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Steven Stark

301 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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Joshua G.

Joshua Garber

213 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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Richard G.

Richard Gora

159 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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Zephyr A.

Zephyr Andrew

4 reviews
Zephyr is a patent attorney with experience in various aspects of patent law, including drafting patent applications, patent prosecution, and conducting intellectual property due diligence investigations. Before joining EcoTech Law Group, he was a sole practitioner representing entrepreneurs, startups, and small businesses. He worked with his clients in all stages of their business development.
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Brian J.

Brian Jackson

Brian has been practicing Law for the past 6 years and counting. He started out as an Intern for The United States Senate and worked his way up to the Owner of his own company. His main focus areas are Criminal Defense, DUI and DWI, as well as Family matters. Brian helps companies - mainly startups - with things such as registering the business entity and ensuring that is legally set to allow for growth and protection. Jackson studied Law with The Gonzaga University School of Law.
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Adam F.

Adam Forest

2 reviews
Adam Forest is a corporate attorney with more than eight years of experience. He focuses on companies in the technology industry. Adam has been licensed to practice law in California and received his legal degree from the University of California in Los Angeles. Adam has also been admitted to the State Bar of California. While Adam primarily specializes in commercial contracts, he is able to assist with any legal matters related to business law.
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Cesar A. G.

Cesar A. Gonzales

Cesar Gonzales specializes in international cases. He primarily focuses on providing professional legal services to corporate clients and has more than 41 years of experience. He is a member of the Honduras Bar Association and obtained his degree in law from the National Autonomous University of Honduras. Cesar is a partner at Roatan Lawyers. He also gained experience while working at the Government of Honduras.
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Umar F.

Umar Farooq

127 reviews
Umar Farooq focuses on corporate legal matters that include commercial contracts, employment matters and business operation management. He has represented Vodafone, RBS, ExonMobil and various other large corporations. Umar graduated cum laude from the University of Buffalo School of Law in 2007. He also received an Adelbert Moot Scholarship while attending the University in 2006. Umar started his own law firm in 2012 and is currently the managing business attorney.
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Richard E.

Richard Eldredge

211 reviews
Richard Eldredge is a corporate attorney and a professor of law. He has over seven years of experience and is licensed to practice law in Texas. Richard is experienced in patents and business formation, as well as trademark and copyright law. He received his degree in law from the La Verne College of Law. Richard has been a patent attorney and engineer at the Eldrege Law Firm since September 2005.
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Mary C.

Mary Clayton

2 reviews
I am a 2015 JD/LLM Washington University in Saint Louis School of Law graduate. Prior to law school I earned my degree in Computer Science along with a minor in Mathematics... read more
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