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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Much has been recently written regarding the impending “fiscal cliff” facing the U.S. economy if the President and Congress do not act before the end of the year to strike a deal. Pundits predict that scheduled tax increases and spending cuts, if allowed to occur, will materially and adversely affect the U.S. economy. And now, public companies are taking notice.
Beginning even prior to the results of the 2012 U.S. presidential election, reporting companies have increasingly included disclosure in their public filings about the projected impact of the fiscal cliff on their operations. The disclosures also reflect the general uncertainty about future economic conditions, despite generally modest improvement in operating results during 2012. For example, The Blackstone Group L.P.’s most recently filed Form 10-Q states:
“In the U.S., the macroeconomic outlook remains uncertain, and investors remain cautious. While there has been some increased confidence regarding the European sovereign debt situation, investors remain concerned about the upcoming fiscal cliff in the U.S. as well as slowing growth in emerging markets.”
Most companies are choosing to disclose the proposed effects of the fiscal cliff in sections related to economic overviews of their business or as general risk factors. Some are choosing to reference general economic uncertainty caused by the fiscal cliff in the “forward-looking statements” disclaimer contained in their public filings.
OUR TAKE: Absent any clear indication from Washington that a compromise will be reached regarding scheduled tax increases and spending cuts, issuers must increasingly be mindful of the effects of this situation on their business and industry. That is especially so for public companies in certain sectors, like defense, healthcare and insurance, who have the greatest potential to be negatively affected if we go over the cliff.
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