A Semester of Learning and Growth: An Interview with Luke Pfeiffer

by Gutwein Law

We sat down with Luke Pfeiffer, current Legal Assistant Intern, to get his take on what it's like to work at Gutwein Law. Spoiler: you'll learn a ton (and we think it's pretty fun here, too). If you're interested in becoming a Legal Assistant Intern with Gutwein Law in the future, please send a cover letter and your resume to careers@gutweinlaw.com

Who are you? What are you studying?

My name is Luke Pfeiffer and I’m from West Lafayette, Indiana. I’m a freshman student at Purdue University studying accounting with a pre-law concentration.

What were you looking for in an internship?

Above all else, I was looking to gain exposure to the legal field, and Gutwein Law couldn’t have been a better place.

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Giving Two Figs About Your Career & Other Life Lessons From Professor Larry Jegen

by Stuart Gutwein

Like many others long before and after me, I had the pleasure of learning Income, Corporate Tax, Estate and Fiduciary Tax, Tax Procedure, and State and Local Tax from Lawrence A. Jegen III. And also like many others, he was my favorite professor during my three years at IU McKinney Law School. But what made him my favorite professor wasn't necessarily the topics he taught inside the classroom.

Professor Larry Jegen taught me countless principles that I still carry with me today – a lot of which I attribute to my enjoyment and success in the legal industry. So in honor of Mr. Jegen, I wanted to highlight five of those principles, all of which I believe are important to everyone in life:

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Get Informed with Informed IP

by Sean McCarthy

Think you have an idea? Like a really good idea? Well, it may be worth nothing if you don't get the proper protection in place. But how do you know if you need protection? And another question: how do you know what kind of protection you need? A patent? Trademark?

The good news is, we came up with an idea of our own. It's called Informed IP.

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Wanted: An Attorney Like…You?

by Sean McCarthy

If you've been perusing our career page lately, you've probably noticed we're on the hunt for another attorney to join our growing firm. But not just an attorney will do. They have to be hungry, creative-minded, and relatable (among many other things). In fact, there are five key criteria we evaluate in a target before hiring them.

Sound like you? Good. Here's what we need to complete our dream team:

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Gutwein Law is five! But what's next?

by Stuart Gutwein

Today marks Gutwein Law's fifth birthday, and we couldn't be more excited! It's been an unbelievable five years and we're incredibly happy to reflect on the ways we've grown. To help us celebrate this milestone, we wanted to take a look back at where we've been in the past five years, and where we heading in the next five.

So, why'd we start Gutwein Law? Well, as we always say, our firm exists for one reason – to help the best, most forward-thinking businesses in the world grow through high-level legal counsel. When we founded our firm, we knew right away we had a different perspective. As you may already know, we not only practice law on a daily basis, but business, too. A number of firm's team members own businesses themselves, so we know first-hand what our clients are after (sometimes before they do). We believe this approach, along with our other ideals, has strongly contributed to our success over the past five years.

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