Gardere Hurricane Harvey Response Group

12 September 2017 Publication

Harvey Response Group

Our continued thoughts and well wishes are with all who have been affected by Hurricane Harvey.

We understand that those residing or doing business in the affected areas will face a number of challenges in the days, weeks and months ahead. While the recovery process is underway, our goal at Gardere is to help you overcome these hurdles with practical business advice.

Gardere has developed a Hurricane Harvey Response Group, comprised of our highly-qualified attorneys with experience in the legal and business issues that typically arise in the aftermath of a disaster. We recognize that maintaining business continuity is your priority, and we are here to help you navigate to recovery. As you evaluate the next steps within your organization, our team can provide counsel and assistance in critical areas, including:

  • Employee compensation, benefits, unemployment claims and potential employee leaves of absence
  • Environmental response, permitting and safety issues
  • Regulatory guidance from state, local and federal agencies
  • Contract claims, including force majeure and order control
  • Transportation of goods and people
  • IRS special tax relief and assistance
  • Loan assistance
  • Defending allegations of price gouging and other violations of the Deceptive Trade Practices Act (DTPA)
  • Government-caused flooding and inverse condemnation
  • Creditors’ rights, financial restructuring and bankruptcy

Recovery will happen, and through the process, Gardere’s Hurricane Harvey Response Group will be here to help your business plan for the future, and thrive. If you need legal assistance, please contact us at We will connect you to the appropriate Gardere counsel.