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Steven S.

Steven Stark Licensed in FL, NY

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 Licensed in CT, NJ

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 Licensed in CA

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.
176 reviews
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Victor C.

Victor Cardona Licensed in NY

Victor Cardona is an Intellectual Property Attorney experienced in procuring and enforcing rights in patents, trademarks and copyrights, including overseas IP protection. Formerly an Environmental Engineer with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Victor founded his firm’s CleanTech Practice. He is also a registered U.S. Patent Attorney.
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Meaghan Z.

Meaghan Zore Licensed in CA

Meaghan Zore is an attorney and certified information privacy professional (CIPP/US) who has served as an in-house counsel for dozens of companies. Meghan has demonstrated expertise in technology policy strategy, analysis, and advocacy, which is why her insights have been quoted in Time Magazine and San Diego Union Tribune. Her practice provides large firm services at a fraction of the cost.
81 reviews
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Haig P.

Haig Panossian Licensed in NY

An independent consultant in regulatory policy and governmental relations, Haig Panossian has a diverse set of clients in the private and public sector. After receiving his JD from Boston College Law School, Mr. Panossian continued his studies and received a master’s in public policy, business, and government policy from Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government.
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Ray L.

Ray Levy Licensed in

Ray Levy is a London-based attorney with over 20 years of experience in business law. Prior to starting his own practice, he worked at leading firms including Ince & Co. He has served clients including technology and media firms, banks, national and international companies, and high-worth individuals. His areas of expertise include contracts, internet policy, business agreements, and intellectual property.
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Diane D.

Diane Downs Licensed in FL

Diane Downs is a corporate attorney that specializes in providing legal services to companies in the telecommunications and technology industries. She has represented Motorola, IBM, TelMex and many other corporate clients. Diane has 14 years of legal experience and received her legal degree from the Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad Law Center. She also gained valuable experience as a corporate counsel at MTN Satellite Communications.
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Kevin M.

Kevin Michaels Licensed in TX

After serving in the U.S. army, Kevin Michaels decided to pursue his law degree at South Texas College of Law. He practiced for several years at two other firms and then decided to open his own firm in 2000. His practice areas include commercial and civil litigation. In addition, he also serves as outside general counsel for several corporate clients.
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Kenneth M.

Kenneth Mitchell-Phillips Licensed in OR, WA

Kenneth Mitchell-Phillips owns and operates a full-service law firm out of Oregon and Washington serving businesses of all sizes. From small start-ups who just opened their doors to Fortune 500 companies of the Northwest, Mitchell-Phillips focuses his 25-years of business experience on helping his clients with business transactions, real estate matters, civil litigation, and estate planning.
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