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Schuyler Rockwell Reidel

Business Attorney at Galveston, TX

5.0   20 reviews

also known as Rocky Reidel

  • Licensed for 8 years
    State TX
    Acquired 2014
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Schuyler

Learn Schuyler’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Business
    Business Law is in our blood. We have a passion for helping businesses and their owners expand and reach their potential. Let us help build and protect your business.

    9 years

  2. Franchising
    Franchising your business model is an exciting way to grow. We represent both franchisees and franchisors in building a successful system.

    9 years

  3. International law
    Your business will eventually grow beyond these borders. Reidel Law Firm’s experience and resources around the globe can help you expand successfully.

    9 years

     I am the founder and managing attorney for Reidel Law Firm. I started the Firm in 2014 with a vision to provide valuable, cost-effective counsel to business owners in Texas. As the Firm has grown, I have expanded my practice to bring my personable and accessible brand of counsel to include franchise law and international trade matters. 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 Russia, Panama, United Arab Emirates, or China. But don’t worry, we still have US business hours and we’ll find a way to work with you anytime.

     I am still learning Mandarin and Russian but feel free to quiz me on the basics. I have many friends, colleagues, and trusted resources in China, Russia, and around the world. When I am not helping clients build successful businesses around the world, I enjoy hiking, fishing, sailing, chess, and (very) amateur fencing. I currently reside in Galveston, Texas with my lovely wife after graduating from University of Arkansas-Little Rock’s Bowen School of Law and Sam Houston State University with a public relations degree. I have previously enjoyed hosting my own radio show and have developed an enthusiasm for free and open source software.

     I have a major passion for helping businesses thrive and assisting owners to reach their full potential. I built the Firm to embody the very values I find important in any business relationship: accessibility, efficiency, and dependability. Here are a few of the ways I practice those values everyday:

  • I answer my own phone and emails. 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: .
  • 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.

     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.

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Reidel Law Firm
527 21st St.
Galveston, TX, 77550


5.0 / 5.0
  20 customer reviews
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Posted by Rhett | June 8, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Schuyler is excellent to work with.
Schuyler was recommended to us by our franchise consultant and I am very glad I went with his recommendation. Schuyler helped us navigate the FDD and Franchise Agreement for a franchise we are in the process of considering to purchase. He provided excellent guidance and a completely thorough summary highlighting any areas we needed to pay close attention to. And he did this very quickly, less than 1 week to review and provide us the details. He is a great professional and very easy to work with. If I need an attorney again for franchise work I would definitely reach out to Schuyler first.
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Posted by André | November 22, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Best lawyer in town!
I am really grateful for the support of Mr. Reidel. He ist very focused on customers satisfaction and completed our case as fast as possible. For every new case I would trust in his abilities too.
Posted by Mr. Barnes | March 16, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mr. Barnes, Owner
This is our second time to retain Mr. Schuyler's services for the sale of a business. He did such a excellent job the first time we worked with him that I reached out him for my second business transaction. We trust him completely with handling our business transactions because of his integrity, honesty, knowledge, professionalism, patience and kindness. Whenever I contacted him about any questions, etc., Mr. Schuyler always responded. I highly recommend him to help anyone that needs a great attorney.
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Posted by Mark | June 28, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Schuyler did a fantastic job for in reviewing and giving me recommendations on my FDD franchise agreement He took a lot of time with me and was patient in answering all of my questions He was also very knowledgeable I would recommend him! Mark
Posted by Lou | January 8, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Prompt, sound advice on Residential Multifamily Property Acquisition
We contacted Mr. Reidel to assist with a residential real estate acquisition. The project took much longer than expected but Schuyler was with us every step of the way. He provided sound legal advice, was very responsive to our needs and more importantly, considered our preferences in the decision making process. We felt that Schuyler always had our best interest in mind. Compared to other attorneys and firms we have used in the past, Schuyler Reidel would get two thumbs up from us and we would definitely consider asking for his help again in the future.
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Posted by Mark | September 24, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Honest and Detailed
Schuyler has been tremendously helpful and always available to provide me with the expertise I need in my business.
Posted by Tom | September 10, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great experience
Schuyler was very responsive from the beginning of interaction and did exactly what he said he would do. I found his assistance to be very helpful and communication very clear and easy to understand.
Posted by Mike | March 5, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Setting up a Texas Series LLC the right way
We used Reidel Law Firm to set up a Series LLC for our property rental and management business. Schuyler was super easy to work with, and responded quickly to the myriad of questions we had along the way, making the whole process go very smoothly. His guidance made sure we did this right for maximum asset protection (I had no idea we'd need a 'ground lease' between the property management cell and each property cell - this is where professional help pays off!). Highly recommended.
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Posted by Thomas | January 11, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent, clear and concise communications
Schuyler assisted us in the negotiation of a Franchise Agreement. His explanations of the various terms and risks were clear and concise. He provided recommendations in the drafting of the Agreement . As a result of working with Schuyler we are very confident that we reached an excellent agreement with our Franchisor.
Posted by Eduardo | October 17, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Franchise Agreement Review
Schuyler was able to provide not only legal review to protect my interest but also looked for issues that I was able to use on the negotiation process with franchiser.
Posted by anonymous | September 1, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Schuyler helped me get started on the right foot!
Schuyler assisted me with the LLC formation. He gave a clear communication and clearly explained his legal advice. He replied to all emails quickly and all his answers are very clear and to the point of questions. He was thorough, detailed, carefully and patiently explained all my inquires in the operating agreement.
Posted by Ahmad | May 26, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fast and Quality Service!
Working with Mr. Reidel was a great experience. Our company needed to get a couple trademarks registered and he was very fast and responsive in getting the paperwork filed and submitted. Unlike other legal services we have used in the past, he is very personable and will offer the best suggestions to protect the future of your brand/ company.
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Posted by Terry | May 25, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Efficient, Capable
Mr. Reidel handled two legal matters for me in March-May 2017. He negotiated a purchase contract for a small business and served as the closing agent for the purchase. Both tasks were made difficult because the sellers were a divorced couple who argued over every detail. Mr. Reidel was patient, thorough and efficient and pushed both matters through to completion. He represented our interests well and prevailed on every point that the sellers contested.
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Posted by Michael | February 22, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Stellar service
Schuyler assisted me both with LLC formation and contract review- in addition to writing contracts for me. He completed tasks ahead of agreed schedule and was very thorough in addressing any follow up questions or points of discussion.
Posted by Rob | April 23, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Knowledgeable, available, and timely
Schuyler recently helped me put together my first LLC. He answered all of my questions and the process was fast and painless, allowing me to focus on setting up my new business. I will definitely continue to come to him for future legal needs.
Posted by Glen | April 16, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very satisfied
I contacted Schuyler Reidel while I was considering a franchise opportunity. I am very pleased with his services and he did a great job. His write up of the FDD/FA review was comprehensive and he is also easy to discuss matters with. I would, without hesitation, use Schuyler again and expect to use his services for any legal matters that come up in my small business.
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Posted by David | March 22, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Courteous and knowledgeable
He did an excellent job reviewing and perfecting our franchise documents. He was thorough and detailed and carefully and patiently explained every provision he amended.
Posted by anonymous | March 30, 2015
Awesome Response at Short notice
Mr. Reidel, was very knowledgeable and responsive when I had to get few Non disclosure contracts reviewed to start working with an international partner. Being a first time client, I was able to briefly explain my situation over a phone consultation and he quickly got working on it. He accommodated my tight schedule even if it meant working on the weekends and delivered the contract documents before the start of the week. He also provides the estimated cost of the service upfront. I recommend him for all your small business legal service requirements,
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Posted by David | March 18, 2015
Corporate contract
I gave Schuyler a pile of template contracts for my line of business and he was able to boil them down and give me one nice and concise contract that covered everything I needed and nothing more. He was very personable, knowledgeable and easy to talk to. Highly recommended.
Posted by Gary | February 27, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Franchise Review
Schuyler pointed out, paragraph by paragraph all the important details that might have an adverse affect on me.
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  • Free Consultation 45 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.1 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Attorney
  • Reidel Law Firm
  • 2014 - Present
  • Rule XV Law Clerk/Public Defender
  • Pulaski County Public Defender
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Legal Aid Rule XV Student
  • Ualr Bowen School Of Law - Legal Clinic
  • 2013 - 2013
  • Radio Host/Producer
  • MindSplinter Radio
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Radio Host/Producer
  • The Standard of Liberty Radio
  • 2009 - 2010
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  • University of Arkansas: Little Rock
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)
  • 2014
  • Sam Houston State University
  • Mass. Comm. - Public Relations
  • 2011


  • General Practice Committee, Business Law Section, State Bar of Texas
  • Chairman
  • 2016 - Present
  • Forum on Franchisings, American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas, Business Law Section
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Business Law Section of the Texas Bar Association
  • Secretary/Treasurer
  • 2019 - 2020
  • UT Law CLE - Practice Management CLE Planning Committee
  • Committee Member
  • 2017 - 2018
  • Woodlands Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - 2016
  • State Bar of Texas, General Practice, Solo, and Small Firm Section
  • Member
  • 2014 - 2015
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Mandarin

Honors and Awards

  • Membership
  • Omicron Delta Epsilon - Economics Honor Society
  • 2010
  • Ronald Reagan Leadership Scholarship
  • The Phillips Foundation
  • 2010


Speaking Engagements

  • Franchise Saudi Arabia
  • Setting the Right Legal Footprint for Franchising Internationally
  • 2019
  • Hospitality Entrepreneurship
  • Franchise Law
  • 2016
  • Wednesday's Women Veteran Entrepreneurship Lunch & Learn Workshop
  • Texas Small Business Issues
  • 2015
  • Coastal Bend Veteran Entrepreneur Seminar
  • 5 Rules for Businesses
  • 2015
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Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (6)
Endorse Schuyler
Business Attorney | Feb 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Reidel is a skillful attorney that possesses the patience and business acumen to ensure that your enterprise is protected."
Business Attorney | Feb 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Rocky knows his practice area well and is always looking out for his clients."
Business Attorney | Feb 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Rockey is great to work with and very knowledgeable in all aspects of business law."
Business Attorney | Feb 15
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Rocky is an excellent choice for any person who needs an attorney for their small business. He knows the law well and is passionate about seeing businesses thrive."
Business Attorney | Mar 15
Relationship: Friend
"I went to law school with Rocky and he knows what matters most in business. Also he handles each person with respect and honesty."
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