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.
*Not admitted to practice law.
George Lee assists registered investment advisers, private investment funds and family offices with investment fund formation, regulatory compliance, and investment transaction needs. Credited with shaping the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) rules that govern family offices, as well as working with the state of Texas to create its exemption to registration rules for private investment funds, George is both a seasoned business lawyer and an industry thought leader. He also advises public companies, private companies and investors with respect to federal and state securities laws.
George is uniquely skilled among practitioners, having served as general counsel of a Texas hedge fund for several years. He understands how funds are run and speaks the language – reasons that he is often sought after by fund managers and referred by clients and their advisors. One client CEO noted that he had interviewed numerous lawyers and could not find anyone who understood their industry or business as well as George does.
George has experience in family office structuring related to Dodd-Frank and other regulations. He is also well positioned to assist registered investment advisers in industry consolidation moves, portfolio investments, regulation and compliance.
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