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June 6, 2024 
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Gray Reed Recognized in the Chambers USA 2024 Legal Directory

Gray Reed is proud to announce that five practice areas are ranked in the Chambers USA 2024 legal directory. In addition, eight attorneys are ranked individually for their legal knowledge and experience, ability, effectiveness and client-service.


The firm’s healthcare practice is ranked as a Band 4 practice in Texas and has been recognized by Chambers since 2019. With four attorneys Board Certified in Health Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, Gray Reed represents a broad spectrum of healthcare clients in mergers and acquisitions, corporate structuring, contract negotiation and drafting, clinical alignment strategies, analysis of key compliance issues, preparation and implementation of corporate compliance programs, healthcare reimbursement, managed care contracting and representation before various regulatory bodies.

Individually-ranked attorneys:

Darrell Armer - Healthcare (Band 4 - Texas). Ranked since 2020.

Andrew Meyercord - Healthcare (Senior Statesman - Texas). Ranked since 2017.

Pat Souter - Healthcare (Band 4 - Texas). Ranked since 2020.

Corporate Restructuring & Bankruptcy

Gray Reed's corporate restructuring and bankruptcy practice moved up in the Bands and is ranked as a Band 4 practice in Texas, and has been recognized by Chambers since 2021. The firm'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. 

Individually-ranked attorneys:

Jason Brookner - Corporate Restructuring & Bankruptcy (Band 2 - Texas). Ranked since 2005.

Aaron Kaufman - Corporate Restructuring & Bankruptcy (Band 5 - Texas). Ranked since 2021.

Mergers & Acquisitions

The mergers and acquisitions practice is ranked as a Band 2 practice in Texas and has been recognized by Chambers since 2021. Gray Reed's transactional team has depths of experience representing clients in their capacity as buyers, sellers, operators and issuers, including representing clients in minority and majority equity investments and recapitalizations, mergers and acquisitions, complex partnership formation and finance, liquidity events and debt financings. They also advise boards of directors on fiduciary matters and companies on day-to-day operational matters.

Real Estate

Gray Reed's real estate practice is ranked as a Band 3 practice in Texas and has been recognized since 2022. With three attorneys Board Certified in Commercial Real Estate by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, Gray Reed's real estate team handles a full range of real estate matters, from complex multi-jurisdictional commercial transactions involving the sale, purchase, exchange, leasing, financing and/or development of commercial properties to more consumer-oriented matters such as purchases, sales and leasing of private homes, farms and ranches, and owner-occupied small business locations.

Individually-ranked attorneys:

Lindsey Postula - Real Estate (Band 4 - Texas). Ranked since 2022.

Labor & Employment

Gray Reed's labor & employment practice moved up in the Bands and is ranked as a Band 4 practice in Texas, and has been recognized since 2023. Gray Reed’s labor & employment team counsels employers on all employment laws and regulations, and helps clients effectively manage their workforce through drafting and implementation of contracts, policies and handbooks. Importantly, Gray Reed’s employment lawyers are skilled litigators and approach all issues from a trial perspective.

Individually-ranked attorneys:

Jay Aldis - Labor & Employment (Band 3 - Texas). Ranked since 2015.

Government Investigations & Compliance

Individually-ranked attorneys:

Chris Davis – Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations (Band 3 – Texas). Ranked since 2024.

To view the entire Chambers USA 2024 legal directory, click here

About Chambers USA

Published by London-based Chambers and Partners, Chambers USA is recognized worldwide for its thorough guides to the legal profession. Recognition in the directory is based on thousands of attorney and client interviews designed to identify law firms and lawyers who demonstrate the top technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, diligence, commitment and other qualities most valued by clients.

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