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Steven S.

Steven Stark

472 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 Garber

276 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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Ryan C.

Ryan Carpenter

5 reviews
Ryan Carpenter serves as Attorney and Managing Director of Carpenter Wellington, and advises clients across multiple industries, on a range of corporate and commercial tran... read more
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Christopher L.

Christopher Laquay

2 reviews
Christopher Laquay is an attorney at law with more than two decades worth of experience. He is licensed to practice law in California and obtained his Juris doctorate in law from the University of California at Davis King Hall School of Law. Christopher primarily specializes in mergers and acquisitions. He is also experienced in drafting, negotiating and reviewing commercial contracts. Between 2005 and 2017, Christopher served as a senior legal counselor at Medtronic, Inc.
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Don M.

Don Moody

2 reviews
Don Moody is an attorney with over 20 years experience in technology, finance and entertainment. His practice includes IP (patents, trademarks and copyrights), privacy (dat... read more
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Dean F.

Dean Frieders

2 reviews
Approach projects by truly understanding objectives and resources and maximizing efficient, if sometimes non-traditional, use of human and economic capital. Where necessary... read more
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Dayna R.

Dayna Richards

1 review
I am an attorney with a wide range of entertainment industry and business experience that is passionate about the business of making art and content. During my career I hav... read more
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Patrick G.

Patrick Guevara

Leave your complex IP and patent paperwork to professional attorneys like Cary Chien. Representing high-tech companies on both sides of patent litigation in US Federal Courts and with the International Trade Commission, Chien has the experience you need in helping to patent Windows-based mobile devices, e-commerce software, and LCD light diffusers.
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Jeffrey G.

Jeffrey Guevin

Jeffrey joined Pratt Vreeland in 2012 as an elder law associate and enjoys helping farmers, entrepreneurs, business owners, and retirees plan for the future. Before beginning a law career, he spent two years as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Benin, West Africa where he helped establish a credit union. He is proud of the firm's professionalism and value.
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