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Carlos Colon-Machargo Employment Lawyer for Atlanta, GA

Carlos Colon-Machargo is a corporate attorney with exceptional experience in all business-related legal practice areas. He has a primary focus on employment law, estate law and insurance law, as well as commercial contracts. Carlos has over 21 years of experience. He is licensed to practice law in Georgia, Florida, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. Carlos obtained his legal degree from the Georgetown University. He has been a member of the Colon-Machargo Law Studio since 2013.
30 reviews

Kory Pryor Employment Lawyer for Atlanta, GA

Kory Pryor is an attorney at law with almost two decades of experience. He specializes in real estate law, immigration law and business formation. Some of his most recent corporate clients include Realty Capital Solutions, Stansberry & Company, and Bank of the Ozarks. Kory is licensed to practice law in Georgia. He received his degree in law from the Emory University School of Law. Kory is currently serving as an attorney at Howick, Westfall & Kaplan, LLP.
14 reviews

Jarrett Silver Employment Lawyer for Atlanta, GA

Jarrett Silver is a corporate attorney that specializes in providing legal assistance to startups and growing businesses. He has been licensed to practice law in Georgia for the past nine years and is also a member of the Georgia Patent Bar. Jarrett obtained his legal degree from the Emory University School of Law. Jarrett is exceptionally experienced in drafting and negotiating commercial contracts. He is an outside general counselor at Silver Legal & Compliance Special Ops since 2016.
6 reviews

Christopher Richardson Employment Lawyer for Atlanta, GA

Christopher Richardson is an attorney at law with more than a decade worth of experience. He is licensed to practice law in multiple states, including Georgia and North Carolina. Christopher received his J.D. in law after he graduated from the Duke University School of Law. He primarily specializes in dealing with cases that involve labor and employment law. Christopher is also experienced in immigration law. He has been serving as a counselor at Nelson Mullins since March 2018.
3 reviews

Matthew Abernethy Employment Lawyer for Atlanta, GA

Matthew is a top-rated attorney who runs The Abernethy Law Firm, P.C. which caters to owners of small and closely-held businesses. He offers services in the areas of tax, estate and succession planning, incorporations, contracts and agreements, asset protection, and family law. Outside of the office, he follows sports, plays golf, and spends time with his family.
2 reviews

Danica Edwards Employment Lawyer for Atlanta, GA

Danica Edwards is a business lawyer who has been serving corporate clients for the past decade. She has been licensed to practice law in Georgia and obtained her Juris Doctorate degree in law from the Thomas M. Cooley Law School. Danica primarily specializes in labor and employment law. She is also skilled in drafting, reviewing and negotiating commercial contracts. Danica has been serving as the founding attorney of her own legal firm, the D.J. Edwards Law Group, since January 2018.
2 reviews

Matthew Covell Employment Lawyer for Atlanta, GA

Focusing on complex commercial litigation, Matthew Novell handles real estate disputes, lender liability cases, and False Claims Act defense and business torts. In addition to this, Mr. Novell advises clients on document retention policies, proper litigation holds, and the collection, processing, and production of electronic documents in response to government subpoenas and investigations.
2 reviews

Peter Schoenthaler Employment Lawyer for Atlanta, GA

Peter is a business lawyer with a broad background in many areas of the law and is the founder of the Schoenthaler Law Group. He has substantial experience in corporate and transactional law as well as federal and state litigation matters. He has also successfully represented clients in hundreds of cases, including business, and complex litigation matters.
2 reviews

Kirby G. Smith Employment Lawyer for Atlanta, GA

Kirby Smith knows employment law particularly because he worked in the employment field even before becoming a lawyer. Mr. Smith can help with issues involving the EEOC, general employment contracts, and wage and hour compliance. He can also help with general business law issues including formation, business operations, and mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Smith can also handle bankruptcy matters as well.
1 review

Jessica M. Merlet Employment Lawyer for Atlanta, GA

Jessica M. Merlet is committed to helping small businesses grow through contract privacy, litigation, product and premises liability, insurance, legal research, and analysis services. In addition to representing startups, she managed regional litigation for a Fortune 500 mass retailer across the southeastern U.S. Ms. Merlet speaks French and some German, Dutch, and Turkish.
1 review
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