Kyle W. Sanders
Managing Partner

What really sets our firm apart is how we define “winning." It’s not just about the legal issues – it’s about accomplishing the client’s precise objectives as quickly, effectively and efficiently as possible.

Kyle was unanimously elected as Gray Reed’s fourth managing partner in June 2022 having also served as a member of the firm’s board of directors since its formation in 2014 and a member of the firm’s executive committee since 2008.

Kyle’s 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.  Regardless of the complexity of the case or the value of the property at stake, Kyle’s approach is always the same – identify the client’s goals, design a rational strategy unclouded by emotion, and work diligently every day to efficiently resolve the case under the client’s desired terms and time frame.

Kyle is Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. In 2018 and 2021, Kyle was recognized as the “Lawyer of the Year” for Family Law Mediation in Houston by The Best Lawyers in America and in 2020, Kyle was named “Lawyer of the Year” for Family Law in Houston.

Representative Experience
  • Handled, settled and, when necessary, tried over 500 complex marital property cases involving assets exceeding $10,000,000,000.
  • Represented a client with marital assets that included 70 entities and limited partnership interests. Organized a team of Gray Reed lawyers to form a new management structure, decant and reform two trusts and construct a resolution that met the needs and desires of all involved parties – a resolution not possible through court intervention.
  • Represented an 11 year NBA veteran in the negotiation and execution of a premarital agreement to protect existing assets and future contract rights.
  • Represented a Grammy award winning artist in a multi-jurisdictional action to void a recording contract executed as a minor. The case settled on favorable terms with the recording company renegotiating the artist’s contract.
Thought Leadership / News
March 20, 2024 
 In the News (subscription required)

October 6, 2023 
 Speeches and Presentations
Premarital Agreements, Partition and Exchange Agreements, and Other Contract Considerations

State Bar of Texas New Frontiers in Marital Property Law Course

August 22, 2023 
 In the News

Law360 (subscription required)

  • Recognized by The Best Lawyers in America as the "Lawyer of the Year" in Houston for Family Law Mediation (2018, 2021, 2024) and Family Law (2020)
  • Selected by his peers for inclusion in Woodward/White, Inc.'s The Best Lawyers in America in the fields of Family Law, Family Law Arbitration and Family Law Mediation (2009 – 2024)
  • Named a "Super Lawyer" by Texas Super Lawyers (a Thomson Reuters business) as published in Texas Monthly (2010 – 2023)
  • Named a Houstonia Magazine Top Lawyer in Houston (2017 - 2023)
  • Certified Mediator, A.A White Dispute Resolution Center (1996)
Organizational Involvement
  • Houston Bar Association
  • Gulf Coast Family Law Specialists
  • Texas Bar Foundation, Life Fellow
  • J.D., University of Houston Law Center (1996)
  • B.A., University of Notre Dame (1993)
Bar Admission
  • Texas