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Steven S.

Steven Stark

274 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

156 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

196 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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Joel S.

Joel Sanderson

Currently, Joel Sanderson works as a judicial law clerk for the Federal Court of Appeals. Prior to that, Joel worked for an organization called Inherit Your Rights, a women’s rights organization that focuses on property rights and inheritance. He also worked as a prosecution appeals legal researcher for the United Nations Criminal Tribunal.
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Christopher N.

Christopher Noel

Christopher Noel is an attorney at law who has more than three years of experience. He is licensed to practice law in Florida and received his Juris Doctorate degree in law from the University of Miami. Christopher has experience in various corporate legal practice areas. He often represents start-up businesses and entrepreneurs, but has also worked with Fortune 50 companies. Christopher has been serving as an attorney at Gordon & Rees since September 2015.
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Stanley L.

Stanley Liang

Stanley Liang has over 19 years of experience as a corporate attorney. He is licensed to practice law in New York, and he is also a member of the New York Patent Bar. Stanley is a patent attorney who focuses on drafting applications and managing patent portfolios. He received his Juris Doctor from the Fordham University School of Law. Stanley has been an active partner and practicing attorney at Liang, Frank & King LLP since August 2013.
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Diane D.

Diane Downs

2 reviews
Diane Downs is a corporate attorney that specializes in providing legal services to companies in the telecommunications and technology industries. She has represented Motorola, IBM, TelMex and many other corporate clients. Diane has 14 years of legal experience and received her legal degree from the Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad Law Center. She also gained valuable experience as a corporate counsel at MTN Satellite Communications.
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Brennen D.

Brennen Dunn

2 reviews
Brennen Dunn is a litigation attorney with more than seven years of experience. He is licensed to practice law in Texas. Brennen holds a Juris Doctor degree in law, which he obtained from the Texas Southern University – Thurgood Marshall Law School. He is skilled in dealing with legal cases that involves labor and employment law, and often provides his legal assistance to startup companies. Since August 2017, Brennen has been serving as a sole practitioner.
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James D.

James Denison

For 3 years and counting, James Denison has been General Counsel for Fantasia Distribution, Inc. He has over 20 years of experience working for different Law Firms - 13 of those years were spent with Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP. He has represented many clients - including Fortune 500 companies, contractors, accounting firms and investors. In 1991, James graduated with is J.D. from the USC Gould School of Law. He has also obtained a B.A. in English.
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Jeana M.

Jeana Mushriqui

A results-oriented and entrepreneurial attorney, Jeana Mushriqui has more than a decade of experience in private practice, as in-house counsel, and as a sole practitioner. She has a background in corporate cases, government contracts, commercial agreements, and contract reviewing, drafting, and negotiating. She speaks fluent Arabic and some French.
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