Michael Gregory

Michael Gregory

VP & General Counsel at Vasari LLC an EMP Holding

Dallas/Fort Worth Area

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Michael Gregory's Overview

  • VP & General Counsel at Vasari LLC an Eagle Merchant Partners holding
  • Corporate Counsel at Crist Industries a Four Thirteen Holding
  • Attorney and Counselor at Law at Michael Gregory Attorney at Law
  • President/CEO at Gregory Construction Co., Inc.
  • Account Executive at Eppler, Guerin & Turner, Inc.
  • Keller High School

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Michael Gregory's Summary

Executive Management
Sr. Corporate Counsel/General Counsel
Financing and accounting
Operations research and management
Estimating & budgeting
Contract administration
Human Resource support
Price/cost analysis, evaluation and negotiation of implementations
Business consulting & compliance
M & A due diligence, negotiating, coordinating & completion
Corporate planning and litigation
Regulatory compliance – EPA, FMCSA/DOT, OSHA
Business development and formation


A unique set of skills that provides functionality for any organization - small, medium or large. My skills include, but are not limited to - Corporate Counsel, Executive Management, Operations research and management, Contract administration, drafting & negotiations, Human Resources support, Business consulting, Real estate and construction, Regulatory compliance, Litigation, Valuation and planning, Business development and formation.

Michael Gregory's Experience

Privately Held; 1001-5000 employees; Restaurants industry

July 2012Present (2 years 3 months) Irving, Texas

Member Executive Management Team - mult-unit Dairy Queen Franchisee with operations in Texas, New Mexico and Oklahoma

Legal function
General Counsel duties and responsibilities
Manage outside counsel on Project specific basis
Corporate Governance - Statutory and with IDQ/ADQ
Contract administration & legal advisor to Senior Management/Ownership
Legal Support for inter-disciplines within the company
Operations Support
Human Resources Advisor
Finance/Accounting Advisor
IT Contracting & Support
Construction Advisor and Support
Litigation Function - liaison with outside counsel
M & A matters for equity partners

Responsible for Legal work - Real Estate and Asset Acquisitions and Upgrades
Provide day-to-day legal and business support to department heads
Manage and interface with outside law firms when necessary

Real Estate function -
Renegotiation and Management of leased properties
Closed additional $6 million in properties to real estate portfolio to date in 2013.
Continuing responsibility for acquisition, leases and oversight of properties.

Risk Management function -
Match insurance requirements to asset and resource risk
Manage & quantify risk vs insurance needs

Sr. Corporate Counsel/Director of HSE/DOT

Allied Oil & Gas Services, LLC an Intervale Capital Holding

Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Financial Services industry

May 2011June 2012 (1 year 2 months) Southlake, Texas

Job description:
Travel up to 3 weeks per month
Provide legal support, business/risk analysis & information to Senior Management team
A team member dedicated to creating & opening a technical school in Russell, KS opened in April 2012

Provide support and legal advice to oil & gas servicing activities in the Texas, NE and Mid-Continent U.S.
Conduct training & workshops on Leadership, Safety, Environmental, Risk Management
Prepare & verify government applications
Investigate, report & develop corrective action plans using TapRooT System

Developed and Implemented HSE Manual, Policy and Procedures to create a culture of safety where none existed
Architect of process to move TRIR from 5.81 to 1.14 in one year.
Negotiate MSA's with Drilling & Exploration companies
Plan and conduct compliance, inspections, and audits
Analyse company for risk assessment and devise Hazard analysis program

Restructured DOT function with direct cost savings for 2012 of $1.24 million
Manage compliance with DOT, OSHA & Environmental Agencies
Restructured Environmental function to bring company into Environmental compliance at State & Federal levels

Personal Values:
Consistent, fair and reliable

Chief Operating Officer

Paragon Sports Constructors LLC

Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Construction industry

October 2009February 2011 (1 year 5 months)

Successor to Sports Construction, Inc.

Exec. VP/COO

Sports Constructors, Inc a Four Thirteen Holding

October 2008September 2009 (1 year)

Corporate Counsel

Crist Industries a Four Thirteen Holding

September 2007October 2008 (1 year 2 months)

Attorney and Counselor at Law

Michael Gregory Attorney at Law

July 1994September 2007 (13 years 3 months)

Created, developed, marketed and managed general practice servicing customers needs:

· Corporate, business consulting/litigation
· Real estate and construction planning/litigation
· Regulatory compliance – State and Federal
· Litigation, mediation & arbitration
· Valuation and planning
· Business development and formation
· Contract negotiation, preparation and implementation
· Family, probate, criminal - trials & appeals


Gregory Construction Co., Inc.

February 1987December 1995 (8 years 11 months)

Created, developed and managed masonry and general contracting construction company from start-up to multi-million dollar annual sales.

·Executive Management
·Financing and accounting- Developed and managed banking relationships
·Operations research and management of multi-project multi-state locations
·Estimating, contract negotiations, purchasing
·HR. Payroll, Labor Reporting and Oversight of 150 employee firm
·Marketing and sales of construction services to $2mm annually
·Price/cost analysis, evaluation and negotiations
·Industrial, Governmental and Commercial contracting

Account Executive

Eppler, Guerin & Turner, Inc.

February 1984January 1986 (2 years)

·Marketing/sales of investment products through regional firm: debt and equity
·Management and reporting of private investor portfolios
·Conducted public investment seminars

Michael Gregory's Skills & Expertise

  1. Executive Management
  2. Compliance
  3. Litigation
  4. Contract Negotiation
  5. Negotiation
  6. Planning
  7. Construction
  8. Budgeting
  9. Strategic Planning
  10. Due Diligence
  11. Team Building
  12. Civil Litigation
  13. Commercial Litigation
  14. Mergers
  15. Corporate Law
  16. Contract Management
  17. Dispute Resolution
  18. New Business Development
  19. Construction Management
  20. Contractors
  21. Personal Injury
  22. Product Liability
  23. Courts
  24. Business Strategy
  25. Business Planning
  26. Strategic Sourcing
  27. Employment Litigation
  28. Budgets
  29. Mergers & Acquisitions
  30. Project Planning
  31. Management
  32. Risk Assessment
  33. Corporate Governance
  34. Leadership

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Michael Gregory's Education

Texas A&M University School of Law

JD, Law


Activities and Societies: President of Moot Court Team

The University of Texas at Arlington

MBA, Finance


MBA Evening Program

Texas A&M University

BBA, Management


Activities and Societies: President TAMU Karate Club, Dean's List

Keller High School

H.S. Diploma, Regular/General High School/Secondary Diploma Program


Michael Gregory's Additional Information


Reading, running, hiking, leadership training and seminars, coaching others

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