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Lois (Nuo Jia) L.

Lois (Nuo Jia) Li

90 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 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 D.

Jennifer Dean

2 reviews
Jennifer Dean is an immigration attorney based in Virginia. With a personal connection to immigration law – her mother immigrated from El Salvador – Jennifer, who is fluent in Spanish, helps her clients in cases of asylum, citizenship, deportation, work authorization, and other related services. She serves on the Virginia State Bar Committee on Access to Legal Services and holds a J.D. from Washington and Lee School of Law.
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Yousef M. F.

Yousef M. Faroniya

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Yousef Faroniya is an Attorney and CEO with his own Law Firm. His experience includes practicing Criminal Defense for the Franklin County Public Defender’s Office, as well as the practice of domestic law and business litigation. During his time spent a law school, Yousef was awarded with the Pro Bono Legal Honors award. He studied with The Capital University Law School for four years - graduating with his J.D. and with a double concentration in Family Law and Alternative Dispute Resolution.
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Summer B.

Summer Bei

2 reviews
Summer brings a background of international relations to her business and immigration practice. She has special expertise in drafting strong petitions for extraordinary abi... read more
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Glen A.

Glen Ahlers

2 reviews
Junior Partner, senior associate and trial attorney for a small, litigation-focused plaintiff’s personal injury firm with significant case load in motor vehicle and constru... read more
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John N.

John Nelson

John Nelson was once a Sales Manager for international airlines, negotiating multi million dollar agreement all over the world. After a decade, Nelson decided to study Law. He is currently the Managing Partner of his own Beverly Hills law firm. He has over ten years of experience in the legal world alone, and practices in areas such as Business, Trusts & Estates, Real Estate, Immigration, Food & Beverage, Entertainment Law and Civil Litigation.
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Mark S.

Mark Swiderski

Mark Swiderski is a general corporate attorney. He recently managed a multi-million dollar locomotive sale and lease financing deal for the National Railway Equipment Company. Mark practices law in Illinois and is also a member of the State Bar of Illinois. He received his legal degree from the Loyola University Chicago College of Law. Mark has experience in legal matters related to business formation, securities and commercial contracts. He recently became an associate attorney at Litwin Law.
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