Reed Stadler rejoined the firm in 2021 as an associate attorney for the Prince William office where he supports the Real Estate Transactions practice group. His practice focuses on real estate transactions, commercial loans, condo and homeowners associations, and other business matters. Reed first joined the firm as a Summer Associate in 2018, during this time he assisted with contract revisions, title search and review, trial preparation, and legal research projects. Reed is a William & Mary Law School graduate where he served as a Notes Editor for the William & Mary Business Law Review.
This month, the spotlight is on associate Reed Stadler.
Thank you for participating, Reed! Tell us a little about yourself — where did you grow up?
I grew up near Columbia, Maryland.
What did you want to be when you were younger?
The first job I can remember wanting to do was to be an archaeologist. As a kid, I was obsessed with Dinosaurs and I have an uncle who did research digs so I have always been fascinated by the idea of pulling history right out of the ground. The idea of looking out into an empty field and picturing what could be hidden in the dirt excites me.
How did you decide on a career in law? Who would you consider a mentor and why?
I decided on a career in law because I wanted to work in a field that would keep my brain moving every day. I am very fortunate to say that just about every lawyer I’ve ever come across has been willing to serve as a mentor in some capacity. Even before I was a summer associate at Walsh Colucci, Michael Coughlin at our office took the time to lend me a hand on a paper I was writing for law school that related to his eminent domain practice.
What aspect of your role do you enjoy the most?
As a resident of Prince William County myself, I enjoy working on transactions involving real estate in the property. It is exciting and rewarding to play a part in the development of my community.
Words of advice for aspiring land lawyers?
I would recommend anyone who is considering entering into real estate law to familiarize themselves as much as possible with the area in which they will be working. Having an idea about where various nearby streets, neighborhoods, and businesses are located can be very useful.
Outside of work, what do you like to do for fun?
I love reading, playing with my two dogs, going for hikes, and playing racquetball.
What is one thing about you that few people know?
I have a collection of ancient Roman coins which as a pastime I enjoy restoring and identifying.
Favorite place(s) to travel to?
Out of all the places I’ve traveled to, Greece is my favorite. The people are incredibly kind, the food is amazing, and the historic sites are awe-inspiring.
The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky.
Do you have any pets?
My two dogs are Sonia, a Red Heeler, and Heracles (“Herc”), an English Mastiff.
What can you tell us about working at Walsh, Colucci, Lubeley & Walsh?
Every attorney here is incredibly intelligent, knowledgeable, personable, and passionate about this industry. This makes Walsh, Colucci, Lubeley & Walsh a great firm to practice law and feel proud of the work you do.