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Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP

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United States: M&A/corporate and commercial

M&A: middle-market (sub-$500m)
M&A: middle-market (sub-$500m) - ranked: tier 5

Gardere Wynne Sewell

Gardere Wynne Sewell has significant experience representing family-owned and other closely held companies; the practice is particularly focused on pre-transaction planning, including estate and other tax planning issues. In a deal valued at approximately $600m, the team advised Lime Rock Resources on its acquisition of Occidental Petroleum’s oil operations in North Dakota; it also advised National Express Transportation Services, the second largest private provider of school bus transportation services in North America, on several strategic acquisitions of businesses located in New Hampshire, Maryland, Illinois, New York and Washington DC. Other key deals included assisting Ricoh Innovations Corporation with its acquisition of photo-hosting product Eyefi’s Cloud Service, and acting for Oerlikon Metco (US) in its acquisition of Laser Cladding Services. Corporate co-chairs Daniel Cohen in Houston and Michael Newman in Dallas are recommended. For over 15 years, Cohen has represented the US subsidiary of a public UK company on various matters, including complex cross-border acquisitions in Canada; he has also represented a private equity portfolio company on the acquisition of numerous water and wastewater utilities from private and governmental owners. Newman regularly represents private equity firms and their portfolio companies in transactions.

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United States: Tax

US taxes: non-contentious
US taxes: non-contentious - ranked: tier 7

Gardere Wynne Sewell

Gardere Wynne Sewell has extensive experience advising international and local corporations on tax structuring and planning and is regularly involved in complex cross-border matters. The tax group assisted Drill-Quip on tax issues arising from its acquisition of TIW Corporation for $143m. James Howard leads the practice.

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