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.
Rob Slovak has a broad commercial trial practice that covers business divorce, intellectual property, securities, lender liability and construction litigation in Texas and beyond. He represents companies and individuals in business litigation regarding private equity and post-acquisition disputes, employment, franchise and other contract matters and in claims against employees and officers for violation of fiduciary duties and/or misappropriation of trade secrets. In addition, Rob defends advisers and private companies accused of securities fraud, and consults construction clients on all aspects of their business, including risk management, contracts, liens and litigation. Rob's practice also includes protecting and defending trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets, as well as other intellectual property.
With a strong financial background, Rob is adept and willing to design alternative fee structures that align with a client’s business and litigation goals. For example, he and the banking team represent companies with large portfolios of commercial loans. All within the parameters of the unique fee arrangement, Rob understands how to anticipate portfolio problems before they occur and actively manage issues that arise. Clients rely on Rob to provide as much consistency and predictability as possible.
Rob also serves as outside general counsel for companies who need an experienced business advisor who can help them identify, manage and reduce risk, evaluate insurance coverage, develop safety programs for reporting and avoiding accidents and generally find ways to reduce and avoid litigation.
His trial work spans numerous states, including Texas, Florida, New York, California, Connecticut, Ohio, Nevada, Pennsylvania and New Mexico. Rob’s clients have included:
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