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Steven S.

Steven Stark Licensed in FL, NY

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 Licensed in CT, NJ

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 Licensed in CA

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.
176 reviews
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Christine G.

Christine Garcia Licensed in CA

Christine Garcia is an experienced lawyer who has been practicing law since 2000. She specializes in transactional and civil litigation including animal law. She offers in-house counseling for non-profit and startup companies and much of her work includes drafting financing rounds, licensing agreements, and business formation. She has used her litigation background to strengthen her skills as a transactional attorney. Attorney Garcia loves animals and has devoted much of her career to animal law and works pro bono on animal cases and volunteers with organizations such as In Defense of Animals, Reunion Rescue’s pit bull rescue group, and others.
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Jack J.

Jack Jmaev Licensed in CA, Patent Bar

Jack Jmaev is a professional patent attorney that specializes in patent applications, contracts and agreements, as well as patent infringement. He graduated from Abraham Lincoln University and obtained his degree in law in 2001. He also attended the California Polytechnic, San Luis Obispo and obtained a B.S. in Engineering Science in 1982. Jack has an extensive technical background and has several years of entrepreneurial experience.
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J. C.

J. Carter, Esq. Licensed in DC

Attorney Carter is the owner and principal attorney of the Carter Law Group, PLLC serving the Washington, DC, and Los Angeles area. She has the experience and tenacity to produce positive outcomes for her clients. She sits on the DC Bar Association's Family, Entertainment and Media Law sections and volunteers her services to Washington Area Lawyer for the Arts (WALA).
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Michael S.

Michael Stevens Licensed in OR

Native Oregonian helping people on Portland's Westside. Handles employment law, personal injury, business formation, copyrights, trademarks, contracts, and many things in-b... read more
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Brent F.

Brent Finley Licensed in WA

Currently, Brent Finley is the Managing Attorney of Finley Legal PLLC, providing legal services to entrepreneurs, small businesses and startups. Brent worked as an Attorney for Acadia Law, PLLC for over 12 years. After that, Brent served in-house as the Policy Adviser for Environment International Ltd. Some of the services he performs include incorporation and formation, contracts and agreements. Brent obtained his Masters of Law from The University of Washington School of Law.
24 reviews
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Matthew C.

Matthew Cohen Licensed in NJ, NY

Matthew Cohen is most well-known for his work on special education law, but he has experience in medical and mental health law as well. Not only has he worked on many special education cases, but he is also in the process of collaborating with several authors on amendments to special education laws in Illinois. In the past, he has worked with hospitals, treatment centers, mental health centers and education practitioners.
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Adam F.

Adam Freedman Licensed in NY

Freedman has experience working at many different large companies and law firms - one of which is Bravo Law. He is currently an Associate Transactional Attorney at Feldman, Golinski + Reedy PLLC, handling cases mainly in the entertainment industry. His experience is inclusive of technology and intellectual property transactions. His JD was attained from the University of Miami School of Law. Adam is also a member of the New York State Bar Association.
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