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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Three partners from Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP, one of the most respected full-service law firms in the Southwest, have earned selection to the 2012 "Who's Who in Energy" listing. Timothy M. Spear joins two-time honorees Geoffrey H. Bracken and N.L. "Larry" Stevens III on the exclusive list of energy industry leaders.
Compiled by the editors of the Houston Business Journal and its sister publications in Dallas, Denver, St. Louis, San Antonio, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, the annual list includes 100 key professionals from each respective city. These individuals are experienced in a variety of areas, including law, finance and engineering. Selections were made based on open nominations, industry outreach and internal research by each publication. The complete "Who's Who in Energy" list was published Nov. 23, 2012.
Mr. Bracken, a litigation partner, focuses his practice on commercial, construction and copyright infringement litigation. His experience includes defending numerous oilfield downhole service providers in both arbitration and jury trials. Mr. Bracken provides clients with 20 years of experience in the energy industry. He has earned selection to The Best Lawyers in America for his work in Oil & Gas Law (Contract, Litigation) for seven consecutive years.
Mr. Spear, a corporate partner, represents domestic and international clients in acquisitions, divestitures and the financing of oil & gas properties and power facilities, including renewables, midstream properties, chemical plants and refineries. He also handles related workouts, restructuring and distressed debt transactions. Though new to the list, Mr. Spear has been active in the energy industry for 15 years, earning selection to the Texas Rising Stars list and among "Houston's Top Lawyers" by H Texas Magazine.
Mr. Stevens, a corporate partner, provides expertise in mergers and acquisitions law, representing clients in oil & gas exploration and production and energy services. London-based Chambers and Partners consistently recognizes Mr. Stevens as one of the nation's top energy/oil & gas transactional lawyers in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business. He has also received honors in The Best Lawyers in America.
All three partners are active members of Gardere's Energy Industry Team, a multidisciplinary group of approximately 60 attorneys with diverse backgrounds, experience and skills specific to the energy industry. The Firm's national and international energy practice services clients across all sectors of the energy industry – upstream, midstream, downstream, power and renewables – providing a broad range of capabilities, including mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, joint ventures, private equity, infrastructure development, finance transactions, project finance, tax, commercial contracting, environmental, intellectual property, labor and employment, bankruptcy and workout transactions, energy regulatory, and arbitration and litigation.
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