Meet Wes Zirkle, The Newest Addition to Our Indy Team

by Gutwein Law

We’re just going to say it: we’re picky. So, when we started our search for an attorney to join our team in Indianapolis, we took our time in finding someone who had the right mix of skills. The ideal candidate is business-savvy, detail-oriented, and widely experienced.

With that criteria in mind, when we found Wes Zirkle, we knew he was a perfect fit for our team and clients, alike.

Wes comes to Gutwein Law with nearly 20 years experience as an attorney representing celebrities, advising Fortune 1000 companies, growing a small business into a global leader in its field, and leading marketing agencies. He bears all the qualities we prize in our people: intelligence, integrity, and a burning desire to help our clients grow. In the Q&A below, Wes explains why he left his in-house past behind, his love for seafood, and more.

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How We Live Up to Our Mission Statement

by Gutwein Law

Gutwein Law exists for one reason to help some of the best, most forward‐thinking businesses in the world and their stakeholders grow through high‐level legal counsel. Gutwein Law knows that we can only help grow companies and their stakeholders if we have the most forward-thinking, business-minded legal talent, so we continuously invest in the development of our people.

That’s it – our mission statement. It may sound straightforward, but a lot goes into making it a reality, especially behind-the-scenes. We make it a habit to continually invest in our people, so they can focus on providing the best possible service to our clients. Here are some ways we do just that:

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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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