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 80 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 Government Affairs Group in the Austin office of Gardere Wynne Sewell completed a successful 82nd Regular Session of the Texas Legislature, assisting clients in the passage of numerous pieces of key legislation.
The Gardere team took the lead or actively participated in the passage of important pieces of legislation during the 140-day regular session that concluded May 30, 2011, including:
The Gardere team also was involved in numerous other pieces of legislation regarding insurance regulation, public accountancy, public finance, heavy equipment, generic drugs, public transportation and environmental regulation. The deadline for legislation to be signed or vetoed by Gov. Perry is June 19, 2011.
"Working in the Texas Legislature requires a diverse set of skills that our team brings to the table for every client we represent," says Gardere's Kimberly Yelkin. "We're proud of what we've accomplished for clients this session, and thankful for the trust they put in our work."
Gardere's Government Affairs Practice Group is one of the most experienced and influential legal teams in the state. The lawyer-lobbyists represent a broad spectrum of clients before the Texas Legislature and state agencies in addition to providing legislative and regulatory services to private corporations and public entities facing issues related to litigation, legislation and regulation.
In addition to Ms. Yelkin, Gardere's Austin-based team includes legislative veterans Val Perkins and Mark Vane. Earlier this year, Gardere was named by Capitol Inside as one of the most powerful law firm lobby teams in Texas in the annual Texas Lobby Power Rankings. The respected legal newspaper Texas Lawyer also ranked Gardere's Government Affairs Group among the top in Texas in 2009, and the international legal publication Chambers USA ranked Ms. Yelkin among the best attorneys in the country in 2010.
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