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Steven S.

Steven Stark

258 reviews
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

153 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 G.

Joshua Garber

185 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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Peter B.

Peter Brooks

1 review
Peter Brooks has a unique law practice that focuses on the legal needs of those creating and distributing digital/traditional media, films, television, video games, book publishing, fashion, and more. He has in-house legal experience that helps him aid clients just like their in-house attorney would. Mr. Brooks can also address your intellectual property needs.
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E. Jay W.

E. Jay Wilusz

22 reviews
Edward Jay Eilusz is an intellectual property attorney that also specializes in transactional law and related legal practice areas. He primarily focuses on providing his legal services to companies in the biotech, pharmaceutical and mechanical industries, but has experience in dealing with companies in other industries as well. Edward is a member of the Washing Patent Bar. He is licensed to practice law in Washington and New Jersey. Edward is the principal of the EJW Pharma Strategy LLC.
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Robert N.

Robert Neylan

Robert is an attorney who specializes in transactional law, particularly the licensing of intellectual property. He began his legal career at a small firm and later worked for IBM, Rambus Inc., and Trend Micro. His practice serves clients with copyright, trade secrets, technology, and patent licensing. As a former in-house attorney, he also has experience with other commercial contracts.
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Steven F.

Steven Flanders

Steven Flanders has been a business-oriented lawyer since 2000. He primarily specializes in intellectual property law, but also has experience in trademark, copyright and patent-related legal matters. Steven has represented numerous corporate clients, including Oracle, eMachines and Hitachi Data Systems. He has a license to provide legal services in California and received his legal degree from the Santa Clara University School of Law.
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Craig D.

Craig Delsack

Craig Delsack has been a corporate attorney for over two decades. He is licensed to practice law in New York. Craig has a J.D. in law, which he obtained after graduating from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at the Yeshiva University. Craig specializes in providing legal assistance to start up businesses, with a primary focus on commercial contracts. Craig founded his own legal firm in April 2004, where he has been acting as the principal attorney.
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John T.

John Tran

John Tan is a patent attorney for Rhema Law Group, where he manages the firm’s intellectual property practice. His practice areas include IP, portfolio management, and IP property litigation. In IP Today magazine, Rhema Law was named one of the top patent firms in the country. He has also been named a Super Lawyer, as well as an OC Metro Top Attorney.
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Stuart M.

Stuart Mickelberg

Stuart Mickelberg is a strong believer in preventative law, believing that taking preventative measures now can ultimately protect a business in the future. Stuart is able to help businesses with all of their legal needs at all stages of their development - from formation, to hiring employees, to commercial leases, and contract drafting.
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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 Wilmington 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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