- Managing Partners: Stephen D Good
- Number of partners: 153
- Number of lawyers: 248 (includes partners)
For over 100 years, Gardere has been providing comprehensive litigation and business solutions to leading domestic and international companies. With approximately 250 lawyers in four offices, complex challenges are crafted into sustainable solutions for clients across a broad spectrum of industries, including technology, financial services, energy, construction, manufacturing, real estate, private equity, hospitality and retail. The firm’s distinguishing traits-integrity, excellence, competitiveness and tireless service-make the difference when it comes to delivering the best results. Gardere creates and maintains client relationships that go beyond providing legal counsel. Gardere attorneys work to become a strategic partner, integral to clients’ success.
Main Areas of Practice:
Bankruptcy & Business Reorganization:
Represents debtors and creditors in dealing with problem loans, business reorganizations, workouts and private and public debt restructuring, Chapter 11 reorganizations, asset purchases from bankrupt estates, and creditor representation across a range of industries, including airlines, computers, health care, oil & gas, real estate, restaurants and retail.
Contact: Richard M Roberson
Counsels clients on strategic planning, outsourcing and a full range of issues involving business operations. Attorneys are recognized for their aggressive approach to finding meaningful solutions, and provide counsel in the areas of investment partnerships, major business transactions, public and private offerings, start-up ventures and private equity transactions, among others.
Contacts: Lawrence B Goldstein; Daniel L Cohen
Utilizes multidisciplinary backgrounds of 60 attorneys with experience and skills specific to the energy industry. The team understands nearly every segment of energy and represents a range of participants from multinational corporations to individuals, well-head to burner tip and turbine to power plug.
Contact: Douglas K Eyberg
Includes team members from varied backgrounds including federal and state environmental agencies, the judiciary, Fortune 500® companies and academia, and contains a specialized Climate Change Task Force assisting clients with due diligence related to compliance issues.
Contact: Richard O Faulk
Navigates the bureaucracy to ensure clients have a voice in government and achieve results. The firm’s lobby and legal team, recognized among the best in Texas, has extensive experience representing clients in Texas and across the country before state legislatures, regulatory agencies, courts, county and city governments and local boards and commissions.
Contact: Kimberly A Yelkin
Handles domestic and global patent law issues, IP litigation and general IP matters, including trademark, copyright, licensing, trade secret, antitrust and unfair competition. The group’s collective background includes business, science and engineering, providing clients with legal advisors who possess a unique understanding of complex IP issues and the strategic experience necessary to achieve results.
Contact: Kenneth R Glaser
Labor & Employment:
Provides counsel and litigation expertise on a national basis involving the National Labor Relations Act, Fair Labor Standards Act and individual and class action employment discrimination suits. Attorneys advise clients on the implications of corporate reductions in force, reorganizations, acquisitions and relocations, as well as employment forms, contracts, executive compensation, severance agreements, non-competes and employment policies. This group includes a full-service immigration practice.
Contact: Doug Haloftis
Real Estate & Construction:
Leads clients through changes in the real estate market and the varied sources for capital and development growth in domestic and international markets. The team is at the forefront of these changes, playing major roles in portfolio acquisitions, dispositions and financings in North America and around the world.
Contact: Kevin L Kelley
Assists clients in all areas of local, state, federal and international tax in connection with reorganizations, spin-offs, mergers, asset acquisitions, employee benefits and executive compensation issues, partnerships, tax-exempt entities, real estate, oil & gas, bankruptcy and other matters. The group also provides unique expertise in international transfer pricing matters.
Contact: Keith V Novick
Focuses on litigation in U.S. District Courts and all state courts, as well as appellate matters in federal and state courts of appeal and the U.S. Supreme Court. Service also includes representation before various state, national and international arbitration boards. Practice areas within the section include admiralty, antitrust, appellate, class action, family law, energy, technology, construction, environmental/toxic tort, government contracts, IP, Medicaid fraud, products liability, securities, insurance and labor and employment.
Contacts: Mark W Bayer; John W Slates, Scott L Davis; Dwight M Francis; Geoffrey H Bracken, T Michael Wall
Areas of PracticeBankruptcy & Business Reorganization
Labor & Employment
Real Estate & Construction
Gardere was one of the first U.S. law firms to open a full-service Mexico office. Established in 1995, Gardere, Arena y Asociados, S.C. provides comprehensive legal services to clients involved in cross-border business. Experience includes: assisting Mexican and foreign clients in acquisitions, joint ventures, private equity, and other investments; development of infrastructure projects with the Mexican government and private sector entities involving the privatization or operations of public assets; hospitality and real estate; energy; and international tax planning and litigation.