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Steven Stark Employment Lawyer for New York, NY

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.
188 reviews

Alejandro Maher Employment Lawyer for New York, NY

Alejandro Maher’s firm specializes in domestic and international corporate transactions, commercial litigation, and arbitration. He has represented individual investors, entrepreneurs, and emerging-growth companies in matters of public and private offerings of equity, M&A, and real estate financing. Currently, Alejandro has over 50 domestic and international clients.
158 reviews

Scott Stram Employment Lawyer for New York, NY

As a member of both the New York and New Jersey Bars, Scott Stram is an accomplished lawyer with experience in a range of legal and business areas. This includes corporate law, data security, compliance, real estate, and intellectual property. Before founding Stram Law, Scott was a compliance officer for a company that performed property audits, a director of a security consulting practice, and an operations officer for Viacom and CBS.
115 reviews

Thomas Bark Employment Lawyer for New York, NY

Thomas Bark is a Partner at Jones Bay working with startups, but he can also handle legal matters for large companies. Previously, he has worked for two top international law firms for some 25 years - some of his experience includes working abroad.. His practice extends to corporate law and commercial contracts, with a particular emphasis in VC finance, M&A, lending, employment, joint ventures and technology issues. He attended The University of Virginia School of Law.
81 reviews

Jonathan Savar Employment Lawyer for New York, NY

In addition to being a skilled business lawyer, Jonathan Savar is highly experienced in investment banking. He handles strategic transactions, financings, and contracts for individuals, startups, and middle-market companies. Mr. Savar offers every one of his clients individualized attention to provide efficient, cost-effective services.
76 reviews

Joshua Soloway Employment Lawyer for New York, NY

He has experience as an entrepreneur, investment banker, strategic adviser and corporate finance attorney. Joshua is currently a Managing Director of Soloway Group, PC Counselors at Law. His focus is on corporate finance, securities, capital raising and general corporate matters. His legal advice extends to private and public companies. He attended Boston University School of Law, where he earned a Juris Doctorate.
76 reviews

Eric Leander Employment Lawyer for New York, NY

Securities law, capital formation, and financial regulation are extremely tricky, yet delicate, areas of the law. It takes a knowledgeable attorney to navigate these issues. Eric Leander has years of experience in these areas, particularly because he has worked with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in the Division of Corporate Finance.
66 reviews

William Frenkel Employment Lawyer for New York, NY

William has over 28 years of experience as a corporate lawyer with leading New York law firms, in-house counsel for a U.S. multinational corporation, and as the founder of his own firm Frenkel Sukhmap LLP. For the last 10 years, he has focused on serving the legal needs of the alternative investment funds industry, particularly clients that are emerging and established businesses.
60 reviews

Joseph Gross Employment Lawyer for New York, NY

Joseph Gross deals with high-tech companies in their efforts to secure patents and trademarks. Whether you are a small company or a Fortune 500 company, Mr. Gross can provide legal services that meet your needs. He has experience with businesses that deal with software, electronics, mechanical devices, semiconductors, and material sciences. He can also deal with any disputes or issues in court as well.
29 reviews

Marina Warner Employment Lawyer for New York, NY

Marina Warner, the Attorney and Principal of The Warner Firm, provides legal services in the areas of trademark, copyright, business, employment and internet law. She works with both startups and freelancers. Previously, she provided legal insight to the global fashion industry while working for Brand Meets Creative. Marina attended The University of Virginia School of Law. She has also obtained her Master's degree in International Business Law from the Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris.
24 reviews
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New York, NY
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"I am starting a new tech startup that is launching very soon. I just hired a freelancer to help with marketing and content and would like to send an employment contract as soon as possible. I would like legal advice as to how I should best structure the agreement."
How would you describe your current legal needs?
My company needs assistance drafting an offer to a contractor
What legal work is required?
Drafting a new agreement
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"Contractor Agreements Services"
New York, NY
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"We are a healthcare company that is looking to move from the current sublease contract to independent contractor contract which would cause the business model to change from rental to commission. I want to make sure that the new business model is compliant with "independent contractor" as opposed to "sublease" or "employee.""
How would you describe your current legal needs?
My company needs assistance preparing an equity package to a candidate
What legal work is required?
Drafting a new agreement
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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 New York 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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