Gingold Legal

Impactful. Valuable. Trusted.


Impactful. Valuable. Trusted.

That’s how you should think of your lawyers, right?

Big Law plays an important part in the legal services industry. While you get the resources of a large organization, the services can be costly and the lawyers are striving to meet annual billable hour expectations. They may not be motivated to do what makes the most sense for your needs and budget.

With more than a decade of Big Law experience, and years more of unique business consulting experience, Gingold Legal understands what clients today demand and deserve from their counsel. Gingold Legal is committed to making your life easier, to exploring and listening to your true needs, and to providing simple explanations that enable you to make the right business decisions.

Gingold Legal is fully committed to providing high-impact work at an unquestionable value to help you achieve great success. And to earning your unwavering trust for the long haul.

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Our Services

Mr. Gingold has advised clients across a broad variety of industries and business and legal matters. Areas where Gingold Legal can help your company include:

  • Outside General Counsel

    Maybe you have an in-house counsel, or maybe you don’t. Gingold Legal can provide you with the in-house counsel services your company needs so your employees can focus on their primary job responsibilities.

    –Regular interaction with your business and key decision makers
    –Strategic advisor for day-to-day legal affairs
    –Commercial contracts, licensing agreements and strategic transactions
    –Document review
    –Human Resources matters
    –Proactive identification and preventive mitigation of legal exposures and risk
    –Manage specialized outside counsel, including their bills

  • Litigation and Dispute Resolution

    Business disputes can be very expensive and disruptive. Gingold Legal can vigorously fight to resolve business disputes favorably and, more importantly, help you anticipate problems at the outset to prevent them in the future.

    –General commercial litigation
    –Antitrust and business competition
    –Breach of contract
    –Digital privacy and advertising
    –Insurance coverage
    –Intellectual property and technology
    –Non-compete and non-disclosure

  • Employment Consulting

    Many legal issues are likely to arise with your employees before, during and after their employment for you. Gingold Legal can provide counseling to avoid employment issues and to resolve any issues that arise.

    –Employment counseling
    –New employee hiring and retention
    –NDA and non-compete agreements
    –Policies and handbooks

  • Business documents

    Why agonize about creating a new agreement or worry about what someone else may be slipping into their form? Gingold Legal is experienced in drafting, reviewing and negotiating many types of business agreements, including real estate agreements and leases, business organization documents, and commercial contracts of many kinds.

    –Contract drafting and review
    –Vendor and supply service agreements
    –IP agreements (licensing, NDA)
    –Real estate purchase and commercial lease agreements
    –Business organization documents

The story behind Gingold Legal

Gingold Legal was founded in 2014 by Scott Gingold, who has been helping clients solve their legal problems since 1998. Gingold Legal is dedicated to helping mature companies, small and medium-size businesses, and start-ups alike obtain superior results from their outside counsel at prices they find valuable.

How does one generate superior results at a great value? Scott Gingold believes it starts with being a good listener. His style is to work closely with clients to truly understand their legal problems and needs. He wants to get to know you well, and understand what “success” means for your company. He will discuss your options in a way you can understand them, make actionable recommendations, and work with you to decide which path forward is best.

Scott believes in devoting personal attention to every detail. Scott provides direct personal contact as often as you need it and is accessible and highly responsive. That means returning your calls and responding to your e-mails as soon as possible, answering any questions or concerns, and making sure you fully understand every recommended course of action – without legal jargon getting in the way. It also means keeping you posted regularly as work moves forward.

Gingold Legal understands why clients value efficiency and cost certainty, and will work with you to find a solution that will fit your budget. And if the bill does not match the value you feel you received, Gingold Legal will work with you to make that right.

Gingold Legal hopes its clients always arrive at a winning course of action that makes business sense. Sometimes, that advice may not be as profitable for the law firm, but Gingold Legal wants to build lasting relationships that motivate you to contact Gingold Legal again and again.

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Meet Scott

Scott Gingold is the owner of Gingold Legal. He spent 12 years at some of the best law firms in the country, working on high stakes, complex litigation for corporate clients. Tapping in to his entrepreneurial spirit, he then founded the Chicago office for the leading strategy and economic consulting firm serving high tech industry legal clients, and also serving as the firm’s in-house counsel. Mr. Gingold is a lawyer and breathes law. But these two other business exposures – economics and strategy – provided him with unique business acumen, project budgeting and management skills that law firms simply do not teach.

Mr. Gingold is licensed to practice law in Illinois and is a member of the trial bar for the Northern District of Illinois and many other federal appellate and trial courts throughout the country.

Mr. Gingold received his law degree from the Northwestern University School of Law in 1998, where he was a John Henry Wigmore full academic scholarship recipient and served as the Student Bar Association President. Before that, he received a B.A. with honors and with highest distinction from the University of Michigan, where he was a James B. Angell scholarship recipient.

In addition to his law practice, Mr. Gingold served for ten years as a member of the Zoning Board of Appeals for the City of Evanston. He also was a long-time volunteer coach for his children’s soccer and baseball teams.