Howell J. Reeves

Of Counsel

  • Howell J. Reeves
  • Phone: +1 215 979 1926
    Fax: +1 215 405 3834

    Import to Address Book

  • Duane Morris LLP
    30 South 17th Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19103-4196

Howell J. Reeves practices in the area of corporate law, with an emphasis on federal and state securities laws, including public and private offerings of debt and equity securities, proxy solicitations, tender offers, and compliance matters relating to periodic reporting and other disclosure requirements, insider trading, national stock exchange and NASD requirements and antifraud provisions. For more than 30 years, Mr. Reeves has devoted a substantial amount of his time to the representation of entities engaged in the ownership and operation of resort hotel/casinos, including large publicly owned gaming companies. He represented Mandalay Resort Group (formerly Circus Circus Enterprises, Inc.) in its initial public offering and thereafter for more than 20 years, and represented Mirage Resorts Incorporated for a number of years, until each was acquired by MGM Resorts International. Mr. Reeves' current clients include several in the gaming industry.

Mr. Reeves is a 1969 graduate of Vanderbilt University School of Law, where he was a member of the Vanderbilt Law Review, and a graduate of Vanderbilt University.

Areas of Practice

  • Securities Law
  • Corporate Law

Representative Matters

  • Represented a newly-formed gaming company in a complex financing transaction which concluded with the sale of the entity to another, publicly-owned gaming company.


  • Pennsylvania
  • Supreme Court of the United States


  • Vanderbilt University Law School, J.D., 1969
    - Member, Vanderbilt Law Review
    - Member, Editorial Board, Tennessee Law Review
  • Vanderbilt University, B.A., 1963


  • Duane Morris LLP
    - Of Counsel, 2009-present
  • WolfBlock LLP
    - Partner, 1995-2009
  • Fox Rothschild
    - Partner, 1984-1995
  • Jones, Jones Bell Close & Brown
    - Partner, 1980-1984
  • Gardere Wynne
    - Partner, 1977-1980
  • Arent Fox, 1969-1977

Professional Activities

  • American Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • District of Columbia Bar Association
  • Texas Bar Association
  • Philadelphia Bar Association
  • International Association of Gaming Advisors

Honors and Awards

  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America (Gaming Law)
  • Listed in Best Lawyers Greater Philadelphia, 2016
  • Named a Best Lawyers "Lawyer of the Year" in Gaming Law, Philadelphia, 2013
  • AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®

Selected Publications