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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During the months of December and January millions of people depart and re-enter the United States. Persons in nonimmigrant or "temporary" visa statuses should be prepared for their re-entry after holiday travel.
If an employee's nonimmigrant visa status will expire before June 1, 2013, notify your immigration counsel now. The extension of status petition should be filed immediately so that the new visa application may be scheduled at a U.S. consulate or embassy during winter trips abroad.
The Department of State has recently released updated, detailed information regarding security risks in traveling to Mexico, Honduras and Chad. For this information and more travel advisories, visit the Department of State website at http://travel.state.gov/.
April 1 is the first day that employers may submit an application to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service for new H-1B employees to begin work on Oct. 1 of the same year. In the past, USCIS would receive more than 200,000 applications for the allotted 65,000 visas within a few days of April 1. Since 2008, however, hiring in the United States has been slower and H-1B applications received by USCIS did not reach the 65,000 "cap" until many months later.
In 2012, the cap was reached in early June. Immigration specialists expect a return to the days where employers had "one shot" to file an application for its employees: April 1.
Contact immigration counsel in January to begin the strategy and preparation of H-1B applications for new employees, employees in other visa statuses, and students who are working pursuant to student-based employment authorization.
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