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.
Marcus Schwartz is a public law attorney and registered lobbyist who focuses his practice on government affairs and corporate matters, primarily serving clients in the Texas food and beverage industry. Marcus's clients include hotels and resorts, entertainment establishments, college campuses, stadiums, restaurants and bars, caterers, convenience stores, beverage manufacturers and general retail entities.
He represents clients in the state and municipal courts, and also before numerous state and federal agencies on matters involving permitting, enforcement and compliance, including:
Marcus is a pro-business, solutions-oriented advocate experienced in representing TABC applicants and permittees/licensees in contested case hearings, enforcement matters, county judge protest hearings, private club compliance, alcohol local option elections, obtaining variances, special use permits and conditional use permits. He has represented a number of startup breweries, distillers, wineries and distributors/wholesalers in obtaining the requisite federal and state licenses and permits. In addition, Marcus has helped draft rules and legislation related to the food and beverage industry. He anticipates increased interest in alternative formats to traditional alcohol sales.
Prior to joining Gardere, Marcus spent three sessions of the Texas Legislature (77th, 78th and 79th) as a legislative analyst for Sen. Ken Armbrister.
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