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Steven S.

Steven Stark

495 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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Joshua Garber

282 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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Sue D.

Sue Dunbar

255 reviews
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.
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David Dopsovic

21 reviews
David has practiced law in Federal government agency enforcement positions and for over 30 years with Chicago, New York City and Washington, DC law firms representing domes... read more
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Brandon S.

Brandon Schantz

27 reviews
Brandon Schantz started out as a Summer Associate for Jones Day Law Practice. Since then, he has worked for many different companies including Soriano Law, as well as The State Bar of California. Currently, he is the Owner of The CalBarCoach and an Attorney and Counselor at Law with Schantz Law Firm. Brandon handles matters in Business Litigation, as well as Corporate, Transactional and Real Estate. Schantz appeared on the Dean's List when graduating with his J.D. from The Golden Gate University.
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Jenny V.

Jenny Villier

46 reviews
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.
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O. C.

O. Carter

9 reviews
Experienced, operationally-focused chief legal officer with broad industry experience and multidisciplinary skill set spanning law, corporate finance and accounting. Signif... read more
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Gordon F.

Gordon Firemark

2 reviews
Friemark has been working hard since 1991 in both the legal and theatrical world. Currently he works for Entertainment Law Update Podcast helping many producers, directors, writers and actors to make deals that are going to benefit their productions and finances. He also focuses on intellectual property, cyberspace, new media, business and corporate matters for clients in the entertainment industry are also a priority. He received his J.D. from Southwestern Law School.
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Dawn M. R.

Dawn M. Rapoport, Esq.

2 reviews
A Martindale-Hubble® peer review rated 4.2/5, corporate outside counsel and immigration attorney, author, owner of private law firm, and U.S. Army Veteran, with more than 1... read more
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Steve C.

Steve Choi

Steve Choi is an attorney at law who specializes in corporate and business law, and is able to deal with legal cases that involves international transactions and business-related matters. Steve is licensed to practice law in California and he received his legal degree from the Loyola Law School. Steve specializes in legal cases that involves securities and finances. He founded is own legal firm, SC Legal, in December 2017.
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