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.
Recognized, The Best Lawyers in America
(Steven Naifeh & Gregory White Smith eds.,
Top 12 “Hired Guns,” List (a listing of the top
lobbyists in Texas), Capitol Inside (2017)
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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