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Steven S.

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.
241 reviews
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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.
151 reviews
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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.
176 reviews
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Keith S.

Keith Siddel Licensed in CA

Starting out as a trauma nurse, Keith Siddel is now a nationally-recognized healthcare financial and compliance expert and has been an entrepreneur since 1991. Mr. Siddel has worked with companies at all stages, from premier institutions to individuals with a dream. He places the highest priority on day-to-day business operations and enjoys helping new businesses develop their ideas.
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John A.

John Abbene Licensed in CA

John Abbene is a partner at the firm Abbene & Alcock in San Diego, California. He is licensed in California and has been practicing law for nearly thirty years, specializing in corporate and business law. In addition, he is experienced in real estate law, taxation, health care law, and employee benefit and retirement plans. John holds a J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law and he is a member of Phi Beta Kappa.
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Jann M.

Jann Moorhead Licensed in CA, NY

Jann Moorhead is a global transactional attorney with 25 years of experience representing established international companies and startups. She was the lead attorney for the Star Wars franchise and was in charge of negotiating the licensing activities. She has also negotiated many agreements for licensing, distribution, business transactions, privacy, and other commercial contracts across many industries such as consumer products, media, technology, software, and e-commerce.
69 reviews
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Elizabeth C.

Elizabeth Chu Licensed in CA

Currently, Elizabeth Chu is an Attorney for Zeeto.io. She was a legal and judicial intern for many big companies, one of which was Housing Opportunities Collaborative. She is experienced in creating agreements, complaint terms of use and privacy policies for your websites. Chu studied on the Dean's scholarship, and in both 2012 and 2013 she received the CALI Excellence for the Future Award. She graduated from Thomas Jefferson School of Law with her J.D.
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Kuscha  H.

Kuscha Hatami Licensed in CA

Kuscha Hatami is an attorney at law with more than six years of experience. He is licensed to practice law in California and received his degree in law from the California Western School of Law. Kuscha specializes in trademark and copyright law, as well as real estate law. He has represented numerous corporate clients, including Wal-Mart Stores and Dr Martens Airwair. Since January 2018, Kuscha has been acting as a senior trademark counselor at LegalForce.
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Usman S.

Usman Shaikh Licensed in CA, NY

Founder and managing attorney of U.S. Law Group, Usman Shaikh is also the executive vice president of business and legal affairs at UG Strategies. Beyond providing corporate, entertainment, and intellectual property transactional services for businesses across a range of sectors, Mr Shaikh shares his insight and experience through publications on the U.S. Law Group News website.
19 reviews
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Jonathan H.

Jonathan Handel Licensed in CA

Jonathan Handel feels that his diverse experiences help to make him a versatile lawyer. Though he focuses on entertainment and technology law, he is also a former computer scientist. In addition to his work as a lawyer, he is also the author of several books, an adjunct professor at USC Law School and Southwestern Law School, and a member of the Television Academy. In 2015, he was named a Super Lawyer for Southern California.
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Recently Completed Jobs
"Incorporation Services"
Los Angeles, CA
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"We are setting up a company and looking for corporation filing, adequate operating agreement to take on investors and shareholders, foreign entity qualifications, terms and conditions for digital platforms, and employee contracts."
What type of entity do you wish to incorporate?
C-Corp
Do you anticipate raising debt or venture funding?
Yes
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6
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$2,800 - $4,200
"Incorporation Services"
Los Angeles, CA
Details
"We would like to issue shares for our company. We already established a corporation in the US and would like to issues shares to our directors and angel investors. We are not exactly sure what additional services we may need, but are looking to start here."
What type of entity do you wish to incorporate?
C-Corp
How many shareholders will there be at the time of formation?
10
Proposals Received
3
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$2,800 - $4,200
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