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.
Zach Jones is a tax and business attorney that focuses on tax disputes with government authorities and complicated business transactions. He provides counsel to businesses and individuals involved in federal and state tax controversies, as well as financial crime investigations. In his transactional practice, Zach provides tax and transactional legal advice related to the formation and operation of complex business structures, the acquisition and disposition of business interests and assets, the tax consequences of transactions occurring at all stages of the business cycle, and the tax efficient transmission of wealth and family owned businesses.
Texas Tax Matters
Zach represents Texas taxpayers in disputes with the Texas Comptroller concerning Texas Sales and Use Tax, Texas Franchise Tax, Texas Motor Vehicle Sales and Use Tax, and Texas Property Tax. His experience includes representing taxpayers in audits, administrative refund claims and SOAH proceedings, district court and appellate court. Some of his most recent cases have concerned taxpayers’ entitlement to exemptions from various Texas tax laws, as well as the proper calculation of the cost of goods sold deduction from the Texas Franchise Tax.
Federal Tax Controversies
Zach has represented entities and individuals in IRS audits, IRS appeals, IRS collections, the United States Tax Court and the United States District Court, with respect to a wide variety issues. He combines substantive tax law knowledge and experience of the procedural rules peculiar to federal tax matters.
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