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James A. Grayer


Phone: 212.715.7616 Fax: 212.715.8000 New York

Mr. Grayer’s practice focuses on all aspects of general corporate representation.

Mr. Grayer provides counsel to clients on mergers and acquisitions, securities and investment transactions, as well as general corporate counsel. He represents both public and private clients as well as high net worth individuals. As co-chair of the firm's Pro Bono Committee, he advises a variety of non-profit entities and foundations.

Mr. Grayer represents clients in a broad array of industries, such as fashion and apparel, biotech, financial services, security services, consulting services and private equity. Some representative clients in these industries include Fifth & Pacific; SIGA Technologies, Inc.; and Mercantile Capital Partners, LP.

Mr. Grayer is listed in the 2009 and 2012 editions of Legal 500 US as a leading corporate attorney and  in Chambers USA - America's Leading Business Lawyers for 2007 and 2008 in the field of Corporate/Mergers and Acquisitions.

J.D., magna cum laude, Boston University School of Law, 1991
  • Case and Note Editor, Probate Law Journal, 1990-1991
  • G. Joseph Tauro Scholar
  • Paul J. Liacos Distinguished Scholar
  • Charles E. Hennessey Distinguished Scholar
B.A., cum laude, Middlebury College, 1988
Georgia, 1995
New York, 1992
    -American Bar Association
    -Georgia State Bar Association
    -American Apparel and Footwear Association