Wherever business strategy intersects with government regulation and public policy issues, Gray Styers enjoys working with his clients to navigate the regulatory and political environment to achieve their objectives.
Gray practices in the areas of regulatory and administrative law, energy/utilities law, zoning/land use, government relations, and large infrastructure matters. He represents numerous energy, telecommunications, and project development clients before state government agencies, permitting officials, and local zoning boards as well as in appeals to both state and federal courts. He serves as regulatory counsel for renewable energy facilities, two natural gas distribution companies as well as municipal natural gas systems, advises independent power producers and major wireless telecommunications service providers, and handles zoning and permitting for large commercial and residential developments and infrastructure projects. Gray is a "Utilities Law Specialist" as recognized by, and meeting the criteria of, the North Carolina State Bar Board of Legal Specialization.
Gray began his legal career as judicial clerk for Chief Judge Sam J. Ervin, III on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. In 2014, he was elected to serve as President of the Wake County (NC) Bar Association (2200+ members) and the Tenth Judicial District Bar (5000+ members). Also a mediator certified by the NC Dispute Resolution Commission, Gray is often asked by other attorneys across the state to help mediate disputes in his areas of experience.