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Steven Stark Licensed in FL, NY

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 Licensed in CT, NJ

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 Licensed in CA

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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Paul F.

Paul Famiglietti Licensed in CA

Paul's practice focuses on domestic and international trademark protection, Internet law issues, copyright, and strategic patent counseling. He began his law career as a research assistant to Doug Lichtman, a leading intellectual property (IP) law scholar. Before law school, Paul co-founded a successful music startup and worked as a full-stack developer.
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Kyle F.

Kyle Fleming Licensed in CA, NY, OH

Kyle Fleming has spent more than 20 years working on a wide range of legal issues and has won several appeals. He now specializes in patent litigation, complex commercial disputes, IP licensing, and counseling startups, inventors, and established businesses. Mr. Fleming also worked as in-house IP counsel for a multinational firm based outside the U.S. and as a partner at a big law firm.
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Jonathan S.

Jonathan Spangler Licensed in CA, Patent Bar

Jonathan Spangler is an attorney at law with over 22 years of experience. He is licensed to practice law in California and is also a registered member of the California Patent Bar. Jonathan obtained his Juris Doctorate degree in law from the University of Dayton School of Law. He primarily specializes in patents, with a particular focus on legal matters that involves trademark and copyright law. Between 2001 and 2016, Jonathan serves as the VP at Nuvasive.
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David D.

David Dolinski Licensed in CA, OH

David Dolinski completed a range of legal courses on business law, antitrust law, copyright law, cybercrime and e-commerce. He has a J.D. and LLM in intellectual property law. David has worked as an extern at Ashelman, Lowe & Pinard, as well as at the University of Dayton Research Institute. He is now a judicial exterm at the United States District Court in the Southern District of Ohio and he operates he acts as a private production attorney.
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William E.

William Edwin Licensed in CA, DC

William has served as an in-house counsel for both public and private companies. His main areas of focus include reviewing, drafting, and negotiating various agreements such as licensing agreements, vendor, and Saas agreements. He has also provided guidance on international matters. William enjoys working effectively to find legal and ethical solutions to challenging problems.
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Patrick G.

Patrick Gibbs Licensed in CA

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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Roy C.

Roy Ching Licensed in CA

Roy Ching is a remote in-house counselor with two decades of experience. He is licensed to practice law in California and obtained his legal degree from the University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law. Ching is experienced in a variety of corporate legal practice areas, including labor and employment law, trademark and copyright law, and real estate law. He has been serving corporate clients from his private law office since April 2014.
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