Gregory A. Cross

Greg Cross is the partner in charge of Venable's bankruptcy group. Mr. Cross also leads Venable's Commercial Real Estate Servicing practice and is a member of Venable's management board.

During the past twenty years Mr. Cross has established himself as a nationally recognized leader in his practice areas. Mr. Cross has confirmed the only successful bankruptcy restructuring of a financial services firm, served as lead lenders' counsel in the nation's largest real estate bankruptcy case, served as debtors' counsel in some of the largest bankruptcy cases ever filed in the Mid-Atlantic, and has successfully litigated numerous cases of first impression throughout the country.

Mr. Cross and his practice group have received major national plaudits for their growing book of bankruptcy work. American Lawyer recently honored Mr. Cross as a 2010 "Dealmaker of the Year" and under his leadership, the Bankruptcy Practice Group was recognized by Law360 as one of the nation's top five bankruptcy practices in 2009.

Long before the recent economic downturn, Mr. Cross assembled a team of more than 20 lawyers who focus the majority of their time on commercial real estate workouts. For more than a decade now, Mr. Cross has advised some of the nation's largest special servicers of CMBS assets on all aspects of commercial real estate loan workouts. Mr. Cross routinely develops training programs for these clients, is asked to lecture on commercial real estate and develops cutting edge approaches to structuring workouts.

Clients who hire Mr. Cross get far more than an experienced professional. Mr. Cross is an aggressive results-oriented practitioner with a strong business background. Mr. Cross' unique blend of business and litigation experience allows him to immerse himself in all aspects of a business workout. Mr. Cross' in-depth understanding of complex financial structures and commercial real estate makes him an invaluable counsel to both creditors and debtors in today's economic environment. Mr. Cross can handle matters of any size anywhere in the United States. He has led Venable teams of twenty or more lawyers and has had cases in more than 40 states during the past five years. Mr. Cross' clients benefit from having an adviser who understands their business needs as they navigate a complex negotiation or dispute.

Good to know

Areas of Practice 1) Appellate Litigation, 2) Junior Capital / Mezzanine Finance, 3) Bankruptcy and Creditors' Rights, 4) Litigation, 5) Consumer Finance and 6) Finance
Law School University of Virginia School of Law (J.D., 1987)
Education Dickinson College (B.A.,1984)
Bar Member / Association Maryland State Bar Association
Most recent firm Venable LLP
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