Phone: (804) 783-7237
Fax: (540) 371-8158
Fax: (804) 783-7291
 

Bill Gray is a member of our Business Group, concentrating his practice in bankruptcy/creditors' rights and lobbying/government relations. Prior to joining Sands Anderson in 2002, Bill was a senior attorney with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC). During his career, Bill has built a reputation for his consistent ability to bring conflicting parties together, guide them through a variety of issues and agree on a fair result.

Bankruptcy/Creditors' Rights Practice

Bill has over 20 years of experience representing a wide range of clients in bankruptcy and commercial litigation, including banks, trade vendors, landlords, employees, and local governments.

Examples of matters handled by Bill include:

  • Representation of numerous secured and unsecured creditors in several large and complex Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases, including Movie Gallery/Hollywood Video, Circuit City, Tweeter, LandAmerica, Roper Brothers Lumber, and many others;
  • Representation of Chapter 11 Official Committees of Unsecured Creditors, and Official Committee of Equity Security Holders;
  • Representation of creditors in Section 363 Sales, lien avoidance, claim objections, lease assumption/rejections, and plan confirmation matters in Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases;
  • Mediation of preference and fraudulent conveyance claims, including numerous cases in Circuit City's mandatory mediation process;
  • Representation of creditors in consumer Chapter 7, Chapter 12 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy cases.
  • Representation of a state-court appointed receiver in judicial dissolution of a limited liability company;
  • Commercial property foreclosure.

Bill is a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI), and he is the current Immediate Past-Chair of the Executive Committee of the Richmond Bar Association, Bankruptcy Section. Bill has been selected by his peers to be listed in the Best Lawyers in America  2011 Edition, and as one of Virginia's Legal Elite in Bankruptcy/Creditors' Rights, according to Virginia Business magazine in cooperation with the Virginia Bar Association.  He has also been named in Super Lawyers® in the areas of Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights.

Lobbying/Government Relations Practice

Bill heads our Lobbying and Government Relations group where he represents a variety of businesses and trade associations in legislative matters before the Virginia General Assembly, and before state agencies. He concentrates his practice on the life, health, property and casualty insurance industry, including insurers, providers and agents, as well as regional and national insurance companies.  Bill was a member of the 2001 class of the Sorensen Institute of Political Leadership.

Bill is active in his community, including a former chairman of the Henrico Business Council of the Greater Richmond Chamber of Commerce, and current chairman of his homeowners association.  He obtained his BA degree in Political Science from Virginia Tech in 1976, and his JD degree from Western State University College of Law, Fullerton, California.

 

■ Quick Facts

 

BV Rated by Martindale Hubbell

Education

B.A., Virginia Tech
J.D., Western State University College of Law

Admissions

  • Virginia
  • District of Columbia
  • California

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bankruptcy Institute, Member
  • Bar Association of the City of Richmond, Member
  • State Bar of California, Member
  • District of Columbia Bar, Member
  • Virginia Bar Association, Member
  • Virginia State Bar, Member

Community Service

  • Bar Association of the City of Richmond, Bankruptcy Section, Chair
    Former Chairman, Henrico County Business Council (July, 2007 - June 2008)
  • Former Chairman, Henrico County Local Emergency Planning Committee (2004 to 2006)
  • VBA Community Servant

 *BV and AV are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies.

 

■ Quick Facts

 

BV Rated by Martindale Hubbell

Education

B.A., Virginia Tech
J.D., Western State University College of Law

Admissions

  • Virginia
  • District of Columbia
  • California

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bankruptcy Institute, Member
  • Bar Association of the City of Richmond, Member
  • State Bar of California, Member
  • District of Columbia Bar, Member
  • Virginia Bar Association, Member
  • Virginia State Bar, Member

Community Service

  • Bar Association of the City of Richmond, Bankruptcy Section, Chair
    Former Chairman, Henrico County Business Council (July, 2007 - June 2008)
  • Former Chairman, Henrico County Local Emergency Planning Committee (2004 to 2006)
  • VBA Community Servant

 *BV and AV are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies.