I am Schuyler ‘Rocky’ Reidel, the managing attorney and founder of Reidel Law Firm. I started in franchising in 2014 when I opened up my law practice. I added international trade to the practice in 2016 when I became a licensed customs broker. Since then, I have had the opportunity to work with many owners and businesses across the country and the world in expanding their brands.
While my firm is based in Galveston, Texas – where I grew up, I am often found around the world traveling for business events and assisting clients around the world. If I am not in Texas I am most likely to be found in Panama, United Arab Emirates, or Zambia. But don’t worry, we still have US business hours and we’ll find a way to work with you anytime. And if you ever want to visit any of those places, drop me a line, would love to show you around or connect you with my friends and colleagues there.
Here’s a bit about what I do best:
To offer some balance, here are some things that I don’t do:
Here are some nice things clients and colleagues have said about me:
If it sounds like I or Reidel Law Firm might be a fit to assist you and your business, give me a call – let’s find a way to work together. My job as an attorney is to make your life easier by having an experienced and knowledgeable counselor on your side to take or give punches to protect your business. Schedule a time to chat today.
How can you get important and timely counsel when you have to go through robot menus or a thousand assistants to just chat about what the issues are? I hate robot phone menus, we will never use those at Reidel Law Firm. We also have developed a secure, encrypted communications channel for our clients to use so they are not constrained by our office hours to reach us. You can check it out here: chat.reidellawfirm.com.
Every project is flat fee, so don’t sweat the nickels and dimes with Reidel Law Firm. I believe billing by the hour is neither efficient nor ethical for attorneys (more on that below) so we do not bill by the hour here, each project is billed on a flat fee determined by the scope of the project, the complexity of the matter, and the time involved. We are on the same side, let’s get the project done the right way and on time.
I meet my deadlines and show up ahead of schedule. A big reason for this is that I provide realistic timelines for my clients or potential clients. I don’t have 24-hour turn around. I keep my practice areas limited so I don’t get behind on schedule and work efficiently for clients.
Just a few of the things I like to do when I have some free time. I have climbed 4 of the state highest peaks in the US. I enjoy sailing Galveston Bay and Clear Lake and dropping a line to fish when I can.
Thus far, I have been to 21 countries. I will keep this list updated as often as I can:
I started as a jazz show host on my university’s radio station. Then I joined a small local radio station in Ocala, Florida as a night talk show host. We discussed everything from Bigfoot to Obamacare. Lots of fun.