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Elan R.

Elan Raffel

8 reviews
Elan Raffel finished law school from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University in 2012. He currently works as a Trademark Associate Attorney since October 2015 at Oliner Law. He was a Discovery Attorney in Cahill Gordon & Reindel from May 2014 – March 2015 and other prominent law firms. His areas of expertise include litigation, mediation, appeals, licensing, trademark infringement and others.
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Nate K.

Nate Kelly

7 reviews
Nate Kelly can help with intellectual property, corporate organization and finance, contract drafting and negotiation, dispute resolution, and employment issues. He provides services to businesses that are designed to be a complete solution, regardless of their business law issue. His finance experience includes securities and collateralized debt obligations, alternative investments, and stock issuance.
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Jason B.

Jason Balogh

6 reviews
Jason is an attorney at Lerch Sturmer LLP who handles insurance coverage, professional liability, and premises liability case. He has successfully represented many clients in complex, multi-party litigation with liability exposure. Outside of the firm, Jason volunteers as a Pro Bono Attorney for the National Center for Refugee & Immigrant Children.
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Lemoine S.

Lemoine Skinner

5 reviews
Lemoine has a BA from Princeton and graduated second in his class from Hastings College of Law. He has 30 years experience with top tax and trust and estate law firms in San Francisco and Los Angeles and was counsel for two years at Wilson Sonsini. He has advised clients in technology, securities, and other industries on the legal aspects of: entity formations, reorganizations, and dissolutions; commercial real estate loans; mergers and acquisitions; and other business transactions.
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Marc E.

Marc Ernaga

4 reviews
Marc is a proven company builder with nearly 20 years of experience providing corporate and securities counsel. Marc's practice focuses on the representation of technology ... read more
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Adam B.

Adam Binder

2 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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Jack J.

Jack Jacobs

2 reviews
Jack Jacobs is the current Managing Partner at Cleantech Law Partners - a Law Firm focusing on the renewable energy industry - and has been for over 7 years. Before that, he worked as an Environmental Litigation Lawyer, as well as a Consultant for many different corporations around the world. Jack obtained his J.D. from the Vermont Law School, and his Masters in Environmental Law and Natural Resource Policy from Lewis & Clark Law School.
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Deirdre R.

Deirdre Roney

2 reviews
Deirdre is an experienced transactional attorney well-versed in a range of contractual and financial matters, including licensing agreements, construction law, and real est... read more
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Bryan W.

Bryan Warner

2 reviews
Bryan is a business advisor and legal counselor to entrepreneurs, enterprises and investors. Passionate about working at the intersection of business, technology and law he... read more
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Jill D.

Jill Diamond

2 reviews
My practice is focused on labor and employment advice and counsel and dispute resolution. I also handle commercial matters, including business and vendor contracts, NDAs an... read more
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