R. Keith Reed

KEITH REED, A FOUNDER AND PRINCIPAL OF REED POPE LAW CORPORATION, is a Lawyer, licensed to practice in British Columbia who provides his services through R. Keith Reed Law Corporation a shareholder of the firm. He leads the firm's Business Law department. He focuses on the real - the tangible - interests of his clients so that legal requirements are met and that legal services support but do not drive their businesses. His primary practice areas include the financing of start-up and developing companies; assisting angel, venture capital and private investors; and establishing and maintaining investment funds, limited partnerships, mutual fund trusts, REITs, MICs and Limited Partnerships. Capital raising transactions while focused on Canada include in and out bound investment and business formation transactions. He is experienced in private placement, prospectus exempt, capital raising and regulatory compliance under applicable securities laws. He also assists clients in business and enterprise formation, organization, development and transformation (including acquisitions, divestitures, amalgamations, mergers and reorganizations); commercial real estate transactions; and commercial and mortgage financing.  He advises on and assists in negotiations, in structuring and documenting contracts and relationships, including related cross-border support. He provides advice and assistance to principals, and also counsels charities and not-for-profit entities.

Through a network of contacts and membership in professional and business organizations in North America and abroad he is able to secure and coordinate the activities of local counsel and experts in many specialized disciplines.

He has broad experience in assisting start-ups and emerging companies, and with the legal issues surrounding technology commercialization.

He brings to his practice experience and understanding of the issues facing the business community gained while serving as the CEO or COO of a number of real estate development, tourism development, and construction material supply companies, and while serving on the boards of software developers, application service providers and other start-up companies, and through his involvement in civic, charitable, community, cultural, educational, and professional organizations.

Real Estate Paralegal and Primary Assistant:  Sandi Klaver - sklaver@reedpope.ca

Corporate Paralegal:  Cindy Chambers - cchambers@reedpope.ca

EDUCATION

  • JD - Osgoode Hall Law School (1976)
  • MA - Sir George William University (1973)
  • BA - Royal Military College (1969)
  • Called to the British Columbia Bar in 1977

PUBLICATIONS

*practicing as R. Keith Reed Law Corporation

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Canadian Tax Foundation
  • American Bar Association
  • Law Society of British Columbia
  • Licensing Executives Society
  • Institute of Corporate Directors