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Steven Stark Licensed in FL, NY

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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Richard G.

Richard Gora Licensed in CT, NJ

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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Joshua G.

Joshua Garber Licensed in CA

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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Matthew C.

Matthew Corkery Licensed in DC

Member of a boutique DC law firm. Counseling clients on legal issues from entity formation, drafting contracts, regulatory compliance, data breach remediation and complianc... read more
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Hoodo M.

Hoodo Mohamed Licensed in DC, MA

Hoodo Mohamed is a corporate attorney with more than a decade of experience. She is licensed to practice law in Massachusetts and the District of Columbia. Hoodo obtained her J.D. in law from the Georgetown University Law Center. She specializes in labor and employment law, and is exceptionally skilled in legal research and writing. Since March 2016, Hoodo has been serving as an assistant general counselor at the World Council of Credit Union.
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Ayanna W.

Ayanna Wooten-Days Licensed in DC, MD, WA

Ayanna Wooten-Days, Of Counsel at Miles & Stockbridge, focuses on the practice of general corporate and securities law for a variety of industries. Her clients are minority and women owned businesses, tax-exempt non-profits, and mid- market companies. Ayanna is also a Mentor at AccelerateDC, a Venture Mentoring Service for entrepreneurs in Washington D.C.
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Kevin F.

Kevin Frisch Licensed in DC, VA

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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Brian F.

Brian Frankel Licensed in DC, FL

Brian Frankel is an established business lawyer who prides himself on helping tech startups, new businesses, and established businesses throughout the Washington D.C. area. Mr. Frankel has a love for the film industry and as an entrepreneur himself, he knows all of the requirements needed to start a business. Licensed to practice in both Florida and Washington D.C., Mr. Frankel is ready to help you fill out your business’s paperwork.
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Hisham K.

Hisham Kassim Licensed in DC

Hisham Kassim is a licensed Attorney in Washington, DC and has been practicing Law for the past 8 years. He co-chairs the Kalbian Hagerty’s MENA Region practice group - representing international and MENA-based clients. His main focus areas are International Law, Bankruptcy and Antitrust. He also handles cases regarding litigation, aribtration and transactional matters under U.S. and Arab civil law legal systems. Hisham obtained his J.D. from the University of Iowa College of Law.
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Guy M.

Guy Milhalter Licensed in DC, NC

New businesses need different legal services than large corporations and Guy Milhalter understands those needs. He can advise and advocate on a wide variety of issues that small businesses often face, including drafting agreements, negotiations, entity selection, and even litigation. Mr. Milhalter is also fluent in Hebrew, a unique qualification that can be very helpful for some businesses.
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