David I. Reader: Lawyer with Keller and Heckman LLP

David I. Reader

Washington,  DC  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • 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


District of Columbia Bar Association
American Bar Association


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 TM Rated by Martindale-Hubbell.

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

News, Events & Articles


Jun 27, 2011 Partners Doug Jarrett, Greg Kunkle, and David Reader Wrap-Up Recent Spectrum Acquisition Webinar in This Week's Telecom Video Minute
May 09, 2011 Keller and Heckman Partners Discuss Beyond Telecom Law Blog in This Week's Telecom Video Minute
Jan 10, 2011 Partner David Reader Discusses Telecommunications Transactions in this Week's Telecom Video Minute
Dec 06, 2010 Partner Jack Richards Discusses Narrowbanding Deadlines in this Week's K&H Telecom Video Minute


Jun 14, 2011 Register Today: Spectrum Availability for Next Generation Critical Infrastructure Communications Webinar


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Dec 23, 2013 Happy Holidays! -- Volume X, Issue 52
Oct 01, 2013 SPECIAL TELECOM ALERT: Government Shutdown Now In Effect
Aug 05, 2013 Greg Kunkle and David Reader Author Article on the FCC's Mergers and Acquisition Review Process
Dec 20, 2011 Will Changes to the D.C. Corporations Code Affect Your Nonprofit Practices?
Jun 29, 2011 Mental Accounting and Internal Use of Spectrum Valuation


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David I. Reader

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


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