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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Daniel Cohen helps leading businesses with sophisticated corporate and transactional needs, including mergers and acquisitions throughout the U.S. in the increasingly competitive transit operator sector. Daniel has experience in M&A transactions with the energy service industry, as well as with water and wastewater utilities, construction and property management companies, medical device companies, distributors, and sales representatives, manufacturers and companies in the live entertainment and restaurant industries. In addition, Daniel has:
For over 15 years, he has represented a U.S. subsidiary of a public U.K. company in various matters. This representation has included mergers, acquisitions, and disposition of more than 20 school bus operators and transit companies, including complex cross-border acquisitions in Canada. He has also represented a private equity portfolio company in the acquisition of numerous water and wastewater utilities from private and governmental owners.
Daniel’s experience in the energy sector includes representing oil and gas companies in purchase and sale transactions, representing a private equity portfolio company in the acquisition of various wire-line companies and the subsequent sale of the portfolio company to a publicly traded company, and numerous M&A transactions involving energy services companies, including the owner of a threading and grooving tool manufacturing company in the sale of a controlling interest to a multinational conglomerate. He has represented the controlling owner of an engineering and product service company in the sale to a private equity investor and represented a private investor in the purchase of an oil tool company.
Several of Daniel's clients have relied on him for decades. For example, in addition to his transit clients, he has served as outside counsel for a family-owned restaurant chain and a family-owned grocery chain for more than 20 years. He is highly regarded for his practical, responsive approach and ability to track emerging issues in his client’s industries. As noted by one client, “Daniel has a depth of industry knowledge, and offers solid, business-focused advice. He is incredibly responsive regardless of the time of day or night.”
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