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Steven S.

Steven Stark

579 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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Jake Siciliano

259 reviews
Jake graduated from Thomas Jefferson School of Law where he focused on international trademark and corporate law. As of 2022, he has obtained his L.L.M. in Financial Compli... read more
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Richard G.

Richard Gora

200 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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Stacy D.

Stacy Dees

81 reviews
Stacy Dees has over 15 years of in-house legal counsel experience that she brings to every legal task she performs. Her solution-oriented approach focuses on the problem so you don't have to. She can deal with contract review, debt or equity transactions, acquisitions, licensing, and more. Whether you are a large company or just getting started, Ms. Dees can help with your legal needs.
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Rebecca L.

Rebecca London

64 reviews
Currently the General Counsel for Civic Center Law Group, Rebecca London has 17 years worth of experience practicing law. She has spent some time in the business and environmental departments of law firms such as Procopio Cory Hargreaves and Savitch, LLP. Her specialties are in assisting small businesses with legal issues - some of which include commercial contracts, intellectual property management and trademarks. She attained her Juris Doctor from the University of San Diego School of Law.
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Joseph M.

Joseph Maus

9 reviews
As an attorney licensed to practice law in both Pennsylvania and Tennessee, I bring a unique set of skills and qualifications to my clients. With over a decade of public sa... read more
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Austin P.

Austin Plants

6 reviews
With 200+ 5-star client reviews, I am proud to serve a growing client list here on UpCounsel. My expertise spans a broad spectrum of legal matters, ensuring your business t... read more
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Thomas G.

Thomas Greene

4 reviews
• Founder, The Greene (Liberty Street Law and Liberty Street Capital (Atlanta), Pierpont Stewards Trust (Wyoming), and Trusts & Estates Stewards); • Senior Investment B... read more
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Dustin L.

Dustin Lee

1 review
Dustin Lee is a business lawyer with almost a decade of experience. He is licensed to practice law in Texas and primarily focuses on assisting startup companies. Dustin is a business owner himself, and utilizes his skills and expertise to help his clients. He obtained his legal degree from the University of Houston Law Center. Dustin founded his own law office in November 2012, where he now acts as the managing attorney and a shareholder.
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Chris Robert T.

Chris Robert Tinton

Proclaimed by my clients as @TheLegalBodyguard, I focus on problem solving through innovative ideas, drafting and reviewing documents, brokering business and real estate ac... read more
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