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 Texas Comptroller has announced a limited amnesty program (Project Fresh Start) for certain taxes and fees where it will waive penalties and interest for Texas taxpayers that (i) file delinquent tax reports and pay all taxes due, or (ii) pay the taxes due for returns that underreported taxes. The amnesty period runs from June 12 to Aug. 17, 2012 for reports originally due before April 1, 2012.
Eligible Businesses. Amnesty is available to taxpayers who failed to file a Texas tax report or return originally due before April 1, 2012, underreported tax on a previously filed report, or do not have a permit to report and remit Texas taxes. The amnesty does not apply to filing periods under audit or identified for an audit, or to taxpayers who executed a settlement agreement or voluntary disclosure agreement before June 12, 2012.
Eligible Taxes and Fees. The amnesty program applies to Texas sales tax, franchise (margin) tax and other state or local taxes or fees administered by the Texas Comptroller's office (excluding Public Utility Commission gross receipts assessments). The unclaimed property program and property taxes are not included in the tax amnesty.
Returns and Payments Due. To be eligible for the amnesty, a taxpayer must pay all taxes or fees due, in full, related to the amnesty returns filed. Installment plans are not available. The amnesty reports and payments cannot be filed or paid electronically. Taxpayers that fail to pay taxes or fees owed during the amnesty period will be responsible for all taxes, fees, penalties and interest owed.
How to Apply for Amnesty. To apply for amnesty, a taxpayer must submit to the Comptroller (i) a paper return, for a delinquent original return; (ii) corrected figures on a paper return, for an amended return; or (iii) a tax application to register with the State for the first time. The taxpayer must write "Amnesty" across the top of the return (or application) and on the check or money order.
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