Special to The Daily Record//May 15, 2018
By Special to The Daily Record
//May 15, 2018
Member, Chair – Financial Services Practice
Gordon Feinblatt LLC
As Chair of the Financial Services Practice at Gordon Feinblatt LLC, Christopher Rahl enjoys the variety the position offers him. He jokes it often resembles a cafeteria line.
“There is all this good stuff to eat and I get to pick the things off the line that I want to work on,” he said. “I have a lot of interesting work” including financial services, health care, business transitions and community service. “I’m going down the line with my tray and picking all the good stuff that I like and putting it on the tray. I am really happy about that.”
Living in the Charm City area for his entire life, the University of Baltimore School of Law graduate was drawn to the legal field because of the problem-solving aspect and the ability to help others.
“It seemed like a good fit,” he said. “You can pick up some tools to understand how to fix problems and it would be a good thing in your toolkit to be able to help others get through some challenging things that they were facing and they didn’t know how to tackle. …I love to be able to get people to where they are trying to go. I really do thrive on that.”
For nearly 20 years, Rahl has taken on pro bono cases from the Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service including name changes, guardianships, wills, powers of attorney and deed changes.
“I like to keep learning so this helped me get outside of my box and at the same time the clients were stuck and they had no place to go,” he said. “You know you are helping somebody who can’t figure out what they need to do to get over this hurdle. It was a two for one for me. I’m learning and I am helping somebody.”
He also serves as co-chair of the MVLS advisory board and a member of the fundraising committee. “I love the work that (MVLS does),” he said. “…The people there are really passionate about helping clients and there are a ton of clients and not enough volunteers. I really like their mission. It is easy to stay interested.”