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Steven S.

Steven Stark

460 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

274 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

200 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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Peter Haber

2 reviews
Peter Haber started Haber Law Firm after several years as an executive at Popcornopolis, a popcorn and snack manufacturer with sales in groceries and stadiums across the na... read more
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Darek D.

Darek Defreece

2 reviews
I have been primarily a securities attorney and executive for the past 20 years. I started my career as an associate in a law firm, working with small private hedge fun... read more
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Darryl H.

Darryl Horowitt

2 reviews
The head of the litigation department at his firm, Darryl Horowitt represents businesses in commercial, real estate, IP, unfair competition, and construction disputes. He also offers support in collecting secured and unsecured debt, provides representation in arbitration (serving for the courts, AAA, FINRA, and privately) and provides mediation, including as a settlement judge pro tem.
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Pamela S.

Pamela Silk

Pamela Silk is a general practicing attorney that has been licensed to practice law in California for the past 20 years. She attended the University of Southern California and obtained her JD in 1995. Pamela is currently registered with the State Bar of California and is part of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. She has worked as a litigation associate with Bolden & Martin in the past and is currently involved in her own law firm.
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Shushan B.

Shushan Barsegyan

Shushan Barsegyan represents a variety of businesses in various legal matters from formation to daily business operations. She puts her clients' needs first. Ms. Barsegyan has represented technology business, entertainment companies, online retailers, as well as product manufacturers and distributors. Whether your company needs help with labor matters or securities, Ms. Barsegyan can help.
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Tanya M.

Tanya Mccullah

As the mother of an adult autistic child, Tanya McCullah knows the importance of an estate plan for the benefit of loved ones. Her practice focuses on effective and comprehensive estate planning for her clients’ peace of mind. Admitted to practice in California state courts, Tanya is also barred in all four of California’s federal district courts.
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Kevin B.

Kevin Barbour

Kevin Barbour focuses on all business-related legal matters and has been providing legal services to corporate clients in California for the last four years. He obtained his legal degree from the Loyola Law Suchool. Kevin also has an MBA in business management. He primarily focuses on assisting start up businesses with their legal issues. Kevin has extensive experience in commercial contracts, employment law and general business operations.
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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 Sacramento 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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