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Steven Stark Employment Lawyer for Chicago, IL

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.
227 reviews

Richard Gora Employment Lawyer for Chicago, IL

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.
151 reviews

Joshua Garber Employment Lawyer for Chicago, IL

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.
166 reviews

Drew Whiting Employment Lawyer for Chicago, IL

Entrepreneurs face many unique challenges, and Drew Whiting understands that first hand because he is an entrepreneur himself. He loves sharing his legal knowledge and experience with up and coming businesses. He has experience working with mobile businesses, those who offer financial services, packaged good manufacturers, restaurants, bars, and taverns, and several technology-related enterprises.
5 reviews

Martine Jackson Employment Lawyer for Chicago, IL

Martine Jackson has very diverse experiences - her titles include a legal professional, partner, business owner, business management consultant, trained and skilled leadership adviser, community leader and volunteer and philanthropist. She is currently the partner of Rhode & Jackson, P.C., providing general counsel services to CEOs and board of directors. The counsel she provides focuses on all stages of a business cycle. She obtained her J.D. and Masters of Business Administration degree.
3 reviews

Aaron Rifkind Employment Lawyer for Chicago, IL

As Co-Managing Partner of Rifind Patrick LLC, Aaron handles transactions and disputes for small to medium-sized businesses. He was the speaker at the National Disability Awareness Day in Las Vegas for both 2010 and 2011, as well as at the 2012 National Organization of Social Security Claimants' Representatives Spring Conference. Aaron is also a VA Lawyer, Real Estate Broker and the founder of a well-known Law Firm. He studied International Law with the Washington University in St. Louis.
2 reviews

Eric Sutton Employment Lawyer for Chicago, IL

At the core of Eric Sutton’s beliefs as a lawyer is that idea that access to affordable legal help is the key to a stable community. He advises clients on a range of financial and real estate issues. His firm, SMNP Law LLC, believes in not only advising, but also educating clients about tax appeals, foreclosure, debt, and bankruptcy so that they can fully understand their options.

Emily Wessman Employment Lawyer for Chicago, IL

Emily Wessman has over 16 years of experience. She has worked with numerous government department on tax-related legal issues, but also has experience in dealing with legal documents and business formations. She received her degree in law from the Emory University School of Law. Emily is licensed to practice law in Illinois. She is currently a sole practitioner at her own legal firm. Prior to starting her own firm, Emily was a senior counsel for the City of Chicago Law Department.

Douglas Belofsky Employment Lawyer for Chicago, IL

Douglas Belofsky is a litigation attorney with more than 31 years of experience. He is exceptionally experienced in drafting, negotiating and reviewing commercial contracts. Douglas also deals with labor and employment law, as well as debt and bankruptcy. He is licensed to practice law in Illinois and obtained his Juris Doctor degree from the Washington University School of Law. Since January 2013, Douglas has been managing his own law office.

Sean Goodwin Employment Lawyer for Chicago, IL

Sean Goodwin may be located in the Midwest, but he serves clients across the United States. He focuses on entrepreneurial needs and his practice areas include everything from patents to copyrights to IP strategy. A particular area of strength and expertise for Sean is intellectual property. He is also a registered U.S. Patent Attorney.
5 reviews

Conor Teevan Employment Lawyer for Chicago, IL

Top-tier talent shouldn’t have to come with a top-tier fee. This is why Conor Teevan combines his top-tier expertise (Yale undergrad, Stanford Law) with affordability. Conor has represented Silicon Valley startups, real estate investors, artists creating companies, and even a child author in need of a book deal. Conor himself started a real estate company with holdings in five states.
127 reviews

Sue Dunbar Employment Lawyer for Chicago, IL

Go with Sue Dunbar if you want a big law firm experience with a small law firm cost. Sue's experience working at Robins Kaplan LLP and serving as special counsel to Senator Joseph Dunn has landed her big-name clients like BestBuy, Time Warner Cable, and Yahoo!. Currently, Ms. Dunbar specializes in knowledge about confidentiality and privacy laws regarding sensitive trade secrets.
149 reviews

Seth Wiener Employment Lawyer for Chicago, IL

As an experienced trial lawyer and litigator, Seth Wiener has resolved numerous federal and state litigations. His cases have included everything from family law to bankruptcy to fraud and more. Before Seth formed his own firm, the Law Office of Seth W. Wiener, he worked for several prominent law offices where he gained a great deal of experience.
524 reviews

Johnny Manriquez Employment Lawyer for Chicago, IL

Johnny Manriques is a patent attorney with extensive experience in dealing with cases that involves intellectual property law and related legal matters. He has more than 14 years of experience and is licensed to practice law in California. Johnny is registered with the State Bar of California. He has a Juris Doctor degree in law. Johnny recently started his own firm, but worked with Procopio Cory for three years prior to starting his own law office.
103 reviews

Mary Hodges Employment Lawyer for Chicago, IL

Employment is a big part of any business, and Mary Hodges understands that many business owners may not know the legal details of the hiring or termination process. She works with business owners with a variety of needs: from working with independent contractors, to developing and implementing employment policies, non-disclosure agreements, and more. Ms. Hodges can also help with business formation, contracts, and operations.
168 reviews

Meaghan Zore Employment Lawyer for Chicago, IL

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.
81 reviews

Bradley Rothschild Employment Lawyer for Chicago, IL

Creativity is key for Bradley Rothschild, a real estate, business, intellectual property, and entertainment attorney. When clients need an attorney who will think outside the box for them - Mr. Rothschild is the right person for the job. He focuses on not only solving problems, but also on serving the whole client and preventing problems.
111 reviews

Thomas Bark Employment Lawyer for Chicago, IL

Thomas Bark is a Partner at Jones Bay working with startups, but he can also handle legal matters for large companies. Previously, he has worked for two top international law firms for some 25 years - some of his experience includes working abroad.. His practice extends to corporate law and commercial contracts, with a particular emphasis in VC finance, M&A, lending, employment, joint ventures and technology issues. He attended The University of Virginia School of Law.
134 reviews

Eric Kirkland Employment Lawyer for Chicago, IL

Eric Kirkland is a business attorney with a strong entrepreneurial background. He has 26 years of experience. Eric focuses on contracts, intellectual property, strategic partnerships, software licensing and other general business-related legal matters. He is the managing attorney of Kirkland Law and was previously the founder and CEO of Just Cellular Inc. Eric graduated with a Doctor of Law from the Pepperdine School of Law.
120 reviews

Scott Stram Employment Lawyer for Chicago, IL

As a member of both the New York and New Jersey Bars, Scott Stram is an accomplished lawyer with experience in a range of legal and business areas. This includes corporate law, data security, compliance, real estate, and intellectual property. Before founding Stram Law, Scott was a compliance officer for a company that performed property audits, a director of a security consulting practice, and an operations officer for Viacom and CBS.
133 reviews

Ramsey Taylor Employment Lawyer for Chicago, IL

Ramsey Taylor is a business attorney with over 21 years’ experience. He has exceptional experience in dealing with international business law, but also assists local companies within the United States with their legal matters. Ramsey is licensed to practice law in New York and the District of Columbia. He obtained his Juris Doctor degree from the New York University. In March 2017, Ramsey founded his own legal firm, Taylor Legal, where he now acts as the owner and principal attorney.
57 reviews

Helen Quinn Employment Lawyer for Chicago, IL

Helen has extensive experience in structuring, negotiating, and managing corporate transactions. In her previous role as a senior corporate securities attorney for Wilson Sonsini, she provided corporate counsel in connection with over seventy merger and acquisition transactions, over fifty venture capital finance transactions, and several initial public offerings.
52 reviews

Seth Heyman Employment Lawyer for Chicago, IL

Seth Heyman takes the saying, "the devil is in the details" to heart. As a corporate law attorney, he knows that being thorough and detail-oriented is extremely important in transactions and in every agreement. Mr. Heyman has over 20 years of experience with entity formation, advertising law, contracts, regulatory law, international law, and Internet law. He provides practical and cost-effective legal solutions.
134 reviews

Paul Spitz Employment Lawyer for Chicago, IL

With an MBA in marketing from Indiana University, Paul Spitz offers business experience and legal expertise to companies ranging from startups to midsize organizations. He specializes in the areas of technology, marketing, e-commerce, and digital media. Unlike attorneys at large law firms, Mr. Spitz is able to provide affordable services in counseling, representation, and negotiation.
83 reviews

Neil Park Employment Lawyer for Chicago, IL

Neil Park is well-equipped in Private Practice - with over 7 years of experience acting as outside General Counsel for many of his business clients. For the past two years, Neil has been working as Counsel for an Intellectual Property boutique. His practice areas include Intellectual Property Counseling, Trademark Prosecution, Licensing, Trade Secret Management and Strategy, Business Transactions, Corporate Law and Regulatory Compliance. He attended Loyola Law School.
50 reviews

David Yamaguchi Employment Lawyer for Chicago, IL

Startups and small businesses sometimes need someone who can deal with complex transactions on an international playing field. David Yamaguchi specializes in content hosting issues and intellectual property. He concentrates his practice in the United States, Asia, India, and Europe. Whether you are a business giant or a startup, Mr. Yamaguchi can provide legal advice that fits your needs.
121 reviews

Lisa Thorsen Employment Lawyer for Chicago, IL

Licensed in California and Texas, Lisa Thorsen focuses on corporate contracts and transactions, trusts and estates, real estate, and startups. She previously worked as an associate attorney at Circuit, McKellogg, Kinney & Ross, LLP for six and a half years and spent the past 3 years in private practice as a solo practitioner. Ms. Thorsen has 8+ years of experience practicing law as a licensed attorney.
40 reviews

Irvin Tyan Employment Lawyer for Chicago, IL

Navigating the legal world as a startup can be intimidating and overwhelming. That is why experienced attorneys like Irvin Tyan are an absolute must-have. Mr. Tyan can help your startup with a variety of issues, including intellectual property, contract drafting, portfolio analysis, and commercial litigation. He can also help with employment issues and competitive landscape analysis.
43 reviews

John Fallone Employment Lawyer for Chicago, IL

John Fallone thinks big and gets it done. As an early-stage company attorney, John is also a co-founder of SendHub, the cloud-based phone system making it easier for today’s businesses to communicate with customers and employees. A self-identified geek of processes and efficiency, John plans to get an MBA from Duke’s Fuqua School of Business
70 reviews

Michael Allers Employment Lawyer for Chicago, IL

Michael Allers provides legal services related to general business matters. He has been practicing law for the past six years and is licensed to practice law in Texas and New York. Some of the top clients that Michael has represented include Southwest Airlines, Reata Pharmaceuticals and Carousel Capital. Michael has exceptional experience with commercial contracts, business formation and mergers. He has been operating as a private practicing attorney since June 2016.
42 reviews

Jenny Villier Employment Lawyer for Chicago, IL

Jenny graduated from Notre Dame Law School and has a bachelor's degree in finance and accounting from the University of Dayton. Jenny was a member of the Notre Dame Law Review. Jenny is also a CPA (inactive). Jenny's practice areas include business and tax law, with a particular emphasis on small business and startup legal issues. Jenny regularly writes in the areas of business law, tax law, estate planning and employment law. Her articles have been published in the ABA Business Tax Quarterly, the ABA Private Equity and Venture Capital Committee Newsletter, and the WealthCounsel Quarterly.
45 reviews

Stacy Smith Employment Lawyer for Chicago, IL

Stacy Smith is your go-to for your business and real estate needs. She can help with business sales and purchases, entity formation, contracts, and more. Whether your business needs help with vendor agreements or financing, Ms. Smith can help. She can also deal with things like zoning and separating or combining lots. She brings her 25 years of experience to every legal issue.
74 reviews

Glenn Manishin Employment Lawyer for Chicago, IL

Glenn Manishin is the managing partner at Paradigmshift Law LLP and founded the law firm in 2015. The focus of his law firm lies within Internet technology and business law. Attorney Manishin has a mission in place to help clients and companies find creative and efficient ways for their business models to navigate through legal and regulatory barriers. Attorney Manishin has worked with top companies including Sports Fans Coalition, Inc., Consumer Federation of America, and more.
64 reviews

Michael Brennan Employment Lawyer for Chicago, IL

Your legal question is important, regardless of whether it is big or small. Michael Brennan firmly believes that every business deserves a lawyer that is both responsive and dependable and he strives to provide that type of service to every client. Mr. Brennan can help with various business law issues, including business structuring and funding and general transactional issues.
43 reviews

Philip Heller Employment Lawyer for Chicago, IL

A corporate and commercial transactions counsel, Philip Heller has represented leading digital media, entertainment, and technology companies, including Warner Bros, Hulu, and American Express. He is particularly knowledgeable about SaaS, software licensing, partnerships, and private equity funds. Mr. Heller specializes in negotiations and drafting complex agreements and privacy policies.
76 reviews

Thomas Love Employment Lawyer for Chicago, IL

Holder of seven patents, Thomas Love has a work history spanning from a partnership in a major firm (specializing in international corporate finance) to working at a number of startups, including in software, global supply chain, and online education. Today, Mr. Love represents clients worldwide and has provided his services to non-profits in theater, women’s empowerment, medical education, and more.
63 reviews

Jonathan Savar Employment Lawyer for Chicago, IL

In addition to being a skilled business lawyer, Jonathan Savar is highly experienced in investment banking. He handles strategic transactions, financings, and contracts for individuals, startups, and middle-market companies. Mr. Savar offers every one of his clients individualized attention to provide efficient, cost-effective services.
77 reviews

Umar Farooq Employment Lawyer for Chicago, IL

Umar Farooq focuses on corporate legal matters that include commercial contracts, employment matters and business operation management. He has represented Vodafone, RBS, ExonMobil and various other large corporations. Umar graduated cum laude from the University of Buffalo School of Law in 2007. He also received an Adelbert Moot Scholarship while attending the University in 2006. Umar started his own law firm in 2012 and is currently the managing business attorney.
118 reviews

Geoffrey Amend Employment Lawyer for Chicago, IL

Geoffrey Amend has over 21 years of experience as a business attorney. He is licensed to practice law in Kansas. Geoffrey has represented numerous corporate clients, including JungleBee, MomoCentral and APIMATIC. He started his own legal firm in 2013 and was the general counsel at Chelsea Partner before starting his own firm. Geoffrey graduated with a J.D. in law from the Washburn University School of Law in 1995.
264 reviews

Joseph Waala Employment Lawyer for Chicago, IL

Joseph Waala is an Attorney, who has been licensed for 17 years. In the year 1999, he was an Associate with Baker & Hostetler. After that, he spent time working for Law Firms such as King & Spalding, LLP and Phillips Lytle, LLP. His focus areas include energy and utilities, oil and gas, contracts and agreements, as well as commercial real estate matters. Joseph attended The Georgetown University Law Center and graduated with his J.D. almost two decades ago.
32 reviews

Jeff Carson Employment Lawyer for Chicago, IL

Jeff Greenblatt provides small to mid-size technology companies with effective legal counsel, but his clients will tell you that he responds as if he is your personal in-house counsel. Perhaps this is because of his experience as a general counsel for a variety of businesses. Mr. Greenblatt handles contracts and transactions, intellectual property issues, employment matters, and compliance and risk management.
42 reviews

Mary Obidinski Employment Lawyer for Chicago, IL

Business owners often shudder at the idea of having to pay general counsel for legal advice. With Mary Obidinski, you know that you are getting straightforward, honest legal options that will not break the bank. Ms. Obidinski is worth every cent from her experience as general counsel for a large private corporation and work with small businesses and starts ups.
49 reviews

Joseph Gross Employment Lawyer for Chicago, IL

Joseph Gross deals with high-tech companies in their efforts to secure patents and trademarks. Whether you are a small company or a Fortune 500 company, Mr. Gross can provide legal services that meet your needs. He has experience with businesses that deal with software, electronics, mechanical devices, semiconductors, and material sciences. He can also deal with any disputes or issues in court as well.
29 reviews

Sheheryar Sardar Employment Lawyer for Chicago, IL

Sheheryar Sardar has extensive experience analyzing, structuring, negotiating, and closing sophisticated commercial transactions. He is the trusted advisor of numerous boards of directors, investors, and executive teams throughout the tech world. Mr. Sardar was the winner of Martindale Hubbell’s client service distinction and at Emory Law School received the dean’s award for comparative law.
45 reviews

Alejandro Maher Employment Lawyer for Chicago, IL

Alejandro Maher’s firm specializes in domestic and international corporate transactions, commercial litigation, and arbitration. He has represented individual investors, entrepreneurs, and emerging-growth companies in matters of public and private offerings of equity, M&A, and real estate financing. Currently, Alejandro has over 50 domestic and international clients.
166 reviews

Sarvey Askarieh Employment Lawyer for Chicago, IL

Sarvey Askarieh is an award winning attorney, having been named Top Attorney in 2013 and 2014 by Pasadena Magazine and having been selected as the Super Lawyers Rising Star List in 2016. Her clients are numerous and varied, including individuals, small businesses, and even Fortune 500 companies. Her practice is dedicated to being client-focused and she aims to provide the highest quality legal services at all times.
47 reviews

Sunita Koneru Employment Lawyer for Chicago, IL

Sunita Koneru knows that your business transactions and intellectual property issues are important to you and your company. That is why she works hard for her clients to get every agreement just right. Her motivation, networking skills, and diligence make her a cut above the rest if your business or non-profit needs a strong commercial attorney.
27 reviews
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"Draft Employment Offer to CTO"
Chicago, IL
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"We are hiring a CTO for our startup and it is our first hire. We have already talked about negotiating salary, equity, vacation time, health insurance, and other benefits. We are looking to get lawyer advice on what is standard practice and help with drafting the employment contract."
How would you describe your current legal needs?
My company needs assistance drafting an offer to a candidate
What legal work is required?
Drafting a new agreement
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$400 - $600
"Contractor Agreements Services"
Chicago, IL
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"I am a consultant negotiating a contract with one of my clients. I am looking for an attorney who has extensive experience dealing with small businesses and web development. I need help on the contractor agreement I have with the client and want to have it reviewed as well as gain any advice that you may provide when I am negotiating further changes. "
What legal work is required?
Reviewing an existing offer
What legal work is required?
Negotiating an agreement
Proposals Received
5
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$560 - $840
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