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Lois (Nuo Jia) L.

Lois (Nuo Jia) Li

66 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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Laureen A.

Laureen Anderson Stepanek

As a well-vetted and experienced immigration and deportation lawyer, Laureen Anderson-Stepanek is ready to help you. She handles all types of legal cases involving consular processing, waivers, naturalization, complex deportation, and green cards. With her many years of experience, you can rest assured that Ms. Anderson-Stepanek will walk you through the entire process and provide the representation you need.
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Ezenwanyi A.

Ezenwanyi Abii

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Ezenwanyi's passion for law prompted the transition to legal practice after 10 years of business contracts experience with Fortune 500 companies. Her legal experience range... read more
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Raza M.

Raza Mahmood

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Since 2015, I have represented US veterans in disability appeals matters at the US Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims. These are complex and time-sensitive cases involvin... read more
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Christopher Reel

Christopher Reel, the founder of Tampa Bay Startup Law Talk and Networking Meetup, has plenty experience as a Business and Corporate Lawyer. He also clerked for the Franklin County Public Defender, and M/I Homes, Inc. General Counsel Division. His goal is to bring action and life to his client's business. He attained a degree in Communications with a minor in Philosophy from Wheeling Jesuit University. He is a member of the Florida Supreme Court, among other things.
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Galen C.

Galen Criscione

Galen Criscione is an attorney that specializes in commercial and business litigation. He also has experience in contract drafting, corporate formation and disputes. Galen is a partner at Criscione Ravala LLP. He also operated his own law firm for two years prior to his partnership. Galen has a J.D. in law, which he obtained from the Hofstra University School of Law in 2008. He also has experience in dealing with cases that involves real estate and immigration matters.
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Andrea L.

Andrea Lee

18 reviews
Andrea Lee is an attorney at law with over seven years of experience. She primarily specializes in providing legal assistance to startup companies, entrepreneurs and small businesses. Andrea is licensed to practice law in New York and New Jersey. She obtained her legal degree from the New York Law School. Andrea is skilled in drafting, negotiating and reviewing commercial contracts. She is currently a managing attorney at Lee Dantzler LLP.
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Sean C. Pierce

Sean Pierce has been an attorney at law for the past 16 years. He focuses on employment law, but also has experience in other business-related legal practice areas. Sean is licensed to practice law in Alabama and he received his J.D. degree from the University of Alabama. He co-founded Harbuck Keith & Holmes I 2015, but was also a shareholder and the Birmingham Chair of Labor and Employment at Carr Alison for 13 years previously.
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