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 Wynne Sewell LLP is proud to announce the election of Kevin Chumney, Michael Dubner, Greg Meeks and Michael Peay as partners in the Firm.
"We're incredibly proud of the work of each of these attorneys, and we're honored to now be able to call them our partners," says Gardere Managing Partner Steve Good. "They possess the client-first philosophy that we feel is a hallmark of our Firm. We are pleased they have agreed to take this next step in their careers with us and we look forward to working with them for many years."
Kevin Chumney practices in the Firm's Dallas office, in the Corporate section. His practice involves all areas of corporate law, including mergers and acquisitions, financings, and public and private offerings of debt and equity. Mr. Chumney represents clients in a variety of corporate matters, including public and private acquisitions, equity investments, and securities and technology-related transactions.
Michael Dubner practices in the Firm's Dallas office, in the Intellectual Property section. He is a registered patent attorney whose practice involves all aspects of intellectual property law, with particular emphasis in patent, trademark and copyright procurement, litigation and counseling. Mr. Dubner works with clients to enforce and license intellectual property rights. He regularly counsels clients regarding the avoidance of third-party intellectual property rights, and manages and procures patent and trademark portfolios, both domestically and abroad.
Greg Meeks practices in the Firm's Houston office, in the Corporate section. His practice focuses on corporate, mergers and acquisitions and private equity matters, and his clients include public and private companies, boards of directors, board committees, executive officers, private equity funds and private equity portfolio companies. His corporate clients operate in a diverse range of industries, including energy, consulting, construction, manufacturing and entertainment.
Michael Peay practices in the Firm's Dallas office, in the Tax section. He concentrates his practice in all aspects of sophisticated estate planning, probate and estate administration, guardianship administration, charitable planning, asset protection planning, business entity formation, and marital property issues. Mr. Peay also represents fiduciaries and beneficiaries in estate and trust administrations, including disputes regarding wills and trusts, and clients in tax controversies before the Internal Revenue Service.
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