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Lois (Nuo Jia) L.

Lois (Nuo Jia) Li

74 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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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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Irina L.

Irina Lust

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Irina Lust is an immigration lawyer who has been practicing law for almost a decade. She was recently asked to appear as a guest on a television series known as Immigrant. Irina is licensed to practice law in New York and she received her J.D. in law from the New York Law School. Irina became a senior associate attorney at Garvey Cushner & Associates PLLC in July 2017, where she now specializes in all matters related to immigration law.
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Jeremy S.

Jeremy Swick

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Jeremy Swick is a corporate counsel that handles cases that involve immigration, contract and patent laws. He was the president at his own law office for two years and have worked at Kaplovits and Associates as an associate attorney for three years. Jeremy is a board member of the NOSSCR Association and completed a Juris Doctor in law at the University of Houston Law Center in 2004. He is currently licensed to practice law in Michigan.
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Felix G.

Felix Gonzalez

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Felix Gonzales is an attorney at law who has been practicing law for the past 16 years. He has been licensed to practice law in New York, New Jersey and Arizona. Felix has a Juris Doctorate degree in law, which he obtained after he graduated from the Rutgers University School of Law – Newark. He specializes in trademark and copyright law, but also has experience in other corporate legal practice areas. Felix has been serving as the managing member of his own legal office since 2001.
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Harini V.

Harini Venkatesan

Harini Venkatesan has significant experience in the real estate arena, even co-founding three real estate companies. Harini regularly works with corporate law issues, including creating and examining contracts and agreements. Privacy matters, immigration law, and trademark registration are also common practice areas for Harini. Harini focuses on creating a full-service legal option for many types of businesses.
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Wooksun "Phil" H.

Wooksun "Phil" Hong

Wooksun is the Bay Area Legal Incubator for Cohort and is also currently working as a Contracted Staff Attorney for Eviction Defense Collaborative, Inc. - which was also where Wooksun did part of his internship in 2014. His focus areas include immigration, housing, trademark, estate planning, as well as uncontested divorce. He is also equipped in limited scope representations for broad legal access. He received his J.D. from the University of San Francisco in 2015.
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Adam G.

Adam Gunderson

Adam is an attorney at Gunderson, Denton & Peterson, PC. His practice consists of a variety of legal areas including business and family-based immigration, trusts and estates, business planning, guardianships and conservatorships, and commercial litigation. In addition to serving clients in Arizona, he enjoys the state's natural beauty and watching the Phoenix suns.
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Elias P.

Elias Parisca

Elias is a an attorney and entrepreneur with experience in immigration and general corporate matters. He has spent the past couple of years deeply involved in the tech indu... read more
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