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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Manufacturers, retailers, suppliers and distributors of goods benefit from Gardere attorneys' expertise in the variety of legal disciplines that affect the movement of products and services through commerce. The group focuses on business structures, state and local tax matters, independent contractor/employee issues and disputes with franchisees, distributors and suppliers. Our team’s experience includes representation of franchisors and franchisees, and the development and registration of franchising and marketing programs for regional, national and international companies, addressing the related regulatory and litigation issues.
Our litigation attorneys represent franchise clients before federal and state courts and in arbitration matters. We have substantial experience with the issues that frequently arise in franchise litigation, including in class action and multidistrict litigation, obtaining or blocking preliminary and permanent injunctions, unfair trade practice and antitrust litigation, litigation involving state dealership protection statutes, and trademark infringement litigation. Our cases range from disputes with individual franchisees or dealers to matters affecting the entire franchise or dealership system. We are also equipped and skilled at handling numerous other areas that impact our franchise clients, including drafting and negotiating franchise and distribution contracts, creating dealer-owned cooperatives, registering copyrights and trademarks, and litigating related intellectual property issues.
A significant portion of Gardere's counsel in the franchise and direct selling practice relates to international outbound and inbound transactions. We have substantial experience representing clients in Mexico and Latin America through its Mexico City office. The Firm plays an active role in transactions throughout Europe and the Pacific Rim, as well as in Canada, the Caribbean, the Middle East and Latin America.
Franchise, direct selling and distribution attorneys assist clients with the numerous legal concerns that affect the movement of goods, capital and services through commerce, including:
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