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Lois (Nuo Jia) L.

Lois (Nuo Jia) Li

73 reviews
Lois Li is a commercial attorney with extensive experience in business law. She primarily focuses on assisting startup and small businesses. Lois served as an in-house and outside counsel in the past. She has a license to practice law in two countries, including the United States and Canada. Lois is able to assist clients in Chinese and English. She completed a degree in law at the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law. Lois is currently an attorney at Alpine Law PLLC.
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Bob Schrader, Esq.

59 reviews
Bob Schrader is an attorney at law who has been practicing law for over three decades. He has been licensed to practice law in Florida. Bob received his J.D. in law from the Nova Southeastern University – Shepard Broad Law Center. He primarily specializes in assisting small businesses and startups with their legal matters. Bob also specializes in immigration law. He founded his own legal firm in June 2007.
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Sarah C.

Sarah Corstange

96 reviews
Sarah’s practice, Corstange Law, focuses on immigration for startups and businesses to help them come up with strategies to keep their founders, investors, and employees in the US. She provides all of the necessary advice to ensure her clients stay in compliance with the immigration laws. Her interest in international law inspired her to live and travel in the Middle East for years.
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Jennifer K.

Jennifer Keeler

3 reviews
Jennifer has an undergraduate degree in Business and Marketing from the U of MN's Carlson School of Management. She went on to get her law degree at William Mitchell Colleg... read more
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Ashkan E.

Ashkan Emami

2 reviews
With over six years of experience as an immigration lawyer, Attorney Ashkan Emami is able to walk you through all of the paperwork and legalities involved in coming to the US. Specializing in O-1 visas, E-2 visas, I-140 petitions, and H-1B petitions, you can count on him to help you understand what is going on and what papers to file. When you need to enter the US on a visa, don’t turn anywhere else.
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Alexander G.

Alexander Granovsky

2 reviews
I have a technical background with BS in Computer Science from Drexel University. I worked as a computer scientists for 12 years. In 2010 I started working as an attorney l... read more
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Irene W.

Irene Wu

1 review
A private corporate attorney serving the San Francisco and Oakland area, Irene Wu has a wealth of experience in corporate governance. She can assist clients with venture capital financing, mergers and acquisitions, drafting and reviewing agreements, or day-to-day operations. She’s also a skilled trusts and estates attorney with experience drafting trusts, advanced directives, and POA documents.
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A.J. R.

A.J. Ruggieri

Attorney A.J. Ruggieri is an experienced attorney that brings more to the table than just legal experience. In fact, Attorney Ruggieri previously served as a law enforcement officer, Spanish language courtroom interpreter, and a real estate sales expert. With a diversified background, Attorney Ruggieri specializes in wills and estate planning, commercial real estate, traffic and DUI cases, and immigration. Attorney Ruggieri has received prestigious awards including Central Illinois Business Magazine’s 40 under 40 in 2009.
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Migdonio S.

Migdonio Suarez Leon

Migdonio Suarez Leon is a Lawyer of Public Administrations as well as a University Professor of Law. His areas of focus vary, but the main ones National and International Tax Law and International Trade Law. He studied Law with the University of Havana and he furthered his studies the University of Oviedo - which later awarded him with a prestigious award. At the University of Oviedo, Migdonio focused on Finance and Tax Law.
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