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Steven S.

Steven Stark

274 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

156 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

196 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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Gary W.

Gary Walpert

Being the current Principal of Walpert Intellectual Property LLC and a previous Partner of K&L Gates LLP, Gary Walpart is an experienced Intellectual Property Attorney. He has been practicing law for 40 years. His expertise extends to patent litigation, due diligence and copyright, trademark and patent prosecution, as well as patent portfolio management. Walpart was listed as one of the Best Lawyers in America by Boston Superlawyers. He obtained his J.D. from Harvard Law School.
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Nikki S.

Nikki Semanchik

2 reviews
Nikki Semanchik is a corporate attorney who has more than six years of experience. She is licensed to practice law in California and obtained her Juris Doctorate degree in law after she graduated from the California Western School of Law. Nicki specializes in providing her legal assistance to startup companies and entrepreneurs. She is also experienced in dealing with non-profits. Nicki founded her own legal firm, the Semanchik Law Group, in 2017.
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Joseph L.

Joseph Leak

9 reviews
When you have a legal dispute, having an attorney who can both litigate and negotiate deals is an invaluable resource. Joseph Leak has both a litigation and a business practice that extends to individuals, startups, and regional and national businesses. He can deal with issues related to securities, real estate, business entity formation or selection, fundraising, and civil litigation.
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Joshua M. G.

Joshua M. Gold

6 reviews
Joshua M. Gold is a Corporate Counselor who has handled many legal aspects of growing a business. Currently, Joshua is the Cofounder and Principal of his own virtual legal practice. Previously, he was General Counsel for Bespoke Growth Partners, Inc. Joshua has studied many different things and in 1994 McGill University awarded him the Jean E. Launay Medal for excellence in French Literature. He also studied Law with the McGill University.
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Stephen L. G.

Stephen L. Ganis

Stephen L. Ganis offers counsel and advice in every area of business development and growth to small and midsize businesses. His specialties are commercial transactions, business law matters, and contracts, but he also supports clients in acquisition and disposition of business assets, formation, corporate governance, and agreements. Mr. Ganis is an adjunct professor of business law.
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Todd B.

Todd Bassinger

2 reviews
Todd Bassinger has a strong background in business law and have worked with corporate clients on their business legal matters for the past 31 years. He focuses on operations, trademarks, employment, finance and security practice areas. Todd has been the CEO of Main Street Holdings for the past 11 years. He served as the CEO of MCM Services Group prior to his current position. Todd is licensed to practice law in Minnesota.
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Andrew O.

Andrew Oliver

2 reviews
Andrew has worked in patent law for over 16 years and represents companies of all sizes and individuals in patent litigation, arbitration, transactions, due diligence, prosecution, and counseling and in a variety of intellectual property matters. From 2010 to 2014, Andrew was recognized by his peers and selected by SuperLawyers magazine as a Rising Star in Intellectual Property Litigation.
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