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Steven S.

Steven Stark

358 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

249 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

185 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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Nima A.

Nima A. Katz

2 reviews
Nima Katz is a corporate attorney specializing in fashion and business law. She represents small businesses, designers, stylists, taste-makers, and retailers in a variety of commercial transactions. She brings over ten years of experience, including seven years as a corporate law associate at top-tier New York firms. Nima also studied finance and accounting at NYU’s Stern School of Business.
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Rhea D.

Rhea De Aenlle

20 reviews
Rhea de Aenlle is a business-savvy attorney with extensive experience in Privacy & Data Security (CIPP/US, CIPP/E), Intellectual Property, and Business Transactions. Sh... read more
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Anthony L.

Anthony Lewis

2 reviews
Anthony Lewis is a business attorney that provides legal services to corporate clients of any size. He has been licensed to practice law in California and has more than four years of experience. Anthony obtained his Juris Doctor degree from Boston University. Some of his corporate clients include Twitter, AutoDesk and Seragon Pharmaceuticals. He focuses on commercial contracts, mergers, acquisitions and business operations. Anthony is the co-founder of a boutique firm that was founded in 2017.
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Pamela V.

Pamela Vavra

Pamela Vavra was previously an engineer, systems analyst and software developer. Now she is an Attorney practicing law in California - she is a Certified Informational Privacy Professional. Her practice areas include Business, Intellectual Property, Privacy, as well as Landlord or Tenant matters. Pamela attended Santa Clara University School of Law. She is admitted to the State Bar of California.
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Ryan S.

Ryan Stubbe

Ryan Stubbe focuses his practice on representing businesses and individuals in financial restructuring, Chapters 7, 11, and 13 bankruptcy, and real estate law. He also specializes in legal research and writing. Before studying law at the University of California, Los Angeles, Mr. Stubbe received bachelor’s degree in philosophy from Minnesota State University, Mankato.
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Asdaq Wahid

1 review
Asdaq Wahid has over two decades worth of experience as a business lawyer. He graduated with a Juris Doctor degree in law from the George Washington University Law School. Asdaq also has an honors degree in legal research and writing. He is licensed to practice law in California. Asdaq specializes in labor and employment law. He is also experienced in dealing with commercial contracts. Since May 2017, Asdaq has been serving as a legal counselor at Harwell and Wahid Attorneys.
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Michael S.

Michael Safai

1 review
Michael Safai is a general counsel that focuses on business law. He mainly assists startup and small business with their legal matters, but also has experience in dealing with legal matters that non-profit organizations face. Michael has a J.D. in law and a B.A. in Economics and Astrophysics. He has more than 11 years of experience as an attorney and is licensed to practice law in California. Michael has represented various startup companies and recently worked with Dealsplus.
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