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Steven S.

Steven Stark

390 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

190 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

254 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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Ugo N.

Ugo Nwadike

A native of Miami, Ugo Nwadike is an attorney specializing in business law, intellectual property law, immigration law, and litigation. In 2015, he started his own law firm, UBN Legal, P.A. in Coral Gables, Florida. He is also a Pro Bono Attorney for the Venture Law Project. While receiving his J.D. at St. Thomas University School of Law, Ugo was a member of the Intercultural Human Rights Law Review.
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Matthew A. H.

Matthew A. Henry

Matthew Henry has experience representing many of the largest U.S. companies involved in energy and utilities. He was once part of the Lead Counsel for Texas’ largest electric transmission and distribution utility. His practice is diverse - involving regulatory compliance, license applications, ETC designation, complaint proceedings, litigation, contract development and technology policy advocacy. He attended the University of Texas at Austin School of Law in 2007.
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Christopher C.

Christopher Connell

Christopher Connell is a corporate attorney with more than seven years of experience. He specializes in intellectual property law, real estate law, business litigation, bankruptcy and commercial transactions. Christopher is licensed to practice law in Nevada and he obtained his Juris Doctor degree from the William S. Boyd School of Law. He founded his own law firm, Connell Law, in September 2016, where he now acts as the owner and principal attorney.
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James B.

James Burns

1 review
James applies his experience as a former manager of his own technology startup businesses to his clients' cases every day. He focuses on pre-trial motions and out-of-court negotiations whenever it's possible since these routes are often the quickest and most cost-efficient way to resolve legal problems. James previously worked as a corporate manager with a large market research firm.
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Lauren P.

Lauren Pagoni

Lauren Pagoni is an entertainment attorney at law who has been serving corporate clients for almost half a decade. She is licensed to practice law in California and has a Juris Doctorate degree in law, which she obtained from the Suffolk University Law School. Lauren primarily specializes in trademark and copyright law. She has been serving as the manager of business and legal affairs at Lionsgate since August 2016.
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Garrett P. L.

Garrett P. Laborde

Garrett is a goal-oriented professional with a history of high achievement in law and business. He is the managing attorney of Laborde Legal Group, a regional firm focusing on business, intellectual property, and innovation. His passion for understanding complex concepts along with a relentless commitment to build relationships effectively has enabled him to achieve valuable outcomes.
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Isaac W.

Isaac Warren

2 reviews
Isaac Warren is a corporate attorney with more than 14 years’ experience. He has closed deals worth more than $3 billion in total. He focuses on business formation and operations, as well as employment law, real estate matters, securities and commercial contracts. Isaac is licensed to practice law in Oklahoma, Texas. Isaac is the managing attorney at his own law office, which he founded in 2013. Previously, he was the general counsel at Vertis Inc.
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Our experienced Phoenix employment attorneys & lawyers can help guide you on how to proceed with various employee decisions such as reviewing employee documents such as contracts, agreements, policies, and handbooks, along with difficult decisions such as firing, lawsuits, claims, and complaints.

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 Phoenix 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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