Cory Mitchell Gray is a commercial litigator representing clients nationally in all aspects of commercial real estate, and commercial lending, litigation and counseling, including complex multi-party commercial actions, commercial tenancy disputes, loan workouts and foreclosures, business fraud and land use. Mr. Gray is a former special assistant district attorney in Manhattan and a former public defender in New Jersey. He has litigated in numerous states and foreign countries, and has handled cases from inception to trial (having tried numerous cases to verdict) to ultimate disposition in the U.S. and New Jersey Supreme Courts.
In addition, Mr. Gray is co-author of the New Jersey chapter of the ABA treatise Commercial Lending Law and he has been an instructor at the Rutgers University Center for Government Services, Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning & Public Policy. Among numerous other reported and unreported cases in which Mr. Gray has represented lenders and developers are: United Jersey Bank v. Kensey, 306 N.J.Super. 540 (App. Div. 1997)(a widely cited case outlining a lender’s lack of duty to borrowers in most lending situations); Argonaut Development Group, Inc. v. SWH Funding Corp, 150 F.Supp.2d 1357 (D.Fla. 2001)(obtained summary judgment for lender on multiple counts of fraud and breach of joint venture agreement); In re Jersey Tractor Trailer Training, Inc., 580 F.3d 147 (3rd Cir. 2009)(obtained reversal of bankruptcy and district courts’ rulings re: waiver of UCC rights under loan documents); SWH Funding Corp. v. Walden Printing Co. Inc., 399 N.J. Super 1 (App. Div. 2008)(upholding arbitration award in lender’s favor); Citibank v. The Singer Company, 684 F.Supp. 382 (S.D.N.Y. 1988)(obtaining preliminary injunction for lender as to cash collateral).
- Complex commercial litigation
- Real estate litigation
- Lending and factoring litigation, transactions and workouts
- Land use and planning
- Appellate advocacy