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Steven S.

Steven Stark

451 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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Karen S.

Karen Selby

17 reviews
With a background in Labor and Employee Relations, Karen Selby makes a well-accomplished Attorney and an excellent Regional Manager of Pepco Holdings, An Exelon Company. She kicked off her legal career with the State of New Jersey Office of the Attorney General as the Deputy Attorney General. Her specialties include representing Management in employment and labor law matters, workplace investigations, termination proceedings and severance agreements. Karen is a graduate of Howard Law School.
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Paul Z.

Paul Zukerberg

2 reviews
With over 30 years of experience, you can trust you’re in good hands with Paul Zukerberg. Paul is a trial and personal injury lawyer with experience in both state and federal courts, having brought over 200 cases to verdict. However, despite his success, Paul’s ultimate goal as an attorney is to help people. He frequently works with clients in need at reduced rates or pro bono.
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Khandoker K.

Khandoker Kader

2 reviews
The Law Office of K.S. Kader, PLLC is a boutique law firm in the Washington DC area focused on Business Law, and Data Privacy Law. Managing Attorney K.S. Kader is not your... read more
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Kevin F.

Kevin Frisch

Kevin Frisch is an attorney at law that primarily specializes in assisting startup companies and entrepreneurs. He is exceptionally experienced in dealing with cases related to real estate law and commercial contracts. Kevin is licensed to practice law in Virginia and the District of Columbia. He has a Juris Doctor degree in law, which he obtained from the Washington College of Law. Kevin has been an in-house counselor at Compass Coffee since September 2014.
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Jan V.

Jan Vonflatern

Jan VonFlatern has been licensed to practice law in the Washington state for the past 39 years. She is a managing partner at Artemis Holdings Group and also of counsel at Rotbert Business Law LLC. Jan specializes in aviation, litigation, asset acquisition and risk management. She has experience with international transactions as well. Jan obtained her Juris Doctor degree at the Antioch University School of Law.
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