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Richard Gora

172 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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Joshua G.

Joshua Garber

221 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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Randy M.

Randy Michels

229 reviews
Randy Michels is a trademark attorney with more than 15 years of experience. He also has experience in intellectual property law and copyright law. Randy has a license to practice law in Tennessee and has represented many large organizations, including Xero and Ario. He has a J.D. in law, which he obtained from the Vanderbilt University Law School. Randy started his own law firm, Trust Tree, in 2015, where he provides trademark services for corporate clients.
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Beau Mayfield

2 reviews
Beau graduated from the University of the Pacific-McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento, California and is a California licensed attorney since 2010. Mr. Mayfield completed ... read more
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Nicolas G.

Nicolas Gold

Nicolas Gold is a general business attorney who fundamentally focuses on intellectual property law and commercial contracts. He has more than 20 years of experience and is licensed to practice law in California. Some of the clients that Nicolas has represented includes the Jelly Belly Candy Company, Geo M Martin and Medallia. Nicolas has exceptional experience in providing legal assistance to startup companies. He has been an attorney at Gold Business & IP Law since 2014.
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Kevin B.

Kevin Buckley

2 reviews
Kevin Buckley is a business lawyer with almost two decades of experience. He has worked with numerous Fortune 500 companies in the past, as well as with entrepreneurs. Some of his clients include WebListers, Dermala, CureMetrix and Jaan Biotherapeutics. Kevin is licensed to practice law in Missouri and Pennsylvania. He obtained his degree in law from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. Kevin has been a shareholder at Torrey Pines Law Group since April 2013.
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Aryele M.

Aryele Maye

2 reviews
I'm a New York barred attorney with an LLM in Fashion Law. I have experience with assisting clients with various intellectual property and contract matters. I've worked wit... read more
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Daniel R.

Daniel Rosenberg

Daniel Rosenberg is the Managing Director and General Counsel of GennComm, LLC, a Los Angeles-based communication, public relations, and marketing firm. He brings a decade of experience in media and business development. Daniel holds a J.D. from La Verne College of Law School and is a licensed attorney in California.
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Meaghan Z.

Meaghan Zore

81 reviews
Meaghan Zore is an attorney and certified information privacy professional (CIPP/US) who has served as an in-house counsel for dozens of companies. Meghan has demonstrated expertise in technology policy strategy, analysis, and advocacy, which is why her insights have been quoted in Time Magazine and San Diego Union Tribune. Her practice provides large firm services at a fraction of the cost.
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Mark R.

Mark Ruiz

Mark Ruiz is a corporate attorney who primarily specializes in drafting, negotiating and reviewing commercial contracts. He prefers to work with startup companies, but he has also represented larger clients in the past. Mark has six years of experience, and is licensed to practice law in California. He received his legal degree from the University of San Francisco. Mark founded his own law firm in March 2017.
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