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Joshua G.

Joshua Garber

274 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

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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Ross Brandborg

196 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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Steven Rowell

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Steven Rowell is a business lawyer with more than 14 years of experience. He is licensed to practice law in Massachusetts and received his J.D. degree in law from the Western New England University School of Law. Steven is experienced in dealing with commercial contracts, as well as in labor and employment law. He also specializes in patents, as well as trademark and copyright law. Steven served as the vice president of Ahold USA Inc from January 2013 to January 2018.
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Thomas D.

Thomas Dunlap

2 reviews
Thomas Dunlap is both an entrepreneur and an attorney at law. He specializes in business law practice areas, including real estate, operations, trademarks, patents, commercial contracts and security. Thomas has represented numerous clients, including the Lost Rhino Brewing Company, Amerigas and Sandy Spring Bank. He is a managing partner at Dunlap Bennet & Ludwig and the chairman of the board of directors at Ceres Nanosciences.
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Farrah A.

Farrah Ahmed

2 reviews
Farrah has been practicing law in the great State of Texas since May 2010. Farrah's main practice areas are business law, commercial litigation, business torts, trademarks,... read more
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Rasheed M.

Rasheed Mcwilliams

Rasheed McWilliams focuses on commercial, entertainment, and intellectual property disputes. In particular, he has substantial experience in the entertainment field, advising clients on book publishing, film and television, licensing, and broadcast. Rasheed has worked with some big name clients, including Apple, Microsoft, LG Electronics, and Walt Disney Enterprises.
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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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Chandler B.

Chandler Bowers

Chandler Bowers, a Corporate Attorney at YourCounsel, has previously gained experience working as a Legal Associate for Blackbaud and completing his internship with SPARC, LLC. He handles matters such as debt financing, mergers and acquisitions, intellectual property licensing, joint ventures and general corporate matters. He works along with large companies, startups, as well as entrepreneurs and investors. Chandler graduated Cum Laude with his J.D. from Charleston School of Law.
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Victor E.

Victor Elgohary

A former CPA with over 20 years of legal and valuation experience, Victor Elgohary is a genuine financial professional helping executives and investors to make sound investment and financial decisions, negotiate transactions, and navigate litigation and bankruptcy cases when needed. Elgohary has also ran several investment start-ups and a successful venture fund, giving him even more insight.
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Our experienced West Monroe 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 West Monroe 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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