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Steven S.

Steven Stark

397 reviews
For over 30 years, Steven Stark has offered counsel to non-profit organizations and private companies. He has a passion for helping small businesses in particular since he himself started several businesses of his own in New York and Florida. He understands the importance of small businesses having a reliable attorney to advise them about legal matters from their inception.
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Richard G.

Richard Gora

191 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

256 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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Mackenzie E.

Mackenzie Evans

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Mackenzie Evans is a graduate of Howard University School of Law in Washington, DC, and earned a bachelor's degree in Political Science from the University of North Carolin... read more
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Ruth Mae F.

Ruth Mae Finch, Esq.

Since 1978, Ruth Mae Finch has focused on protecting, enforcing, and defending intellectual property. She has litigated complex infringement cases as well as dilution, cybersquatting, and trade dress matters. Ruth Mae has also represented Fortune 500s like Volkswagen and CareFirst BCBS. As a young prosecutor in Baltimore, Ruth Mae's litigation skills earned her the nickname “First Degree Finch."
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Simon Cornberg

Simon graduated from The University of Liverpool with his LLM in 2012 and started working the following year at Yehuda Raveh & Co. Since then, he has been president of New Wave Advisors. At the same time, he is an associate for Law Offices of Shannon J. Posner, P.A. and Campus Title Company, LLC. Cornberg has experience in many different law matters - such as real estate and construction financing. He has worked for multi-million dollar companies, as well as large high tech corporations.
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Michael M.

Michael Mulshine

A rising young star in the world of law, Michael Mulshine is President and Counsel at Rostom Law, a virtual general practice law firm that’s focused on providing alternative solutions to its clients. His firm offers alternative fee arrangements and cloud-based interaction in order to streamline the process and eliminate unnecessary costs usually associated with law firm's fees.
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Mark D.

Mark Del Bianco

Mark C. Del Bianco is an attorney working in the areas of drones, unmanned aircraft, and telecom and cloud services. With nearly four decades of experience, he is highly experienced in legal issues relating to regulation and privacy, contracts, transactions, litigation, and arbitration. Mark, who is licensed in Washington, DC and Maryland, runs his own law firm. He holds a J.D. from Yale Law School.
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Bryan R.

Bryan Reddix

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Bryan Reddix is a business attorney with extensive experience in dealing with contracts, trademarks, and business formation. As an attorney he has served a variety of clients, from small “Mom and Pop” stores to large multi-national Fortune 500 Corporations. Bryan is the managing partner of The Reddix Firm, LLC. a new-age law practice offering affordable General Counsel Services to all businesses.
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