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Steven S.

Steven Stark

258 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

153 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

184 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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Michael P.

Michael Portanova

Michael is a lawyer and entrepreneur who began his legal career at Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP, the world's largest law firm devoted solely to arbitration and litigation. While he was at the firm, he handled considerable copyright infringement matters and negotiated contract disputes. After he left, he went on to build eCommerce startups in Southeast Asia.
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Benjamin T.

Benjamin Thompson

1 review
Ben handles complex commercial disputes and transactions. His practice areas include intellectual property, entertainment, e-commerce, employment, corporate structuring, bankruptcy, and alternative dispute resolution. Ben was recently an adjunct professor of law teaching Negotiation Strategy at Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and coaches the school’s mediation and negotiation competition teams.
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Michael S.

Michael Sullivan

15 reviews
Michael Sullivan works hard on your legal business issues so you can focus on more important aspects of your business. He strives to understand your business's products and goals to better serve your legal needs. His proactive approach is unique particularly because he has a knack for predicting and meeting business needs before disaster strikes.
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Joshua R.

Joshua Ridless

2 reviews
Joshua Ridless is an attorney at law with more than two decades worth of experience. He is licensed to practice law in California and obtained his J.D. degree in law from the University of California at Berkeley, School of Law (Boalt Hall). Joshua specializes in securities and finances, as well as in mergers and acquisitions. He is also experienced in drafting, negotiating and reviewing commercial contracts. Joshua founded his own legal firm in September 2000.
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Diana L.

Diana Laskaris

Licensed in Illinois and New York, Diana Laskaris is an attorney with expertise in legal strategy and planning as well as business consulting. She has worked in product development, business operations and development, marketing and communication, and operational management. Bringing fifteen years of experience, she is also deeply committed to nonprofit and volunteer causes. Diana received her J.D. from Loyola Law School.
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Marshall H.

Marshall Harris

34 reviews
Marshall Harris is a corporate attorney with more than 40 years of experience. He specializes in drafting and negotiating commercial contracts, and often works with clients in need of legal assistance related to mergers and acquisitions. Marshall has represented Presara Technologies, Laurentian Capital Corporation and many other corporate clients. He has been the principal attorney at his own legal firm since February 2017.
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Tawfiq A.

Tawfiq Ali

Tawfiq Ali is a dedicated and experienced lawyer that specialized in complex negotiations and litigations. His mission is to protect what is most important to a business. Attorney Ali has helped a Fortune 500 company completely dismiss a class action that would have leaked unknown liability. He has also helped other companies protect their trade secrets and release liability that could have caused irreparable damages to the company.
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