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Steven Stark

293 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 G.

Joshua Garber

207 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

157 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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Aura B.

Aura Brosnan

I have many years of experience representing technology startups and advising on general business transactions. From corporate matters to IP (trademarks and copyright) to a... read more
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Robert L.

Robert Linch

Since 2015, Robert has worked as a solo practitioner offering small and medium sized businesses legal services including transaction matters, general counsel services, and business litigation. Rob has played a key role in the planning, incorporation, launch, and development of a successful startup company where he continues to serve as the chief legal counsel.
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William M.

William Mostyn

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William Mostyn is an intellectual property and litigation attorney. He specializes in patents, copyrights, domain names and commercial contracts. William is also able to assist startup companies with their business formation legal matters. He is a member of the Massachusetts Patent Bar and has been licensed to practice law in Massachusetts since 2010. William founded his own law firm, Mostyn IP LLC, in 2016. Prior to this position, he was an associate at Cesari And McKenna LLP.
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David Harlow

2 reviews
David Harlow is an attorney at law with more than three decades of experience. He primarily specializes in providing legal assistance to corporate clients in the healthcare industry. David is licensed to practice law in Massachusetts. He received his Juris Doctorate degree in law from the Boston University School of Law. Some of David’s most recent corporate clients include Flow Health and American Well. He has been the principal attorney at The Harlow Group LLC since September 2005.
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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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David G.

David Groshoff

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.
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Joseph  M.

Joseph Moen

Joseph Moen is an attorney at law with more than six years of experience. He is licensed to practice law in multiple states, including Massachusetts, New York and New Hampshire. Joseph obtained his Juris Doctorate degree in law from the Western New England University School of Law. He is experienced in dealing with real estate law, as well as business formation and structure. Joseph founded his own law office in January 2016.
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