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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Attorneys from Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP helped convince a state district judge to dismiss a lawsuit against Proposition 1, a proposal to allow the legal sale of beer and wine in Dallas. The proposition earned landslide approval in the November 2010 election, but business owners threatened by the expansion of beer and wine sales responded by filing a lawsuit seeking to overturn the results.
Gardere successfully represented Keep the Dollars in Dallas, a consortium of community leaders, real estate developers and restaurateurs.
"Unidentified business interests" alleged in the lawsuit that the Dallas City Council did not certify signatures on a petition in support of the vote. The suit was dismissed on Friday, Sept. 2, and the will of the public was upheld.
"It is always refreshing to argue a cause so strongly supported by the public," says Gardere Managing Partner Steve Good. "As a result of Dewey, Brett and Jim's hard work, the decision of Dallas voters will stand."
Gardere's Dewey Brackin, a partner in the Firm's government affairs and orporate groups, and Litigation Partner Brett Lamb led Keep the Dollars in Dallas' case. Associate Jim Scott argued the summary judgment motion to dismiss the suit.
"Victory is gratifying," says Mr. Lamb. "Not only because we pleased our client but also because we did some public good."
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