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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.
28 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.
13 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.
5 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 is an Attorney with D.J. Edwards Law Group. Danica focuses on Business Start-ups, Contract Law and Alcohol Licensing. She has experience with business entity set-up,... read more
2 reviews

Sarah Brooks Employment Lawyer for Atlanta, GA

Sarah Brooks is the Senior Strategy Analyst for Pilot44 Labs, and before that she gained experience as a Research and Policy Analyst, as well as a Director of Content Marketing. Her expertise is extensive regarding startups and, other than that, she is a Certified Neutral with the Georgia Commission on Dispute Resolution. Sarah received her J.D. in Business & Corporate Law from the Georgia State University College of Law in 2015. She also has her BA in English Language and Literature.
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

Jay Brownstein Employment Lawyer for Atlanta, GA

A seasoned attorney with 25-plus years of experience, Jay Brownstein focuses on complex personal injury and business and employment litigation. At trial, on appeal, and in settlement Jay has recovered millions for his clients: $1 mil wrongful death; $5 mil. consumer class action; $2 mil. investor fraud. Jay is AV- and Preeminent-rated (Martindale-Hubbell) and a Georgia Top Rated Lawyer (2012).

Kimberly Bennett Employment Lawyer for Atlanta, GA

Kimberly Bennett is a Business and Employment Law Attorney, currently working for K Bennett Law LLC. She has worked for other law firms such as Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP. She was also a Contract Attorney for Google via Adecco for a year. She has experience representing clients in the sports, print media, digital media, financial services, real estate and entertainment industries. She attended Villanova University School of Law and graduated with her J.D. in 2007.

Christopher Richardson Employment Lawyer for Atlanta, GA

With over 10 years experience in both employment and immigration law, Chris has extensive experience inside and outside of the government to meet your visa needs. As a form... read more

James Mckenzie, Jr. Employment Lawyer for Atlanta, GA

Jim is a business lawyer and President of McKenzie Law Associates. His firm focuses on the legal needs of business owners and individuals who need assistance protecting their assets and preserving their estates. Jim holds the rare distinction of obtaining an "AV" rating for the highest legal skills and ethical standards by and for over 31 consecutive years.

Jonathan Mason Employment Lawyer for Atlanta, GA

Jonathan Mason and his law firm Mason Law Group focus on providing legal services for artists, entertainers, and anyone else in a creative space. Jonathan got his start in the entertainment industry when he represented Luther Vandross and Sean “Diddy” Combs in litigation matters in North Carolina. Since then, he has represented independent record labels, songwriters, music producers, visual artists, and fashion models.

Ryan Locke Employment Lawyer for Atlanta, GA

Ryan Locke is a trial lawyer with hundreds of hours of experience in the courtroom and thousands of hours representing clients in criminal defense, personal injury, and civil litigation cases. He is a strategic problem-solver who is able to write elegantly and effectively. In 2015, Mr. Locke was ranked in the Top 100 Trial Lawyers by the National Trial Lawyers Association.

Pilar Whitaker Employment Lawyer for Atlanta, GA

Pilar Whitaker offers a unique experience to her clients. She has worked for two federal judges which means she has drafted legal opinions and done extensive legal research. She knows what the other side of the bench looks like and she can use that to your advantage. Ms. Whitaker practices in the areas of intellectual property, employment, and transactional matters such as contract drafting.

Deb Baker Employment Lawyer for Atlanta, GA

Deb Baker is both an attorney and partner at Quirk & Quirk, LLC. She has more than 25 years’ experience as an attorney of law and has dealt with legal cases in various areas. Deb was also an associate at Peluso & Touger, LLP for more than 8 years. She completed her Juris Doctor in law at Brooklyn Law School in 1991 and is registered at numerous organizations, including Georgia Bankers Association.

Matthew Goings, Esq. Employment Lawyer for Atlanta, GA

Matthew Goings, an Intellectual Property Attorney, works as a Founder and Attorney of Goings Legal, LLC. His focus is on Copywrites and Trademarks. He completed his internship with Georgia-Pacific LLC. He obtained his J.D. from the Georgia State University College of Law in 2015. This is where he received the highest Pro Bono Distinction Award. He is also currently a fellow at Georgia Lawyers for the Arts.

Alex Mitchell Employment Lawyer for Atlanta, GA

Alex Mitchell is the current Managing Attorney at The Law Offices of Alex O. Mitchell. He was also a Student Attorney at the Southern University Law Clinic. He specializes in the areas of Personal Injury and Civil Litigation. Alex received a scholarship to attend Southern University Law Center, which is where he was an active member of the American Bar Association, Phi Alpha Delta Fraternity, as well as other organizations.

William Faulkner Employment Lawyer for Atlanta, GA

William Faulkner is a seasoned attorney that is trained in litigation and business law. He’s spent five years operating a group purchasing business and has experience in various practice areas. William is currently the owner of his own law office, but has worked as a senior attorney at Broel Law Group and as a senior associate at Goldenberg, Heller, Antognoli & Rowland in the past. He completed his JD at Saint Louis University School of Law in 2001.

Lakeisha Gantt Employment Lawyer for Atlanta, GA

Lakeisha Gantt is a corporate attorney that has been serving corporate clients in Georgia for the past 12 years. She graduated with a J.D. in law from the Thomas M. Cooley Law School. Lakeisha primarily specializes in real estate law, but also has experience in dealing with legal matters related to labor and employment law, as well as commercial contracts. She founded her own legal firm, Gantt & Associates, in December 2016.
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"Contractor Agreements Services"
Atlanta, GA
"We are a startup company that also hires part time and hourly paid employees to help us. We are looking to create another contract for those who are non-long-term committed employees since we would prefer to not pay them benefits in order to save costs."
How would you describe your current legal needs?
My company needs assistance drafting an offer to a contractor
This project will require:
Drafting a new agreement
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$400 - $600
"Contractor Agreements Services"
Atlanta, GA
"We are an early stage technology startup that is using a marketplace structure. We are looking for specific advice around those who are contractors vs. employees. We need some legal advice around several specific documents (ex: independent contractor agreements, employment agreements) and want to know how to minimize the risk of our startup. "
What legal work is required?
Drafting a new agreement
How would you describe your current legal needs?
My company needs assistance drafting an offer to a contractor
Proposals Received
Average Price
$1,200 - $1,800
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