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Cary Gray brings an extraordinary level of experience as a seasoned problem-solver to all of his roles.

As a lawyer, he takes a unique, holistic approach and brings an unwavering devotion to his clients’ goals. Whether he is handling the sensitive dynamics of fiduciary litigation involving a family-owned or closely held business, or quarterbacking a corruption probe involving a client’s operations in places as far flung as Germany, Singapore or China, the client’s objectives always come first. Cary’s navigation of complex commercial litigation has helped entrepreneurs, successful companies and their executives in real estate, manufacturing, franchising, hospitality, healthcare, transportation, banking and construction, among other industries.

Cary serves as the Independent Executor for two large estates, reflecting the degree of confidence and trust his clients have in him, and at the same time requiring him to understand the dynamics of businesses and their operations in ways that few lawyers do.

As managing partner of Gray Reed for more than 10 years, Cary’s partners have also recognized the unique set of skills he brings to the table. Cary concentrates on growing a modern and democratic partnership – one that puts the clients before anything else.  He describes the Gray Reed values as those of “an old-time law firm,” focusing on the smartest kind of productivity – the kind that promotes their clients’ interests. He is also intensely dedicated to developing and retaining the firm’s top talent, and to attracting other lawyers with complementary strengths and values to help serve the firm’s growing client base.

Cary has also had a one-of-a-kind experience serving as a Regent and chairing the Nominating, Governance and Regent Leadership Committee of the Baylor University Board of Regents. He has developed a deep understanding of the fiduciary obligations that directors have to organizations of any kind, as well as the balance between transparency of operations and confidentiality, enabling Cary to serve as an extraordinary resource on governance issues to public, private and non-profit boards.

Why is Gray Reed launching a new consulting business, especially at this time? The short answer is to provide business advice complementary to our legal services.

The long answer is, well, longer.

Gray Reed is first and foremost a business law firm. But by working closely with thousands of companies of all sizes over the