Reed N. Fountain

Reed N. Fountain

Young Moore and Henderson, P.A.

Recognized since 2015

Raleigh, North Carolina

Practice Areas

Administrative / Regulatory Law

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2021 - Administrative / Regulatory Law
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A large part of Reed’s practice is focused in the areas of occupational licensing boards and administrative law. He has helped clients facing inquiries from a variety of Boards including: the Board of Dental Examiners, Medical Board, Board of Pharmacy, Board of Nursing, Psychology Board, Board of Education, Auctioneer Licensing Board, Commissioner of Banks, Real Estate Commission, Private Protective Services Board, Board of Examiners for Engineers and Surveyors, and Alarm Systems Licensing Board. He has also engaged in litigation and negotiations with the DENR regarding CAMA regulations, sedimentation control regulations and water quality regulations. He has assisted businesses and individuals facing inquiries from the DHHS.

Another substantial focus of Reed’s practice is in the area of Estate and Fiduciary Litigation. He has experience in cases involving will caveats, trust disputes and claims of breach of fiduciary duty. These cases often involve a fact intensive evaluation of matters for questions of competency and undue influence as well as the ability to analyze both financial and medical records.

For his business clients, Reed has resolved disputes surrounding business valuation and asset purchase agreements, leasing and lien disputes, and breach of contract claims. He has also successfully negotiated land condemnation settlements with the N.C. Department of Transportation and municipalities.

Reed has represented clients throughout North Carolina in jury trials, bench trials, arbitrations, voluntary mediations, and administrative hearings. He has appeared before the North Carolina Supreme Court and the North Carolina Court of Appeals. He is experienced in conducting mediations and is available for mediations locally.

Reed joined the law firm in 1996 and has been a shareholder since 2003. He is listed in The Best Lawyers in America©, in the field of Administrative / Regulatory Law (2015-2023) and named the Best Lawyers® Administrative / Regulatory “Lawyer of the Year” in the Raleigh area for 2021. He is also listed in North Carolina Super Lawyers® (2014-2022) and has an AV Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell.

Contact & Links
  • 3101 Glenwood Avenue, Suite 200
    P.O. Box 31627
    Raleigh, NC 27622-1627
  • The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, J.D., graduated 1996
  • Duke University, B.A., graduated 1993
Bar Admissions
  • North Carolina, 1996
  • Wake County Bar Association - Member; Past Member of Board of Directors; Past Member of Young Lawyers Division Board of Directors
  • Tenth Judicial District Bar - Bar Candidate Committee, Chair; Past Member of Professionalism Support Initiative, Past Co-Chair of Memorial Committee, Past Member of Fee Dispute Resolution Committee
  • North Carolina Bar Association - Member; Past Chair of Administrative Law Section; Past Member of Membership Recruitment and Retention Committee; Past Member of Executive Council and Prelaw Counseling Committee of of Young Lawyers Division
  • Defense Research Institute - Member
  • Volunteer Lawyers Program - Member
  • Kiwanis Club - Member
Court Admissions
  • U.S. District Courts for North Carolina

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2021 - Administrative / Regulatory Law
Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:
  • Administrative / Regulatory Law, Raleigh (2021)
Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2024 for work in:
  • Administrative / Regulatory Law
  • Recipient of the 2009 President’s Award of Excellence for Exemplary and Dedicated Service from the Tenth District Judicial Bar
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America©, in the field of Administrative / Regulatory Law (2015-2020)
  • Listed in North Carolina Super Lawyers® in category of Administrative Law (2014-2020)
  • Listed in Business North Carolina’s Legal Elite (2008 & 2014)
Additional Areas of Practice:
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Litigation - Trusts and Estates
  • Mediation


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