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Steven S.

Steven Stark

577 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

250 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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Brig R.

Brig Ricks

129 reviews
I am a senior executive and strategic legal adviser with 19 years of experience providing legal services in international environments. I am a general counsel who can advis... read more
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Sean L.

Sean Lowe

26 reviews
Sean is a tenacious business attorney who graduated at the top of his class from UCLA School of Law. He started his law career by working for a federal judge and a supreme ... read more
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Ryan A. W.

Ryan A. Woods

15 reviews
Ryan Woods is both a business attorney and an entrepreneur, with years of experience behind him as a successful online business owner. Ryan was recently licensed to practice law in California. He is experienced in all areas related to starting a new business, with a particular focus on labor and employment law, as well as securities and finances. He has been the CFO and a general counselor at Tinsel App Holdings Inc. since March 2015.
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Crabapple L.

Crabapple Legal

7 reviews
After graduating from Duke University School of Law, Jamie Hernan worked on the Banking and Finance team at global firm King and Spalding, assisting business clients across... read more
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Brad H.

Brad Hill

4 reviews
Brad is a graduate of the University of North Carolina School of Law and has a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting. With a business-based background and education, he has serve... read more
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Olivia C.

Olivia Curley

2 reviews
I am passionate about M&A, general corporate and securities work and have a breadth of experience from law firm to in-house. Most of my experience is in the mid-cap spa... read more
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James G.

James Grand

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James Grand’s commitment to value, competence and high standards of ethics has gained him the respect of clients and peers alike. For over 25 years, he has delivered cost-e... read more
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