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Steven S.

Steven Stark

537 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

285 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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Sue D.

Sue Dunbar

267 reviews
Go with Sue Dunbar if you want a big law firm experience with a small law firm cost. Sue's experience working at Robins Kaplan LLP and serving as special counsel to Senator Joseph Dunn has landed her big-name clients like BestBuy, Time Warner Cable, and Yahoo!. Currently, Ms. Dunbar specializes in knowledge about confidentiality and privacy laws regarding sensitive trade secrets.
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Wooksun "Phil" H.

Wooksun "Phil" Hong

Wooksun is the Bay Area Legal Incubator for Cohort and is also currently working as a Contracted Staff Attorney for Eviction Defense Collaborative, Inc. - which was also where Wooksun did part of his internship in 2014. His focus areas include immigration, housing, trademark, estate planning, as well as uncontested divorce. He is also equipped in limited scope representations for broad legal access. He received his J.D. from the University of San Francisco in 2015.
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Ned M.

Ned Menoyo

2 reviews
Ned Menoyo is an attorney at law with over two decades’ worth of experience. He is licensed to practice law in multiple states, including California and Massachusetts. Ned obtained his Juris Doctorate in law from the Northeastern University School of Law. He primarily specializes in legal research and writing. Ned is also skilled in dealing with real estate law, trademark and copyright law, as well as commercial contracts. He is currently serving as the president of EEM Law.
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Rashad E.

Rashad Evans

2 reviews
Rashad Evans is a partner at Valant, LLP. He specializes in complex commercial litigation, corporate bankruptcy and real estate. He represents real estate developers, real ... read more
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Chris Y.

Chris Young

2 reviews
I am a seasoned attorney and business strategy consultant with a JD/MBA and experience as in-house counsel and external counsel. With the unique perspective of being a star... read more
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Stephan C.

Stephan Chichportich

2 reviews
I graduated from the prestigious UC Hastings College of the Law in 2016. Thereafter, I began practicing personal injury and employment litigation and held positions at sev... read more
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Tiffany N.

Tiffany Nichols

Tiffany Nichols is a fortune 500 lawyer that has represented companies including Apple, Toshiba, Samsung and IBM. Between 2008 and 2015, Tiffany was an associate attorney at a series of private firms. She now holds the position of patent counsel at Boston Scientific. Tiffany focus on business operations, commercial contracts, trademarks, patents and related legal matters. She is licensed in California, Pennsylvania and Washington D.C.
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Jin Ho L.

Jin Ho Lee

Jin Ho Lee is primarily an immigration attorney, but he also has extensive experience in dealing with cases related to tax law, business formation, mergers, commercial contracts and copyright law. Jin has been licensed to practice law in California for the past two years. He received his J.D. degree after graduating from the University of Southern California. Jin has been the principal attorney at his own law office since December 2015.
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