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.
Gardere attorneys, based in Texas and Mexico, have years of experience helping both public and private entities of all types and sizes with their international legal needs. We represent a wide range of clients, from U.S.-based startups to global Fortune 100s, and frequently handle in-bound and out-bound transactions, financing, regulatory, compliance and commercial matters. Many of our international clients are individuals and middle-market companies with sales of $50 million to $500 million, who rely on us to be their outside general counsel for day-to-day legal advice.
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.
James Howard represents domestic and international clients in sophisticated matters involving corporate tax, finance and securities, primarily in the energy and real estate sectors. He has extensive experience assisting clients with the tax and corporate issues related to structuring and planning for international investments and financings, and counsels companies with global operations seeking efficient ways to repatriate profits generated overseas. He has structured numerous partnerships and joint ventures, both in the U.S. and internationally.
James once served as outside general counsel for a global company advising on a wide range of issues, including numerous M&A transactions. He still works with many private equity-backed management teams, advising on tax and corporate matters. He has also represented real estate owners and developers in corporate and tax-related planning.
In the energy sector, James helps clients involved in the exploration and production, oilfield services and chemical sectors. He also advises tax-exempt entities, such as higher education institutions, charities and private clubs, in their operations.
Clients regard James as an experienced business advisor who knows tax. They value that his practical tax advice, synthesizing the complicated principles of tax law in a manner that allows them to make informed decisions.
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