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Ross B.

Ross Brandborg

154 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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Johnny Manriquez

115 reviews
Johnny Manriques is a patent attorney with extensive experience in dealing with cases that involves intellectual property law and related legal matters. He has more than 14 years of experience and is licensed to practice law in California. Johnny is registered with the State Bar of California. He has a Juris Doctor degree in law. Johnny recently started his own firm, but worked with Procopio Cory for three years prior to starting his own law office.
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Irvin Tyan

43 reviews
Navigating the legal world as a startup can be intimidating and overwhelming. That is why experienced attorneys like Irvin Tyan are an absolute must-have. Mr. Tyan can help your startup with a variety of issues, including intellectual property, contract drafting, portfolio analysis, and commercial litigation. He can also help with employment issues and competitive landscape analysis.
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Antony H.

Antony Hilton

Hilton Legal Group represents clients as General, In-House Counsel, or as attorneys for hire. Our firm provides business legal representation in matters that include financ... read more
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Russell B.

Russell Boltwood

2 reviews
Russell Boltwood is an attorney at law with over 24 years of experience. He is licensed to practice law in California and obtained his Juris Doctorate degree in law from the Golden Gate University School of Law. Russell specializes in commercial contracts, mergers and acquisitions, and securities and finances. Some of his most recent corporate clients include Accela, Safeway and Intermolecular. He has been an attorney at Dillingham & Murphy since May 2017.
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Shawn G. Rice

2 reviews
Shawn Rice has 23 years of experience in the legal field. He has worked with large corporations, including several banks in the United States and Wells Fargo. Shawn has experience in numerous business-related legal practice areas. He primarily specializes in finance, banking, real estate, mergers and other corporate legal matters. Shawn received his degree in law from the Marquette University Law School and is licensed to practice law in Wisconsin.
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Andrew Pharar

2 reviews
Andrew Pharar is an attorney at law who specializes in providing corporate legal services to clients in California. He received a Juris Doctorate degree in law after he graduated from the University of La Verne, College of Law. Andrew specializes in dealing with legal cases that involve patents. He is also exceptionally skilled in dealing with trademark and copyright law. Andrew founded his own legal firm, Pharar Patents, in December 2016.
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Taylor H.

Taylor Halperin

2 reviews
I've been working with startups and emerging companies since 2016, providing legal and business advice, in the following sustainable garmentware, Esports, waste disposal, a... read more
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Stephen A.

Stephen Adams

5 reviews
Currently, Steven Adams is an Intellectual Property Attorney at Luedeka Neely. Before becoming an Attorney, he worked as a Law Clerk for the same Law Practice. His focus areas include intellectual property law, as well as patent, trademark and copyright issues. He works with mid-sized businesses and startups. Stephen studied Law with The University of Tennessee College of Law and obtained his J.D. in 2014. He also has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from The University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
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Stefan R. Stoyanov

5 reviews
Intellectual property and technology attorney, Stefan R. Stoyanov has represented numerous clients in high-stakes patent disputes and litigations. He counsels clients in IP issues relating to M&A, franchising, investments, and licensing. Before attending law school, Mr. Stoyanov was an engineer and programmer, an experience he uses to support tech businesses.
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