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Steven S.

Steven Stark

259 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

188 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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Diana M.

Diana Mederos

Diana Mederos offers a fresh perspective in the world of IP law. A solopreneur operating a virtual practice out of Jacksonville, FL., Mederos is registered to practice as a Patent Attorney before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. This gives her the ability to serve clients nationwide. Founder of Mederos Legal, PLLC, Mederos is a graduate of the Florida Coastal School of Law.
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John V.

John Vodopia

2 reviews
John F. Vodopia is a US Patent Attorney since 1992, who worked as an electrical and computer engineer in sonar-related technology (ASW) from 1984 through 1989. Mr. Vodopia ... read more
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Chandler T.

Chandler Torbett

2 reviews
Chandler Torbett is a corporate attorney who specializes in numerous business-related legal practice areas, including debt and bankruptcy, immigration law, real estate law and tax law. He often assists startup companies with the legal issues they face. Chandler is licensed to practice law in Oklahoma. He received his J.D. in law from the University of Oklahoma. Chandler founded his own legal firm, Torbett Law, in June 2017.
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Michael J.

Michael James

With a proven track record of solving complex problems, corporate law attorney Michael James specializes in securities, sports, and entertainment legalities. Michael James’ top recommendations include having great skills in legal writing, contract negotiation, and public speaking- an important quality you want to have in someone who is representing you in front of a jury. Fellow attorneys have said that James has a “positive disposition” and “professional demeanor” in dealing with clients.
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Michael K.

Michael Kaplan

Michael B. Kaplan is an energetic attorney, admitted to the bar in Massachusetts and New York. He has a general practice, ranging from business law, to immigration, to esta... read more
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Gordon F.

Gordon Firemark

2 reviews
Friemark has been working hard since 1991 in both the legal and theatrical world. Currently he works for Entertainment Law Update Podcast helping many producers, directors, writers and actors to make deals that are going to benefit their productions and finances. He also focuses on intellectual property, cyberspace, new media, business and corporate matters for clients in the entertainment industry are also a priority. He received his J.D. from Southwestern Law School.
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Paul T.

Paul Ticen

2 reviews
A business and intellectual property attorney, Paul Ticen manages his firm’s IP, Internet disputes, and business practice. He handles both litigation and transactional matters. As a former insurance adjuster and insurance defense attorney, Paul also assists with personal injury and wrongful death practice. Paul is also general counsel to the Scottsdale based fitness brand SICFIT.
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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 Missoula 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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