Reed, who claims to have represented the star for a number of years, says he’s owed roughly $54,000 in overdue bills going as far back as 2012, according to TMZ.
The attorney filed legal docs asking Franklin’s estate to fork over a check.
He also claims he worked closely with Franklin, including on her final Atlantic Records contract.
Reed added Franklin last paid him $10,000 in August 2012.
Franklin died in August. She was 76.
“David J. Bennett, Esq., the attorney for The Aretha Franklin Estate is aware that Mr. Gregory Reed recently filed a claim and Mr. Bennett is looking into the matter,” a rep for the estate said.