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Richard G.

Richard Gora

172 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 Garber

222 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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Ali A.

Ali Akhtar

2 reviews
Attorney Ali Akhtar is an experienced lawyer with over 15 years of experience in business formation, trademark law, employment law, and commercial bankruptcy cases. Graduating from one of the top 10 law schools in the US, Attorney Akhtar has the knowledge and skills to guide you through your business ventures.
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Eleanor B.

Eleanor Benmenashe

1 review
If you are looking for an experienced lawyer in the oil, gas, and construction industry, turn to Eleanor BenManashe. Eleanor specializes in the Dodd-Frank Section 1502 rule and can advise you on the best way to handle your business. She is also experienced in handling contract drafts and can put together a compliance framework for any company. In addition to the oil, gas, and construction industry, she is able to help with the preparation of leases, boundary disputes, and landlord-tenant issues.
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Stephanie H.

Stephanie Hess

This attorney of law has previously worked for a Fort Worth-based law firm and has gained experience in many different areas. Currently her job as senior associate with Pratt Aycock has her involved in title and curative services and general counsel to oil and gas clients. The University of California, Davis hosted her in 2006, as well as the Texas Wesleyan School of Law in 2009. This has resulted in her being licensed in both Texas and New Mexico.
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Pete L.

Pete Larsen

2 reviews
Pete Larsen is an attorney at law who has been practicing law for the past 12 years. Pete is licensed to practice law in Texas and he obtained his legal degree from the South Texas College of Law. Some of Pete’s most recent clients include Situs, Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. and GP Strategies. He is exceptionally experienced in real estate law. Since May 2014, Pete has been serving as a partner at First Law International.
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William B.

William Biggs

6 reviews
William Biggs is an attorney at law who has been serving corporate clients for the past six years. He has been licensed to practice law in Texas and holds a Juris Doctorate degree in law, which he obtained after graduating from the University of Chicago. William primarily specializes in dealing with legal matters that involve labor and employment law. He served as an attorney at Mullin Hoard & Brown, LLP, between August 2012 and February 2018.
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George O.

George Oggero

George Oggero is an attorney and counselor with more than a decade worth of experience. He is licensed to practice law in Texas and obtained his Juris Doctorate degree in law from the South Texas College of Law. George primarily specializes in dealing with legal matters that involve real estate law. He is also experienced in drafting, reviewing and negotiating commercial contracts. George has been serving as the managing attorney of his own law firm since July 2017.
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Chad H.

Chad Harlow

Chad Harlow is a Round Rock, Texas-based attorney specializing in business law and estate planning. Licensed in Texas, he has his own practice called The Harlow Law Firm and counsels small and medium-sized businesses on legal matters related to intellectual property, contracts, compliance, and asset protection. Chad holds a J.D. from St. Mary’s University School of Law.
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