What our clients are saying

I absolutely love working with Gretchen. My company offers on-demand, Video Remote Interpreting (VRI) services via mobile and/or web app, delivered by live human interpreters in specialized fields such as medicine. Gretchen has created a user agreement, privacy policy, and terms of use for our product, as well as successfully registered our trademarks. She’s taken the time to understand our business, our goals and direction. She listens and asks questions to then clearly lay out all options, pros and cons, as well as recommended path. She’s conscientious about costs – a major concern for a start-up – and is diligent about delivering on time and on budget. It is so good to have someone on “our team” that I can confidently rely on to help carry the load. Without reservation or hesitation, I highly recommend Gretchen to anyone!

Celeo Mandujano, Celeo Technologies

With Gretchen’s help, I have just signed my first-ever publishing contract. I thoroughly enjoy working with Gretchen, and I thank her deeply for her important contribution to this project. The combination of Gretchen’s expertise, guidance, responsiveness, and human touch was phenomenal. She helped to provide a firm foundation for the publication of my book. I feel empowered by the clarity and guidance Gretchen provided about the contract. And I am extremely happy with the final product, which energizes me further about next steps in my process towards publication.

Rebecca North, Ph.D., Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology, Southwestern University

Gretchen came to me highly recommended, but I never expected that she would be as great as she is! My project is complicated, with copyright and licensing, trademark, Internet law, and contract issues galore. Gretchen works collaboratively with me to flesh out and discuss issues and to identify potential future issues, so that we ensure best outcomes, all while working strategically to minimize my legal fees. She responds quickly and meaningfully to all communications, which, in my experience, is unusual and refreshing. To top it off, she is upbeat, always positive, and full of energy!

Carol Vaughan, owner, Doing the Streets, Inc.

Gretchen McCord is well-qualified and experienced in the field of copyright law; what makes her stand out from others is her adaptability and willingness to adjust to the unique demands of her immediate audience. She went above and beyond tailoring her work to our needs. Her ongoing support and advice, even after completing services is the most surprising and appreciated aspect of Gretchen’s true willingness to be not only supportive, but also exceptional. I plan on using Gretchen’s services in the future, and would highly recommend her.

Jennifer Steinford, Director of Library , Columbia Southern University

Gretchen McCord advises Factom on global matters of trademark strategy, registration, disputes, and negotiations, with a focus on litigation avoidance. Gretchen has consistently demonstrated mastery of her practice of law in these areas and has been artful and successful in resolving matters ranging from addressing investor representations and warranties to resolving international trademark disputes. Additionally, Gretchen delivers real value for the price, not just because she competes by charging rates below those of large law-firms, but because interacting with Gretchen is fast, easy and reliable, thereby reducing her billable time (the primary cost of engaging legal counsel).

Zachary Lynde, CFO, Factom, Inc.

Gretchen was recommended to me by our former counsel who was heading off on a fellowship adventure at Harvard. Despite working remotely — with me in California and she in Texas — I was quickly able to establish an easy collaboration by email, phone, and text. Whether it’s contracts or trademarks or copyright – and it’s been all – Gretchen has been an accessible, dependable, and trusted partner to Califa. She has helped us find our voice as effective advocates for library copyright reform and, most recently, provided critical and timely advice to our board of directors in addressing a challenge to our organization’s future. Gretchen is a complete joy to work with and frankly, makes me wish I got a law degree to go with the library one.

Paula MacKinnon, Interim Director, Califa Group

When our small creative firm needed help with an intellectual property ownership situation, Gretchen stepped in with sage and timely counsel that clarified the options for all parties. She has worked with us to create a Master Services Agreement and template for Statements of Work that we use with our clients, as well as agreements for our employees and independent contractors to ensure the firm’s ownership of the designs they create for us. She has also reviewed several contracts for us, in one case a compilation of complex interrelated agreements involving multiple parties, providing legal guidance and helping us negotiate with the other parties. She has even helped us revise and update our employee manual. Gretchen’s approach is both professional and personable, a rare and delightful combination that makes our exchanges informative and enjoyable.

Susanne Harrington, Principal, Asterisk Design Group

We were very fortunate to engage Gretchen McCord to help us on many fronts. To find a lawyer with an understanding of how librarians approach the importance of intellectual property and intellectual freedom in a very complex and fluid environment is very rare.

Gretchen has helped us address several legal issues with our Woodneath Story Center program, which deals with written, oral, and digital storytelling. She has assisted us with everything from publishing agreements and printing agreements, to rights assignments, and even non-disclosure agreements for titles we intend to publish. Gretchen also helped us defend and protect our trademark and with issues concerning the public performance of music and movies.

In all these areas, Gretchen makes our work very easy. She routinely responds to our requests quickly, and her work is always very professionally done. I strongly recommend her for assistance in her areas of expertise.

Steven V. Potter, Library Director and C.E.O., Mid-Continent Public Library

Gretchen McCord is one of the most respected copyright and new media law attorneys in Texas. I have had the privilege of working with Gretchen since 2001, relying on her legal counsel on issues of copyright, trademark, and new media law for several business ventures. I continue turning to Gretchen because of her consistently high standards of excellence and her genuine concern for her clients. Without reservation, I highly recommend Gretchen McCord to anyone seeking professional legal advice in her areas of expertise; it’s always wise to start with the best!

Deborah J. Kaercher, MPH, PhD, Executive Director, The Final Acts Project

If you are in need of authoritative legal counsel, look no further than Gretchen McCord! She is highly praised for her skills and integrity as an attorney, consultant, and educator. A born leader, she coaches others in a positive and instructive manner. With her outstanding educational credentials and work experience in two of the most highly respected legal firms in the country, Gretchen is well prepared to guide your organization or business and answer the toughest questions facing you.

Patricia H. Smith, Executive Director, Texas Library Association