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Steven S.

Steven Stark

294 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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Joshua G.

Joshua Garber

208 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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Richard G.

Richard Gora

157 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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David L.

David Lee

David is a highly seasoned mergers and acquisitions attorney with 19 years of deal execution experience focusing on complex business transactions. He has led transactions for some of the world's most prominent private equity firms and Fortune 500 companies. He has handled investment amounts from several million dollars to over 2 billion. Before establishing DHL Law, David worked as a partner and head of several firms.
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Neal G.

Neal Gidvani

2 reviews
Co-founding Silvestri and Gidvani PC, Neal Gidvani specializes in insurance defense, helping large insurance companies in personal injury and construction defect problems. Gidvani is also a published author of works including Contemporary Problems and the Iowa Journal of Transnational Law. Before starting his own practice with Slivestri, Neal Gidvani worked for a California-based firm advising lending institutions in credit-related issues.
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Billy D.

Billy Declercq

2 reviews
Billy Declercq is a Litigator and Business Attorney. He is currently an attorney and the Owner of DeClercq Law Group, Inc. Before starting his own law firm, Billy worked for Tatro Tekosky Sadwick LLP. His specialties include areas such as Pro Bono and Public Interest Representation - adoptions, unlawful detaining defense and disability rights advocacy. He studied at the University of California, Los Angeles - School of Law in 2002 and graduated with his J.D. in 2005.
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Bob S.

Bob Schrader, Esq.

25 reviews
Bob Schrader is an attorney at law who has been practicing law for over three decades. He has been licensed to practice law in Florida. Bob received his J.D. in law from the Nova Southeastern University – Shepard Broad Law Center. He primarily specializes in assisting small businesses and startups with their legal matters. Bob also specializes in immigration law. He founded his own legal firm in June 2007.
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Robert P.

Robert Petersen

Robert Y. Peterson is an attorney at the firm of Shumway Van in San Antonio, Texas. Licensed in Texas, he specializes in civil litigation, business litigation, bankruptcy cases, and real estate disputes. Previously, he worked in mortgage litigation. While receiving his J.D. at the University of Houston Law Center Robert was an editor for the Houston Business & Tax Law Journal.
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Jenya A. R.

Jenya A. Rozenfeld, Esq.

I currently practice in the area of commercial and civil litigation in New York City. I am available to handle your legal matters in tri-state area including New York, New ... read more
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Robert L.

Robert Levin

1 review
Robert Levin has over 32 years of experience in business and technology law. Working for some of the most well-known companies in New Jersey, Robert has helped with small and complex issues that arise within the business sector. Whether you have a startup and need help choosing a structure or you need help disputing a contract, Robert is your go-to lawyer and is always available to help.
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