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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On April 5, 2012, President Obama signed into law the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (the “JOBS Act”). Section 201(a)(1) of the JOBS Act provides that the Securities and Exchange Commission amend Rule 506 of Regulation D of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, to make the prohibition against general solicitation or general advertising contained in Rule 502(c) inapplicable to offers and sales under Rule 506, provided that all purchasers are accredited investors. More on the JOBS Act may be viewed here (PDF). Less than five months later, on Aug. 29, 2012, the SEC issued a proposed rule (subject to comments) that included proposed amendments to Rule 506 to implement Section 201(a)(1) of the JOBS Act. As directed by the JOBS Act, the proposed amendment to Rule 506 provides that the prohibition against general solicitation and general advertising contained in Rule 502(c) of Regulation D not apply to offers and sales of securities made pursuant to Rule 506, provided that all purchasers of the securities are accredited investors. The proposed amendment to Rule 506 also required that, in Rule 506 offerings that use general solicitaiton or general advertising, the issuer take reasonable steps to verify that purchasers of the securities are accredited investors. The full text of the proposed amendments may be accessed here (PDF).
OUR TAKE: The SEC’s prohibition against general solicitation or general advertising in Rule 506 Private Placements to accredited investors appears to be fading away.
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