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Jason T. Gaskill

Partner
Partner in Charge
Litigation
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Jason T. Gaskill joined Adams and Reese in 2010 as part of the firm’s expansion into Florida’s gulf coast region and the opening of a Sarasota office. Jason is a member of the firm’s Litigation Practice Group and on a number of the Firm’s practice teams, including Commercial Litigation, Complex Litigation, Construction, Intellectual Property and Technology, Pharmaceutical and Medical Devices, and Class Action. Jason also serves as the Partner in Charge of the Sarasota office.

Jason litigates in both Federal and State courts throughout Florida. He represents companies and individuals in a variety of commercial disputes, including enforcement and defense of restrictive covenant violations, construction defects, contract disputes, trade secrets, title insurance defense, insurance coverage defense, real property disputes, and business torts.

Jason’s experience includes:

  • Enforcing a non-compete covenant against a client’s former employee, including entry of an injunction for the duration of the restrictive covenant.
  • Procuring a directed verdict in favor of a commercial developer after a three day jury trial where the developer was alleged to have failed to properly complete a mixed-use development.
  • Negotiating payments and a completion of a multi-unit residential project after the developer was accused of not making proper payments under a not-to-exceed contract.
  • Obtaining an agreed dismissal in favor of a medical group in an action brought by a former employer seeking injunctive relief and damages arising out of restrictive covenants and trade secret allegations.
  • Assisting a technology based company in a restructuring to allow for innovative expansion while protecting the company’s intellectual property portfolio.
  • Acquiring legal access rights to multiple commercial properties across over a dozen commercial lots.
  • Defending a technology company against claims arising from a joint venture agreement.
  • Defeating an attempted hostile takeover of a not-for-profit Board by its former executive director and defending Board members from allegations of fiduciary violations.

Jason is admitted to practice in Florida, New Mexico and the United States Patent and Trademark Office, as well as the United States District Courts in Middle, Northern and Southern District of Florida, the United States District Court of New Mexico, the United States Tax Court and the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.

Jason is a member of the Leadership Team of the Sarasota-Bradenton Chapter of BioFlorida, a statewide trade association for the bioscience industry. He is a Past-President of the Young Lawyers Division of the Sarasota County Bar Association. He is also a Past-Chair of the Website Committee of the Sarasota County Bar Association. In 2013, Jason was recognized as one of the “Top 40 Under 40” by The Business Observer.

Jason is a graduate of the 2011 Class of Leadership Sarasota, a program developed to encourage continuing stewardship and oversight of the Sarasota County Community.

Jason received his J.D. from the University of Arizona College of Law in 2002, and earned his B.S. in Biology and B.A. in Chemistry from the University of South Florida in 1999, where he was a member of the University Honors Program.

In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his two children and attempting to be a runner.

Publications/Presentations

  • Foreclosure Litigation - Diligence is a Two Way Street, March 2010 edition of The Docket, a newsletter produced by the Sarasota County Bar Association
  • BioFlorida, Sarasota-Bradenton Chapter: Panelist:  Financing: Now What Do We Do?
  • BioFlorida, Sarasota-Bradenton Chapter: Moderator: Intellectual Property and Startups

Published Decisions

  • Emanuel J. Rothis v. M & I Marshall and Isley Bank, 2010, United States District Court, LEXIS 109074 
  • BCIJ, LLC v. Thomas J. Lefevre, etc., et al., 2010, United States District Court, LEXIS 28984
  • Linda B. Schumacher v. Citibank (South Dakota) N.A., 06-0028AP-88B
  • Infinity Home Care LLC v. Amedisys Holding, LLC, 180 So.3d 1060 (Fla. 4d DCA 2015)