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Steven S.

Steven Stark

324 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

176 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

231 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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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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Ian C.

Ian Chowdhury

2 reviews
Ian Chowdhury worked as a Litigation and Transaction Attorney for the well-known tech law firm, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich and Rosati for over 3 years. Currently, he is the Attorney and Owner of his own Law Practice. He helps both individuals and entrepreneurs with licensing, complex litigation, copyright matters, trademark issues and more. He became a Doctor of Law in 1998 with the Santa Clara University School of Law - this was after he obtained his BA in Psychology from the Oakland University.
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Michael B.

Michael Bridge

Michael Bridge spends as much time and effort helping small businesses develop as you put into your own small business. He understands that your heart and soul is in your idea or in your company, so you can put your trust in Mr. Bridge. He can also deal with complex litigation issues such as intellectual property and antitrust.
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Alisha L.

Alisha Louie

Alisha is the principal of Louie Employment Law. After years of counseling Fortune 500 companies, Silicon Valley start-ups and small businesses, Alisha dedicates her practice solely to advising and counseling individual employees on a variety of employment matters. She is particularly experienced with handling matters for executive-level employees who work in a broad-range of industries.
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Kristen H.

Kristen Hayes Kuse

Kristen Hayes Kuse is a general counselor who offers her legal services to corporate clients in California. She has over 20 years of experience as a counselor and obtained her legal degree from the Golden Gate University School of Law. She has worked with numerous large legal firms in the United States. She is exceptionally experienced in dealing with mergers and acquisitions. Kristen founded her own legal firm, Integrated General Counsel, P.C., in January 2017.
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Philip H.

Philip Heller

76 reviews
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.
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Jessica M.

Jessica Muhleman

Jessica works with small, startup, and developing business clients on their day-to-day transactional legal needs. On any given day, she could be helping clients with a variety of matters including employee relations, contract review, funding planning, or general legal strategy. Jessica works to make the legal aspects of being an entrepreneur more accessible for her clients.
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Although not every single employment contract will require legal assistance, many employment lawyers would recommend avoiding unilateral employment contracts that strongly benefit one side over the other. These types of employee contracts rarely hold up in court, yet having the funds needed to combat an issue in court can limit the employee's options.

A confidentiality agreement and a non-compete agreement are common forms of employee contracts that one of our Los Angeles employment attorneys can help customize for your business. If your business needs to fire an employee, proper measures should be taken from a business legal standpoint to ensure proper communication and a smooth transition of dismissing that employee. In any case, we suggest you connect with our employment attorneys to discuss your options.

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