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Richard G.

Richard Gora

182 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

244 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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Conor T.

Conor Teevan

147 reviews
Top-tier talent shouldn’t have to come with a top-tier fee. This is why Conor Teevan combines his top-tier expertise (Yale undergrad, Stanford Law) with affordability. Conor has represented Silicon Valley startups, real estate investors, artists creating companies, and even a child author in need of a book deal. Conor himself started a real estate company with holdings in five states.
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Muniza B.

Muniza Bawaney

2 reviews
Muniza has been a licensed Attorney for eight years now. With her wide range of experience, she has earned an 8.7 out of 10 rating on Avvo.com along with the Avvo Clients' Choice Award. Her practice areas are Business, Landlord or tenant, Real estate, and Estate planning. She attended Chicago-Kent College of Law and graduated with a J.D. in the top 5% after she achieved a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing and Business Administration summa cum laude from DePaul.
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Kalpesh P.

Kalpesh Patel

2 reviews
Kalpesh Patel is a business attorney that has been licensed to practice law in Illinois for the past three years. He has a J.D. in law, which he obtained from the Florida Coastal School of Law. Kalpesh also has a degree in business management and several other certificates in legal areas. Kalpesh focuses on assisting entrepreneurs and startups overcome legal issues that arise with business formation. He is currently a partner at Wallock Patel.
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Paul P.

Paul Porvaznik

Delving into many varying aspects of law, Paul has had the privilege of working for five different well-known Law Offices. He has had over 16 years of experience, excluding the time spent writing for the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin. He is known for his excellent work regarding jobs in breach of contract, commercial evictions, post-judgment enforcement, construction and lien disputes. He has become a well reported on attorney from his experience in commercial litigation practice.
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Margaret (Margie) O.

Margaret (Margie) O'connor

Margaret O’Connor graduated from Notre Dame with a bachelor’s of science degree in math before studying law at Loyola University Chicago. Although Margie O’Connor is a general attorney who has worked in a big firm and government environments, she prefers advocating for clients in corporate law, assisting executives with improving their processes while being conscious of budgets and bottom lines.
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Laura B.

Laura Balson

Laura Balson is a seasoned employment and labor attorney who has over 10 years of experience helping businesses and individuals defend themselves in the courtroom. Attorney Balson provides helpful risk assessments to businesses to predict their exposure and if litigation is required. In addition to litigation, Attorney Balson drafts all types of legal documents from employee termination to policy handbooks.
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Josh G.

Josh Goldberg

Josh Goldberg has over 13 years of experience in the legal field and has represented many large companies including Whirlpool, Yahoo, and Wolcott. He specializes in commercial litigation, criminal law, bankruptcy, and intellectual property laws. Before joining his current practice, Mr. Goldberg worked at an international law firm and has extensive experience in international law.
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Swati D.

Swati Desai

Swati has been running her own practice, Law Office of Swati S. Desai, since 2007 where she provides a range of legal services including immigration, bankruptcy, civil litigation, and franchising. She has over 10 years of experience serving residents in Chicago. In addition to having a Masters of Law, she has a Masters in Journalism. Before starting her own practice, she worked as an attorney for the US Small Business Administration.
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