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Steven S.

Steven Stark

452 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

272 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

198 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 Y.

David Yamaguchi

159 reviews
Startups and small businesses sometimes need someone who can deal with complex transactions on an international playing field. David Yamaguchi specializes in content hosting issues and intellectual property. He concentrates his practice in the United States, Asia, India, and Europe. Whether you are a business giant or a startup, Mr. Yamaguchi can provide legal advice that fits your needs.
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Mark P.

Mark Plager

11 reviews
Mark Plager is an attorney at law with over 26 years of experience. He is licensed to practice law in California and is a member of the California Patent Bar. Mark has a Juris Doctorate degree in law, which he obtained after graduating from the Quinnipiac University School of Law. Mark primary acts as a patent attorney, with exceptional experience in trademark and copyright law. Mark served as an attorney at his own law office for over 10 years.
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Robert P.

Robert Peddycord

2 reviews
Rob has 42 years of experience as a business and corporate attorney representing privately owned companies in a wide range of industries, from startups to mature companies,... read more
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Peter T.

Peter Tormey

1 review
Pete has over 20 years of experience in product development, marketing, and intellectual property protection. As a company startup veteran, he brings a unique perspective on the value of intellectual property to small and growing business. He has delivered lectures on how to protect and leverage IP assets and is the author of the Startup Guide to Intellectual Property.
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Jennifer L.

Jennifer Lucas

Jennifer Lucas is a licensed attorney of law in the California region. She has more than 15 years’ experience in her industry and specializes in legal cases that involve transactional and litigation laws. Jennifer is currently working as a private attorney, but have worked with Hughes Gill Cochrane, Lepper & Harrington LLC and the U.S. District Court before. She completed her Doctor of Law degree at the University of San Francisco in 2003.
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Darryl Y.

Darryl Yorkey

Darryl Yorkey is a business attorney with six years of experience. He also has extensive experience in the executive management field. Darryl is licensed to provide legal services in California. He received his legal degree from the University Of California Hastings College Of Law. Darryl primarily specializes in business formation and commercial contracts. He started his own legal office in 2011. Darryl was also an assistant director at Stanislaus County between September 2015 and July 2016.
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Our experienced Santa Cruz 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 Santa Cruz 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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