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Steven S.

Steven Stark

258 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

153 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

185 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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Shahzad K.

Shahzad Khan

Shahzad Khan represents clients from large multinational corporations to sole proprietors in corporate, immigration, and other business matters. He has published several articles on Illinois family law and has been a guest speaker for continuing legal education. Mr. Khan continues to hone his highly-strategic legal skills by successful litigating and settling contested family law cases.
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Russell B.

Russell Boltwood

2 reviews
Russell Boltwood is an attorney at law with over 24 years of experience. He is licensed to practice law in California and obtained his Juris Doctorate degree in law from the Golden Gate University School of Law. Russell specializes in commercial contracts, mergers and acquisitions, and securities and finances. Some of his most recent corporate clients include Accela, Safeway and Intermolecular. He has been an attorney at Dillingham & Murphy since May 2017.
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Robert F.

Robert Fojo

2 reviews
Robert helps clients with business and commercial transactions, civil litigation, and complex dispute resolution. He helps small-to-medium size privately-held businesses, venture investors, and entrepreneurs with cost-effective legal solutions. He also helps businesses defend themselves when lawsuits are filed against them and prosecute their own lawsuits when they have been wronged.
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John D.

John Drapp

John Drap has over 13 years of experience as an attorney and focuses on business, real estate and estate planning practice areas. He is licensed to practice law in New York and Connecticut. John received a Health Law Award from the Quinnipiac University School of Law in 2003, where he also graduated with a Juris Doctor degree in law. He is registered with the Connecticut Bar Association and also a member of the Greater Bridgeport Bar Association.
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Scott P.

Scott Polsky

2 reviews
Scott Polsky is a Transnational Attorney and is serving as a Partner at MacElree Harvey, Ltd. He has over 18 years of legal experience, providing counsel to businesses, individuals and families. Some of his practice areas include general business and corporate matters, federal, state and local tax law and planning, contracts, intellectual property issues and more. On 5 separate occasions Scott received the Pennsylvania Rising Star Award. He has obtained his J.D., as well as his Masters.
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David S.

David Shevitz

2 reviews
Before establishing Shevitz Law Firm, David was an associate attorney at a boutique bankruptcy firm for four years. His current practice focuses on business reorganizations, individual debtor representation, and creditor representation in bankruptcy proceedings. He also served as staff writer and research editor of the Loyola of Los Angeles Entertainment Law Review.
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Brandon K. F.

Brandon K. Fasse

Brandon K. Fasse is a business attorney with a primary focus on business formation, business operations and business transactional legal matters. He also has extensive experience as a business litigator. Brandon graduated with a Juris Doctor degree in law from the University Of Detroit Mercy School Of Law. He has been licensed to practice law in Michigan for the past two years. In November 2016, Brandon started his own law office.
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