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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Gardere’s public utility practice consists of attorneys with decades of experience successfully advising clients on the regulatory landscape that oversees the electric, telecommunications, water, and natural gas utility markets. The utility practice provides a go-to service when new issues arise related to all aspects of utility regulation and operation. Gardere’s public utility attorneys have daily interaction with the agencies and authorities responsible for regulating Texas’ utility markets. Gardere zealously advocates for clients before the Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUC), the Railroad Commission of Texas (RRC), and before authorities such as the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) that manage the routine operations of critical utility infrastructure in Texas. Gardere’s utility attorneys assist companies in navigating the regulations to maintain day-to-day compliance, as well as in contested cases, rulemaking proceedings and the legislative process. The utility practice can also assist clients involved in project development and contract negotiations to optimize utility services to the benefit of the clients’ business.
Gardere attorneys have represented competitive providers of electric and telecommunications services, as well as generators and cooperatives who are looking for fresh approaches to market and regulatory issues. With the movement of water utility regulation to the PUC, Gardere’s utility team is assisting clients in the water industry transition to a new regulatory framework. Gardere’s utility team has extensive experience with the transition in Texas from monopoly utility providers to vigorous competitive markets and can employ that expertise in other emerging competitive markets beyond Texas.
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