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Steven S.

Steven Stark

452 reviews
For over 30 years, Steven Stark has offered counsel to non-profit organizations and private companies. He has a passion for helping small businesses in particular since he himself started several businesses of his own in New York and Florida. He understands the importance of small businesses having a reliable attorney to advise them about legal matters from their inception.
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Joshua Garber

272 reviews
Representing notable clients like Tesla and the City of Los Angeles, Josh Garber excels at helping clients with employment and labor laws. Many of his past clients have had great success using Josh for employment agreements and Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE) hearings. With his practical advice, he has even helped clients avoid going to court.
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Richard G.

Richard Gora

198 reviews
Looking for an attorney with experience? Richard Gora is the exact attorney you want. Having defended over 100 cases both in state and federal courts and working with clients from around the globe, Richard has an array of different experiences. His services are wide-ranging and include business litigation, securities litigations, employment litigation, and business counsel. Prior to founding Gora LLC, he worked for Finn, Dixon & Herling LLP for eight years.
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Keidi C.

Keidi Carrington

23 reviews
Keidi is the founder of the boutique law firm Carrington Legal, LLC., which provides high quality legal representation to entrepreneurs, start-ups, and small to mid-sized businesses at accessible rates. Her experience as a former staff member for the SEC and State Street Bank & Trust has given her a wealth of knowledge in financial services and investment management.
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Brad S.

Brad Simon

17 reviews
Brad Simon has been a corporate lawyer for the last 20 years. He primarily specializes in the technology sector, with a strong focus on licensing and transactional law. Brad also has extensive experience in dealing with commercial contracts. He is licensed to practice law in Massachusetts and California. Brad has been the principal attorney at his own law firm since January 2017. Prior to this position, he was the senior vice president at Mindspark Interactive Network.
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Jake A.

Jake Adams

2 reviews
Jake Adams is a corporate attorney with exceptional experience in commercial and financial-related legal practice areas. He has been serving corporate clients in Massachusetts for the past year. Jake obtained his degree in law from the King’s College in London. He has represented numerous corporate clients, including Excellence in F&I LLC and Clyde Meserve Appliance Inc. Jake founded his own legal offices in January 2017.
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William S.

William Smith

2 reviews
William Smith is an attorney at law that specializes in criminal defense, real estate and various other types of legal cases. He is currently the owner of his own legal office and has been working as a private attorney for the past 18 years. William graduated from Massachusetts School of Law in 1997 and is also registered with the Worcester County Bar Association. He is also the author of an award-winning manual that is used for legal reference.
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Ashley A.

Ashley Andrade

2 reviews
I am an experienced lawyer with a blend of in-house and national law firm experience drafting and reviewing a broad range of contracts, as well as handling general corporat... read more
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Sean C.

Sean Carnathan

Sean Carnathan is a business attorney with more than 20 years’ experience. He is licensed to practice law in Massachusetts. Sean specializes in all legal matters related to business law, with exceptional experience in labor and employment law, as well as in securities and finances. Sean has a J.D. in law, which he received from the University of Maine School of Law. He has been a partner at O’Connot, Carnathan and Mack since February 2004.
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Brendan T. Redmond

Brendan T. Redmond is a technology and business development attorney with over 26 years of experience. He is licensed to practice law in Massachusetts. He is also a member of the U.S. District Court in Massachusetts. Brendan obtained his legal degree from the Boston University School of Law. He specializes in mergers and acquisitions. Brendan is also skilled in dealing with commercial contracts. He has been serving as a deputy general counselor at Dassault Systemes Solidworks Corp since 2007.
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