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Steven S.

Steven Stark

541 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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Sue D.

Sue Dunbar

267 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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Joshua G.

Joshua Garber

285 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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Michael H.

Michael Haratz

Michale Haratz has 30 years of experience in corporate law. He is experienced in providing business litigation, contract drafting, contract reviewing, business formation, mergers and acquisition services to corporate clients. Michael is a member of the District Ethics Committee and the New Jersey Bar Association. He has won several awards and has a Doctor of Law, which he obtained from the Cornell Law School. Michael started operating his own law office one year ago.
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John D.

John Dantzler-Wolfe

2 reviews
John Dantzler-Wolfe is an attorney at law with almost a decade worth of experience. He has been licensed to practice law in New York. John holds a J.D. degree in law, which he obtained after graduating from the Northwestern University School of Law. John specializes in legal cases that involve mergers and acquisitions, and is also experienced in dealing with commercial contracts. He currently serves as a partner attorney at Lee Dantzler LLP.
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Jordan R.

Jordan Rothman

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Jordan Rothman earned his law degree from Georgetown University Law Center. After graduating, he worked at a top international law firm, where he honed his legal skills whi... read more
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Pantea M.

Pantea Maddux

Pantea Maddux is a Defense Attorney for the New York City Law Department. She has experience in representing her clients in hearings and conferences in front of the Civil and Supreme Court. Her other areas of interest besides litigation include small business formation and needs, child support, contracts and wills, as well as Immigration proceedings. In 2009, she obtained her J.D. from Rutgers University School of Law - Newark.
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Noah Y.

Noah Young

Noah Young has not only worked in the legal world - he has over a decades' worth of experience as a construction manager and businessman. He was an intern with LNR PARTNERS, INC and is currently working for Amec Foster Wheeler as the Legal Counsel. His expertise is extensive and allows him to take on more complex transactions. He desires to give you the best legal, financial and business advice. One of the many things he studied was Real Estate Law with Syracuse University College of Law.
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Devon P.

Devon Pope

Devon Pope is a corporate attorney that focuses on providing legal assistance to newly found businesses. He recently graduated from the Earle Mack School of Law with a Juris Doctor degree in law. Devon offers legal assistance to companies in New York and New Jersey. He also has experience in employment law and corporate financial legal matters. During the past two years, Devon has provided his legal services to various legal firms.
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Paul L.

Paul Lee

Paul Lee is a corporate attorney with over two years of experience. He focuses primarily on working with commercial contracts. Paul has worked with corporate clients of all sizes, including Microsoft, Deutsche Bank and General Electric. He is licensed to practice law in New Jersey and New York. Paul Lee holds a J.D. in law, which he obtained after graduating from Brooklyn Law School. Since May 2016, Paul has been an associate at Lowenstein Sandler.
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