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.
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From modest beginnings in 1909, in the small town of Wills Point, Texas, Gardere has grown into a highly regarded law firm with approximately 250 lawyers in offices across Texas, Colorado and Mexico.
The distinguished tradition began with Angus Wynne joining his father to form Wynne & Wynne and carried on to the early 1960’s when the Firm grew by several partners to form Wynne, McKenzie, Stroud, Jaffe & Tinsley, which ultimately became known as Wynne & Jaffe. The Firm grew again in 1979 with the merger between Wynne & Jaffe and Gardere, Porter & Dehay that resulted in the formation of a law firm with 83 lawyers, which in 1981 became known as Gardere & Wynne.
In 1992, with the goal of providing a strategic solution to accommodate the needs of our clients investing in and operating businesses on both sides of the border and throughout Mexico and Latin America, the Firm opened an office in Mexico City. We were the first Texas law firm, and one of the first U.S. firms, to open an office in Mexico.
In 1993, we opened an office in Houston to address the increasingly complex environmental matters in that region, and in 1995, we merged with Sewell & Riggs, a law firm with history spanning three quarters of a century. This merger strengthened our ability to serve clients in the energy industry and also amplified our litigation practice.
We expanded our Mexico and Latin American presence by forming Gardere, Arena y Asociados, S.C., a joint venture with Arena y Asociados, in 1996.
In 2002, we added an office in Austin, Texas, the heart of the state’s government, to strengthen our focus on serving our clients’ legislative and regulatory needs.
In July 2014, Gardere strengthened its commitment to serving clients throughout Mexico and Latin America once again by entering into an agreement with joint venture partner Arena y Asociados. As part of the agreement, Gardere, Arena y Asociados S.C. became a wholly owned subsidiary of Gardere and the separate legal operations of Arena y Asociados were fully integrated into the Firm.
In January 2016, the Firm expanded again by opening our newest office in Denver, allowing us to further strengthen our service to clients.
In the years to come, we will maintain our tradition of service to our clients and strive always to be worthy of the reputation established by our founders more than 100 years ago.
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