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June 15, 2022 
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Gray Reed Announces Kyle Sanders as New Managing Partner As Cary Gray Transitions to Full-Time Chairman

Gray Reed is pleased to announce the partnership’s unanimous election of Kyle Sanders to Managing Partner. Sanders takes the reins from Cary Gray, who has served as the firm’s Managing Partner since 2006.  Gray will become Chairman of the firm.  The new roles will be effective January 1, 2023.

“It’s an incredible honor to be asked by my fellow partners to serve as Managing Partner of the firm I’ve worked at my entire career,” Sanders says. “Gray Reed is a special place and much of the credit goes to Cary, who has done a phenomenal job as Managing Partner for 16 years. I look forward to working with Cary as Chairman, as well as the firm’s executive committee and board of directors, to further Gray Reed’s legacy and perpetual mission to be a firm that survives its attorneys’ own practices of law.”

Sanders started in Gray Reed’s Houston office in 1996 and has held numerous leadership positions in the last 26 years including Chair of the Family Law Department and member of the firm’s board of directors, executive committee and compensation committee.

Sanders’ practice is focused on complex property division and business reorganization in the marital property context. He has successfully resolved hundreds of complex marital property cases involving emotionally-charged disputes and sophisticated property and business issues. 

Meanwhile, Gray will transition to the firm’s Chairman to focus on clients and serve as brand ambassador.  He will primarily be involved in community and business organizations in Houston, Dallas and Waco. Gray will continue to chair the firm’s board meetings, as he has since 2006. Under Gray’s leadership as Managing Partner, the firm doubled in size, expanded to Waco, and built an operational structure to maximize efficiency and profitability.

“I’m excited to be involved in this step of the firm’s evolution,” Gray says. “I have the utmost confidence in Kyle and trust that the future of the firm is bright. It’s been my privilege to serve as the Managing Partner of this incredible law firm and I look forward to my new role, engaging with our incredible clients and elevating the firm’s brand.”

About Gray Reed

A full-service Texas law firm with offices in Dallas, Houston and Waco, Gray Reed provides legal services to companies ranging from start-up to Fortune 100 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, real estate, construction, healthcare, tax planning and litigation, employment law, bankruptcy, intellectual property, trusts and estates, and family law. For more information, visit