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.
Mark Vane is an attorney and lobbyist helping clients with high-profile interests before the Texas state government, particularly its legislature and state regulatory agencies. As a member of the Firm’s respected, Austin-based government affairs group, Mark represents clients before Texas legislators and agencies in matters involving taxation, health care, transportation, insurance, financial services, the environment and consumer protection. He drafts legislation aimed at improving the business climate for industry and helps clients comply with state and local laws, rules and regulations.
Clients benefit from Mark’s personal experience in state government. Before joining Gardere, Mark was legislative director for a member of the Texas House of Representatives. He managed numerous bills as they moved through the Texas Legislature, focusing on appropriations, insurance and environmental issues.
His legislative clients include:
Mark also regularly works on rulemaking, policy development, licensing and enforcement actions. His Texas state agency experience includes matters before the:
He is regarded as a dynamic, non-partisan advocate respected for his ability to take on high-stakes issues on behalf of his clients, creating opportunities, changing processes and working toward a more favorable business climate in the State of Texas.
He often represents trade and industry associations on complex regulatory and tax issues. He has, for example, worked extensively on the state's Margin Tax and on property tax matters.
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