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Richard Gora Real Estate Lawyer for Houston, TX

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.
150 reviews

Joshua Garber Real Estate Lawyer for Houston, TX

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.
159 reviews

Conor Teevan Real Estate Lawyer for Houston, TX

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.
124 reviews

Konstantin Parkhomenko Real Estate Lawyer for Houston, TX

Konstantin has a strong background in Environmental and Natural Resource law, including an LL.M. in Environmental Law from UCLA Law School. While he focuses his practice in the areas of environmental and natural resources law, he is also an experienced litigator. In addition to having a strong reputation in the legal community, he is also and an award-winning public speaker.

Anil Ali Real Estate Lawyer for Houston, TX

Anil's firm is an intellectual property and business law firm dedicated to ensuring their clients' intellectual property rights and ideas are protected so their dreams can come true. As an attorney registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office with the ability to tackle any scientific field, Anil can help clients achieve their intellectual property goals.

Christine Mary Magee Real Estate Lawyer for Houston, TX

Christine was inspired to open her law firm McKee & Magee PLLC after spending almost a decade helping small businesses file bankruptcy. She is focused on helping businesses establish the foundations and operational practices to prevent litigation and closing. Christine's services are perfect for businesses that don't have the ability to hire a full-time in-house counsel.
3 reviews

George Edwards Real Estate Lawyer for Houston, TX

George Edwards, the Managing Partner at Edwards Sutarwalla PLLC, is on the Board of Directors of the Houston Young Lawyers Association. In the past, he worked as an Attorney for The Gallagher Law Firm. George is a litigation professional and therefore handles all related legal matters. He is also experienced in other aspects of the law such as negotiating contracts and developing strategies. In 2006, he graduated from Howard University School of Law with his J.D.

Kavish Wazirali Real Estate Lawyer for Houston, TX

Kavish Wazirali is a real estate attorney with four years of experience. He is skilled in drafting, reviewing and negotiating commercial contracts, and often represents entrepreneurs, small businesses and startups. Kavish is licensed to practice law in Texas. He obtained his Juris Doctor degree after he graduated from the Texas Tech University School of Law. Since July 2017, Kavish has been serving as a managing partner at M&W Law, PLLC.
2 reviews

Lantis Roberts Real Estate Lawyer for Houston, TX

Lantis Roberts previously served the U.S. Department of Labor as an investigator. He now practices law in the following areas, employment and labor, criminal defense, employee benefits, as well as personal injury, civil rights, bankruptcy and business law. When it comes to transactional matters - such as business formation, real estate transactions, compliance assistance and serving as general counsel for businesses - Lantis represents both individuals and businesses.
2 reviews

Andrew Robertson Real Estate Lawyer for Houston, TX

Andrew graduated from Thomas Jefferson School of Law with honors in 2006. Since he started working, he has been awarded the Super Lawyer "Rising Star" every year since 2010. He worked as an Attorney for The Bassett Firm for almost four years, gaining a great recommendation from Frank O'Connor, CCIM. He has some 10 years of experience in different areas - including health care law, healthcare fraud, RICO, qui tam, appellate, motion and general trial practice.

Sue Dunbar Real Estate Lawyer for Houston, TX

Go with Sue Dunbar if you want a big law firm experience with a small law firm cost. Sue's experience working at Robins Kaplan LLP and serving as special counsel to Senator Joseph Dunn has landed her big-name clients like BestBuy, Time Warner Cable, and Yahoo!. Currently, Ms. Dunbar specializes in knowledge about confidentiality and privacy laws regarding sensitive trade secrets.
144 reviews

Seth Wiener Real Estate Lawyer for Houston, TX

As an experienced trial lawyer and litigator, Seth Wiener has resolved numerous federal and state litigations. His cases have included everything from family law to bankruptcy to fraud and more. Before Seth formed his own firm, the Law Office of Seth W. Wiener, he worked for several prominent law offices where he gained a great deal of experience.
493 reviews

Johnny Manriquez Real Estate Lawyer for Houston, TX

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.
96 reviews

Meaghan Zore Real Estate Lawyer for Houston, TX

Meaghan Zore is an attorney and certified information privacy professional (CIPP/US) who has served as an in-house counsel for dozens of companies. Meghan has demonstrated expertise in technology policy strategy, analysis, and advocacy, which is why her insights have been quoted in Time Magazine and San Diego Union Tribune. Her practice provides large firm services at a fraction of the cost.
81 reviews

Bradley Rothschild Real Estate Lawyer for Houston, TX

Creativity is key for Bradley Rothschild, a real estate, business, intellectual property, and entertainment attorney. When clients need an attorney who will think outside the box for them - Mr. Rothschild is the right person for the job. He focuses on not only solving problems, but also on serving the whole client and preventing problems.
110 reviews

Eric Kirkland Real Estate Lawyer for Houston, TX

Eric Kirkland is a business attorney with a strong entrepreneurial background. He has 26 years of experience. Eric focuses on contracts, intellectual property, strategic partnerships, software licensing and other general business-related legal matters. He is the managing attorney of Kirkland Law and was previously the founder and CEO of Just Cellular Inc. Eric graduated with a Doctor of Law from the Pepperdine School of Law.
120 reviews

Thomas Bark Real Estate Lawyer for Houston, TX

Thomas Bark is a Partner at Jones Bay working with startups, but he can also handle legal matters for large companies. Previously, he has worked for two top international law firms for some 25 years - some of his experience includes working abroad.. His practice extends to corporate law and commercial contracts, with a particular emphasis in VC finance, M&A, lending, employment, joint ventures and technology issues. He attended The University of Virginia School of Law.
116 reviews

Scott Stram Real Estate Lawyer for Houston, TX

As a member of both the New York and New Jersey Bars, Scott Stram is an accomplished lawyer with experience in a range of legal and business areas. This includes corporate law, data security, compliance, real estate, and intellectual property. Before founding Stram Law, Scott was a compliance officer for a company that performed property audits, a director of a security consulting practice, and an operations officer for Viacom and CBS.
123 reviews

Paul Spitz Real Estate Lawyer for Houston, TX

With an MBA in marketing from Indiana University, Paul Spitz offers business experience and legal expertise to companies ranging from startups to midsize organizations. He specializes in the areas of technology, marketing, e-commerce, and digital media. Unlike attorneys at large law firms, Mr. Spitz is able to provide affordable services in counseling, representation, and negotiation.
81 reviews

David Yamaguchi Real Estate Lawyer for Houston, TX

Startups and small businesses sometimes need someone who can deal with complex transactions on an international playing field. David Yamaguchi specializes in content hosting issues and intellectual property. He concentrates his practice in the United States, Asia, India, and Europe. Whether you are a business giant or a startup, Mr. Yamaguchi can provide legal advice that fits your needs.
118 reviews

Grant Maynard Real Estate Lawyer for Houston, TX

Grant represents high-growth companies in all aspects of formation, financing, and intellectual property issues. He has previously done general corporate, intellectual, and real estate work at Nebraska's oldest law firm before transitioning to a more virtual lifestyle. As an entrepreneur himself, he understands the need to balance legal and business interests.
58 reviews

Irvin Tyan Real Estate Lawyer for Houston, TX

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.
43 reviews

Stacy Smith Real Estate Lawyer for Houston, TX

Stacy Smith is your go-to for your business and real estate needs. She can help with business sales and purchases, entity formation, contracts, and more. Whether your business needs help with vendor agreements or financing, Ms. Smith can help. She can also deal with things like zoning and separating or combining lots. She brings her 25 years of experience to every legal issue.
73 reviews

Lisa Thorsen Real Estate Lawyer for Houston, TX

Licensed in California and Texas, Lisa Thorsen focuses on corporate contracts and transactions, trusts and estates, real estate, and startups. She previously worked as an associate attorney at Circuit, McKellogg, Kinney & Ross, LLP for six and a half years and spent the past 3 years in private practice as a solo practitioner. Ms. Thorsen has 8+ years of experience practicing law as a licensed attorney.
39 reviews

Matt Googe Real Estate Lawyer for Houston, TX

Matt is a registered patent attorney whose practice includes trademark application preparation and prosecution, copyrights, and related litigation. He has worked with diverse sectors including aerospace technology and medical devices. Since 2013 Matt has worked with Robinson Law IP, a firm that has been managing patent and trademark portfolios in over 50 countries.
60 reviews

Thomas Love Real Estate Lawyer for Houston, TX

Holder of seven patents, Thomas Love has a work history spanning from a partnership in a major firm (specializing in international corporate finance) to working at a number of startups, including in software, global supply chain, and online education. Today, Mr. Love represents clients worldwide and has provided his services to non-profits in theater, women’s empowerment, medical education, and more.
63 reviews

Jonathan Savar Real Estate Lawyer for Houston, TX

In addition to being a skilled business lawyer, Jonathan Savar is highly experienced in investment banking. He handles strategic transactions, financings, and contracts for individuals, startups, and middle-market companies. Mr. Savar offers every one of his clients individualized attention to provide efficient, cost-effective services.
77 reviews

Michael Brennan Real Estate Lawyer for Houston, TX

Your legal question is important, regardless of whether it is big or small. Michael Brennan firmly believes that every business deserves a lawyer that is both responsive and dependable and he strives to provide that type of service to every client. Mr. Brennan can help with various business law issues, including business structuring and funding and general transactional issues.
41 reviews

Umar Farooq Real Estate Lawyer for Houston, TX

Umar Farooq focuses on corporate legal matters that include commercial contracts, employment matters and business operation management. He has represented Vodafone, RBS, ExonMobil and various other large corporations. Umar graduated cum laude from the University of Buffalo School of Law in 2007. He also received an Adelbert Moot Scholarship while attending the University in 2006. Umar started his own law firm in 2012 and is currently the managing business attorney.
116 reviews

Geoffrey Amend Real Estate Lawyer for Houston, TX

Geoffrey Amend has over 21 years of experience as a business attorney. He is licensed to practice law in Kansas. Geoffrey has represented numerous corporate clients, including JungleBee, MomoCentral and APIMATIC. He started his own legal firm in 2013 and was the general counsel at Chelsea Partner before starting his own firm. Geoffrey graduated with a J.D. in law from the Washburn University School of Law in 1995.
240 reviews

Jenny Villier Real Estate Lawyer for Houston, TX

Jenny graduated from Notre Dame Law School and has a bachelor's degree in finance and accounting from the University of Dayton. Jenny was a member of the Notre Dame Law Review. Jenny is also a CPA (inactive). Jenny's practice areas include business and tax law, with a particular emphasis on small business and startup legal issues. Jenny regularly writes in the areas of business law, tax law, estate planning and employment law. Her articles have been published in the ABA Business Tax Quarterly, the ABA Private Equity and Venture Capital Committee Newsletter, and the WealthCounsel Quarterly.
43 reviews

Glenn Manishin Real Estate Lawyer for Houston, TX

Glenn Manishin is the managing partner at Paradigmshift Law LLP and founded the law firm in 2015. The focus of his law firm lies within Internet technology and business law. Attorney Manishin has a mission in place to help clients and companies find creative and efficient ways for their business models to navigate through legal and regulatory barriers. Attorney Manishin has worked with top companies including Sports Fans Coalition, Inc., Consumer Federation of America, and more.
59 reviews

Alejandro Maher Real Estate Lawyer for Houston, TX

Alejandro Maher’s firm specializes in domestic and international corporate transactions, commercial litigation, and arbitration. He has represented individual investors, entrepreneurs, and emerging-growth companies in matters of public and private offerings of equity, M&A, and real estate financing. Currently, Alejandro has over 50 domestic and international clients.
161 reviews

Joseph Waala Real Estate Lawyer for Houston, TX

Joseph Waala is an Attorney, who has been licensed for 17 years. In the year 1999, he was an Associate with Baker & Hostetler. After that, he spent time working for Law Firms such as King & Spalding, LLP and Phillips Lytle, LLP. His focus areas include energy and utilities, oil and gas, contracts and agreements, as well as commercial real estate matters. Joseph attended The Georgetown University Law Center and graduated with his J.D. almost two decades ago.
31 reviews

Diana Palchik, Esq. Real Estate Lawyer for Houston, TX

Diana Palchik is a Texas-based attorney at law. She primarily specializes in providing legal services to corporate clients, with a fundamental focus on trademark and copyright law. Diana is exceptionally skilled in drafting and negotiating commercial contracts. She has more than 16 years of experienced and has a Juris Doctor degree in law. Diana has been a counselor at Wright Connatser PLLC since May 2014. She also has her own law office.
33 reviews

Mary Obidinski Real Estate Lawyer for Houston, TX

Business owners often shudder at the idea of having to pay general counsel for legal advice. With Mary Obidinski, you know that you are getting straightforward, honest legal options that will not break the bank. Ms. Obidinski is worth every cent from her experience as general counsel for a large private corporation and work with small businesses and starts ups.
48 reviews

Sarvey Askarieh Real Estate Lawyer for Houston, TX

Sarvey Askarieh is an award winning attorney, having been named Top Attorney in 2013 and 2014 by Pasadena Magazine and having been selected as the Super Lawyers Rising Star List in 2016. Her clients are numerous and varied, including individuals, small businesses, and even Fortune 500 companies. Her practice is dedicated to being client-focused and she aims to provide the highest quality legal services at all times.
47 reviews

Joseph Gross Real Estate Lawyer for Houston, TX

Joseph Gross deals with high-tech companies in their efforts to secure patents and trademarks. Whether you are a small company or a Fortune 500 company, Mr. Gross can provide legal services that meet your needs. He has experience with businesses that deal with software, electronics, mechanical devices, semiconductors, and material sciences. He can also deal with any disputes or issues in court as well.
29 reviews

Jeff Carson Real Estate Lawyer for Houston, TX

Jeff Greenblatt provides small to mid-size technology companies with effective legal counsel, but his clients will tell you that he responds as if he is your personal in-house counsel. Perhaps this is because of his experience as a general counsel for a variety of businesses. Mr. Greenblatt handles contracts and transactions, intellectual property issues, employment matters, and compliance and risk management.
39 reviews

Patrick Jones Real Estate Lawyer for Houston, TX

Patrick Jones has 17 years of experience as a business attorney and has represented numerous corporate clients, including AirHelp, Slobbr and several Fortune 500 companies. He is licensed to practice law in Illinois and in Arizona. Patrick has extensive experience in debt and bankruptcy, as well as in legal research and writing. He founded his own law firm, PMJ PLLC, in 2015 and is of counsel at Freeman Law.
48 reviews

Renate Harrison Real Estate Lawyer for Houston, TX

Renate Harrison provides her clients with legal services as they should be - with compassion, diligence, and attention to detail. Ms. Harrison helps businesses with various transactions, including acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, cross-border transactions, corporate financings, and restructurings. She can also help with real estate issues and the unique legal issues that face non-profit businesses.
28 reviews

Sunita Koneru Real Estate Lawyer for Houston, TX

Sunita Koneru knows that your business transactions and intellectual property issues are important to you and your company. That is why she works hard for her clients to get every agreement just right. Her motivation, networking skills, and diligence make her a cut above the rest if your business or non-profit needs a strong commercial attorney.
27 reviews

Ross Meador Real Estate Lawyer for Houston, TX

Ross is a partner at TechLaw LLOP, a high caliber business, finance, and IP firm. During his long career, he spent 15 years with prestigious firms, including Morrison & Foerster. His high Avvo rating, "superb," is the result of his expertise in contract drafting, acquisitions and investments, business relationships, and intellectual property protection.
55 reviews

Tom Shnaider Real Estate Lawyer for Houston, TX

Thomas has over 15 years of experience and is the founding partner of Shnaider, a corporate, business, and contracts & licensing law firm. He provides cost-effective service to clients, whether they are individuals or Fortune 100 companies in the US and internationally. In addition to law, he is a licensed real estate broker with expertise in real estate transactions and real estate law.
65 reviews

Eric Leander Real Estate Lawyer for Houston, TX

Securities law, capital formation, and financial regulation are extremely tricky, yet delicate, areas of the law. It takes a knowledgeable attorney to navigate these issues. Eric Leander has years of experience in these areas, particularly because he has worked with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in the Division of Corporate Finance.
67 reviews

Eric Norton Real Estate Lawyer for Houston, TX

Eric is not only a trusted business and intellectual property attorney, he has founded several businesses himself. As the founder of Norton Law Corporation, his mission is to provide top tier legal services at affordable prices for business owners of all types, from small business owners to multinational corporations. He takes great pride in helping his clients start and grow their businesses.
24 reviews

Eric Alspaugh Real Estate Lawyer for Houston, TX

Intellectual property is a very unique area of the law the requires specialized attorneys who have additional training and education. For the complicated area of medicine and medical devices, the IP complexity often increases. Eric B. Alspaugh serves as medical device general counsel or patent counsel for several businesses, a qualification that very few attorneys can boast. His expertise is invaluable to these complicated business ventures.
62 reviews

Laura Drossman Real Estate Lawyer for Houston, TX

Clients can’t say enough about Laura Drossman: “trustworthy,” “tenacious,” “responsive,” “accountable,” and “efficient.” Since starting in private practice in 2004, Laura has moved on to found her own firm in 2011 which specializes in commercial real estate, business transactions, trademark law, and general legal counseling. Actively barred in California and New York, one client said it best: “Dross is the Boss.”
43 reviews

Brian Selchick Real Estate Lawyer for Houston, TX

Brian Selchick’s business law practice has a trademarked approach to providing legal services and advice to small and mid-sized clients: round-the-clock access to their attorney for a set number of hours each month, for a modest recurring monthly fee. Any unused time rolls over to the next month. Clients find it refreshing and it offers them the ability to budget their legal needs.
22 reviews
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