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Steven Stark Licensed in FL, NY

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 Licensed in CT, NJ

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 Licensed in CA

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.
178 reviews
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Margaret (Margie) O.

Margaret (Margie) O'connor Licensed in IL

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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Adam A.

Adam Aldrich Licensed in CO

Adam Aldrich is an attorney at Timmins Attorneys LLC and specializes in employment litigation, commercial litigation, real estate law, and business law. Attorney Aldrich has made a name for himself and has a successful track record of successful representation for his clients. Prior to becoming an attorney, Mr. Aldrich worked in franchise development and compliance for a global real estate leading company. Admitted to practice law in Colorado in 2002, Attorney Aldrich is committed to protecting his clients. In addition to his experience, he has been awarded the 2014 Rising Star in Business Litigation.
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Jason G.

Jason Gershenson Licensed in NY, OR

Jason Gershenson specializes in business formation and related legal matters. He serves clients in the greater New York City area. Jason is an associate attorney at White Summers Caffee & James LLP. He also gained experience while working as an attorney at Gershenson Law between 2013 and 2015. Jason is a member of the Oregon State Bar Association and the New York City Bar Association. He has a Juris Doctor in law, which he obtained from the Willamette University College of Law in 2011.
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Nicole C.

Nicole Cueto Licensed in FL, NY

Nicole is a bilingual public and legal affairs professional. She has spent much of her career handling government issues, spending time at the municipal level in Miami and New York City as well as working for a member of Congress in Washington, DC on Capitol Hill. She also has experience drafting multiple contract and employment agreements for varying business entities.
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Robert S.

Robert Saman Licensed in CA

Robert Saman has over 19 years of experience as a business attorney. He specializes in commercial contracts, labor and employment law, as well as in securities and finances. Robert obtained a Juris Doctor degree in law with a distinction after he graduated from the Stanford Law School. He is licensed to practice law in California. Robert is currently the chief administrative officer at Levyx Inc. Prior to this position, he as a general counselor at Corent Technology Inc.
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Pauline I.

Pauline Isidro Licensed in CA

Pauline Isidro handles transactional matters and specializes in estate planning and business law. She is also a veteran of the public relations industry. As a trained mediator volunteering with the Superior Court of California (Small Claims and Probate), Pauline has mediated disputes relating to commercial transactions, personal injury matters, and probate cases.
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