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Steven S.

Steven Stark

335 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

180 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

235 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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Kieran D.

Kieran De Terra

2 reviews
Kieran De Terra is a business lawyer that has been licensed to practice law in California for the past two years. He has a Juris Doctor degree in law, which he obtained after graduating from the University of San Diego School of Law. Kieran specializes in providing legal assistance to start up businesses, with a primary focus on trademark and copyright law. He has been an attorney at Wilkinson Mazzeo PC since January 2016.
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Nicholas T.

Nicholas Taldone

2 reviews
I have been providing counseling and representation to businesses ranging from Fortune 100 companies to mom and pop startups for almost 40 years. I was an in-house counsel ... read more
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Vincent C.

Vincent Chadick

Vincent Chadick holds an impressive resume, representing clients in over 50 trials in state and federal courts. He can take on cases from personal injury individual plaintiffs all the way up to class action lawsuits. Well-versed in state and federal regulations, Chadick can go to court on a variety of topics involving agribusiness, local governmental tax disputes, and business piracy.
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Bienvenido P.

Bienvenido Perez Jr.

2 reviews
A former homeless child turned lawyer using his gifts to help others where he can. I have been licensed several years now and have been serving my communities in a multitud... read more
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Rodger F.

Rodger Fisher

2 reviews
Rodger Fisher is a business attorney with three years of experience. He primarily specializes in providing legal services to companies in the information technology industry. Rodget is experienced in drafting and negotiating commercial contracts. He is also experienced in dealing with legal matters related to securities and finances. Rodger is licensed to practice law in Idaho. Since January 2017, Rodger has been an attorney at the Northwest Law Group.
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Justin N.

Justin Noe

2 reviews
Justin is the managing partner and founder of Sanctuary Title. Prior to Sanctuary Title he worked for a large multi-site residential & commercial title company handling... read more
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Mike G.

Mike Geroe

Mike Geroe is an attorney at law with experience in a variety of corporate legal practice areas. He has been serving corporate clients for the past 23 years. Mike is licensed to practice law in California and received his legal degree from the Columbia University School of Law. He is exceptionally skilled in drafting, reviewing and negotiating commercial contracts. Mike founded Opincall Inc in May 2015, where he now serves as the CEO.
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