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Joshua G.

Joshua Garber

272 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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Richard G.

Richard Gora

198 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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Ross Brandborg

164 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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Sean Goodwin

5 reviews
Sean Goodwin may be located in the Midwest, but he serves clients across the United States. He focuses on entrepreneurial needs and his practice areas include everything from patents to copyrights to IP strategy. A particular area of strength and expertise for Sean is intellectual property. He is also a registered U.S. Patent Attorney.
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Noam R.

Noam Raz

5 reviews
Noam Raz has a specialized focus advising individuals and companies based in the United States or Israel that have legal matters or transactions made across the border. Because Noam is fluent in both Hebrew and English as well as both American and Israeli culture, he is in a unique position to offer advice to companies in both countries. Additionally, he is licensed as an attorney in Israel, Illinois, and Michigan.
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Patrick L.

Patrick Long

2 reviews
Patrick Long is a business lawyer with more than 27 years of experience. He is licensed to practice law in Illinois. Patrick obtained his Juris Doctorate degree in law from the Loyola University Chicago College of Law. He has represented several Fortune 500 companies, including Compaq and HP. Patrick specializes in trademark and copyright law. He is also experienced in dealing with commercial contracts. Patrick started working at Discover Financial Services in January 2018.
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Adam S.

Adam Scavone

2 reviews
Adam Scavone is in a unique position as a lawyer. One of his passions is fighting for the legalization of cannabis - in fact, he even co-founded the New York Cannabis Alliance in 2010. Beyond that, he is a capable lawyer, specializing in helping startups get off the ground. He believes that new business owners have enough to worry about and he wants to take the legal matters off their hands so they can focus on what’s important: building their business.
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Ashley  K.

Ashley Kirkwood

2 reviews
Ashley graduated from Northwestern law school and also has a bachelor's degree in international business. Her practice areas include entrepreneurship law and commercial con... read more
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Octavia P.

Octavia Powell

2 reviews
Octavia is an enterprising business law attorney, with over 12 years’ experience with a strong background in information technology. Octavia is a graduate of UC Berkeley a... read more
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Louis P.

Louis Phillips

Attorney Louis Phillips is a partner at PFS Ltd. and handles all types of litigation matters that businesses may experience including trademark infringement, contract disputes, and fraud claims. You can be rest assured that Mr. Phillips is tough and aggressive in the courtroom to ensure your rights and trademarks are protected at all times.
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Our experienced Springfield trademark attorneys & lawyers represent individuals and businesses with everything they need to secure and protect their trademarks. Our attorneys can help individuals with everything from trademark clearance searches to determine whether the desired mark is available for adoption, use, and registration. By reviewing the search reports thoroughly, they can conclusively determine the extent to which a mark is already being used and the potential success of filing a trademark.

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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