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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Bankruptcy in the United States is a set of federal laws governing the reorganization of businesses or the liquidation of assets of businesses or individuals for the benefit of creditors with any residual value being returned to the owners of the business or to the individual debtors. These laws are codified in various places in the U.S. Code Annotated (―USCA‖) with the vast majority contained in Title 11 (hereinafter the ―Bankruptcy Code‖). Procedural laws and rules are found in Title 28 and the procedural rules promulgated thereunder (the ―Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure‖or more simply the ―Bankruptcy Rules‖). Specialized provisions relating to bankruptcy are contained in the Tax, Securities, Banking, and Criminal Codes, among others, but the overwhelming majority of ―bankruptcy law is contained in the Bankruptcy Code, the Bankruptcy Rules, and the relevant case law.
What follows is a very general discussion of the major aspects of U.S. bankruptcy. It is a well developed and complicated area of the law. It also tends to be fact specific and, unfortunately, except for those issues which have been interpreted by the U.S. Supreme Court, certain legal issues can be dealt with inconsistently from one federal circuit to another, though such differences are rare. In short, specific problems call for careful analysis and are beyond the scope of this general overview
How to Commence a Bankruptcy Case
A voluntary bankruptcy case is commenced by filing an Original Petition with the bankruptcy court in the appropriate jurisdiction for the debtor. Once a petition in bankruptcy is filed, the case becomes a matter of federal jurisdiction and any state law winding up, liquidation, or receivership action is halted by operation of law in favor of the federal proceeding.
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