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Steven S.

Steven Stark

358 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

249 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

183 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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Shilpa T.

Shilpa Thakur

2 reviews
Shilpa Thakur is a startup attorney that helps new businesses overcome any legal issues they face. She has more than three years of experience and is licensed to practice law in California. Shilpa has represented ClearTax, Fearless Genius, Komli Media and many other corporate clients. She graduated from the University of San Francisco with a Juris Doctorate degree in law. Since August 2014, Shilpa has been an associate at Inventus Law.
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Adam B.

Adam Bloom

Adam Bloom, Principal of Adam Bloom, Esq. and the Co Founder of Space Oddity Films, is a well-trusted Business and Entertainment Attorney. Previously, he worked as an Associate for Edgerton & Weaver LLP, and has experience from other law firms. He has a corporate litigation background and he advises startups, individual artists, as well as production companies. He received his J.D. from University of California, Los Angeles - School of Law.
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Trevor C.

Trevor Carson

Trevor Carson prides himself in being an attentive lawyer; he is quick to return calls and emails and his goal is to do whatever necessary to make his clients feel at ease. In particular, he works with clients who need assistance with business practice areas and bankruptcy. He finds working with clients in distress and helping them to find a “fresh start” to be especially rewarding.
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Brett J.

Brett Jackson

2 reviews
Brett Jackson is a business lawyer who has been providing his legal services to corporate clients for more than a decade. He has been licensed to practice law in California and obtained his J.D. degree in law from the Stanford Law School. Brett is exceptionally experienced in providing his legal assistance to startup companies and entrepreneurs. He often assists with drafting, negotiating and reviewing commercial contracts. Brett founded his own private legal practice in 2017.
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Jiang B.

Jiang Bian

2 reviews
Jiang Brian has a background representing global public companies, as well as startup ventures. He represents in areas such as the developing, licensing, selling, acquiring and protecting of intellectual property rights and technology assets. His experience extends to structuring, drafting, negotiating and documenting complex cross-border and domestic technology-based transactions. Jiang attended the George Washington University School of Law.
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Vanessa M.

Vanessa Mcgill

Vanessa has earned an impeccable reputation by providing the finest legal services in a uniquely streamlined manner. Serving a rapidly growing number of clients across the US, Vanessa assists entrepreneurs with every facet of their business from formation to IP protection. Her strength is the ability to provide high quality, yet affordable legal services.
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Gordon F.

Gordon Firemark

2 reviews
Friemark has been working hard since 1991 in both the legal and theatrical world. Currently he works for Entertainment Law Update Podcast helping many producers, directors, writers and actors to make deals that are going to benefit their productions and finances. He also focuses on intellectual property, cyberspace, new media, business and corporate matters for clients in the entertainment industry are also a priority. He received his J.D. from Southwestern Law School.
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