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Joshua G.

Joshua Garber

272 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

198 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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Ross B.

Ross Brandborg

164 reviews
Ross Brandborg is an attorney at law with more than 13 years of experience. He has been licensed to practice law in Minnesota and North Dakota. Ross is also a member of the North Dakota Patent Bar. He has a Juris Doctor degree in law, which he obtained after his graduation from the University of North Dakota. He specializes in trademark and copyright law, as well as in patents. Ross founded his own law firm, Brandborg Law, in 2017.
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Kimon K.

Kimon Korres

52 reviews
From working at leading international law firms to launching multiple businesses, Kimon has practiced at the intersection of business and law for nearly a decade. Having sa... read more
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John R.

John Ray

24 reviews
John is the Principal of the Ray Legal Consulting Group and has over 12 years of complex class action litigation and appellate experience. He has special expertise in discrimination, First Amendment, and intellectual property/media litigation. John also takes on civil rights cases for individual clients, which can have a significant impact on the rights of women, racial minorities, and other groups.
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Malaika T.

Malaika Tyson

2 reviews
Malaika Tyson is an intellectual property attorney with six years’ experience. She is exceptionally skilled in dealing with legal matters that involve patents, as well as trademark and copyright law. Malaika is also experienced in dealing with mergers and acquisitions. She is licensed to practice law in Illinois and is also a member of the Illinois Patent Bar. Malaika obtained her law degree from the University of Chicago. She has been a partner at McAndrews, Held and Malloy since 2011.
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Zafar M.

Zafar Musvi

2 reviews
Zafar Musvi is an attorney at law with more than six years of experience. He is licensed to practice law in Illinois and obtained his degree in law from the John Marshall Law School. Zafar primarily specializes in drafting, negotiating and reviewing commercial contracts. He has worked with numerous corporate clients, including Castifi, Castle and Paragon Water Systems. Zafar has been serving as an attorney at GCG Legal since February 2018.
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Cara D.

Cara Dearman

Based in Mount Prospect, Illinois, Cara Dearman is an attorney with expertise in privacy and data law. She is Senior Counsel at the Sears Holding Corporation and focuses on privacy issues. An experienced litigator, she previously worked at Wheeler, Trigg, O'Donnell in Denver, and at Sullivan & Cromwell in New York. Cara holds a J.D., with High Honors, from The University of Texas School of Law.
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Alex R.

Alex Rechenmacher

Alex Rechenmacher is on a mission to help as many clients as he can while always being transparent throughout the process. He specializes in debt and bankruptcy, commercial real estate, business formation, and trademarks and copyright laws. With over 6 years of experience, Attorney Rechenmacher is ready to help you and use the knowledge he has gained from his prior experiences.
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Sean P. Patrick, Esq.

Sean P. Patrick, Esq. works as a co-managing partner at Rifkind Patrick LLC. Mr. Patrick is best known for his knowledge of business law and has helped hundreds of clients in regulatory compliance, trade secrets, business law, and product liability cases. Mr. Patrick is an active member of both the Illinois State Bar Association and Chicago Bar Association. In addition to his business law experience, Mr. Patrick worked as a legal clerk at the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority.
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Trademark licensing can be complex, but our trademark attorneys have experience drafting agreements on behalf of both licensees and trademark owners - thus allowing you to capitalize on your valuable intellectual property. Our Des Plaines trademark attorneys can also draft and file your trademark with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), including Intent to Use and Use in Commerce applications.

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