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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With the participation of nearly 140 members of the Gardere Gearheads team in this spring's annual Bike MS: SAM'S CLUB Ride, the Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP attorneys and staff surpassed the $2 million lifetime fundraising mark for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
On May 5, 2012, the Gardere Gearheads commenced the Bike MS: SAM'S CLUB Ride at Dr Pepper Ballpark in Frisco, Texas. After pedaling 152 miles, the group finished the course the following day at Texas Motor Speedway.
The annual ride presents a unique team building opportunity for Gardere, with 2012 marking the Firm's eighth year of participation in the North Texas event. Gearhead team members gathered to train and develop fundraising strategies months prior to the ride, which helps the fight against multiple sclerosis.
Attorneys, staff, family members, clients and friends of the Firm worked together to make this one of the most successful events yet. Of special note was team member Claude Treece, Gardere's operating partner, who rode in both the 183-mile BP MS 150 from Houston to Austin in April and the Bike MS: SAM'S CLUB Ride in May.
This year, the fundraising total for the Gardere Gearheads exceeded $121,000 and continues to grow. Combined with the Houston-based Team Gardere, a top-20 fundraiser in the BP MS 150, the Firm's combined contribution for 2012 exceeds $291,000. Gardere's lifetime cumulative contribution for both events has surpassed $2.1 million.
"I and each of the Gearheads had the blessing of being able to do something that many with multiple sclerosis can only dream of–riding a bike 150 miles," says Gardere Gearheads Captain Keith Novick. "From this perspective, it was our privilege to participate in Bike MS."
Gardere's participation in the rides began about 12 years ago as a show of support when Firm attorney John Pearson was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. One of the team's most dedicated members, Mr. Pearson has ridden with the team each year.
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