Businesses of all types and sizes throughout the United States, Mexico and beyond bring their disputes to Gardere's litigation team and receive practical, responsive, boutique-style attention in return. Our clients have access to the firepower and value of a well-known and highly-regarded Firm's capabilities and interdisciplinary strengths.
Gardere has a national and international energy practice formed around our Energy Industry Team, which is a multidisciplinary group of approximately 60 attorneys with diverse backgrounds, experience and skills specific to the energy industry. Our team includes attorneys who have served as in-house counsel for major energy companies, providing a depth of insight into our clients' needs, issues and concerns. We understand and regularly practice in virtually every sector of the energy, and we represent a wide variety of industry participants from multinational corporations to individuals.
From our offices in the United States and Mexico, our International Practice helps clients operate in today’s global economy. We have more than 30 professionals operating as a boutique within an Am Law 200 law firm and are able to provide focused service with the resources of a large firm. We understand that clients who are engaged in the global marketplace need lawyers who can operate seamlessly across multiple jurisdictions. Our international experts are multi-lingual, are culturally fluent and intimately familiar with various legal systems across the world, especially those in Latin America. Whether you need help with commercial transactions, regulatory matters, customs and import regulations, immigration matters, M&A and joint ventures, international disputes, or international tax planning, Gardere’s international team is here to assist you.
We represent domestic and foreign private funds in all aspects of fund formation, fund operations, platform and add-on acquisitions, and portfolio company operations. Our team has a reputation for being the go-to-lawyers for private equity funds, hedge funds, venture capital funds and family offices. We are known for our vast deal experience, the efficient way we staff and manage our work, and the way we maintain our relationships. We get deals done with sophisticated, strategic, and practical advice tailored to the needs of our clients.
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The Donald C. McCleary Gardere Leadership Scholarship is awarded annually to a second-year student at the Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law in memory of former Gardere Managing Partner Don McCleary. Presented to a student who has demonstrated leadership qualities consistent with the values embraced by Mr. McCleary, scholarship applicants must share information about their academics, leadership and character, and involvement with the law school and community.
Mr. McCleary, who passed away in 1996, served as Gardere's Managing Partner from 1991 through 1995 and excelled at instilling in others the determination to succeed. His leadership was rooted in the belief that a shared vision was the basis for a successful law firm, and he had a unique ability for getting the best of and from everyone, both lawyers and staff.
Mr. McCleary's vision for Gardere included participation in local, state and national public affairs, humanitarian activities and pro bono work, and he encouraged everyone to get involved. He established many of the community outreach programs that have become a hallmark of the Firm, including GardereProud, which honors the military service of Firm members and their families, and the Annual Gardere MLK Jr. Oratory Competition, which celebrated 23 years in 2015.
Diversity was not just a buzz word to Mr. McCleary. He fostered it not only in religion, race and gender, but in ideas and goals. With insightful and skilled leadership, he encouraged many Dallas Bar leaders to improve the diversity in our legal community.
Our Firm was very saddened by Mr. McCleary's early passing. Gardere established this scholarship to help perpetuate the memory of the vibrant energy Mr. McCleary instilled in all that knew him and to help the leaders of tomorrow follow in his footsteps.
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