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Steven S.

Steven Stark

345 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

244 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

182 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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Sean M.

Sean Mcguckian

Sean McGuckian works for the Legal Aid Society of Orange County in Los Angeles County. This firm has a simple yet meaningful mission: to provide legal services to low-income individuals who otherwise might not be able to afford it. Their hope is to ultimately promote equality in the United States justice system. Before that, Sean worked for various legal firms as a contract attorney for civil and criminal cases.
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John K.

John Kao

2 reviews
John Kao is a corporate attorney with 17 years of experience. He has a Juris Doctor degree in law, which he obtained from the New York University School of Law. He also holds a bachelor’s in Economics and Accounting. John is licensed to practice law in New York and California. He primarily specializes in drafting and negotiating commercial contracts. Between October 2015 and June 2017, John acted as the vice president and assistant general counsel at Public Storage in the U.S.A.
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Thomas L.

Thomas Lee

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Thomas Lee has practiced law since 2000. Currently, he is working as an Attorney for the Lighthouse Law Group. His focus areas are mainly employment and labor law disputes. He also has experience in Immigration Law - helping clients obtain green cards, temporary work visas, restore immigration status, as well as avoiding deportation and file appeals. He graduated from Loyola Law School, Loyola Marymount University in 2011. He is fluent in Korean.
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Inder C.

Inder Comar

3 reviews
Inder Comar is the Principal of his private practice Comar Law, which helps ventures and investors succeed by providing specialized services in investor representation, full-service corporate counsel, and corporate litigation. His diverse clients have ranged from start-ups to Fortune 100 companies. When he's not working with corporate clients, he donates his time to practice human rights law.
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James Denison

For 3 years and counting, James Denison has been General Counsel for Fantasia Distribution, Inc. He has over 20 years of experience working for different Law Firms - 13 of those years were spent with Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP. He has represented many clients - including Fortune 500 companies, contractors, accounting firms and investors. In 1991, James graduated with is J.D. from the USC Gould School of Law. He has also obtained a B.A. in English.
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Brian T.

Brian Turner

A land use attorney, Brian Turner’s expertise lies in the entitlement process. He works with applicants, advocates, and government agencies as an educator specializing in historic properties. At the National Trust Historic Preservation, he implements programs with a focus on legal advocacy in the western states and territories. He has a solid understanding of cultural and historic resource laws.
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Russell Boltwood

2 reviews
Russell Boltwood is an attorney at law with over 24 years of experience. He is licensed to practice law in California and obtained his Juris Doctorate degree in law from the Golden Gate University School of Law. Russell specializes in commercial contracts, mergers and acquisitions, and securities and finances. Some of his most recent corporate clients include Accela, Safeway and Intermolecular. He has been an attorney at Dillingham & Murphy since May 2017.
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