Business & Commercial Transaction Attorney

Steven J. Reed concentrates his practice in the areas of business transactions, commercial real estate, and commercial litigation. Steven has a long track record of representing clients in commercial matters in New Jersey and New York. He has counseled businesses through many different stages of development, and drafted documentation for a myriad of business transactions, commercial real estate matters, and financing transactions. Steven has worked extensively with a large corporation developing contract templates used companywide for all purchases of services and materials. He has also developed several construction contract templates for a large construction firm in New York. He has represented parties in the federal courts of New Jersey and New York in separate matters involving futures trading losses, fuel supplies to commercial vessels, and software application development rights. Prior to joining Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, Steven was a member and cofounder of Gregory and Reed LLC in 1995 focusing on business transactions and commercial litigation. He serves as pro bono counsel representing victims of domestic violence for the Battered Women’s Legal Advocacy Project. He is also a Master in the John C. Liftland American Inn Court and is affiliated with the Trial Attorneys of New Jersey. Outside of work, Reed enjoys running races and playing tennis and golf, and is a founder and former trustee of the Chatham Athletic Foundation, Inc., a nonprofit charitable organization. He also is a former adjunct professor at Seton Hall University for Legal Research and Writing. He received the Distinguished Service Award from Chatham Chamber of Commerce in 2011 for service to community.

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • District of Columbia


George Washington University, 2121 I St NW, Washington, DC 20052
J.D. - Juris Doctor - 1988
University of South Florida, 4202 E Fowler Ave, Tampa, FL 33620
B.A. - Bachelor of Arts - 1985


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