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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Our Startup, Emerging Business and Venture Capital team works with venture capital funds and other investors, as well as emerging companies, in a wide variety of industry sectors. The team’s dual focus on representing investors and emerging companies provides its clients with the high-quality and market-focused advice needed in the evolving venture capital market.
Our team works closely with the Firm’s Investment Management and Fund Formation Practice and handles investments in emerging businesses made by those funds after formation.
For emerging business clients, when the day comes to bring in angel or venture capital financing, or to acquire a competitor, we are there every step of the way. We help emerging, venture-backed and fast-growth companies position themselves for exits, whether that means preparing for an initial public offering (IPO) or sale, establishing long-term equity incentive plans or protecting IP assets.
As part of our service offering, we provide our fast-growth clients access to a premier, full-service law firm. When complex tax, estate planning, international licensing or other sophisticated transaction or litigation-related issues arise, we have instant access to the depth and breadth of experience it takes to address those matters quickly and successfully.
Through relationships out of the Firm’s Houston office, Rick Jordan, one of our team members, was recently engaged to handle a multimillion-dollar later-stage financing for a Texas-based bio tech company. The venture-backed client reached out to the Firm after realizing its fast growth required utilization of different areas of law, from corporate representation to IP to employment issues. The Firm quickly got up-to-speed regarding the client’s technology and FDA-approval status and successfully negotiated a significant financing round with a leading venture capital firm. As part of the financing, the team handled a number of other matters, including employment agreements for the executive team and implementing a long-term equity incentive program. The Firm currently is assisting the client with pre-IPO preparation.
Our Startup, Emerging Business and Venture Capital team assists clients in every critical area:
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