Meet Gayla K. Austin
In Cheyenne since 2010, Ms. Austin was raised on Brush Creek in Saratoga, Wyoming. She graduated from high school in Saratoga and went on to earn a Business Management degree from Linfield College in McMinnville, Oregon. A student of Willamette College of Law, which is known as the Harvard of the west coast, graduating in 1999, Ms. Austin worked in an AV-rated firm in Oregon for over twenty years, returning to Wyoming ten years ago. Ms. Austin has been practicing for ten years in Wyoming.
While at Willamette, Ms. Austin completed the College of Law’s preeminent program on Alternative Dispute Resolution, based on the Harvard Negotiation project. The program remains in the top ten in the country for resolution of disputes. Ms. Austin has mediated disputes with the court in Oregon, with an over 90% resolution rate. Negotiation and mediation skills give Ms. Austin’s clients superior results, whether settling a case or going to trial.
The practice in Oregon focused mainly on transactional law in the ninth circuit, which gives guidance to issues in the tenth circuit, the circuit Wyoming is in, today. Setting up limited liability companies, and maintaining their filing with Secretary of State; understanding and advising on tax issues regarding LLCs; creating operating agreements with asset protection and member protection from liability, and asset transfer, among other categories of advice for business organizations with a LLC as the entity of choice.