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Richard G.

Richard Gora

180 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 Garber

234 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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Seth W.

Seth Wiener

798 reviews
As an experienced trial lawyer and litigator, Seth Wiener has resolved numerous federal and state litigations. His cases have included everything from family law to bankruptcy to fraud and more. Before Seth formed his own firm, the Law Office of Seth W. Wiener, he worked for several prominent law offices where he gained a great deal of experience.
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Kalpesh P.

Kalpesh Patel

2 reviews
Kalpesh Patel is a business attorney that has been licensed to practice law in Illinois for the past three years. He has a J.D. in law, which he obtained from the Florida Coastal School of Law. Kalpesh also has a degree in business management and several other certificates in legal areas. Kalpesh focuses on assisting entrepreneurs and startups overcome legal issues that arise with business formation. He is currently a partner at Wallock Patel.
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Maudia W.

Maudia Washington

Maudia Washington owns her own law firm, handling Bankruptcy, Real Estate and Business matters. Previously, she worked as a Business Law Adjunct Professor at Trine University. Maudia is a member of the American Bar Association and has experience in drafting and reviewing contracts, purchasing new homes or commercial property, franchising businesses and more. She obtained her J.D. from the Michigan State University.
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Lana N.

Lana Nassar

2 reviews
Lana has counseled clients in the technology space, start-ups, and trademark & copyright matters. In addition to transactional work, Lana practices in a variety of civi... read more
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Drew W.

Drew Whiting

5 reviews
Entrepreneurs face many unique challenges, and Drew Whiting understands that first hand because he is an entrepreneur himself. He loves sharing his legal knowledge and experience with up and coming businesses. He has experience working with mobile businesses, those who offer financial services, packaged good manufacturers, restaurants, bars, and taverns, and several technology-related enterprises.
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Martin D. P.

Martin D. Parsons

2 reviews
Martin retired from the military after spending four years on active duty in the Marine Corps and twenty-two years, part-time and full-time, in the Illinois Army National G... read more
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Zareefa Burki F.

Zareefa Burki Flener

Zareefa is the Principal of FLENER IP LAW, where she helps her clients manage their intellectual property portfolios. She has practiced Law for over a decade and her experience extends to international and patent portfolios in fields such as electrical, mechanical, pharma, biotech, design and computer software. In 2014-2016, Zareefa has been recognized as an IP Star in Illinois and in the United States as well as in the Top 250 women in IP. She graduated from the Chicago-Kent College of Law.
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Maudia W.

Maudia Washington

Currently, Maudia is working for Trine University as a Business Law Adjunct Professor, as well as at the University of Phoenix as the Business Management Adjunct Professor. She has also worked on several contracts along with the Federal Government and on property development worth some $8.5 million. Her focus is on many different areas, including business law, tax law and employment law. She attended Michigan State University and received her J.D. in Business Law.
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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 Springfield 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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