J.D., University of Virginia School of Law
B.A., English, Virginia Military Institute
District of Columbia
U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
T. Wayne Gray is Senior Counsel at Akrivis Law Group, PLLC. He advises Akrivis clientele on sophisticated contractual matters, with his practice focusing on representing domestic and foreign clients (private and government) on projects including business, construction, energy/oil & gas/off-shore platforms, technology, aviation/satellite, and procurement and services matters. Mr. Gray was formerly a partner in the International & Cross-Border Transactions practice group of Holland & Knight’s Washington, DC office.
Mr. Gray’s experience includes reviewing, drafting and negotiating various types of contracts for development, design, procurement, construction and provision of services projects. He also advises and assists clients on international corporate matters including off-shore and foreign country company formation, preparation of joint venture, teaming, agency, distributor, representative, project management and other agreements, and helping select and coordinating with foreign lawyers on local law matters. Mr. Gray’s current international projects are in Africa, the Middle East, Europe, Asia and South America.
Mr. Gray started his legal career as a government lawyer in Vietnam, Germany and Italy (litigation, contracts, claims, and administrative law) and then with the Army Corps of Engineers in Saudi Arabia (contracts and administrative law matters for a $25 billion design, procurement, services and construction program of projects throughout the country for the government of Saudi Arabia). After entering private practice he returned to Saudi Arabia and managed the Riyadh office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP. At Holland & Knight, he was part of the team launching the firm’s first Middle East office in Abu Dhabi. Mr. Gray lived in Europe, Asia and the Middle East for 14 years and having also traveled and worked in Africa and South America, he is familiar with many foreign legal practices, cultures and customs and speaks some French, German, Italian and Arabic.
Mr. Gray has written and lectured nationally and internationally on construction and contract law matters.