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Richard G.

Richard Gora

190 reviews
Looking for an attorney with experience? Richard Gora is the exact attorney you want. Having defended over 100 cases both in state and federal courts and working with clients from around the globe, Richard has an array of different experiences. His services are wide-ranging and include business litigation, securities litigations, employment litigation, and business counsel. Prior to founding Gora LLC, he worked for Finn, Dixon & Herling LLP for eight years.
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Joshua Garber

254 reviews
Representing notable clients like Tesla and the City of Los Angeles, Josh Garber excels at helping clients with employment and labor laws. Many of his past clients have had great success using Josh for employment agreements and Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE) hearings. With his practical advice, he has even helped clients avoid going to court.
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Ross Brandborg

91 reviews
Ross Brandborg is an attorney at law with more than 13 years of experience. He has been licensed to practice law in Minnesota and North Dakota. Ross is also a member of the North Dakota Patent Bar. He has a Juris Doctor degree in law, which he obtained after his graduation from the University of North Dakota. He specializes in trademark and copyright law, as well as in patents. Ross founded his own law firm, Brandborg Law, in 2017.
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Douglas Kidd

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Doug Kidd is the Managing Partner for the Law Office of Douglas T. Kidd, P.C. He has drafted leases, contracts, shareholder agreements and other transactional documents for... read more
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Bryan B.

Bryan Baysinger

2 reviews
I help business leaders protect and grow strong organizations. As a seasoned intellectual property and corporate technology counselor I assist with a wide variety of busine... read more
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Daniel Nicholson

Daniel Nicholson is an attorney at law with three years of experience. He has been licensed to practice law in both New York and Georgia. Daniel received a Juris Doctorate degree in law after graduating from the Albany Law School of Union University. He often provides his legal assistance to start-up companies and entrepreneurs. Daniel primary specializes in commercial contracts. Since November 2017, Daniel has been operating his own legal firm, Nicholson Law LLC.
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Matthew G.

Matthew Goings, Esq.

2 reviews
Matthew Goings, an Intellectual Property Attorney, works as a Founder and Attorney of Goings Legal, LLC. His focus is on Copywrites and Trademarks. He completed his internship with Georgia-Pacific LLC. He obtained his J.D. from the Georgia State University College of Law in 2015. This is where he received the highest Pro Bono Distinction Award. He is also currently a fellow at Georgia Lawyers for the Arts.
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Kennington G.

Kennington Groff

Attorney Kennington Groff is a native of Atlanta, having grown up in the Johns Creek area. She earned her dual undergraduate degree in Public Relations and Spanish from the... read more
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Shari J.

Shari James

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Consummate legal professional with over 14 years legal experience that spans from civil litigation to corporate governance, securities and real estate law. Worked with both... read more
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Kirby G. S.

Kirby G. Smith

1 review
Kirby Smith knows employment law particularly because he worked in the employment field even before becoming a lawyer. Mr. Smith can help with issues involving the EEOC, general employment contracts, and wage and hour compliance. He can also help with general business law issues including formation, business operations, and mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Smith can also handle bankruptcy matters as well.
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There are four common areas of intellectual property, which all protect different things such as: copyrights, trademarks, patents, and trade secrets. Additionally, licensing is a popular enough specialization of IP that warrants mentioning.

Our Atlanta IP attorneys that specialize in licensing can help you draft contracts that grant permission to another party to do something with an otherwise protected work or product. A license can grant the right to reproduce the work by: distributed copy of the work to others by rental, sale, or lease, or preparing derivative works using protected expression from the original work, and/or displaying the work.

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