Barley Snyder LLC
John Reed focuses his practice on representing family-owned and closely held businesses and mergers and acquisitions. Regarding family businesses, in addition to advising them on day-to-day business matters, John guides his family business clients through succession planning, negotiating shareholder agreements, developing family policies and boards of directors. U.S. News and World Report has recognized John as a “Best Lawyer” since 2013, and in 2020, recognized him as “Lawyer of the Year” for his work with closely held companies and family business law. John is a driving force behind the S. Dale High Center for Family Business, whose mission is to serve and strengthen families in business through succession planning, family leadership training and legacy building.