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Steven S.

Steven Stark

348 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

182 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

244 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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Karén T.

Karén Tonoyan

Karén is an intellectual property attorney with a passion for technology and innovation. He has worked in the IT field as well as the United States Patent and Trademark Office specializing in electronic and mechanical devices in areas including clothing designs, toys, musical instruments, and computer software. Karén has helped clients overcome their business hurdles.
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Shanna P.

Shanna Palmersheim

3 reviews
I am the Managing Member of the firm and have been advising families, businesses and non-profits for over 10 years. I also consult as an attorney for various investment adv... read more
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Faye C.

Faye Cautin

Faye Cautin is a licensed attorney who has built a career around working with entrepreneurs and businesses of all sizes. She has spent over a decade working directly with C... read more
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Tara S.

Tara Swartz

20 reviews
Tara strives to work with her clients, not just for them. She specializes in employment law and her goal is to provide exceptional one-on-one service to all of her clients. She understands that cases are more quickly and cost-effectively resolved through negotiation and remediation. Tara focuses her practice on employment law on everything from discrimination claims to wage claims to medical leave.
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Spencer G.

Spencer Gusick

Spencer is a director and associated at Zuora. He has worked with some of the world’s largest companies, including Microsoft, Universal Studios and Facebook. Spencer has experience in different commercial and corporate areas, including litigation, compliance, security and finance. He completed a J.D. in law at the University of Michigan Law School and started his career as an attorney at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP in 1993.
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Jared B.

Jared Blake Namm

2 reviews
Entrepreneurial business lawyer focused on achieving clients' objectives with creative and practical solutions. I focus my practice on entrepreneurs, small and medium-sized... read more
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Robert F.

Robert Franco

2 reviews
Before starting Franco Law, Robert served as Corporate Counsel for Harley Marine Services, a global oil transportation company with over 700 employees and 150 vessels. At H... read more
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