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Steven S.

Steven Stark

266 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

155 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

194 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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Jason P.

Jason Perez

2 reviews
Jason Perez is a corporate attorney who specializes in a variety of legal practice areas. He has recently been licensed to practice law in New Jersey. Jason obtained his legal degree from the Rutgers University School of Law – Newark. The primary legal practice areas Jason specializes in include litigation, transactions and privacy-related matters, as well as intellectual property law. He has been serving as an associate at Spiro Harrison since November 2017.
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Max S.

Max Schatzow

Max Schatzow is a licensed New Jersey securities attorney and an Associate at the office of Stark & Stark. His clients include investment advisers, brokers, hedge fund managers, and other private investment companies. Max provides counsel on a range of issues related to securities, including litigation, operations, and federal guidelines. He received a J.D., magna cum laude from the University of Miami School of Law.
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Nick R.

Nick Rubino

A graduate of the coveted Cornell School of Law, Nick Rubino works as an Independent Consultant and Legal Counsel out of his office in New Jersey. A 20+ year veteran of the corporate world, Rubino has extensive experience and knowledge in corporate governance and compliance, international transactions, mergers and acquisitions, intellectual property, joint ventures, and securities law.
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Andrea L.

Andrea Lee

17 reviews
Andrea Lee is an attorney at law with over seven years of experience. She primarily specializes in providing legal assistance to startup companies, entrepreneurs and small businesses. Andrea is licensed to practice law in New York and New Jersey. She obtained her legal degree from the New York Law School. Andrea is skilled in drafting, negotiating and reviewing commercial contracts. She is currently a managing attorney at Lee Dantzler LLP.
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Karén T.

Karén Tonoyan

Karén is an intellectual property attorney with a passion for technology and innovation. He has worked in the IT field as well as the United States Patent and Trademark Office specializing in electronic and mechanical devices in areas including clothing designs, toys, musical instruments, and computer software. Karén has helped clients overcome their business hurdles.
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Dmitry L.

Dmitry Lapin

2 reviews
A trust and estates attorney, Dmitry Lapin creates customized real estate plans, wills, and trusts for people of all ages, professions, and income levels. He founded Lapin Law Firm to exceed his clients’ expectations by executing real estate plans that take both the certainties and uncertainties of life into consideration. Mr. Lapin graduated with honors from New York Law School.
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John B.

John Buckman

3 reviews
John Buckham has been a corporate attorney for over 21 years. He primarily focuses on legal matters related to technology law, intellectual property law, mergers and acquisitions, and commercial contracts. John is licensed to provide legal services in New Jersey. He has represented Verizon Wireless, John Allan Company, EZUniverse and numerous Fortune 500 companies. John founded his own legal office July 2004, where he now acts as the sole corporate counselor.
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