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Steven S.

Steven Stark

253 reviews
For over 30 years, Steven Stark has offered counsel to non-profit organizations and private companies. He has a passion for helping small businesses in particular since he himself started several businesses of his own in New York and Florida. He understands the importance of small businesses having a reliable attorney to advise them about legal matters from their inception.
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Richard G.

Richard Gora

152 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 G.

Joshua Garber

182 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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Sean G.

Sean Goodwin

5 reviews
Sean Goodwin may be located in the Midwest, but he serves clients across the United States. He focuses on entrepreneurial needs and his practice areas include everything from patents to copyrights to IP strategy. A particular area of strength and expertise for Sean is intellectual property. He is also a registered U.S. Patent Attorney.
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Anastasios G.

Anastasios Garbis

2 reviews
As a registered patent attorney, Anastasios Garbis dedicates his time to advising entrepreneurs and small businesses on intellectual property matters. At his firm, Garbis Law, LLC, he supports clients in protecting their brands, inventions, and art through accessible and transparent legal services. Mr. Garbis speaks both English and Greek at a native level.
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Ric G.

Ric Gruber Jr

With an impressive entrepreneurial resume and education, Partner and COO of Pasky Gruber LLC, Ric Gruber, Jr. offers tremendous value to his clients. With an LL.M. in Information Technology and Privacy Law, his practice focuses on transactional IP and other IP related issues, privacy compliance, and advertising law. A successful franchisor, he also advises clients on franchise law and hospitality.
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Alex R.

Alex Rechenmacher

Alex Rechenmacher is on a mission to help as many clients as he can while always being transparent throughout the process. He specializes in debt and bankruptcy, commercial real estate, business formation, and trademarks and copyright laws. With over 6 years of experience, Attorney Rechenmacher is ready to help you and use the knowledge he has gained from his prior experiences.
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Thomas S.

Thomas Scherschel

Thomas Scherschel has over 33 years of experience and has single-handedly tried over 50 cases throughout the entire case until the verdict. Mr. Scherschel specializes in business law and business litigation to include corporate formation, professional liability claims, contract torts, and catastrophic losses. Mr. Scherschel has received multiple awards for his excellent legal skills including an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell and being named Leading Lawyer for his commercial litigation skills.
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John E.

John Ellis

Although his main focus is bringing and defending lawsuits related to breach of contract, personal injury, fraud, and trademark infringement, John Ellis also provides hourly general counsel to clients to help them avoid litigation. Mr. Ellis values frequent client communication and employs an aggressive, but civil, style of litigation to gain prompt, fair results.
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Michael D.

Michael Denker

2 reviews
In the beginning of Michael's career, he worked for several top international Law Firms and for the last 14 years and counting, he has been running a boutique firm. He mainly practices Corporate and Business Law - focusing on mergers, buyouts and acquisitions, commercial contracts, general health care matters and business litigation. Mr Denker graduated from the Northwestern University School of Law. Before that, he graduated magna cum laude from the University of Southern California with a BA.
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