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.
*Not admitted to practice law.
Many business issues are best addressed by the development and implementation of public policy initiatives. Gardere’s Legislative Practice has substantial experience in finding public policy solutions for clients utilizing the process.
Texas Lawyer recently named Gardere the top law firm lobbying group in its 2015 Lobbying Scorecard based on number of clients and reported revenue for the group's work during the 84th Texas legislative session. Earlier in the year, the group was named the second most powerful legal lobbying team by Capitol Inside in its 11th Texas Lobby Power Rankings. The group also earned first-tier metropolitan (Austin) recognition for its practice area in the 2015 Best Law Firms lists published by U.S. News & World Report and The Best Lawyers in America
We believe our Legislative Practice is one of the most successful in Texas because of our commitment to the consistent approach in using our legal and policy skills in handling matters before the legislature, and our overall philosophy of developing and maintaining good working relationships with Texas legislators and staff.
Our Government Affairs Team places a heavy emphasis on communication with our clients, thereby allowing us to alert them about issues well before they reach the critical point. This level of communication allows us to quickly take direction from a client to address their priority issues. When it comes to communicating with legislators and staff within the Texas State Capitol, we focus not only on the leadership, but also on the staff and other players who play a critical role in the process. When an issue is before a legislative committee, we contact all committee members and staff, and do the same when a bill or amendment is on the floor of either chamber.
Gardere employs a team approach to client representation which allows for close attention to procedural and substantive details, quick client response during the hectic pace of legislative sessions, and contact with large numbers of legislators and members of the executive branch. Our skilled attorneys and lobbyists analyze problems with an eye toward solving all facets of a client’s challenge. Team members identify the legal challenges facing clients and develop legislative strategies. Gardere lobbyists craft solutions, then shepherd them through the legislative process.
Gardere’s Legislative Practice provides a variety of legislative services, including:
As a Texas-based law firm, Gardere’s attorneys strongly adhere to the Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct, the rules created by the State Bar of Texas to govern the conduct of attorneys in the state. The reliance on these rules set a higher standard for conflicts of interest than merely adhering to the less rigorous standard for non-lawyer lobbyists.
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