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Feras Mousilli Business Lawyer for San Francisco, CA

Feras Mousilli is a technology lawyer with 14 years of experience. He is licensed to practice law in Texas and is also a member of the Texas Patent Bar. Feras holds a J.D. in law, which he obtained after graduating from the University of Texas School of Law. Feras has represented Apple, Dell, Riverbed Technology and numerous other corporate clients. Since June 2016, Feras has been a managing partner at Lloyd Mousilli, LLC.
7 reviews

Nate Kelly Business Lawyer for San Francisco, CA

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.
7 reviews

Owen Benito Business Lawyer for San Francisco, CA

Patrick Benito is a corporate attorney with four years’ experience. He primarily specializes in providing legal assistance to companies in the technology industry, with a strong focus on clients that focuses on e-commerce, virtual reality, artificial intelligence and related sectors. Patrick is licensed to practice law in California and the District of Columbia. Since February 2015, Patrick has been the managing attorney of his own law firm.
6 reviews

Diana Saca Business Lawyer for San Francisco, CA

Diana Saca has more than 26 years of experience as a corporate attorney. She has represented many multi-national and Fortune 500 companies, including Lam Research, Avenda Systems and SiTime. Diana has comprehensive experience in drafting and negotiating contracts, as well as in dealing with legal cases related to real estate law and business formation. She is licensed to practice law in California. Diana received her legal degree from the Santa Clara University School of Law.
4 reviews

Lemoine Skinner Business Lawyer for San Francisco, CA

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.
3 reviews

Aaron Belcher Business Lawyer for San Francisco, CA

After working for several large law firms, Aaron Belcher found himself growing tired of the same old bureaucracy, so he decided to start his own firm, APB Law. He prides himself on being selective about the clients that he works with in order to be sure that he can best provide them with the legal services they need. He aims to be responsive, flexible, and creative when it comes to fees.
3 reviews

Adam Forest Business Lawyer for San Francisco, CA

Adam Forest is a corporate attorney with more than eight years of experience. He focuses on companies in the technology industry. Adam has been licensed to practice law in California and received his legal degree from the University of California in Los Angeles. Adam has also been admitted to the State Bar of California. While Adam primarily specializes in commercial contracts, he is able to assist with any legal matters related to business law.
2 reviews

Mary Fong Business Lawyer for San Francisco, CA

Mary Fong is an employment attorney that has been practicing law in California for the past 11 years. She obtained her J.D. in law from the UC Hastings College of the Law. Apart from her experience in labor and employment law, Mary is also experienced in legal research and writing. Mary has advised judges that represented the Superior Court of California in the past. She has been a senior attorney at The Mitzel Group LLP since October 2015.
2 reviews

Shilpa Thakur Business Lawyer for San Francisco, CA

Shilpa Thakur is a startup attorney that helps new businesses overcome any legal issues they face. She has more than three years of experience and is licensed to practice law in California. Shilpa has represented ClearTax, Fearless Genius, Komli Media and many other corporate clients. She graduated from the University of San Francisco with a Juris Doctorate degree in law. Since August 2014, Shilpa has been an associate at Inventus Law.
2 reviews

Oscar Lumen Business Lawyer for San Francisco, CA

With over 10 years of experience, Oscar Lumen is the Attorney to call whenever you are facing problems in corporate and securities law, international payments, federal and state compliance and corporate governance. He has experience as a Founder and General Counsel of a startup and specializes in areas such as drafting, negotiation and supervising a regulatory examination. He attended New York Law School after receiving his undergraduate degree from Georgetown University School.
2 reviews
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