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Paul W.

Paul Wisniewski

29 reviews
Paul has practiced food, drug, and regulatory affairs since 1984. His experience includes resolving issues and developing strategies in compliance with federal and state law. His firm, The Law Offices of Paul J. Wisniewski, has represented a wide range of clients from startups to multinational companies located throughout the US, Europe, South America, Asia, and Australia.
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John R.

John Ray

28 reviews
John is the Principal of the Ray Legal Consulting Group and has over 12 years of complex class action litigation and appellate experience. He has special expertise in discrimination, First Amendment, and intellectual property/media litigation. John also takes on civil rights cases for individual clients, which can have a significant impact on the rights of women, racial minorities, and other groups.
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Muhammad M.

Muhammad Matariyeh

25 reviews
Muhammad is an attorney and CPA with over 15 years of experience assisting multinational organizations in corporate and tax matters. He consulted several Fortune 500 compan... read more
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Chrystan C.

Chrystan Carlton

22 reviews
Chrystan Carlton launched her legal career with a to unlock the path to entrepreneurship and social enterprise. With her rich blend of negotiation, financial, and legal pro... read more
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Timothy D.

Timothy Duffy

14 reviews
Tim is an Illinois licensed attorney. For the past five years he has helped a wide variety of startups, small businesses, and individuals manage their legal issues, from se... read more
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Jonathan H.

Jonathan Herpy Sr.

11 reviews
Jonathan D. Herpy Sr. is a Founding Partner at Hart David Carson LLP. Jonathan has consistently been named one of the top private equity & corporate attorneys in the n... read more
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Walid T.

Walid Tamari

3 reviews
Walid J. Tamari is widely recognized as one of the nation's top litigators. In 2018, Mr. Tamari was one of only 25 attorneys in the U.S. to be recognized by the National La... read more
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Patrick J.

Patrick Jones

60 reviews
Patrick Jones has 17 years of experience as a business attorney and has represented numerous corporate clients, including AirHelp, Slobbr and several Fortune 500 companies. He is licensed to practice law in Illinois and in Arizona. Patrick has extensive experience in debt and bankruptcy, as well as in legal research and writing. He founded his own law firm, PMJ PLLC, in 2015 and is of counsel at Freeman Law.
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Kimon K.

Kimon Korres

56 reviews
From working at leading international law firms to launching multiple businesses, Kimon has practiced at the intersection of business and law for nearly a decade. Having sa... read more
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Octavia L. P.

Octavia L. Powell

8 reviews
I am an entrepreneur and business law attorney with over 13 years’ experience and a strong background in information technology. I am a graduate of the University of Cal... read more
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