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Josiah R. Reid

Josiah R. Reid

Senior Counsel


  • Real Estate
  • Real Estate Finance
  • Commercial Lease Law

WSG Practice Industries


Arizona, U.S.A.


Josiah R. Reid concentrates his practice primarily in the areas of corporate and commercial real estate finance, acquisition, development and leasing. He represents clients in complex commercial transactions, including financing, acquisition and development of real estate, sale/leaseback transactions, commercial lending facilities, defeasances, asset, stock, membership interest and partnership interest sales, and entity formation, governance and reorganization. Mr. Reid has extensive experience handling acquisition, sale, licensing, and financing transactions involving real property, as well as those involving corporate formation, franchising, hospitality, and trademarks.

Mr. Reid has had experience representing landlords and tenants in commercial leasing transactions, including those involving retail, general and medical office and industrial space and long-term ground leases. He has also litigated state and federal matters involving contract disputes, construction defects, commercial landlord-tenant issues and condominium owners’ association disputes.

Mr. Reid has been recognized as a Mid-South Super Lawyers Rising Star in Real Estate, 2018- 2019.

Professional Activities

  • American Bar Association
  • Nashville Bar Association
  • Tennessee Bar Association: Public Education Committee
  • California Lawyers Association: Real Property Law Section

Community Activities

  • NAIOP Commercial Real Estate Development Association
  • Urban Land Institute (ULI)
  • Nashville / Davidson County Metropolitan Council Board of Ethical Conduct, Vice Chairman (2017), Chairman (2018-2019)
  • East Nashville Hope Exchange, Board of Directors (2019)
  • Young Leaders Council (Fall 2018)
  • Volunteer Instructor, Lipscomb University, Fred D. Gray Institute for Law, Justice & Society, Law Camp (2019)
  • Nashville Conservatorship Project
  • Friday Fundamentals Steering Committee, Nashville Bar Association (2018-2019)
  • Nashville Bar Foundation Leadership Forum (2016-2017)
  • Volunteer/mentor, Davidson County Juvenile Court, Youth Court Program
  • Volunteer, Operation Stand Down Tennessee (2016)
  • Volunteer, San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program, HIV/AIDS legal clinic (2012 – 2014)

Bar Admissions

  • Arizona
  • California
  • Tennessee


  • University of San Diego School of Law
  • University of Minnesota
Areas of Practice

Commercial Lease Law | Real Estate | Real Estate Finance

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