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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Law360 spoke with Gardere Chair Holland N. O'Neil about Texas law firms facing pressure to merge with national and international firms.
"The reason Texas law firms are being courted like we are is because of our clients," said Ms. O'Neil. "And our clients are because of our lawyers."
Ms. O'Neil added that one of the biggest issues facing the Firm as it considers merger offers from suitors is how to work around client conflicts. With an eye on expansion primarily within Texas, she said Gardere is having talks with similarly-sized Texas firms and smaller firms about partnerships that would add to its existing offices and bring the Firm into new areas, potentially including New York or D.C.
"We've been a Texas law firm for 100 years and we're implementing strategies to stay here for another 100 years," Ms. O'Neil said. "We recognize if you're resting on your laurels, you're going to lose ground."
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