Howell J. Reeves: Lawyer with Duane Morris LLP

Howell J. Reeves

Of Counsel
Philadelphia,  PA  U.S.A.
Phone215 979 1926

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Practice Areas

  • Securities Law
  • Corporate Law
Contact InfoTelephone: 215 979 1926
Fax: 215 405 3834
University Vanderbilt University, B.A., 1963
Law SchoolVanderbilt University Law School, J.D., 1969; Member, Vanderbilt Law Review; Member, Editorial Board, Tennessee Law Review
Admitted1969, District of Columbia; 1984, Pennsylvania; Supreme Court of the United States

Professional Activities

•American Bar Association
•Pennsylvania Bar Association
•District of Columbia Bar Association
•Texas Bar Association
•Philadelphia Bar Association
•International Association of Gaming Advisors

BornNashville, Tennessee, July 13, 1941

Howell J. Reeves practices in the area of corporate law, with an emphasis on federal and state securities laws, including public and private offerings of debt and equity securities, proxy solicitations, tender offers, and compliance matters relating to periodic reporting and other disclosure requirements, insider trading, national stock exchange and NASD requirements and antifraud provisions. For more than 30 years, Mr. Reeves has devoted a substantial amount of his time to the representation of entities engaged in the ownership and operation of resort hotel/casinos, including large publicly owned gaming companies. He represented Mandalay Resort Group (formerly Circus Circus Enterprises, Inc.) in its initial public offering and thereafter for more than 20 years, and represented Mirage Resorts Incorporated for a number of years, until each was acquired by MGM Resorts International. Mr. Reeves' current clients include several in the gaming industry.

Mr. Reeves is a 1969 graduate of Vanderbilt University School of Law, where he was a member of the Vanderbilt Law Review, and a graduate of Vanderbilt University.


•Duane Morris LLP
- Of Counsel, 2009-present
•WolfBlock LLP
- Partner, 1995-2009
•Fox Rothschild
- Partner, 1984-1995
•Jones, Jones Bell Close & Brown
- Partner, 1980-1984
•Gardere Wynne
- Partner, 1977-1980
•Arent Fox, 1969-1977

Honors & Awards

•Listed in Best Lawyers Greater Philadelphia, 2016
•Named a Best Lawyers Lawyer of the Year in Gaming Law, Philadelphia, 2013
•Listed in Best Lawyers in America (Gaming)
•AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell

Selected Publications

•Co-author, SEC Adopts Final Pay Ratio Disclosure Rules, Duane Morris Alert, September 2015
•Co-author, SEC Adopts 'Regulation A+' Rules, Duane Morris Alert, April 10, 2015
•Co-author, SEC Proposes Disqualifying Bad Actors from Rule 506 Offerings, Duane Morris Alert, June 6, 2011
•Co-author, SEC Finalizes Rules for Shareholders' Say-on-Pay, Say-on-Frequency and Say-on-Golden Parachute Votes, Duane Morris Alert, February 4, 2011
•Co-author, Delaware Supreme Court Reverses Ruling on Term-Lengths for Directors Serving on Staggered Boards, Duane Morris Alert, December 15, 2010
•Co-author, SEC Proposes New MD&A Disclosure Requirement for Short-Term Borrowing Arrangements, Duane Morris Alert, October 4, 2010
•Co-author, SEC Provides Relief for Non-Accelerated Filers from Auditor Attestation Report on Internal Control over Financial Reporting, Duane Morris Alert, September 22, 2010
•Co-author, SEC Adopts New Rules Providing Proxy Access for Shareholders, Duane Morris Alert, September 10, 2010
•Co-author, U.S. Financial Reform: Capital Requirements for Financial Institutions, Duane Morris Alert, August 24, 2010
•Co-author, U.S. Financial Reform: The Volcker Rule and Improvements in the Regulation of Banking Entities and Nonbank Financial Companies Supervised by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, Duane Morris Alert, August 24, 2010
•Co-author, U.S. Financial Reform: Creation of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Duane Morris Alert, August 24, 2010
•Co-author, SEC Issues Concept Release on the Plumbing of the U.S. Proxy System, Duane Morris Alert, July 28, 2010
•Co-author, U.S. Senate Passes Massive Hedge Fund Managers Regulation Bill, Duane Morris Alert, June 7, 2010
•Co-author, SEC Proposes Significant Proxy Rule Changes to Provide Shareholder Access to the Director Nomination Process, Duane Morris Alert, June 19, 2009

Reported CasesRepresentative Matters: Represented a newly-formed gaming company in a complex financing transaction which concluded with the sale of the entity to another, publicly-owned gaming company.

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SEC Adopts Final Pay Ratio Disclosure Rules
Darrick M. Mix,Howell J. Reeves, September 25, 2015
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has adopted final pay ratio disclosure rules under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. Under the new rules, a covered registrant will be required to provide annually, as more fully discussed below, the following...

SEC Adopts "Regulation A+" Rules
Darrick M. Mix,Howell J. Reeves,Barry Steinman,Sandra G. Stoneman, April 27, 2015
On March 25, 2015, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) adopted final rules amending Regulation A under the Securities Act of 1933.[1] Regulation A, as amended (which is referred to as "Regulation A+"), is designed to increase access to capital for nonpublic companies and...

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Howell J. Reeves

30 South 17th Street
PhiladelphiaPA 19103-7396


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