SchoolSouthwestern University School of Law, J.D., 1983; Georgetown University, LL.M., Master of Laws in Taxation, 1986
Admitted1983, District of Columbia

David Reader joined Keller and Heckman as a partner in 1999. Mr. Reader is a corporate and business attorney with tax law training in the Business Counseling and Transactions Group. His practice revolves around counseling clients on business entity choice and formation, business entity internal operations and governance, service and product rollout, alliance and consortium building, debt and equity financing, sales, mergers and acquisitions.

Mr. Reader serves clients in all areas of Keller and Heckman's practice. He has closed transactions involving companies engaged in providing an array of services, including those in the airline, automobile, computer, financial, graphic design, healthcare, non-profit, railroad, retail, restaurant, telecommunications and transportation industries. Mr. Reader's diverse and ongoing experiences include representing: (a) clients in purchase and sale, merger and acquisition and corporate reorganization transactions, (b) business owners in negotiating buy-sell and tax-free spin-off transactions, (c) businesses in licensing, distributorship and marketing transactions, and (d) individuals and companies in creating non-profit, tax exempt entities to implement charitable, educational or professional development objectives.

Prior to entering private practice, David was a Tax Law Specialist in the Reorganization Branch of the Corporation Tax Division of the Internal Revenue Service.

Mr. Reader is AV® Preeminent™ Rated by Martindale-Hubbell.

Mr. Reader a contributing author of Beyond Telecom Law Blog.


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David I. Reader

Suite 500 West, 1001 G Street, N.W.
WashingtonDC 20001


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