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Steven S.

Steven Stark

345 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

244 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

182 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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Eric O.

Eric Osterberg

Eric Osterberg is an experienced draftsman and negotiator of software licenses (including SaaS), music licenses, trademark and copyright applications, NDAs, website privacy policies, and terms of use. He has litigated numerous cases in federal courts across the country and serves as general counsel to a number of startups and small businesses and helps them address a full range of issues.
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Keidi C.

Keidi Carrington

21 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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Christina S.

Christina Simpson

Christina Simpson is a corporate attorney with over two years’ worth of experience. She is licensed to practice law in both Massachusetts and New York. Christina obtained her degree in law after she graduated from the Brooklyn Law School. She primarily specializes in legal cases that involve trademark and copyright law. Christina is also experienced in dealing with commercial contracts. She has been serving as a sole practitioner since September 2017.
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Tim M.

Tim Moynihan

Tim Moynihan is an experienced corporate attorney based in Cambridge, Massachusetts and licensed to practice in both New York and Massachusetts. He is the founder of Moynihan Partners LLC and counsels clients on a range of legal and strategic matters, including governance and financing issues. Previously, he served as General Counsel to Forrester Research, Inc. Tim holds a J.D. from Boston College Law School.
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Phillips (Phil) A.

Phillips (Phil) Axten

Phillips Axten is an attorney at law who has been serving corporate clients for the past four decades. He is licensed to practice law in Massachusetts and obtained his degree in law from the Boston University School of Law. Phillips is exceptionally skilled in dealing with legal cases that involve mergers and acquisitions. He is also experienced in dealing with commercial contracts. Phillips served as the vice principal of the Lahey Health System for 16 years.
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Brian F.

Brian Fitzgerald

2 reviews
Brian Fitzgerald has been a corporate attorney for 20 years. He focuses on the representation of clients associated with: wholesale and distribution, manufacturing, retail, banking, finance and check cashing, beer, wine, and liquor distributors and retailers, industrial, commercial, and residential real estate development. He is licensed to provide legal services in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and State of Connecticut.
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Christopher R.

Christopher Ray

2 reviews
Christopher Ray is an attorney at law with exceptional experience in dealing with legal matters related to labor and employment law. He obtained his J.D. in law from the Suffolk University Law School. Christopher has been practicing law in Massachusetts and New Hampshire for the past three years. He is also experienced in dealing with mergers and acquisitions. Christopher has been a risk management partner at C-Squared Consulting P.C. since March 2016.
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