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Joshua G.

Joshua Garber

282 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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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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Greg D.

Greg Demirchyan

9 reviews
I represent emerging and established companies in various industries including software, IT services, e-commerce, and finance. I advise clients on a broad range of business... read more
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Jared S.

Jared Schwass

2 reviews
Negotiated and structured multi-million-dollar mergers between cannabis businesses. Advised national brands and publically listed companies on general corporate and commer... read more
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Adam B.

Adam Binder

6 reviews
Adam Binder is a corporate attorney with almost two decades of experience. He is licensed to practice law in California and obtained his Juris Doctor degree from the McGeorge University School of Law. Adam is highly experienced in labor and employment law, and specializes in drafting and negotiating commercial contracts. Adam has been the vice president of legal operations at Percolate Industries, Inc. since June 2017.
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Thomas E.

Thomas Earnest

6 reviews
Thomas is a partner at Matterhorn Legal, where his practice focuses on corporate and transactional matters. Thomas regularly advises clients on a number of corporate matter... read more
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Ryan D.

Ryan David Williams

2 reviews
Ryan’s legal career started on Wall Street, at the global law firm Morrison & Foerster, where he helped companies with their IPOs. He then joined the Silicon Valley pow... read more
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Jann M.

Jann Moorhead

69 reviews
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.
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Irvin T.

Irvin Tyan

43 reviews
Navigating the legal world as a startup can be intimidating and overwhelming. That is why experienced attorneys like Irvin Tyan are an absolute must-have. Mr. Tyan can help your startup with a variety of issues, including intellectual property, contract drafting, portfolio analysis, and commercial litigation. He can also help with employment issues and competitive landscape analysis.
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Dan B.

Dan Blomgren

13 reviews
Dan Blomgren co-founded Ceopio Legal with a simple objective: help small business and startups at all stages of their growth. He helps these business with all different types of legal needs including financing, operations, disputes, and entity formations. His passion for helping small businesses stems from his own business experience when he started a small catering business as a college student.
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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."
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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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