Welcome!

News Feed Item

Gardere Welcomes Investment Funds Attorneys Lee, Stone

DALLAS, Jan. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP is pleased to announce the addition of Corporate Partners George T. Lee III and Evan D. Stone, along with Associate Rebecca Brame, to the Firm's Dallas office.

The attorneys join Gardere from Lee & Stone LLP, a Dallas boutique law firm co-founded by Mr. Lee and Mr. Stone in 2009, where they focused their practice on representing advisers to private investment funds, including hedge funds, private equity funds and venture capital funds, as well as public and private corporations. In addition to sophisticated transactional and structuring work, the attorneys built a leading practice in the regulatory and compliance arena for private fund advisers and family offices. 

"Bringing this highly talented group of attorneys on board provides an exciting opportunity to expand our corporate and private equity capabilities," says Gardere Chair Holland N. O'Neil. "This group has a proven track record of achieving outstanding results on behalf of their clients, and we are pleased to have them joining the Gardere team."

Mr. Lee represents clients in connection with fund formation, investment adviser registration and regulatory compliance matters. He has worked closely with regulators on proposed rule-making, and he was instrumental in helping shape the SEC's "Family Office Rule," the family office exemption to regulation under the Dodd-Frank Act. Mr. Lee also has significant transactional experience. A 1987 graduate of The University of Texas School of Law, Mr. Lee previously practiced in New York, Dallas and Houston for other international law firms including Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld LLP and Baker Botts LLP. He is active in the Business Law Section of the State Bar of Texas and chairs the Investment Funds Committee.

"Evan and I, along with our team, are privileged and excited to be joining Gardere," says Mr. Lee. "The Firm's reputation for leadership and excellence will be instrumental in developing a market leading investment management and family office practice, and we look forward to helping the Firm achieve this goal. In addition, we believe the broad resources and capabilities of the Firm will benefit our existing clients as well as the industry broadly."

Prior to co-founding Lee & Stone, Mr. Stone served as general counsel for Newcastle Capital Management LP, a Dallas-based activist manager. Mr. Stone advises clients on control transactions, proxy contests, complex financings, corporate governance matters and '34 Act filings, as well as a range of private fund matters, including adviser registration, fund formation, marketing and compliance. He previously worked for the international law firm of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, where he represented private equity funds and Fortune 500 companies on mergers and acquisitions, and on securities matters. Mr. Stone graduated from The University of Texas School of Law and The University of Texas Graduate School of Business in 1997.

Ms. Brame is a 2012 cum laude graduate of the Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law. Prior to joining Lee & Stone, she worked in the private wealth management space of the banking and construction industries.  

Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP, an Am Law 200 firm founded in 1909 and one of the Southwest's largest full-service law firms, has offices in Austin, Dallas, Houston and Mexico City. Gardere provides legal services to private and public companies and individuals in areas of corporate, energy, environmental, financial services, government affairs, hospitality, intellectual property, international, labor and employment, litigation, private equity, real estate and tax.

Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP
214.999.3000 phone 214.999.4667 fax
gardere.com

Contact: Dorothy L. Seals 214.999.4019
[email protected] 

SOURCE Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP

More Stories By PR Newswire

Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PRNewswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of PRNewswire. PRNewswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Stories
Identity is in everything and customers are looking to their providers to ensure the security of their identities, transactions and data. With the increased reliance on cloud-based services, service providers must build security and trust into their offerings, adding value to customers and improving the user experience. Making identity, security and privacy easy for customers provides a unique advantage over the competition.
Qosmos has announced new milestones in the detection of encrypted traffic and in protocol signature coverage. Qosmos latest software can accurately classify traffic encrypted with SSL/TLS (e.g., Google, Facebook, WhatsApp), P2P traffic (e.g., BitTorrent, MuTorrent, Vuze), and Skype, while preserving the privacy of communication content. These new classification techniques mean that traffic optimization, policy enforcement, and user experience are largely unaffected by encryption. In respect wit...
SYS-CON Events announced today that StarNet Communications will exhibit at the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. StarNet Communications’ FastX is the industry first cloud-based remote X Windows emulator. Using standard Web browsers (FireFox, Chrome, Safari, etc.) users from around the world gain highly secure access to applications and data hosted on Linux-based servers in a central data center. ...
Smart Cities are here to stay, but for their promise to be delivered, the data they produce must not be put in new siloes. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Mathias Herberts, Co-founder and CTO of Cityzen Data, will deep dive into best practices that will ensure a successful smart city journey.
SYS-CON Events announced today that 910Telecom will exhibit at the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Housed in the classic Denver Gas & Electric Building, 910 15th St., 910Telecom is a carrier-neutral telecom hotel located in the heart of Denver. Adjacent to CenturyLink, AT&T, and Denver Main, 910Telecom offers connectivity to all major carriers, Internet service providers, Internet backbones and ...
Traditional on-premises data centers have long been the domain of modern data platforms like Apache Hadoop, meaning companies who build their business on public cloud were challenged to run Big Data processing and analytics at scale. But recent advancements in Hadoop performance, security, and most importantly cloud-native integrations, are giving organizations the ability to truly gain value from all their data. In his session at 19th Cloud Expo, David Tishgart, Director of Product Marketing ...
Almost two-thirds of companies either have or soon will have IoT as the backbone of their business in 2016. However, IoT is far more complex than most firms expected. How can you not get trapped in the pitfalls? In his session at @ThingsExpo, Tony Shan, a renowned visionary and thought leader, will introduce a holistic method of IoTification, which is the process of IoTifying the existing technology and business models to adopt and leverage IoT. He will drill down to the components in this fra...
StarNet Communications Corp has announced the addition of three Secure Remote Desktop modules to its flagship X-Win32 PC X server. The new modules enable X-Win32 to safely tunnel the remote desktops from Linux and Unix servers to the user’s PC over encrypted SSH. Traditionally, users of PC X servers deploy the XDMCP protocol to display remote desktop environments such as the Gnome and KDE desktops on Linux servers and the CDE environment on Solaris Unix machines. XDMCP is used primarily on comp...
Why do your mobile transformations need to happen today? Mobile is the strategy that enterprise transformation centers on to drive customer engagement. In his general session at @ThingsExpo, Roger Woods, Director, Mobile Product & Strategy – Adobe Marketing Cloud, covered key IoT and mobile trends that are forcing mobile transformation, key components of a solid mobile strategy and explored how brands are effectively driving mobile change throughout the enterprise.
DevOps at Cloud Expo – being held November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA – announces that its Call for Papers is open. Born out of proven success in agile development, cloud computing, and process automation, DevOps is a macro trend you cannot afford to miss. From showcase success stories from early adopters and web-scale businesses, DevOps is expanding to organizations of all sizes, including the world's largest enterprises – and delivering real results. Am...
Internet of @ThingsExpo, taking place November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, is co-located with 19th Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. The Internet of Things (IoT) is the most profound change in personal and enterprise IT since the creation of the Worldwide Web more than 20 years ago. All major researchers estimate there will be tens of billions devices - comp...
As the world moves toward more DevOps and Microservices, application deployment to the cloud ought to become a lot simpler. The Microservices architecture, which is the basis of many new age distributed systems such as OpenStack, NetFlix and so on, is at the heart of Cloud Foundry - a complete developer-oriented Platform as a Service (PaaS) that is IaaS agnostic and supports vCloud, OpenStack and AWS. Serverless computing is revolutionizing computing. In his session at 19th Cloud Expo, Raghav...
DevOps at Cloud Expo, taking place Nov 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, is co-located with 19th Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. The widespread success of cloud computing is driving the DevOps revolution in enterprise IT. Now as never before, development teams must communicate and collaborate in a dynamic, 24/7/365 environment. There is no time to wait for long dev...
Data is the fuel that drives the machine learning algorithmic engines and ultimately provides the business value. In his session at Cloud Expo, Ed Featherston, a director and senior enterprise architect at Collaborative Consulting, will discuss the key considerations around quality, volume, timeliness, and pedigree that must be dealt with in order to properly fuel that engine.
There is growing need for data-driven applications and the need for digital platforms to build these apps. In his session at 19th Cloud Expo, Muddu Sudhakar, VP and GM of Security & IoT at Splunk, will cover different PaaS solutions and Big Data platforms that are available to build applications. In addition, AI and machine learning are creating new requirements that developers need in the building of next-gen apps. The next-generation digital platforms have some of the past platform needs a...