Gardere has named Timothy M. Spear co-chair of the firm’s energy industry team. Spear will co-lead the group alongside co-chair Douglas K. Eyberg.
Spear, whose practice focuses on acquisitions, divestitures and financing of energy and infrastructure projects, has worked as the lead external counsel on a number of oil and gas transactions with sale prices in excess of $1 billion. He also frequently assists on workouts, restructurings and distressed debt transactions for banks and corporate clients, as well as private equity funds and hedge funds.
Gardere’s cross-disciplinary energy team has approximately 80 attorneys who work with clients both domestically and abroad in the upstream, midstream, downstream, power and alternative energy sectors. The group represents clients in a diverse range of practice areas, including mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, joint ventures, finance transactions, securities, tax, infrastructure development, project finance, commercial contracting, environmental, intellectual property, labor and employment, bankruptcy and workout transactions, energy regulatory, and litigation and alternative dispute resolution, including arbitration.