Jeffrey Gitchel is a seasoned attorney with over 20 years of experience handling the diverse challenges that a business confronts. He knows that success in business starts with the basics.
For Jeff, this means listening to his clients, so that he understands their needs and concerns, as well as the challenges they face. When he represents someone, he doesn’t just answer their questions, he acts as a trusted advisor, explaining the applicable law and providing options.
His advice is informed by experience representing individual clients and some of the largest companies in the world, first at one of the top 20 firms in the nation and later at a Fortune 200 company. Jeff has represented individuals, non-profits, and clients in industries as varied as entertainment, consumer goods, agriculture, animal health, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and chemicals.
While specific legal demands vary by industry, the basic needs – listening, understanding, knowledge, judgment, communication – are constant. His practice is based on these skills, and he embraces the challenge of adapting and applying them to your situation.
“My job is to help guide a project in a successful, sustainable direction, and that means steering my client through the rough waters of the law.”
“I would like to help find a way for people in the industry to talk about law as a value add rather than as an area of expertise. Holding the opinion that lawyers have our area of knowledge and we tell the client what they can and can’t do, that’s a very narrow perspective of what lawyers can do for their clients.”