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Steven S.

Steven Stark

397 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 G.

Richard Gora

191 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 G.

Joshua Garber

256 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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Ben Richter

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Having embarked on a few of his own ventures, Ben Richter introduces entrepreneurs to potential new opportunities. He is skilled in explaining complex concepts, ensuring business owners understand financings, vendor negotiations, licensing, and consulting agreements. Mr. Richter also assists in drafting website terms of service, privacy policies, offer letters, and consulting agreements.
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Jeffrey N.

Jeffrey Nunes

Jeffrey Nunes has been practicing law for some 20 years. Currently, he is working as an Associate with RUSCONI, FOSTER & THOMAS, P.C. Another law firm that he has worked for is Steptoe & Johnson, LLP. He gives his clients legal advice on matters involving corporate, employment, litigation and estate planning. He also focuses on legal matters regarding business. In 1996, Jeffrey received the Order of the Coif award from ASU, and in the same year he obtained his Juris Doctorate.
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Karli S.

Karli Sager

A seasoned business professional operating at the intersection of technology, commerce, and law. Expertise - Software license agreements - Cloud terms of service - Inboun... read more
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Joshua Y. L.

Joshua Y. Lee

Prior to earning his J.D. at Pacific Coast University School of Law, Joshua Y. Lee served for 20 years as the CEO of Top Resources, Inc. He now uses that business experience to counsel his clients on employment and business matters, with a particular emphasis on wrongful termination, wage and hour, employee handbooks, and best practices. In addition, he’s a skilled estate planner.
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Roby Y.

Roby Yadegar

Roby founded Yadegar Law PC, a boutique transactional law firm providing high-level legal work and advice for entrepreneurs, professionals, and companies of all sizes across a wide variety of industries. He started his career at some of the world's most preeminent law firms and took a brief break to start his own social commerce company which enabled him to be an entrepreneurial-minded lawyer.
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Ellyn M.

Ellyn Moscowitz

Dedicated to the practice of law, Ellyn Moscowitz wants to share her knowledge with others. She uses her more than 25 years’ experience in labor and employment law, class actions, and mediations to teach negotiations at UC Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law. She is also the court-appointed mediator for USDC Northern District of California and the arbitrator of several project labor agreements.
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Justin Glyer

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Justin Glyer is the Founder and Principal of Glyer Media and Entertainment Law. Mr. Glyer is an attorney with over 14 years of media, entertainment, technology and business... read more
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