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Steven S.

Steven Stark

333 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

180 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 G.

Joshua Garber

234 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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Bob S.

Bob Schrader, Esq.

40 reviews
Bob Schrader is an attorney at law who has been practicing law for over three decades. He has been licensed to practice law in Florida. Bob received his J.D. in law from the Nova Southeastern University – Shepard Broad Law Center. He primarily specializes in assisting small businesses and startups with their legal matters. Bob also specializes in immigration law. He founded his own legal firm in June 2007.
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Rick D.

Rick Duarte

2 reviews
Rick completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Florida and received his law degree from the Emory University School of Law. Rick has been named a “Rising Sta... read more
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Lawrence S.

Lawrence Saichek

2 reviews
Larry Saichek, AV rated attorney and CPA, practices real estate and corporate law, business transactions and mediation and arbitration. Has successfully closed real estate ... read more
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Natalie Z.

Natalie Zagury

Natalie Zagury specializes in both real estate and corporate law cases. She is working as an attorney at Zagury Scott and also holds the title of vice president at BNI Alliance. Natalie is a member of the ABA Young Lawyers Division and has also been registered at the Ms. Esquire Association. She completed her J.D. in 2015 and also hold additional certificates in business associations, copyright law, property law and more.
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Curtis Wolfe

3 reviews
Curtis Wolfe, Founder & CEO at LegalGuru, LLC, has had some 20 years experience in large firm practice, academics and in-house corporate firms. He was president of Lobos Advisors for over 10 years. In 1995, Curtis achieved his J.D. from the University of Iowa College of Law. Ever since then he has practiced law in different matters - M&A, securities or finance, infrastructure, technology licensing, corporate governance and entertainment. Wolfe has received many recommendations - all good!
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Belinda Noah

2 reviews
Belinda Noah is an attorney at law with over three decades of experience. She is licensed to practice law in Florida. Belinda has a Juris Doctorate degree in law, which she obtained from the Widener University School of Law. She specializes in numerous business-related legal practice areas, including debt and bankruptcy, labor and employment law, and commercial contracts. Belinda is currently serving as the founding attorney at her own legal office.
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Marsha Russo

2 reviews
Marsha Rosso is a business attorney that specializes in litigation, contracts, agreements and numerous other business-related legal matters. She received a J.D. in law from the University of Florida in 2003 and obtained a license to practice law in Florida one year later. She also has experience in dealing with real estate legal matters. Marsha is currently the founding partner of Russo General Counsel. She was also an associate at ADECCO and Gunster previously.
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