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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Real estate partner Cynthia Brotman Nelson handles sophisticated commercial real estate and financing transactions, often involving iconic properties, and represents owners, REITs, opportunity funds and developers, with a strong expertise in the hospitality and lodging sector. She has represented clients in the development, acquisition, disposition, leasing and financing of commercial properties, both domestic and foreign, including hotels and mixed-use developments, shopping centers, multifamily housing developments, office buildings, industrial properties, unimproved land, and fractional and timeshare properties.
Cindy is Chair of Gardere's hospitality practice and has over 20 years of experience representing and consulting institutional and entrepreneurial hospitality clients. She is relied upon not only for the real estate law aspects of the transaction, but also the operational components of running a hotel, making her uniquely qualified to guide and protect clients in all aspects of the hotel operating business.
Cindy’s practice includes senior and mezzanine financing services, complex workout and debt restructuring, joint ventures, management agreements, franchise agreements, buying, selling, developing and ground leasing of all types of commercial real estate products. She also assists investors with recapitalization of distressed borrowers and purchasers of troubled assets.
Her clients rely on her efficient and diligent approach to closing varied, high-stakes transactions, and she is regarded as a creative problem solver.
Some of the clients Cindy has represented throughout the United States and abroad include:
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