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Steven S.

Steven Stark

274 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

156 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

196 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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Kristin B.

Kristin Brandt

1 review
Kristin Brandt is the founding member of Brandt Law, PLLC. Prior to forming Brandt Law, PLLC, Kristin was an attorney at two top law firms, Dorsey & Whitney, LLP and Sq... read more
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Ferhan H.

Ferhan Hamid

Ferhan Hamid has a diverse legal practice representing companies, government contractors, and individuals on a wide variety of matters. As a former government official, inv... read more
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Terrence  S.

Terrence Smith

2 reviews
Terrence Smith is a start-op attorney with more than a decade worth of experience. He is licensed to practice law in California and obtained his J.D. in law after he graduated from the Georgetown University Law Center. Terrence specializes in drafting, negotiating and reviewing commercial contracts. He is also experienced in labor and employment law, as well as in mergers and acquisitions. Terrence is currently serving as a partner at Smith & Patel Law.
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Jonathan S.

Jonathan Spangler

Jonathan Spangler is an attorney at law with over 22 years of experience. He is licensed to practice law in California and is also a registered member of the California Patent Bar. Jonathan obtained his Juris Doctorate degree in law from the University of Dayton School of Law. He primarily specializes in patents, with a particular focus on legal matters that involves trademark and copyright law. Between 2001 and 2016, Jonathan serves as the VP at Nuvasive.
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Mark Y.

Mark Yosowitz

2 reviews
Mark Yosowitz specializes in assisting startups with their legal matters. He is also experienced in corporate law and in dealing with employment issues. Mark has over 21 years of experience and is licensed to practice law in New York. He received his degree in law from the Brooklyn Law School. Mark is currently the president of Mentored.com. He also teaches at the Brooklyn Law School as an adjunct professor.
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Ian L.

Ian Luthringer

Ian founded Luthringer Law, a virtual boutique firm that focuses on providing services to startups, existing businesses, investors, and entrepreneurs in the technology, real estate, retail, and service industries. He previously worked at Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP, a prestigious national law firm where he managed an extensive portfolio of matters on behalf of some of the world's largest companies.
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Sheila S.

Sheila Seck

2 reviews
Launching your business is an exciting time, but Sheila Seck also knows that it can be very stressful and confusing as well. Get peace of mind by allowing Ms. Seck and her team at Seck & Associates LLC to help with managing founder relationships, corporate governance, financing issues, intellectual property, and more. She knows that every business is different and tailors her services to meet your needs.
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