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Gregory A. Cross

Gregory A. Cross

Venable LLP

Baltimore, MD, USA

Greg Cross is a partner at Venable LLP and the chair of its Bankruptcy and Creditors' Rights Practice 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 was the coordinating counsel for all secured lenders in the General Growth Properties case, counsel for the secured creditors in the Extended Stay Hotels case and senior lenders' counsel in the Stuyvesant Town litigation and restructuring. Other notable representations include: confirming one of the only successful bankruptcy restructurings of a financial services firm; representing the Governor and State of Maryland in a bankruptcy that threatened the Preakness Stakes; and restructuring the finances of Michael Jackson prior to his death. Mr. Cross was recognized by The American Lawyer in 2010 as a "Dealmaker of the Year" for his work in the GGP bankruptcy case, and under his leadership, the Bankruptcy Practice Group was recognized by Law360 in 2009 as one of the nation's top five bankruptcy practices.

Long before the recent economic downturn, Mr. Cross assembled a team of more than 30 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 and routinely develops training programs for these clients. He speaks frequently on workouts and bankruptcies involving commercial real estate and develops cutting edge approaches to structuring workouts.

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