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 pleased to announce that Michael S. Haynes has rejoined the Firm as a partner in the Bankruptcy and Business Reorganization Practice Group.
In 2005, Mr. Haynes began his legal career at Gardere as a bankruptcy associate after earning his J.D., summa cum laude, and M.B.A. from Texas Tech University. He joined Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP as a bankruptcy attorney in 2011. Prior to attending law school, Mr. Haynes worked as a stockbroker for Fidelity Investments.
"We are pleased to welcome Michael back to the Gardere team," says Gardere Chair Holland N. O'Neil. "With his background, track record and knowledge of the Firm's culture, we have no doubt he will be an immediate enhancement to our Bankruptcy and Reorganization Practice."
Mr. Haynes focuses his practice on financial workouts and restructurings, both in and out of court, with a particular concentration on oil and gas matters. He has represented debtors, secured and unsecured creditors, Chapter 7 and Chapter 11 trustees, creditor and equity committees, and post-confirmation trusts in a variety of bankruptcy proceedings and bankruptcy-related litigation. His work has helped him earn recognition on the Texas Rising Stars list, as published by Thomson Reuters in Texas Monthly, of the top young attorneys in the state four times.
"I am thrilled to return to Gardere," says Mr. Haynes. "Gardere's restructuring practice provides an excellent platform to serve clients in a variety of industries including, in particular, the energy arena."
Attorneys in Gardere's Bankruptcy and Business Reorganization Practice Group provide experienced representation to both creditors and debtors in all industries and in all stages of the bankruptcy and reorganization process. The Firm's bankruptcy attorneys consistently are recognized for being leaders in the industry by both Chambers USA and The Best Lawyers in America©.
Mr. Haynes' return to Gardere is just the latest in a series of high-level arrivals at the Firm. Arcie I. Jordan joined the Firm's Austin office in September, and Alfredo Ramos joined the Houston office in July.
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