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Steven S.

Steven Stark

293 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

207 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

157 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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Marc M.

Marc Mackenzie

2 reviews
Marc Mackenzie is dedicated to helping families plan for their future and has made it his mission to do just that by providing legal services for estate planning, trusts, wills, and more. Marc will help you navigate through the process of creating a will and help you protect your future. In addition, Marc practices business law and will work with you throughout the start of your business until the final sale.
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Melvin C.

Melvin Cade

Melvin Cade has assisted corporate clients with their legal matters for the past two decades. He has a license to practice law in Louisiana and holds a Juris Doctor degree in law, which he received after graduating from the Southern University Law Center with honors. Melvin’s primary practice area is a business formation, but he is also able to assist with commercial contracts, trademarks and general lawsuits. Melvin has been a sole practitioner since 2005.
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Timothy L.

Timothy Leonard

3 reviews
Timothy Leonard is a business attorney with more than three years of experience. He is licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania. Timothy specializes in commercial contracts and has a strong background in assisting startup companies and entrepreneurs. He received his J.D. in law from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. Timothy started his own general practice in April 2017, where he now acts as the principal attorney.
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Thomas J.

Thomas James

2 reviews
Thomas practices in Civil Litigation, Commercial and Corporate matters, Federal-State and Local taxation, Estate Planning and Asset Protection, Entity Formation, and other Business matters. Before setting up his private practice, he worked at a national law firm in Chicago and the United States Marine Corps as a Judge Advocate. He currently works out of three offices in Illinois.
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Brian M.

Brian Meegan

CEO and founder of Watson Ltd. Brian Meegan offers office solutions for small or independent law firms. This includes services such as bookkeeping, paralegal, billing, and marketing support. Prior to founding Watson Ltd., Brian worked for Evergent Law, a firm that offered budget-minded solutions to both business owners and individuals.
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Ben S.

Ben Scrivner

Ben Scrivner is the Owner and Attorney of his own Law Practice. He previously worked for James Jackson--Solo Practitioner as a Research Assistant, and completed his Internship with the Western District Court of Appeals. His main area of practice is Intellectual Property, but he also handles matters in areas of criminal law, construction law, commercial law and family law. He attended the University of Missouri-Kansas City and graduated with his J.D. in Intellectual Property in 2015.
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Alex M.

Alex Mejias

2 reviews
Bringing a depth of business and legal experience, Alex Mejias launched the Law Office of Alex Mejias in 2018 to serve small and growing businesses. Having worked with a va... read more
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