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Steven S.

Steven Stark

381 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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Richard Gora

190 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 Garber

253 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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Stuart H.

Stuart Hays

Stuart is the managing partner at Transbay Law Group, PC. He focuses on transactions including technology licensing, product development, and corporate finance. Before founding Transbay Law Group, Stuart was a corporate partner with a large West Coast law firm. He has served as general counsel to hundreds of technology, manufacturing, defense industry, service sector, and retail companies.
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Alexander R.

Alexander Roome

Alexander Roome provides legal services for both businesses and families. The business side of his practice focuses on business formation, employment matters, general operations, intellectual property, and commercial contracts. He can also help non-profits as well. Whether you need negotiations or litigation, Mr. Roome can help.
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Kate M.

Kate Merrill

2 reviews
For the past 11 years and counting, Kate has served as the Associate General Counsel and Director of the Mergers and Acquisitions for Intel Corporation. Her prior experience includes working as a Private Equity Associate, as well as a Corporate Associate. She handles legal matters in strategic and commercial transactions, corporate governance, employment, intellectual property and compliance. In 1998, she graduated with her J.D. from The University of Michigan Law School.
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Kurt M. K.

Kurt M. Knepper

Kurt M. Knepper is an attorney at law with more than seven years of experience. He is licensed to practice law in California and Texas. Kurt holds a J.D. Degree in law, which he obtained after his graduation from the St. Mary’s University School of Law. Kurt primarily specializes in legal cases that involve labor and employment law. He is also skilled in drafting, negotiating and reviewing commercial contracts. Since January 2014, Kurt has been serving as an attorney at Airmenlaw.com.
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Paul M.

Paul Miailovich

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Paul Miailovich is an attorney at law who has been serving corporate clients for the past three years. He is licensed to practice law in Idaho. Paul received his Juris Doctorate degree in law from the Southwestern Law School. He primarily specializes in labor and employment law. Paul is also experienced in legal research and writing. Paul has been serving as a partner and trial attorney at Reaffirm Law, LLP, since June 2017.
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Randy B.

Randy Berholtz

Randy is a business and legal executive whose career includes 14 years as a senior corporate executive and general counsel to three public life sciences companies and a private group of Chinese and US life science companies. His clientele is as diverse as his expertise, which includes venture capital and technology licensing. Randy has taught several courses in two universities.
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Chris Young

2 reviews
I am a seasoned attorney and business strategy consultant with a JD/MBA and experience as in-house counsel and external counsel. With the unique perspective of being a star... read more
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