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Joshua G.

Joshua Garber

276 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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Ross Brandborg

201 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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Richard G.

Richard Gora

200 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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Anastasios Garbis

2 reviews
As a registered patent attorney, Anastasios Garbis dedicates his time to advising entrepreneurs and small businesses on intellectual property matters. At his firm, Garbis Law, LLC, he supports clients in protecting their brands, inventions, and art through accessible and transparent legal services. Mr. Garbis speaks both English and Greek at a native level.
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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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Jonathan P.

Jonathan Phillips

2 reviews
focus my practice in three main - Intellectual property and internet law. I obtain intellectual property protection for firm clients and enforce those rights. I also defe... read more
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Paul K.

Paul Kossof

2 reviews
I assist companies with international legal issues, primarily relating to China. I have helped clients from around the world, both private and state-owned, with a wide ran... read more
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Aaron G.

Aaron Gillett

When it comes to business law, count on Aaron Gillett to walk you through it. With experience in all areas of business law including acquisition, formation, and even sales, Mr. Gillett is able to pave the way to success for you and your business. Mr. Gillett graduated magna cum laude and was even named to the Order of the Coif. In addition to his legal practice, Mr. Gillett works as a pro bono attorney for the Chicago Volunteer Legal Services.
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Douglas B.

Douglas Belofsky

Douglas Belofsky is a litigation attorney with more than 31 years of experience. He is exceptionally experienced in drafting, negotiating and reviewing commercial contracts. Douglas also deals with labor and employment law, as well as debt and bankruptcy. He is licensed to practice law in Illinois and obtained his Juris Doctor degree from the Washington University School of Law. Since January 2013, Douglas has been managing his own law office.
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Michael E.

Michael Erdman

Michael Erdman is a business attorney with almost two decades of experience. He is licensed to practice law in Illinois and obtained his legal degree from Boston University School of Law. Michael is experienced in dealing with legal cases that involve labor and employment law, as well as real estate law. He is also skilled in legal research and writing. Michael has been serving as a partner attorney at Teeple Leonard & Erdman since July 2002.
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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 Rockford 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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