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Steven S.

Steven Stark

253 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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Richard G.

Richard Gora

152 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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Joshua G.

Joshua Garber

182 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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Andrew S.

Andrew Shapiro

2 reviews
Andrew Shapiro is an attorney at law with half a decade worth of experience. He has built experience at one of the top law firms in the United States. Andrew practices law in Florida and holds a Juris Doctor in law, which he obtained from the University of Chicago Law School. He mainly specializes in dealing with legal matters that involves labor and employment law. On August 2017, Andrew co-founded Shapiro, P.A., where he now acts as a partner attorney.
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Will C.

Will Cantrell

4 reviews
Will Cantrell is an employment attorney with almost a decade of experience. He is licensed to practice law in Georgia and Florida. Will obtained a Juris Doctor in law after he graduated from the Florida State University College of Law. He has represented numerous corporate clients, including Quasar Risk Advisors and several local companies in Florida. Will has been a managing partner at Cantrell Duarte, PLLC, since May 2017.
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Virginia P.

Virginia Perez

2 reviews
Virginia Perez is an attorney at law with over seven years of experience. She is licensed to practice law in Florida. Virginia is also a member of the Florida Bar Association. She received her Juris Doctor degree in law from the Florida International University College of Law. Virginia specializes in general lawsuits related to business law and is exceptionally experienced in providing legal assistance to startups. She started her own law office in July 2017.
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Steven D.

Steven Davis

Steven Davis practices law in the Business and Real Estate departments for Boies, Schiller & Flexner, LLP, of which he is a Partner. His main focus areas also include bankruptcy, foreclosures, collections, as well as intellectual property law. He is experienced in technology related matters because he worked as a computer programmer for IMB Corporation. Steven attended The University of Miami School of Law and graduated with his J.D. in 1982.
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Ryan W.

Ryan Wagner

2 reviews
Ryan Wagner has been providing corporate legal services in Florida for the past three years. He obtained his Juris Doctor degree from the Nova Southeastern University – Shepard Broad Law Center. Some of Ryan’s most recent clients include Patterson Dental Supply, XPO Logistics and Hamburg Sud North America. He specializes in drafting, reviewing and negotiating commercial contracts. Ryan has been the co-managing partner of Adelman & Wagner since August 2017.
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Bob S.

Bob Schrader, Esq.

12 reviews
Bob Schrader is an attorney at law who has been practicing law for over three decades. He has been licensed to practice law in Florida. Bob received his J.D. in law from the Nova Southeastern University – Shepard Broad Law Center. He primarily specializes in assisting small businesses and startups with their legal matters. Bob also specializes in immigration law. He founded his own legal firm in June 2007.
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Lourdes H.

Lourdes Hilliard

Lourdes Hilliard has a specific focus: helping entrepreneurs realize their vision. Lourdes is an entrepreneur herself and started her own boutique firm, The Brand Protected. In particular, she focuses on working with creative women entrepreneurs. She offers one-on-one services, group workshops, as well as a library of legal resources to her clients, that are all aimed at helping them grow a successful business.
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