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Steven S.

Steven Stark

310 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

218 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

163 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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Laleh E.

Laleh Ensafi

Laleh is a recognized attorney in Los Angeles, California who has received acknowledgment of her superior representation and attention. She has extensive experience in debtor and creditor bankruptcy, land use, applicant worker’s compensation, and personal injury. Her personal relationships in the bankruptcy community have helped hundreds of clients in bankruptcy cases.
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Anna S.

Anna Sweeney

2 reviews
Anna Sweeney is a small business attorney with five years of experience. She is licensed to practice law in California, New Jersey and New York. Anna has a Juris Doctorate degree in law, which she obtained from the Rutgers University School of Law – Newark. She is experienced in dealing with legal cases that involve labor and employment law. Anna founded her own law office in August 2015, where she focuses on providing legal assistance to startups and small businesses.
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Andrew N. B.

Andrew N. Bourne

Focusing primarily on insurance recovery, Andrew Bourne was recognized by New York Super Lawyers as a “rising star” in 2013, 2014, and 2015. He has represented both individuals and corporations on a range of insurance policy matters. Over the years, he has secured hundreds of millions of dollars for the policyholders he represents.
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Mary M.

Mary Mcneill

Mary McNeill has over 25 years of experience in family law. She understands that all families and their needs are very different and believes this to be a vitally important concept when providing legal services in the area of family law. Over the years, she has represented a wide variety of clients from all age groups and walks of life.
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Mark K.

Mark Klein

2 reviews
For over 30 years, Mark D. Klein, Esq., of Lighthouse Legal Services (which he founded), has offered counsel on an out-sourced basis to small & medium-sized businesses.... read more
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Manoj S.

Manoj Shah

Manoj founded the He Fashion Law Group which focuses on both litigation and transactional work for the fashion, film, tv, art, sports, and startup industries. He counsels parties launching their own brands and protects the rights of creative people as company owners and employees. She used to co-own a streetwear company in addition to being a streetwear apparel enthusiast.
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Michelle N.

Michelle Novotny

2 reviews
A corporate counsel with expertise in SaaS and semiconductor industries, Michelle Novotny is a strategic leader. She provides clients with pragmatic risk assessments, mitigation strategies, and creative solutions through analytical, imaginative, and results-oriented thinking. Ms. Novotny was formerly vice president, associate general counsel, and chief compliance officer of CallidusCloud.
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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.

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