About Carpenter Gandhi

“Law Done Differently”

When we formed Carpenter Gandhi, the vision was simple – do things differently.  The firm is designed to operate differently from other law firms.  We wanted to build a firm that wasn’t focused on billable hours or a grand facade.  We wanted to build a firm focused on achieving the client’s goals in the most effective and efficient manner possible.  When you hire Carpenter Gandhi, you speak with us directly, and we’re the ones creating and executing a plan for you.  We use technology and flexibility in order to keep costs and time expenditures streamlined.  Our goal is to have our clients look at legal counsel as a value-added investment rather than a necessary evil.



W. Chase Carpenter – Attorney

Email: Chase@CarpenterGandhi.com

W. Chase Carpenter grew up in South Charleston, West Virginia. He is a graduate of West Virginia University where he graduated Summa Cum Laude with degrees in English and Business Management with a minor in Entrepreneurship. At WVU, Chase earned the honor of becoming a member of Phi Beta Kappa; Phi Kappa Phi; Sigma Tau Delta; and Beta Gamma Sigma.

He went on to attend the University of Florida, Levin College of Law, where he graduated Cum Laude. Chase received a number of book awards for his outstanding work in Constitutional Law and Mediation. During law school, Chase served as President of the Association for Law and Business and was an active Project Leader and Contributor to the Florida Business Law Journal. He performed extensive research for projects in the areas of trade secret law and general business law.

After graduation, he took a position as an Associate General Counsel, performing regulatory compliance to the General Counsel for a specialty healthcare corporation in Tampa.

Prior to co-founding Carpenter Gandhi, Chase practiced as a civil litigator at a mid-sized law firm in Tampa and as the Managing Attorney at Carpenter & McLeod, P.L. and The Law Office of W. Chase Carpenter, PLLC

Chase lives in Tampa, Florida.

Bar Admissions: State of Florida and the Middle District of Florida

SG Photo for WebsiteSatyen Gandhi – Attorney

Email: Sat@CarpenterGandhi.com

Satyen Gandhi is a Trial and Litigation Attorney, who has been practicing law since 2005.  Satyen grew up in Melbourne, Florida.  He graduated from Vanderbilt University, and then graduated cum laude from Stetson University College of Law in 2005.

After earning his law degree, Satyen practiced at the Public Defender’s Office for Hillsborough County, where among other accomplishments, he won several criminal jury and non-jury trials.  Satyen then joined an insurance defense firm in St. Petersburg, where he practiced first and third party property litigation.

Satyen then joined the Ticktin Law Group and became the managing partner of the Tampa Office.  He managed the Tampa Office for seven years.  His practice included foreclosure defense, contract disputes, personal injury, collection litigation, real estate transactions, real estate litigations, business litigation, and general civil litigation.

Satyen lives in St. Petersburg, Florida with his wife and two dogs.

Bar Admissions: State of Florida and Middle District of Florida

Heather Cherepkai – Of-Counsel Attorney

Email: Heather@CarpenterGandhi.com

Heather Cherepkai was born and raised in Indiana.  She attended Indiana State University where she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science.  She then went on to attend Ohio Northern University Petit School of Law and earned her Juris Doctor.  During her time at Ohio Northern, she interned with the Allen County Public Defender’s Office, and was a law clerk for Kluge, Santo, & Pitts.

In 2004, Heather was admitted to the Florida Bar where she began practicing as an Assistant Public Defender for the 18th Judicial Circuit, representing indigent clients.  In 2006, she began working as a Senior Attorney with Children’s Legal Services, representing the Department of Children and Families in dependency cases.

In 2012, Heather joined The Ticktin Law Group where she expanded on her litigation skills as a trial attorney.  She practiced primarily in the areas of mortgage foreclosure defense, family law, personal injury, and business law.  She has now brought that experience and skill to Carpenter Gandhi, PLLC as an Of-Counsel Attorney.

Bar Admissions: State of Florida and Middle District of Florida