D. Reed Houk - Adams and Reese LLP

D. Reed Houk

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2006
Phone: 615-259-1464

D. Reed Houk joined Adams and Reese in 2005 in the firm's Nashville office and serves as a Partner with the Real Estate Team in the Transactions and Corporate Advisory Services Group.

Reed practices primarily in the areas of real estate, banking and commercial law, as well as bankruptcy and reorganizations emphasizing on the development of commercial real estate.

His significant achievements include:

  • Listed in Best Lawyers® in America in Banking and Real Estate Law.
  • Ranked by Chambers USA as a Leader in the Field of Real Estate.
  • Selected among the "Best of the Bar" in Real Estate by the Nashville Business Journal.

Reed is admitted to practice before the United States District Court, Middle District of Tennessee, and the United States Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit. He is a member of the Nashville, Tennessee, and American Bar Associations and the Commercial Law League of America.

Reed received his J.D. from the University of Tennessee in 1979. He served on the Tennessee Law Review and was a member of Phi Alpha Delta legal fraternity. He received his Bachelor of Science degree, magna cum laude, from the University of Tennessee in 1976.

University of TennesseeBS University of TennesseeJ.D.
Tennessee Bar AssociationNashville Bar AssociationCommercial Law League of AmericaAmerican Bar Association

Case History

Other Court Admissions
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

Office Location

Fifth Third Center, Suite 2700
424 Church Street
Nashville, TN 37219
United States


Lawyer of the Year Awards

2014 Lawyer of the Year in Financial Services Regulation Law of the Nashville Metro Area
D. Reed Houk has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2014!

Practice Areas

Banking and Finance Law (Asset-Based Lending, Bankruptcy and Workouts, Commercial Finance, Construction Finance, Finance, Letters of Credit, Loan Documentation, Real Estate, Transactions, Uniform Commercial Code)
Financial Services Regulation Law
Real Estate Law (Commercial, Condominiums, Conveyance, Development, Finance, Industrial, Office Buildings, REITs, Secured Transactions, Shopping Center Transactions, Tax Certiorari, Transactions)