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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Larry Schoenbrun represents business owners and executives in corporate divorces and separations. He is a sought after advisor who understands the business, technical, legal and economic nuances, as well as the remedies, of these often complex and challenging matters. Larry is also an experienced mergers and acquisitions lawyer who works with clients on the painful aftermath of their M&A transactions when they don’t turn out as planned. From fraud and financial difficulties, environmental and employment issues, to domestic and international tax problems, Larry represents buyers and sellers around the U.S. and helps them maximize their investment value and minimize the lingering concerns.
For years Larry has worked with private equity companies, their portfolio companies and venture capital investors. He is frequently hired to represent special committees, especially in conflict situations between principal and minority shareholders, when there is alleged wrongdoing on corporate governance matters or in dealing with affiliate transactions.
Larry is considered an invaluable advisor to independent directors when they are considering placement on a public company board. He analyzes and advises on director indemnification, as well as director and officer coverage policies, and collaborates with Gardere partners in analyzing insurance coverage in order to provide the most comprehensive protection and advice.
Larry’s greatest source of new clients is referrals from existing ones. He has the confidence of executives who have benefited from his reasonable, level-headed and pragmatic approach to problem-solving. Understanding that parties in business divorces are emotional and not always rational, Larry is the trusted arbiter in the room. He is adept at helping warring factions achieve calm resolution, and accepting an approach that is doable and practical.
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