Adams and Reese Sarasota Office Partner in Charge Jason Gaskill, 37, was selected among the “Top 40 Under 40” by The Business Observer and featured in the publication’s special section profiling the business executive honorees from Naples to North Tampa, across the state of Florida.
At Adams and Reese, Gaskill’s legal practice focuses on a variety of commercial litigation matters, including construction litigation, intellectual property litigation, non-compete litigation and real property litigation. He also counsels his clients in various transactional matters involving the procurement and protection of intellectual property assets.
Gaskill currently serves as Past-President of the Young Lawyers Division of the Sarasota County Bar Association. He is also Chair of the Website Committee of the Sarasota County Bar.
In the community, he is a graduate of the 2011 Class of Leadership Sarasota, a program developed to encourage continuing stewardship and oversight of the Sarasota County Community. He also serves on the Board of Directors as Treasurer for Save Our Seabirds, Inc., and on the Booker High School, Legal Administrative Specialist Academic Advisory Committee.
The article states: Gaskill splits his time between overseeing the office, which has eight attorneys, and his own cases. On the supervision side, he’s a hands-off manager who promotes an open-door policy for other attorneys and associates. On his own cases, where many of his clients are businesses with patent applications or issues, Gaskill has a competitive streak. Says Gaskill: “I like the challenge of representing someone while applying the principles I learned in law school.”
Gaskill was born and raised in Iowa and graduated from the University of South Florida in Tampa in 1999. He went to the University of Arizona for law school, and then worked for a few years at a law firm in Albuquerque, N.M. He returned to the Gulf Coast after a few years in the Southwest, and he was hired at Ruden McClosky. Adams and Reese took over Fort Lauderdale-based Ruden McClosky in 2010.
Married with two children, Gaskill says living in New Mexico was a unique experience, but he loves Sarasota. “I loved the food and the weather over there,” says Gaskill. “But I missed (living near) the water. And I missed the grass.”