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Steven S.

Steven Stark

266 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

155 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

194 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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David N.

David Niebauer

2 reviews
David Niebauer is a business lawyer who focuses on providing his legal services to companies in the technology industry. He has a strong focus on intellectual property law, and often assists the newly formed companies with their legal matters. David is licensed to practice law in California and he obtained his J.D. in law after he graduated from the Brooklyn Law School. Since April 2012, David has been the director of business development, as well as a general counselor at Brillouin Energy Corp.
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Tony D.

Tony Detoro

Tony DeToro is currently a private attorney at law who specializes in law cases involving data privacy, labor and employment, technology, technology transactions and litigation management. He is registered with the Association of Corporate Counsel and completed his Doctor of Law at the University of San Francisco School of Law in 1984. Tony has also worked with United Online, Inc. for more than 15 years as their VP.
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Nadia D.

Nadia Davari

2 reviews
Nadia has over 14 years of experience as an attorney. She has served as the outside counsel and in legal and business affairs for a number of companies and start ups, inclu... read more
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Natasha K.

Natasha Keswani

2 reviews
Natasha Keswani is a business lawyer with almost one decade of experience behind her. He has been licensed to practice law in California. Natasha has a J.D. in law, which she obtained after she graduated from the California Western School of Law. She primarily specializes in labor and employment law. Natasha is also skilled in drafting, negotiating and reviewing commercial contracts. She has been serving as a sole practicing attorney since November 2017.
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Ryan N.

Ryan Norman

Ryan Norman focuses on helping businesses in the early stages of formation with legal needs like the creation of bylaws, the negotiation of software agreements, terms of use, and privacy policies. His goal is to help new businesses navigate tough legal issues and ultimately bring their products to market more smoothly.
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Kevin P. M.

Kevin P. Miller, Esq.

2 reviews
Kevin P. Miller is a general counsel that specializes in IP, Entertainment and New Media legal cases. He is also experienced in business law. Kevin has worked with companies such as Milan Entertainment and MuteUnMute. He currently operates his own law firm and works as a general counselor at Rythmia Group. In 2007, Kevin completed his Juris Doctorate at the University of Oregon School of Law. He is also a member of the State Bar of California and the Beverly Hills Bar Associations.
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Vince Liptak

Vince Liptak is a part of Barnes and Thornburg LLP where he focuses on patent practice particularly as it relates to pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, and chemicals. Before becoming a part of this law practice, he worked as in-house counsel for numerous companies, focusing on intellectual property and managing global patent portfolios.
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