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Mary Hodges Security Lawyer for Atlanta, GA

Employment is a big part of any business, and Mary Hodges understands that many business owners may not know the legal details of the hiring or termination process. She works with business owners with a variety of needs: from working with independent contractors, to developing and implementing employment policies, non-disclosure agreements, and more. Ms. Hodges can also help with business formation, contracts, and operations.
167 reviews

Johnny Manriquez Security Lawyer for Atlanta, GA

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

Mario Naim Security Lawyer for Atlanta, GA

Mario's firm focuses on serving growth companies throughout the venture capital life cycle from startups to public companies. The firm provides services related to business law, specifically corporate, securities, business combinations and commercial transactions. He has also helped foreign clients in the acquisitions of businesses in the U.S., Canada, Europe, the Middle East, and South America.
125 reviews

Meaghan Zore Security Lawyer for Atlanta, GA

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

Eric Kirkland Security Lawyer for Atlanta, GA

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 Security Lawyer for Atlanta, GA

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.
115 reviews

Helen Quinn Security Lawyer for Atlanta, GA

Helen has extensive experience in structuring, negotiating, and managing corporate transactions. In her previous role as a senior corporate securities attorney for Wilson Sonsini, she provided corporate counsel in connection with over seventy merger and acquisition transactions, over fifty venture capital finance transactions, and several initial public offerings.
52 reviews

Ramsey Taylor Security Lawyer for Atlanta, GA

Ramsey Taylor is a business attorney with over 21 years’ experience. He has exceptional experience in dealing with international business law, but also assists local companies within the United States with their legal matters. Ramsey is licensed to practice law in New York and the District of Columbia. He obtained his Juris Doctor degree from the New York University. In March 2017, Ramsey founded his own legal firm, Taylor Legal, where he now acts as the owner and principal attorney.
51 reviews

Paul Spitz Security Lawyer for Atlanta, GA

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
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Atlanta, GA
"We have a signed agreement with a Company Advisor and need assistance in issuing equity to the advisor. We believe this may involve filing with the Federal and New York State documents for securities compliance."
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My company needs assistance preparing an equity package to a candidate
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Filing requirements for Advisor Equity in New York
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"Equity/Option Grant Agreements"
Atlanta, GA
"I need assistance with an equity option grant agreement and related option agreement for a newly formed LLC. We have an operating agreement that was previously drafted, but probably need to have it reviewed for consistency with the equity option plan."
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My company needs assistance preparing an equity package to a candidate
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Drafting a new agreement
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