Trails & Shores

 

Meet Gavin Law Offices Client: Meade Fitzgerald, Owner of Trails & Shores.

Trails & Shores is an outdoor-themed apparel company established in 2016. They are a team of outdoor enthusiasts with professional experience in the design, print, and apparel industry.

Like many business owners of creative products and services, Trails & Shores works closely with the Gavin Law Offices team for their intellectual property legal needs, specifically for their copyright and trademarking. In asking Meade why he chose to work with Gavin, he said, “Gavin really cares about who they are serving. Gavin found a way to protect my marks in a way that I had never thought of. It has been a learning experience for me, but they have taught me everything I need to know along the way as my business has continued to grow. I would highly recommend Gavin Law Offices to other small businesses and entrepreneurs, especially in the creative fields, to handle any and all intellectual property and business related legal services.”

Gavin Networking in Scott’s Addition

Gavin Law Offices would like to thank Dominion Payroll, one of our trusted vendors, for inviting us to the SpeakUp 5K rally. Mari Kat and Katie had a BLAST supporting this local worthwhile cause. We firmly believe in the mission of the SpeakUp 5k/CKG Foundation to cultivate awareness and understanding of teenage depression and anxiety.

As event guests, we were also able to attend the soft open of the brilliant new Tang & Biscuit shuffleboard bar in Scott’s Addition. Let us tell you, they are really making the most of their branding by not only offering Tang-based cocktails, but also serving their trademark biscuits (our review, A+). We love seeing a great mark at work!

Fred Freeman at July Encorepreneur

Our Gavin lawyer, Fred Freeman, was out and about in the Richmond community at the July Encorepreneur.

Fred says, “I found the most recent Encorepreneur presentation, hosted by attorney Gary LeClair of LeClair Ryan, to be one of the more interesting talks I have attended. As a lawyer, I found myself woefully uninformed as to how our own industry may be unintentionally contributing to the stagnation of the legal field’s growth. Personally, I had never considered how the legal profession limits itself with regard to raising outside capital and attracting investors. Mr. LeClair sparked an interest to think about how our profession can move forward and grow with the ever-changing cultural and economic landscape of the 21st century, but also the importance how one should of take the time to consider the marketplace in which he or she works, and take steps to improve it!

West End law firm sweeps into N.C. with new attorney

Gavin Law Offices, which handles intellectual property matters for clients, earlier this month opened an outpost in Raleigh, North Carolina, after picking up attorney Alan Etkin. It’s the firm’s first office outside of Virginia.

Founder Pam Gavin said the expansion is similar to its January push into Charlottesville when longtime solo attorney Elva Mason Holland joined the fold.

“This is very much a similar story,” Gavin said of Etkin.

Etkin, who earned his law degree from Emory University, handles a variety of business law issues for closely held corporations.

“Alan and I worked together for years. He was in house with a big client,” Gavin said. “The company he was with was sold and he was doing his own thing and I said, ‘Why don’t we tackle this together?’”

Gavin also liked the idea of having an office in Raleigh to tap into that area’s concentration of tech firms and startups, a ripe environment for the firm’s bread-and-butter IP practice.

“It’s a great market for tech and intellectual property,” she said.

The firm, founded about 15 years ago after Gavin’s stints at McGuireWoods and Reed Smith, now has an attorney headcount of seven.

Gavin said she’ll keep her eye out for future growth through similar deals with attorneys.

“I’m always plotting and planning,” she said. “I’m just going to continue to grow.”

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