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Sarah C.

Sarah Corstange

95 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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Lois (Nuo Jia) L.

Lois (Nuo Jia) Li

35 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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Ned M.

Ned Menoyo

2 reviews
Ned Menoyo is an attorney at law with over two decades’ worth of experience. He is licensed to practice law in multiple states, including California and Massachusetts. Ned obtained his Juris Doctorate in law from the Northeastern University School of Law. He primarily specializes in legal research and writing. Ned is also skilled in dealing with real estate law, trademark and copyright law, as well as commercial contracts. He is currently serving as the president of EEM Law.
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Deborah  D.

Deborah De Niro

2 reviews
Deborah De Niro is a business lawyer with almost two decades of experience. She is licensed to practice law in California and obtained her legal degree from the University of London in the United Kingdom. Deborah specializes in dealing with legal matters that involve immigration law. She is also experienced in providing legal assistance to start-up companies, as well as entrepreneurs and small businesses. Deborah founded her own law office in January 2003.
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Tyler D.

Tyler Dahl

Tyler Dahl is a corporate attorney with four years of experience. He is licensed to practice law in California and obtained his J.D. degree in law from the University of the Pacific. Tyler specializes in immigration law, and often provides his legal assistance to startup companies. He is also experienced in drafting, reviewing and negotiating commercial contracts. Tyler has been serving as the principal attorney at his own legal firm since August 2014.
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Jeffery G.

Jeffery Graham

Jeffery is an attorney with Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossmann LLP and practices small business, immigration, and employment law. He assists individuals and businesses in legal matters including business transactions, immigration, and civil litigation. Jeffery has also successfully served pro bono clients such as the San Diego County Bar Association’s Service Members Civil Relief Act Program.
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Felix G.

Felix Gonzalez

2 reviews
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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Jim B.

Jim Buche

Jim Buche brings over twelve years of experience to his immigration law practice. He handles both business and family-related immigration matters. He has successfully litigated state and federal cases from trial through appeal. Jim is a former Assistant County Attorney, former Deputy City Attorney, and former Pro Tem Administrative Law Judge for the State of California.
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Sophie A.

Sophie Alcorn

2 reviews
Sophie has been practicing immigration law in 2008 under the direction of her late father who had over 30 years of experience. She has won awards from the National Association of Women Attorneys and Equal Justice Works. Since she began her own immigration law practice in 2015, Alcorn Immigration Law, she focuses on startups and is able to practice immigration law throughout the US.
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