Gray Reed Attorneys David Gair and Drew York Promoted to Shareholder

August 23, 2013

The law firm of Gray Reed & McGraw is pleased to announce that David Gair and Drew York are promoted to shareholder in the firm’s growing Dallas office. David Gair is a board certified tax attorney and Drew York is a commercial litigation attorney focusing on class action / mass action lawsuits.

David Gair’s practice focuses on tax matters and tax litigation in the United States Tax Court, United States Court of Federal Claims, the United States Bankruptcy Courts and the United States District Courts. David's representation involves complex international and domestic civil and criminal matters. He also does a significant amount of administrative controversy work and he helps entrepreneurs and businesses with their tax planning needs. He earned his J.D. and his LL.M. from the University of Denver.

Drew York’s practice primarily focuses on class action/mass tort (both plaintiff and defense) and complex commercial litigation disputes.  Drew’s representative trial experience includes obtaining a $48 million judgment on behalf of twelve clients in Lonoke County, Arkansas in 2010, in a lawsuit related to the In re Genetically Modified Rice Litigation multidistrict litigation in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri.  The judgment was the 42nd largest in the United States in 2010 according to Verdict Search, and was affirmed by the Arkansas Supreme Court in 2011. He earned a J.D. from Baylor University Law School in 2005.

“We're pleased to recognize and reward David and Drew for their hard work and dedication to serving our clients,” said Gray Reed President and Managing Director Cary Gray. “Their professional achievements help ensure that together, our firm will continue to create value that can help our clients succeed.”

About Gray Reed & McGraw

Founded in 1985, Gray Reed & McGraw is a full-service, Texas based law firm with more than 120 lawyers practicing in Dallas, Houston and Tyler. Gray Reed & McGraw offers a wide range of legal services including business litigation, corporate transactions, oil & gas, tax planning and litigation, real estate, healthcare, trusts and estates, employment law, family law, intellectual property, and bankruptcy. For more information, visit www.grayreed.com.

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