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Gray Reed & McGraw LLP

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Managing Partners: Cary Gray, Darrel Armer
Number of partners: 63
Number of lawyers: 144
Languages: English, Spanish, Chinese (Mandarin), Farsi, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Korean

Firm Overview:
A full-service commercial law firm with offices in Dallas, Houston and Waco, Gray Reed provides legal services to companies ranging from start-up to Fortune 500 as well as high net worth individuals. Gray Reed attorneys assist clients with a myriad of legal issues including commercial litigation, corporate transactions, oil and gas, tax planning and litigation, real estate, construction, healthcare, trusts and estates, employment law, family law, intellectual property and bankruptcy. For more information, visit

Main Areas of Practice:
Appellate Law*
Banking & Finance*
Class Action – Mass Torts
Commercial Litigation*
Corporate Law* & Securities
Corporate Restructuring & Bankruptcy*
Family Law*
Intellectual Property*
Labor & Employment*
Mergers & Acquisitions/Private Equity
Tort Litigation*
Real Estate*
Trusts & Estates*
White Collar Defense

Corporate Restructuring & Bankruptcy*:
Gray Reed’s bankruptcy attorneys have significant experience representing troubled companies, trustees, secured and unsecured creditors, equity holders, owners, managers, committees, and other constituents in financial distress, workout, turnaround, restructuring, planning and bankruptcy scenarios—both in and out of court.
Contact: Jason Brookner
Email: [email protected]

Commercial Litigation*:
With hundreds of cases tried to verdict or arbitration award in nearly every state in the United States, Gray Reed litigators provide complete state and federal trial and appellate representation, arbitration, mediation, and alternative dispute resolution services.
Contact: Jim Ormiston
Email: [email protected]

M&A, Corporate & Securities*:
The corporate team serves clients in the following areas: business planning, contracts, corporate governance and compliance, administrative law, joint ventures, management consulting, mergers and acquisitions, private equity and investment funds, and venture capital. In addition, Gray Reed’s securities team advises clients in registered offerings including initial underwritten registered offerings, reverse mergers with public shell companies, follow-on offerings, and resale registration statements as well as shelf registra- tions of securities issued by public companies pursuant to employee benefit plans. Attorneys assist clients on a regular basis with reporting, disclosure, and corporate governance, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, and insider trading issues.
Contact: Andy Meyercord
Email: ameyerc[email protected]

Gray Reed energy attorneys, four of whom are board certified in oil, gas and mineral law (Texas Board of Legal Specialization), represent multinational energy producers, independent operators of all sizes, and a broad range of midstream and upstream energy concerns. Specific areas of legal expertise and experience include: Asset sales and divestitures; energy financing (public and private); energy litigation, arbitrations, and mediation; energy bankruptcies and restructuring; mergers and acqui- sitions; title examinations and curative; SEC compliance; oil and gas lease negotiations; operating agreements; farmout negotiations; unitization; pooling; natural gas sales and processing; oil and natural gas gathering and transporta- tion; pipeline condemnations; facilities agreements; master services agreements; and regulatory advice.
Contact: Ryan Sears
Email: [email protected]

With six board certified health law (Texas Board of Legal Specialization) attorneys, Gray Reed’s healthcare team has a particular focus on the syndication of partnerships/ company interests in the healthcare industry and in the representation of physician/hospital partnerships in the development of specialty and acute care hospitals, diagnostic imaging centers and cath labs.
Contact: Darrell Armer
Email: [email protected]

Intellectual Property*:
Gray Reed’s IP team helps companies navigate the intrica- cies of intellectual property issues within the context of their grander business goals. As skilled patent attorneys and experienced litigators, the section helps clients strategically build and protect their patent, trademark, copyright and trade secret-related assets in the global marketplace.
Contact: Eric Tautfest
Email: [email protected]

Labor & Employment*:
Gray Reed’s employment section counsels employers on all employment laws and regulations. Attorneys also help clients effectively manage their workforces through drafting, implementation, negotiation and management of employment contracts and executive compensation agreements. They are also regularly called upon to draft, revise and advise employers about policies and handbooks to comply with the numerous federal, state and local laws and regulations that govern the workplace.
Contact: Ruth Ann Daniels
Email: [email protected]

Gray Reed’s areas of expertise and services include ad valorem, asset protection, civil and criminal tax litigation, consulting, controversy, corporate, ERISA, estate planning, foreign accounts, franchise, income tax, state tax, international, IRS audit, mergers and acquisitions, partnership, planning, property, real estate, reorganizations, and white-collar defense. Firm clients make up a broad spectrum of taxpayers including public and private companies, partnerships, nonprofit organizations, estates and trusts, employee benefit plans, and individual taxpayers. Three Gray Reed attorneys are Board Certified in Tax Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and six are Certified Public Accountants.
Contact: Tom Rhodus
Email: [email protected]

*Areas of practice ranked in the US News & World Report and Best Lawyers 2020 ‘Best Law Firms’ rankings.