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Steven S.

Steven Stark

304 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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Joshua G.

Joshua Garber

213 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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Richard G.

Richard Gora

160 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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Zephyr A.

Zephyr Andrew

4 reviews
Zephyr is a patent attorney with experience in various aspects of patent law, including drafting patent applications, patent prosecution, and conducting intellectual property due diligence investigations. Before joining EcoTech Law Group, he was a sole practitioner representing entrepreneurs, startups, and small businesses. He worked with his clients in all stages of their business development.
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Pierre Z.

Pierre Zado

Emerging growth, entrepreneurs, and start-up companies have unique legal needs and Pierre Zado understands those needs. Mr. Zado can help with a wide range of start-up activities, including debt/equity financing deals, compliance, licensing, trademarks, and other general formation matters. He has dealt with companies who work in various industries, including consumer, analytics, hardware, life sciences, and more.
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Beau M.

Beau Mayfield

2 reviews
Beau graduated from the University of the Pacific-McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento, California and is a California licensed attorney since 2010. Mr. Mayfield completed ... read more
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Michelle K.

Michelle Kennedy

4 reviews
Michelle Kennedy is an attorney at law with four years of experience. She was recently awarded the Super Lawyers’ Mountain States Rising Star award. Michelle is licensed to practice law in Utah and she obtained her degree in law from the University of Utah S.j. Quinney College of Law. She primarily focuses on startup businesses and creators, with exceptional experience in trademark and copyright law. Michelle founded her own legal firm in November 2015.
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Patrick G.

Patrick Gibbs

Patrick Gibbs has a strong interest in environmental law and renewable energy. He has worked with the Environmental Law and Policy Center researching and advising on solar distributed generation issues. He even conducted proceedings before the public utility commissions. Today, Mr. Gibbs helps wind, solar, and hydro-electric companies and developers meet their legal needs.
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Yonatan D.

Yonatan Drori

Yonatan Drori is a partner at Drori-Werzansky-Orland & Co., a small boutique law firm that specializes in trademarks, patents, and copyrights. Attorney Drori works hard to counsel all of his clients about the importance of protecting their intellectual property and trade secrets. Much of his experience lies in enforcing trademark and patent infringement and prosecution for unauthorized use.
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Scott T.

Scott Tang

4 reviews
He is experienced in legal matters in the industry of music, media and technology. Scott Tang is the Attorney at Verse Two Law, and has done legal work for corporations such as Universal Music Publishing. He has also worked for the Professional Corporation, Grant Law Group. His skills include, but are not limited to, negotiating and reviewing licensing agreements, commercial service agreements and music-related agreements. He studied with The Pepperdine University School of Law.
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