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Steven S.

Steven Stark

459 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 G.

Joshua Garber

274 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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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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Madhu S.

Madhu Singh

4 reviews
Madhu Singh has a passion for the city of Seattle and, especially, helping entrepreneurs and small businesses in Seattle’s community. She takes pride in working closely with her clients to find solutions for their entrepreneurial needs. Madhu is also a pioneer and takes a nontraditional approach to legal support in order to foster hands-on-collaboration, efficiency, and agility in handling her clients’ legal matters.
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Latosha R.

Latosha Rone-Perry

2 reviews
Latosha Rone-Perry is an attorney at law with almost a decade worth of experience. She has been licensed to practice law in Colorado. Latosha holds a J.D. law degree, which she obtained after her graduation from the William Mitchell College of Law. Latosha primarily specializes in trademark and copyright law. She is also skilled in legal research and writing. Since April 2017, Latosha has been serving as an assistant general counselor at the Cash Factory USA.
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Kevin B.

Kevin Boyle

2 reviews
Mr. Boyle graduated from Southwestern Law School and also has an MBA from Loyola Marymount University and a BS in Industrial Engineering from the University of Arizona. Mr.... read more
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Chris G.

Chris Gottfried

2 reviews
Chris Gottfried is an accomplished attorney, banker, and lecturer with over 15 years of expertise in banking law, consumer regulation, corporate governance, risk management... read more
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Lourdes H.

Lourdes Hilliard

Lourdes Hilliard has a specific focus: helping entrepreneurs realize their vision. Lourdes is an entrepreneur herself and started her own boutique firm, The Brand Protected. In particular, she focuses on working with creative women entrepreneurs. She offers one-on-one services, group workshops, as well as a library of legal resources to her clients, that are all aimed at helping them grow a successful business.
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Joshua L.

Joshua Lewey

Josh's practice focuses on entity formation and operations, partnership agreements and limited liability company agreements, real estate transactions, tax planning (domesti... read more
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Bill B.

Bill Bittner

With a background in business and entrepreneurship, I enjoy helping new businesses get started and grow to new heights. I am especially exited by the issues facing emerging... read more
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