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Steven S.

Steven Stark

252 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

151 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

181 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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Ronnie G.

Ronnie Gipson

Ronnie is one of the founding partners of Higa & Gipson, PC, a firm that provides personalized representation for commercial clients of all sizes. She advises clients on how to avoid and resolve costly legal disputes in a rapidly changing business world. Ronnie and her team can assist at any stage of company growth from a client in startup mode with a new venture to a client facing litigation.
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Lindsey M.

Lindsey Mignano

2 reviews
Lindsey Mignano previously worked as an Associate Lawyer for Clyde & Co LLP, an international law firm, as well as LeClairRyan. She has now launched her own law firm, Smith Shapourian Mignano LLP. Serving both emerging and small businesses, Lindsey focuses on business formation, counseling and litigation needs. In 2010, she was awarded her Witkin Award for Academic Excellence and two separate CALI Excellence Awards. Some years later, she was recognized as a "Rising Star" by Super Lawyers.
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Michael M.

Michael Mulshine

A rising young star in the world of law, Michael Mulshine is President and Counsel at Rostom Law, a virtual general practice law firm that’s focused on providing alternative solutions to its clients. His firm offers alternative fee arrangements and cloud-based interaction in order to streamline the process and eliminate unnecessary costs usually associated with law firm's fees.
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Timothy O.

Timothy O'shea

Timothy is a former Corporate Partner of Chambers & Partners, a national U.S. firm. He was the legal and business adviser to many firms - Private Equity firm, Multi-Family Office and an international Wealth Management firm. With over 24 years of experience in the legal world - he is equipped in Contracts, Drafting, Negotiating and Transactions. He graduated Cum Laude from Duke University School of Law.
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Andrew O.

Andrew Oliver

2 reviews
Andrew has worked in patent law for over 16 years and represents companies of all sizes and individuals in patent litigation, arbitration, transactions, due diligence, prosecution, and counseling and in a variety of intellectual property matters. From 2010 to 2014, Andrew was recognized by his peers and selected by SuperLawyers magazine as a Rising Star in Intellectual Property Litigation.
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Vlad C.

Vlad Chirica

Born in Bucharest, Romania, but now residing in Illinois, Vlad Chirica is an associate attorney. Previously working at Berton N. Ring, PC, Chirica argued pre-trial motions, attended daily court calls, and drafted motions and pleadings. He comes with much experience issuing subpoenas and leading depositions. Chirica has a wide breadth of work capabilities as a former law clerk, web designer, marketing consultant, and legal research assistant.
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Stephen L. G.

Stephen L. Ganis

Stephen L. Ganis offers counsel and advice in every area of business development and growth to small and midsize businesses. His specialties are commercial transactions, business law matters, and contracts, but he also supports clients in acquisition and disposition of business assets, formation, corporate governance, and agreements. Mr. Ganis is an adjunct professor of business law.
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