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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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Raushanah R.

Raushanah Rodgers

Raushanah is an attorney at law with almost a decade of experience. She is licensed to practice law in North Carolina, Virginia and New York. Raushanah attended the North Carolina Central University School of Law, where she obtained her J.D. in law after her graduation. She is experienced in legal research and writing, as well as in drafting, reviewing and negotiating commercial contracts. Since 2008, Raushanah has been managing her own law office.
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Kathie R.

Kathie Russell

2 reviews
Before opening her own firm, with offices in North Carolina, Kathie Russell served as in-house counsel for several companies. She is a certified superior court mediator and North Carolina certified arbitrator and is on the board of directors for Shakori Hills Community Arts Center, Family Violence and Rape Crisis Services of Chatham County, and Pittsboro Skate Park.
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Jonathan B.

Jonathan Barber

3 reviews
Jonathan Barber is a business attorney who has been serving corporate clients in North Carolina for the past two years. He received a Juris Doctorate degree in law from the Liberty University School of Law. Jonathan is experienced in tax law, as well as in labor and employment law. He is also able to assist with the drafting, negotiation and reviewing of commercial contracts. Since May 2016, Jonathan has been serving as the managing attorney at the Barbell Power Law Group.
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Justin K.

Justin Kay

Justin Kay is a financial lawyer, primarily focusing on legal matters that involves bankruptcy and debt resolution. He is also experienced in drafting, reviewing and negotiating commercial contracts. Justin has over six years of experience and he obtained his legal degree from the Elon University School of Law. He is licensed to practice law in North Carolina. Justin became a partner at Ivey, McClellan, Gatton & Siegmund, LLP, in September 2011.
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Laura G.

Laura Greene

2 reviews
Laura Greene is an attorney at law with six years of experience. She is licensed to practice law in both North Carolina and Tennessee. Laura has a J.D. in law, which she obtained from the University of Toledo. Laura is exceptionally experienced in tax law, but also focuses on legal matters that involves labor and employment law. She is also skilled in dealing with commercial contracts. Laura founded her own law office in December 2017.
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Damjan D.

Damjan Denoble

2 reviews
Damjan ("Dom-yawn") is an immigrant and entrepreneur. He brings lessons from those experiences – including the need for compassion and patience – to every client interactio... read more
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