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Joshua G.

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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Rhea D.

Rhea De Aenlle

54 reviews
Rhea de Aenlle is a business-savvy attorney with extensive experience in Privacy & Data Security (CIPP/US, CIPP/E), GDPR, CCPA, HIPAA, FERPA, Intellectual Property, and... read more
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Jesko O.

Jesko Onken

50 reviews
Licensed in California and Germany, Jesko Onken offers cost-effective legal advice to small and midsize companies. A speaker of German, French, and Italian, Mr. Onken provides services in business law and international legal management. He specializes in entity formation, business contracts, corporate compliance, immigration, licensing, and securities.
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Brig R.

Brig Ricks

17 reviews
I am a senior executive and strategic legal adviser with 19 years of experience providing legal services in international environments. I am a general counsel who can advis... read more
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Drew S.

Drew Sanchez

9 reviews
Drew Sanchez has more than six years of experience as a corporate attorney. He primarily specializes in business formation, business operations, employment law and commercial contracts. Drew obtained his Juris Doctor degree in 2010, after he graduated from the Santa Clara University School of Law. He has been licensed to practice law in California. Drew has been a sole practitioner since 2011. Prior to this position, Drew was an independent counselor at The 42nd Group.
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Mark F.

Mark Foster

8 reviews
I started my Law Firm in 1988. I've been Outside General Counsel to numerous disruptive startups in high-tech, medical device, finance. I've led legal departments for multi... read more
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Michael M.

Michael Mowery

5 reviews
I have lived and understand your opportunities and challenges. As a global corporate legal executive and social sector entrepreneur, I’ve partnered with a broad range of bu... read more
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Monica W.

Monica Winghart

5 reviews
Monica is the founder of Voltage Law and specializes in working with tech, SaaS, consumer products and healthcare industries. Throughout her career, Monica has held leaders... read more
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Gregory W.

Gregory Wood

2 reviews
Gregory Wood is a corporate attorney who has been practicing law for almost two decades. He is licensed to provide legal services to corporate clients in California. Gregory has a J.D. In law, which he obtained from the University of San Diego. He primarily specializes in legal matters that involve labor and employment law, as well as real estate law. Since June 2004, Gregory has been serving as a partner attorney at Wood Robbins, LLP.
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Catherine K.

Catherine Kauffelt

1 review
I am an experienced attorney with over 5 years of tax experience in varying areas. I help people and businesses during state and/or IRS audits - a taxpayer's worst nigh... read more
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"Co-Founder Agreement/Investment Assistance"
San Francisco, CA
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"We have a small investment coming in and want to issue a percentage of the company. Also, we want to TM our company and complete formalities and formalization of our co-founder's understanding."
What do your current legal needs relate to?
Intellectual Property
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No - I do not currently have counsel
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San Francisco, CA
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"We are in the middle of a complicated legal situation with a sale agreement, a management agreement, and an employment contract. One of my partners recently deceased and holds a large percent of the share of the company and I hold all of the voting shares. I need a second opinion on the matter."
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Contracts
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This is a one time need
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