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Jason T. Gaskill

Partner in Charge, Sarasota

One of the biggest challenges my clients face is predicting their legal expenses and outcomes so they can avoid going blindly into the night and hoping things work out. They want to get their hands around what the budget will be, what the likely outcome will be and the potential upsides and the downsides of their matters. They also want an analysis of the most business-prudent course while making sure they’re not letting go of their rights. When I get hired, my clients have already developed a trust in me because we’ve discussed their situation, and they know that I understand their goals as well as they do.

Jason Gaskill handles commercial and complex litigation and class action cases, as well as matters involving construction, intellectual property and technology and pharmaceutical and medical devices issues. He represents clients in both state and federal courts throughout Florida and counsels companies and individuals in a variety of commercial disputes. They include 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.

With undergraduate degrees in biology and chemistry, Jason finds that his background in science helps immensely in communicating within the biotech industry. Because these clients typically don’t have the time to explain complex scientific concepts, issues and processes, it’s imperative for them to hire someone who already “speaks their language” and can immediately grasp the specifics of their legal issues as Jason does.

Employing a practical and outcomes-driven strategy, Jason prefers to plot a course that accomplishes the clients’ objectives as expediently and efficiently as possible, rather than methodically plodding through each potentially trivial issue. He doesn’t take it personally when clients are happy to be done dealing with him – because that means their problem or dispute has been resolved. But he stays in touch, and they know he’s always there for them.

Jason serves in a number of leadership positions. He is the Partner in Charge of the firm’s Sarasota office and the business chair of Sarasota-Bradenton Chapter of BioFlorida, a statewide trade association for innovation in the bioscience industry. He graduated from Leadership Sarasota, a program developed to encourage continuing stewardship and oversight of the Sarasota County community. He has also holds a number of leadership roles in the Sarasota County Bar Association.

I am always conscious of my clients' end-result needs and assist them in obtaining alternative resolutions where appropriate.

Education

  • University of Arizona College of Law, J.D., 2002
  • University of South Florida, B.S. / B.A., 1999

Bar Admissions

  • Florida
  • New Mexico

Court Admissions

  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida
  • United States District Court of New Mexico
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office
  • United States Tax Court
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Acknowledgements

  • AV® Peer Review Rated - Martindale-Hubbell
  • Leadership Sarasota, Class of 2011
  • "Top 40 Under 40" - The Business Observer, 2013
  • Best Lawyers® - Litigation - Intellectual Property

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

  • BioFlorida - Sarasota/Bradenton Chapter, Leadership Team
  • Suncoast Technology Forum, Former Board of Directors
  • Goodwill Manasota, Inc., Ambassador
  • Sarasota County Bar Association, Member
  • Young Professionals Group - Sarasota Chamber of Commerce
  • Arts & Cultural Alliance Arts Leadership Program
  • Save Our Seabirds, Inc., Former Board of Directors, Treasurer