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Steven S.

Steven Stark

481 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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Joshua G.

Joshua Garber

277 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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Richard G.

Richard Gora

200 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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Brandon S.

Brandon Schantz

27 reviews
Brandon Schantz started out as a Summer Associate for Jones Day Law Practice. Since then, he has worked for many different companies including Soriano Law, as well as The State Bar of California. Currently, he is the Owner of The CalBarCoach and an Attorney and Counselor at Law with Schantz Law Firm. Brandon handles matters in Business Litigation, as well as Corporate, Transactional and Real Estate. Schantz appeared on the Dean's List when graduating with his J.D. from The Golden Gate University.
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Alisha L.

Alisha Louie

Alisha is the principal of Louie Employment Law. After years of counseling Fortune 500 companies, Silicon Valley start-ups and small businesses, Alisha dedicates her practice solely to advising and counseling individual employees on a variety of employment matters. She is particularly experienced with handling matters for executive-level employees who work in a broad-range of industries.
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Ripal P.

Ripal Patel

Ripal provides legal counsel to clients in startup formation, contracts, negotiations, compliance law, trademarks, and copyrights. He has successfully worked with many startups in addition to beginning his own startup in 2007. Ripal chooses to only practice in the areas of law that he is passionate about and providing the best possible service for his clients.
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Alicia J. J.

Alicia J. Journey

Attorney Alicia Journey is the founder of Journey Law and her practice areas include family law, immigration, estate planning, and criminal law. She is dedicated to helping each client that walks into or calls her office and she is focused on winning cases. At the ripe age of 6, Ms. Journey voiced her opinion in front of a local City Council meeting and since then, she has made it her focus to stand up for others. With Ms. Journey on your side, you are sure to win.
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Gregory L. W.

Gregory L. Wilkinson, Esq.

Gregory L. Wilkinson is practicing law in the United States and the United Kingdom. He has more than 10 years of experience, and he specializes in business formation, commercial contracts, employment law and bankruptcy. Gregory obtained his Juris Doctor degree from the University of West Los Angeles. Since June 2016, Gregory has been a business and technology attorney at Axion Law. Prior to this position, he was a business and corporate attorney at his own law firm.
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Mark Y. L.

Mark Y. Liu

Mark is a corporate and transactional attorney specializing in capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, and venture capital financings. He advises companies in a variety of corporate transactions including initial public offerings on the NYSE and Stock Exchange of Hong Kong. Mark also guides companies in developing and implementing corporate governance and compliance programs.
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Brian V.

Brian Venneman

Brian Venneman is the CEO and Founder at Ready LLC and he has plenty experience regarding capital funds and startups. He has worked with companies and venture fund formations, angel and venture financing, as well as founder agreements. He has experience as both an Entrepreneur and an Attorney. Working for companies such as Blip. FM. He graduated from the University of California, Berkeley - School of Law in 1996 with his J.D. Brian also has his BA in Political Science.
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