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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With the looming shadow of budget fears and an influx of more than three dozen new House members, the 82nd Legislature convened on Jan. 11 to much uncertainty. The budget shortfall facing the state, in some cases estimated to be more than $25 billion, in conjunction with a weakened economy, rising social services costs, declining property values and a drying up of federal stimulus monies, left legislators with many problems and few solutions in a state where a balanced budget is constitutionally required. In fact, legislators needed an extra 30-day special session in order to get their work done.
Lawmakers, many of whom won office on pledges of no new taxes and cutting the "bloat" of government - largely a perception which unfairly or not lumped Austin in with the perceived excesses of Washington - were faced with the prospect of slashing sacrosanct services, including education, where the initial budget proposal was estimated by some to eliminate 100,000 education jobs and underfund public schools by $4 billion.
Legislators were able to address these difficult issues without raising taxes, yet they needed a special session to develop a new school finance plan and cost-cutting reform measures for Medicaid and to revamp the operation of the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association, the insurer of last (and in many cases only) resort for persons seeking coverage for damage from hurricanes and storms in many coastal countries.
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