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Steven Stark Business Lawyer for Boston, MA

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.
188 reviews

Joshua Garber Business Lawyer for Boston, MA

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.
149 reviews

David Groshoff Business Lawyer for Boston, MA

David Groshoff is an Associate Professor of Business and Law at the Los Angeles-based Private Liberal Arts University. For almost five years, he was a Managing Member for BXLNT, LLC. With over 10 years of experience, he specializes in many areas - but originally he studied Business and Commercial Law with The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law. He went on to get his Master's from Harvard University.

Joseph Moen Business Lawyer for Boston, MA

Joe provides start-ups and established businesses with practical solutions to legal questions affecting their operations, including contracts, licensing, litigation, commer... read more

Sean Carnathan Business Lawyer for Boston, MA

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.

Stanley Kay Business Lawyer for Boston, MA

Mr. Kay has substantial years of experience as a corporate general counsel, government international lawyer and private corporate practitioner. He currently serves the stra... read more
2 reviews

Brian Wells Business Lawyer for Boston, MA

My practice focuses on providing startups and small businesses with exceptional service to meet their needs in litigation, licensing, compliance, and intellectual property.... read more

Matthew Hadge Business Lawyer for Boston, MA

Matthew Hadge is primarily a real estate attorney, but also has experience in dealing with other business-related legal practice areas, including business formation and commercial contracts. Matthew is licensed to practice law in Massachusetts and obtained his legal degree from Boston College Law School. He has been an associate attorney at Regnante Sterio & Osborne LLP since August 2016. Prior to this position, he was a Judicial Clerk at the Massachusetts Land Court.

Roger Matthews Business Lawyer for Boston, MA

Roger Matthews has been a corporate attorney for almost 50 years. He graduated with a legal degree from Harvard Law School. Roger also attended Yale College. He has been licensed to practice law in multiple U.S. states, but currently resides and offers his legal assistance to corporate clients in Massachusetts. Roger recently became a senior counselor at Dharlaw LLP. Previously, he as a partner and senior attorney at Denner Associates.
2 reviews
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"Startup Counsel for App"
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"We are building a startup app and need help with the contract agreements for us and our investors. We also want to look into making sure we have an attorney look at our project and advise for trademark and IP"
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Intellectual Property
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