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Liz O.

Liz Oliner

1163 reviews
If you want someone who has gone through the trademark process over and over again, look no further than Liz Oliner. She has filed over 300 trademarks in the last year alone and has practically got the process down to a science. Small businesses and entrepreneurs frequently come to Ms. Oliner for their trademark and brand protection needs.
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Joshua G.

Joshua Garber

285 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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Rhea D.

Rhea De Aenlle

55 reviews
Rhea de Aenlle is a business-savvy attorney with extensive experience in Privacy & Data Security (CIPP/US, CIPP/E), GDPR, CCPA, HIPAA, FERPA, Intellectual Property, and... read more
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Jesko O.

Jesko Onken

50 reviews
Licensed in California and Germany, Jesko Onken offers cost-effective legal advice to small and midsize companies. A speaker of German, French, and Italian, Mr. Onken provides services in business law and international legal management. He specializes in entity formation, business contracts, corporate compliance, immigration, licensing, and securities.
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Brig R.

Brig Ricks

10 reviews
I am a senior executive and strategic legal adviser with 19 years of experience providing legal services in international environments. I am a general counsel who can advis... read more
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Drew S.

Drew Sanchez

9 reviews
Drew Sanchez has more than six years of experience as a corporate attorney. He primarily specializes in business formation, business operations, employment law and commercial contracts. Drew obtained his Juris Doctor degree in 2010, after he graduated from the Santa Clara University School of Law. He has been licensed to practice law in California. Drew has been a sole practitioner since 2011. Prior to this position, Drew was an independent counselor at The 42nd Group.
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Mark F.

Mark Foster

8 reviews
I started my Law Firm in 1988. I've been Outside General Counsel to numerous disruptive startups in high-tech, medical device, finance. I've led legal departments for multi... read more
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Monica W.

Monica Winghart

5 reviews
Monica is the founder of Voltage Law and specializes in working with tech, SaaS, consumer products and healthcare industries. Throughout her career, Monica has held leaders... read more
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Gregory W.

Gregory Wood

2 reviews
Gregory Wood is a corporate attorney who has been practicing law for almost two decades. He is licensed to provide legal services to corporate clients in California. Gregory has a J.D. In law, which he obtained from the University of San Diego. He primarily specializes in legal matters that involve labor and employment law, as well as real estate law. Since June 2004, Gregory has been serving as a partner attorney at Wood Robbins, LLP.
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Lon L.

Lon Lazar

16 reviews
Independent attorney specializing in Wills,Trusts, Estate Planning, and General Business Law. Wills, trusts, and estate planning; California business law; civil litigat... read more
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Greg D.

Greg Demirchyan

9 reviews
I represent emerging and established companies in various industries including software, IT services, e-commerce, and finance. I advise clients on a broad range of business... read more
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Adam B.

Adam Binder

6 reviews
Adam Binder is a corporate attorney with almost two decades of experience. He is licensed to practice law in California and obtained his Juris Doctor degree from the McGeorge University School of Law. Adam is highly experienced in labor and employment law, and specializes in drafting and negotiating commercial contracts. Adam has been the vice president of legal operations at Percolate Industries, Inc. since June 2017.
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Thomas E.

Thomas Earnest

6 reviews
Thomas is a partner at Matterhorn Legal, where his practice focuses on corporate and transactional matters. Thomas regularly advises clients on a number of corporate matter... read more
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Ryan D.

Ryan David Williams

2 reviews
Ryan’s legal career started on Wall Street, at the global law firm Morrison & Foerster, where he helped companies with their IPOs. He then joined the Silicon Valley pow... read more
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Jared S.

Jared Schwass

2 reviews
Negotiated and structured multi-million-dollar mergers between cannabis businesses. Advised national brands and publically listed companies on general corporate and commer... read more
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Wooksun "Phil" H.

Wooksun "Phil" Hong

Wooksun is the Bay Area Legal Incubator for Cohort and is also currently working as a Contracted Staff Attorney for Eviction Defense Collaborative, Inc. - which was also where Wooksun did part of his internship in 2014. His focus areas include immigration, housing, trademark, estate planning, as well as uncontested divorce. He is also equipped in limited scope representations for broad legal access. He received his J.D. from the University of San Francisco in 2015.
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Jann M.

Jann Moorhead

69 reviews
Jann Moorhead is a global transactional attorney with 25 years of experience representing established international companies and startups. She was the lead attorney for the Star Wars franchise and was in charge of negotiating the licensing activities. She has also negotiated many agreements for licensing, distribution, business transactions, privacy, and other commercial contracts across many industries such as consumer products, media, technology, software, and e-commerce.
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Sunita K.

Sunita Koneru

27 reviews
Sunita Koneru knows that your business transactions and intellectual property issues are important to you and your company. That is why she works hard for her clients to get every agreement just right. Her motivation, networking skills, and diligence make her a cut above the rest if your business or non-profit needs a strong commercial attorney.
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Keum P.

Keum Park

19 reviews
Keum Park is an attorney at law with two decades of experience. She is licensed to practice law in multiple states, including New York, Massachusetts, New Jersey and California. Keum is also a member of the California Patent Bar. She obtained her legal degree from the Fordham University School of Law. Keum specializes in patents and is exceptionally experienced in trademark and copyright law. She has been serving as an IP attorney at Patential since September 2016.
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Dan B.

Dan Blomgren

13 reviews
Dan Blomgren co-founded Ceopio Legal with a simple objective: help small business and startups at all stages of their growth. He helps these business with all different types of legal needs including financing, operations, disputes, and entity formations. His passion for helping small businesses stems from his own business experience when he started a small catering business as a college student.
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Eric C.

Eric Chung

10 reviews
Eric Chung has had experience as a General Counsel, chief compliance officer, corporate lawyer, fund-formation lawyer and a real estate lawyer. Eric has worked for companies such as Atmel Corporation and Protiviti Inc. He is currently the Founder of the Officer of Lighthaven Capital Management, LLC - his main focus areas include Corporate Governance and Fundamental Analysis. In 1996, he graduated with his J.D. from the Vanderbilt University Law School.
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Elan R.

Elan Raffel

8 reviews
Elan Raffel finished law school from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University in 2012. He currently works as a Trademark Associate Attorney since October 2015 at Oliner Law. He was a Discovery Attorney in Cahill Gordon & Reindel from May 2014 – March 2015 and other prominent law firms. His areas of expertise include litigation, mediation, appeals, licensing, trademark infringement and others.
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Nate K.

Nate Kelly

7 reviews
Nate Kelly can help with intellectual property, corporate organization and finance, contract drafting and negotiation, dispute resolution, and employment issues. He provides services to businesses that are designed to be a complete solution, regardless of their business law issue. His finance experience includes securities and collateralized debt obligations, alternative investments, and stock issuance.
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Jason B.

Jason Balogh

6 reviews
Jason is an attorney at Lerch Sturmer LLP who handles insurance coverage, professional liability, and premises liability case. He has successfully represented many clients in complex, multi-party litigation with liability exposure. Outside of the firm, Jason volunteers as a Pro Bono Attorney for the National Center for Refugee & Immigrant Children.
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Lemoine S.

Lemoine Skinner

5 reviews
Lemoine has a BA from Princeton and graduated second in his class from Hastings College of Law. He has 30 years experience with top tax and trust and estate law firms in San Francisco and Los Angeles and was counsel for two years at Wilson Sonsini. He has advised clients in technology, securities, and other industries on the legal aspects of: entity formations, reorganizations, and dissolutions; commercial real estate loans; mergers and acquisitions; and other business transactions.
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Marc E.

Marc Ernaga

4 reviews
Marc is a proven company builder with nearly 20 years of experience providing corporate and securities counsel. Marc's practice focuses on the representation of technology ... read more
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Michael M.

Michael Mowery

4 reviews
I have lived and understand your opportunities and challenges. As a global corporate legal executive and social sector entrepreneur, I’ve partnered with a broad range of bu... read more
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Deirdre R.

Deirdre Roney

2 reviews
Deirdre is an experienced transactional attorney well-versed in a range of contractual and financial matters, including licensing agreements, construction law, and real est... read more
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Jack J.

Jack Jacobs

2 reviews
Jack Jacobs is the current Managing Partner at Cleantech Law Partners - a Law Firm focusing on the renewable energy industry - and has been for over 7 years. Before that, he worked as an Environmental Litigation Lawyer, as well as a Consultant for many different corporations around the world. Jack obtained his J.D. from the Vermont Law School, and his Masters in Environmental Law and Natural Resource Policy from Lewis & Clark Law School.
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Jill D.

Jill Diamond

2 reviews
My practice is focused on labor and employment advice and counsel and dispute resolution. I also handle commercial matters, including business and vendor contracts, NDAs an... read more
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Bryan W.

Bryan Warner

2 reviews
Bryan is a business advisor and legal counselor to entrepreneurs, enterprises and investors. Passionate about working at the intersection of business, technology and law he... read more
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John F.

John Fallone

71 reviews
John Fallone thinks big and gets it done. As an early-stage company attorney, John is also a co-founder of SendHub, the cloud-based phone system making it easier for today’s businesses to communicate with customers and employees. A self-identified geek of processes and efficiency, John plans to get an MBA from Duke’s Fuqua School of Business
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Ashley T.

Ashley Talbot

58 reviews
Ashley Talbot is a business attorney that has gained extensive experience while acting as an outside general counsel for various corporate clients. She primarily focuses on providing legal assistance to small business, startups and entrepreneurs. Ashley has a J.D. in law and a B.A. in Business Administration, which she obtained from the University of San Diego. She founded her own law office, Talbot Law Firm, in 2015.
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Brad B.

Brad Bertoglio

22 reviews
Intellectual property is especially important for businesses that are experiencing growth. Brad Bertoglio focuses his practice on obtaining intellectual property rights for businesses of all types, with emphasis on growth companies. He offers expert legal advice that fast-paced, growing companies can trust. High-quality service is important to Mr. Bertoglio and that is what he provides.
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Peter B.

Peter Boyd

16 reviews
Peter is an entrepreneurial-minded attorney with a practice focused on advising entrepreneurs, companies, and investors on a range of issues including strategic transactions and corporate governance. He developed a solid understanding of business operations as a former management team member of a startup. His goal is to help people assess legal risks so they can make informed decisions.
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Tali B.

Tali Buchman

11 reviews
Tali is a dedicated attorney who established her own firm in 2008 and represents diverse clients from startups to publicly traded corporations. She has a range of expertise including negotiating commercial agreements, protection of intellectual property, and real estate transactions. Before starting her own firm, she was an in-house counsel for a software company and a financial services company.
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John T. V.

John T. Van Geffen

9 reviews
John T. Van Geffen represents a diverse set of clients, including land developers, insurance carriers, airlines, claims petitioners, and high-net-worth individuals in commercial transaction, litigation, and regulatory compliance. He is on the board of directors for Oakland Aviation Museum and is the Western-Pacific regional vice president of the International Air & Transportation Safety Bar Association.
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Vanessa W.

Vanessa Williams

7 reviews
With a background in both economics and business, Vanessa has advised governmental and quasi-governmental agencies as well as small businesses. Interestingly, Vanessa Williams is licensed in both California and Guam and is on the boards of ANZ Guam, a community focused bank, Hagatna Restoration and Redevelopment Authority, and Guam Animals in Need.  
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Feras M.

Feras Mousilli

7 reviews
Feras Mousilli is a technology lawyer with 14 years of experience. He is licensed to practice law in Texas and is also a member of the Texas Patent Bar. Feras holds a J.D. in law, which he obtained after graduating from the University of Texas School of Law. Feras has represented Apple, Dell, Riverbed Technology and numerous other corporate clients. Since June 2016, Feras has been a managing partner at Lloyd Mousilli, LLC.
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Stephanie L.

Stephanie Leland

5 reviews
If you’re a small business or startup, then Stephanie Leland is the lawyer for you. She handles many different transactions for small businesses, like contract drafting and entity formation. Before starting Ceopio Legal, Stephanie gained experience as a senior tax associate at Andersen Tax. While attending law school, she focused on tax and business courses, which helped her hone her focus on small businesses.
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Alec S.

Alec Segarich

4 reviews
Based in San Francisco, CA, Alec Segarich works as a class action and employment lawyer with his two close colleagues Jason Lohr and Roberto Ripamonti. Together they represent employees and consumers in class action lawsuits. Sigarich concentrates in state and federal appellate briefing and arbitration. Most of his cases are about protecting workers’ rights to fair pay in California.
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Tiffany L.

Tiffany Lucas

4 reviews
Tiffany Barmann is a licensed corporate attorney that provides legal services to corporate clients in Australia and the state of Missouri. She has represented many high-state clients, including Nufarm Australia, Plenary Group and Breville Group. She has more than 11 years of experience and holds a J.D. in law, which she received after graduating from the University of Missouri. Tiffany has provided her corporate services to numerous law firms, including Stinson Leonard and Arnold Bloch Leibler.
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Lauren G.

Lauren Grause

2 reviews
Lauren is a general civil attorney who advises clients on business and personal matters. She is an analytical thinker who enjoys a creative approach to resolving legal issues and prides herself in providing relatable advice. Her practice includes general business and contract law, estate planning, real estate, contract drafting and negotiation, and commercial and construction defect litigation.
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Irene G.

Irene Gold

2 reviews
Irina's passion for helping others motivated her to become an attorney. She grew up in the Ukraine, earned her law degree in Philadelphia, and passed the California Bar Exam. Irena opened the Law Offices of Irina S. Puhachevsky to provide quality legal services for those less privileged. She also does pro bono work assisting low-income clients with their family law and estate planning issues.
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Phillip N.

Phillip Neiman

2 reviews
Phillip Neiman has 26 years of experience as an attorney. He mainly specializes in intellectual property law, commercial disputes, commercial contracts, employment matters and real estate. He is licensed to practice law in California and has been a member of the California Bar Association for the past 26 years. Phillip graduated with high honors and received a B.A. in economics in 1985. He also has a J.D. in law. Phillip is the founding president of Neiman Mediation, which he started in 2004.
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Nima A.

Nima A. Katz

2 reviews
Nima Katz is a corporate attorney specializing in fashion and business law. She represents small businesses, designers, stylists, taste-makers, and retailers in a variety of commercial transactions. She brings over ten years of experience, including seven years as a corporate law associate at top-tier New York firms. Nima also studied finance and accounting at NYU’s Stern School of Business.
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John C.

John Crandon

2 reviews
John is an entrepreneur and a senior-level corporate, private equity, and transactions attorney. He has specialized experience in venture finance and business transactions in software, hardware, energy, Internet services, consumer goods, and life sciences. John has raised over $80 million in venture finance for early-stage companies in software and biotech.
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Petra C.

Petra Callahan

2 reviews
Petra Callahan practices law in California. She earned her B.A. in Psychology from Richmond University in London and her J.D. from Chapman University, where she was Article... read more
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Russell B.

Russell Boltwood

2 reviews
Russell Boltwood is an attorney at law with over 24 years of experience. He is licensed to practice law in California and obtained his Juris Doctorate degree in law from the Golden Gate University School of Law. Russell specializes in commercial contracts, mergers and acquisitions, and securities and finances. Some of his most recent corporate clients include Accela, Safeway and Intermolecular. He has been an attorney at Dillingham & Murphy since May 2017.
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Dieter H.

Dieter Hellmoldt

2 reviews
Dieter Hellmoldt knows how important it is for businesses in today’s world, especially technology companies, to protect their intellectual properties. His law firm focuses on helping businesses to do this. Based in California, Dieter has a range of legal experience, appearing in California court and in federal court. He has also worked with law firms across the United States and in Germany as well.
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Michael J. T.

Michael J. Thomas

2 reviews
In 2014 Michael J. Thomas founded Creative Vision Legal with a mission to offer reliable, affordable legal services to small businesses, film makers, and musicians. Since then, he has advised clients in a wide range of industries on intellectual property, business formation, and internet law issues. He has served as a panel attorney for the California Lawyers for the Arts' referral service since 2015. Michael is not just a legal adviser, but he is also a musician and a former recording studio owner, in addition to having worked on anti-trust litigation matters at a national law firm.
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Melissa F.

Melissa Frank

2 reviews
A native of Silicon Valley, Melissa Frank is the chief legal and risk executive of Wingate Industries, Inc. She is also formerly with SunPower Corp. and Texas Instruments/National Semiconductor. She is skilled at managing legal disputes, commercial contracts, and risk mitigation. Melissa is also a member of the Sedona Conference Working Group One, a think-tank for advancing complex legal practices.
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Wei W.

Wei Wang

2 reviews
Pressure tested professional with 5+ years of legal experience, specializing in technology transactions, professional services agreements, master services agreements, for d... read more
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Nathalie G.

Nathalie Gachot

2 reviews
Nathalie is an experienced attorney focused on regulatory compliance for emerging technology companies including data privacy and required reporting. She has a degree from ... read more
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Alexandra F.

Alexandra Frumar

2 reviews
Representing technology companies in structuring, drafting, negotiating, and commercial transactions, Alexandra Frumar supports her clients with everything from strategic alliances to cloud computing issues. Ms. Frumar favors an approach that allows her to become part of her clients’ teams to understand their business models, technology, and goals.
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Chetan G.

Chetan Gupta

2 reviews
Chetan Gupta has nine years’ experience in business law. He focuses on all aspects of business law, including business formation, finances, securities, taxation and employment law. He is licensed to practice law in Delhi, but is also in the process of obtaining a license to practice law in California. Chetan is also a member of the Delhi Bar Council. He has been a managing partner at Chetan Gupta and Associates since 2009.
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Sarah B.

Sarah Brooks

2 reviews
Sarah Brooks is the Senior Strategy Analyst for Pilot44 Labs, and before that she gained experience as a Research and Policy Analyst, as well as a Director of Content Marketing. Her expertise is extensive regarding startups and, other than that, she is a Certified Neutral with the Georgia Commission on Dispute Resolution. Sarah received her J.D. in Business & Corporate Law from the Georgia State University College of Law in 2015. She also has her BA in English Language and Literature.
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Jiang B.

Jiang Bian

2 reviews
Jiang Brian has a background representing global public companies, as well as startup ventures. He represents in areas such as the developing, licensing, selling, acquiring and protecting of intellectual property rights and technology assets. His experience extends to structuring, drafting, negotiating and documenting complex cross-border and domestic technology-based transactions. Jiang attended the George Washington University School of Law.
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Mike R.

Mike Rodenbaugh

2 reviews
Mike started his own Law Firm, known as Rodenbaugh Law in 2007. For almost 8 years, Mike worked as the Senior Legal Director for Yahoo! Inc. - he was in charge of co-managing trademark and domain name inventory and strategy. He has many specialties, some of which include business transactions, counseling and conflict resolution relating to marketing, advertising and intellectual property. Attending the University of San Francisco School of Law, Mike graduated with his J.D. in 1995.
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David B.

David Brayton

2 reviews
David Brayton is a transaction attorney that has more than 20 years of experience. He has represented high-end clients, including Medtronic, Bio-Rad Laboratories, Allergan and more. He is also an expert when it comes to intellectual property laws and international distributions. David is the legal director at Novatris. Prior to this position, he was a senior counsel at Axiom and a member of the Institutional Review Board at Genesys Health System.
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Lindsey M.

Lindsey Mignano

2 reviews
Lindsey Mignano previously worked as an Associate Lawyer for Clyde & Co LLP, an international law firm, as well as LeClairRyan. She has now launched her own law firm, Smith Shapourian Mignano LLP. Serving both emerging and small businesses, Lindsey focuses on business formation, counseling and litigation needs. In 2010, she was awarded her Witkin Award for Academic Excellence and two separate CALI Excellence Awards. Some years later, she was recognized as a "Rising Star" by Super Lawyers.
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Mariam A.

Mariam Amin, Esq.

2 reviews
Mariam Amin is Founding Partner of the law firm, Start It. Before that, she did a lot of legal work for Cumulus Networks and Kiip. Her specialties include company formation, fundraising, drafting contracts, negotiation and providing advice on legal issues faced by startups. She has experience assisting in growth stage opportunities between $10 million and $50 million. Mariam holds a B.A. from U.C. Berkeley and a J.D. from GGU Law School. She is on the Board of Directors of The Daily Californian.
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Kate M.

Kate Merrill

2 reviews
For the past 11 years and counting, Kate has served as the Associate General Counsel and Director of the Mergers and Acquisitions for Intel Corporation. Her prior experience includes working as a Private Equity Associate, as well as a Corporate Associate. She handles legal matters in strategic and commercial transactions, corporate governance, employment, intellectual property and compliance. In 1998, she graduated with her J.D. from The University of Michigan Law School.
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Oscar L.

Oscar Lumen

2 reviews
With over 10 years of experience, Oscar Lumen is the Attorney to call whenever you are facing problems in corporate and securities law, international payments, federal and state compliance and corporate governance. He has experience as a Founder and General Counsel of a startup and specializes in areas such as drafting, negotiation and supervising a regulatory examination. He attended New York Law School after receiving his undergraduate degree from Georgetown University School.
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Anthony L.

Anthony Lewis

2 reviews
Anthony Lewis is a business attorney that provides legal services to corporate clients of any size. He has been licensed to practice law in California and has more than four years of experience. Anthony obtained his Juris Doctor degree from Boston University. Some of his corporate clients include Twitter, AutoDesk and Seragon Pharmaceuticals. He focuses on commercial contracts, mergers, acquisitions and business operations. Anthony is the co-founder of a boutique firm that was founded in 2017.
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Brett J.

Brett Jackson

2 reviews
Brett Jackson is a business lawyer who has been providing his legal services to corporate clients for more than a decade. He has been licensed to practice law in California and obtained his J.D. degree in law from the Stanford Law School. Brett is exceptionally experienced in providing his legal assistance to startup companies and entrepreneurs. He often assists with drafting, negotiating and reviewing commercial contracts. Brett founded his own private legal practice in 2017.
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Shilpa T.

Shilpa Thakur

2 reviews
Shilpa Thakur is a startup attorney that helps new businesses overcome any legal issues they face. She has more than three years of experience and is licensed to practice law in California. Shilpa has represented ClearTax, Fearless Genius, Komli Media and many other corporate clients. She graduated from the University of San Francisco with a Juris Doctorate degree in law. Since August 2014, Shilpa has been an associate at Inventus Law.
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Adam F.

Adam Forest

2 reviews
Adam Forest is a corporate attorney with more than eight years of experience. He focuses on companies in the technology industry. Adam has been licensed to practice law in California and received his legal degree from the University of California in Los Angeles. Adam has also been admitted to the State Bar of California. While Adam primarily specializes in commercial contracts, he is able to assist with any legal matters related to business law.
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Elaine C.

Elaine Chow

2 reviews
Elain Chow is an intellectual property attorney with almost two decades of experience. She is licensed to practice law in California and is also a member of the California Patent Bar. Elaine received her degree in law from the Georgetown University Law Center. She specializes in serving companies in the technology sector, with some of her most recent clients including Microsoft and AMD. She has been a consultant advisor at Jindo Productions since June 2016.
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Jonathan J.

Jonathan Jew-Lim

2 reviews
Jonathan Jew-Lim specializes in corporate related legal matters and has six years of experience. He is licensed to practice law in California. Jonathan obtained his legal degree from the University of California at Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law. He is exceptionally experienced in providing legal assistance to startup companies. Since November 2015, Jonathan has been an associate attorney at Perkins Coie LLP.
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Ryan D.

Ryan David Williams

2 reviews
Ryan David Williams is a business lawyer that specializes in assisting startup companies overcome their legal hurdles. He has more than five years of experience. Ryan is licensed to practice law in New York and California. Some of his most recent clients include Menud and Credit Dream. He is exceptionally experienced in dealing with legal cases related to securities and finances. Ryan founded his own law office in June 2017.
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David N.

David Niebauer

2 reviews
David Niebauer is a business lawyer who focuses on providing his legal services to companies in the technology industry. He has a strong focus on intellectual property law, and often assists the newly formed companies with their legal matters. David is licensed to practice law in California and he obtained his J.D. in law after he graduated from the Brooklyn Law School. Since April 2012, David has been the director of business development, as well as a general counselor at Brillouin Energy Corp.
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Cherie P.

Cherie Porter

2 reviews
Cherie G. Porter is a veteran Silicon Valley attorney who has represented cutting-edge technologies since the early 1990s. Her clients have included seminal founders in CGI... read more
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Hanlen C.

Hanlen Chang

2 reviews
Hanlen Chang is a business lawyer with more than a decade of experience. He is licensed to practice law in California and has a Juris Doctorate degree in law, which he obtained from the Southwestern Law School. Hanlen specializes in providing his legal assistance to startup businesses and entrepreneurs. He is also experienced in dealing with commercial contracts. Hanlen founded his own law offices in August 2013.
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Terrence S.

Terrence Smith

2 reviews
Terrence Smith is a start-op attorney with more than a decade worth of experience. He is licensed to practice law in California and obtained his J.D. in law after he graduated from the Georgetown University Law Center. Terrence specializes in drafting, negotiating and reviewing commercial contracts. He is also experienced in labor and employment law, as well as in mergers and acquisitions. Terrence is currently serving as a partner at Smith & Patel Law.
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Neil D.

Neil Devani

2 reviews
Neil Devani is a corporate counselor with four years of experience. He has been licensed to practice law in California. Neil received his legal degree after he graduated from Stanford Law School. Neil is experienced in dealing with legal matters that involve securities and finances. He often assists startup companies and entrepreneurs with their legal issues. Since November 2016, Neil has been serving as a special advisor at Comar LLP.
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Joshua R.

Joshua Ridless

2 reviews
Joshua Ridless is an attorney at law with more than two decades worth of experience. He is licensed to practice law in California and obtained his J.D. degree in law from the University of California at Berkeley, School of Law (Boalt Hall). Joshua specializes in securities and finances, as well as in mergers and acquisitions. He is also experienced in drafting, negotiating and reviewing commercial contracts. Joshua founded his own legal firm in September 2000.
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Natasha K.

Natasha Keswani

2 reviews
Natasha Keswani is a business lawyer with almost one decade of experience behind her. He has been licensed to practice law in California. Natasha has a J.D. in law, which she obtained after she graduated from the California Western School of Law. She primarily specializes in labor and employment law. Natasha is also skilled in drafting, negotiating and reviewing commercial contracts. She has been serving as a sole practicing attorney since November 2017.
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Sumin K.

Sumin Kim

2 reviews
Sumin Kim is an advisor that primarily focuses on providing legal advice to high-tech startup companies. He has been serving corporate clients in California for the past five years. Sumin obtained his legal degree from the Northwestern University School of Law. He has provided his legal advisory services to LinkedIn, Udemy and many other corporate clients. Since August 2017, Sumin has been serving as a legal counselor at Logitech.
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Darek D.

Darek Defreece

2 reviews
I have been primarily a securities attorney and executive for the past 20 years. I started my career as an associate in a law firm, working with small private hedge fun... read more
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Rupa N.

Rupa Nath

2 reviews
Rupa is a proactive and creative commercial attorney and litigator. She has worked with various types of clients - from growing companies to publicly-traded corporations to... read more
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Eric M.

Eric Malis

2 reviews
Eric advises emerging companies on legal and strategic matters by helping founders fine tune their business models and corporate structures, evaluate partnership opportunit... read more
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Justin G.

Justin Glyer

2 reviews
Justin Glyer is the Founder and Principal of Glyer Media and Entertainment Law. Mr. Glyer is an attorney with over 14 years of media, entertainment, technology and business... read more
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Ashar A.

Ashar Ahmed

2 reviews
I am a legal advisor to my clients on a broad range of corporate matters. I guide them through corporate management and governance, litigation disputes involving complex bu... read more
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Julian B.

Julian Biggs

2 reviews
I have broad experience, both as an attorney and an executive, and am primarily focused on assisting corporate clients with managing their litigation and dispute-processing... read more
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Michael M.

Michael Maxey

2 reviews
Experienced in-house counsel. Technology transactions, startup, business formation, employment matters, equity/stock issues, corporate governance, contract drafting, IP ma... read more
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Mahsa H.

Mahsa Hakimi

2 reviews
Mahsa has devoted herself to creating a progressive private practice without the high cost of larger law firms. Her years of business experience as in-house general counsel... read more
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Lloyd G.

Lloyd Grove

2 reviews
I am an attorney, former police detective and Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), providing innovative, creative, and proactive legal guidance to clients for legally and ethica... read more
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Tony M.

Tony Miller

2 reviews
Tony is an experienced attorney with leading cybersecurity companies. His practice areas include business law, commercial transactions, compliance, including GDPR Readiness... read more
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Ting Tzu (Irena) C.

Ting Tzu (Irena) Chen

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Ting Tzu (Irena) graduated with Master of Laws (LL.M.) from UC Berkeley School of Law with Law & Technology Certificate. Prior to her master's studies, she received Bac... read more
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Aisling C.

Aisling Cronin

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Having obtained my law degree in my homeland of Ireland, I took and passed the New York Bar in 2012. In 2013, I took and passed the California bar. I began my legal career ... read more
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David G.

David Graetz

2 reviews
I am the owner of a solo law office and have been practicing law since 2012. Prior to opening up my practice, I worked at two of the more prestigious law firms in Honolulu,... read more
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Gary R.

Gary Rabkin

2 reviews
Gary takes a business minded approach to helping clients solve issues and grow, shaped by 20+ years of experience, including as head of legal at a $1B manufacturing & s... read more
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Kimon C.

Kimon Cambouroglou

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Kimon assists companies at every stage of development. He practiced law at Kramer Levin, a large New York based international law firm, has been General Counsel of various ... read more
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Dorothy Y.

Dorothy Yamamoto

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I help entrepreneurs, partners, shareholders, and companies draft written agreements; navigate contractual and fiduciary disputes; and advise on and litigate various employ... read more
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Juliana F.

Juliana Fitzpatrick

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Juliana is an Of Counsel for the media production company Two River Pictures. She previously interned for Marvel Entertainment in their General Counsel's office, ABC/Disney television in Standards and Practices, and Pomerantz Haudek LLP working on Employment and Class Action litigation. She also has some experience working on defamation and tenants rights issues.
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Michael S.

Michael Safai

1 review
Michael Safai is a general counsel that focuses on business law. He mainly assists startup and small business with their legal matters, but also has experience in dealing with legal matters that non-profit organizations face. Michael has a J.D. in law and a B.A. in Economics and Astrophysics. He has more than 11 years of experience as an attorney and is licensed to practice law in California. Michael has represented various startup companies and recently worked with Dealsplus.
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Ben R.

Ben Richter

1 review
Having embarked on a few of his own ventures, Ben Richter introduces entrepreneurs to potential new opportunities. He is skilled in explaining complex concepts, ensuring business owners understand financings, vendor negotiations, licensing, and consulting agreements. Mr. Richter also assists in drafting website terms of service, privacy policies, offer letters, and consulting agreements.
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Anna F.

Anna Furniss

1 review
Anna is a San Francisco native who is a litigator and an in-house attorney in all California state and federal courts. She advises entrepreneurs on a variety of subjects including incorporation, employment, and contract drafting. She previously served as a General Counsel for a prominent digital marketing agency. When she is not helping clients prevent lawsuits, she works in digital marketing.
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J.R. E.

J.R. Eppler

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J.R.’s legal experience is well-complemented with a Master of Business Administration. Whether a businesses is incorporating, structuring an investment, or negotiating a new relationship, his firm Eppler Legal will provide practical advice. He has worked with businesses from varied industries throughout their lifecycle and is a passionate advocate for entrepreneurs and small businesses.
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Li Q.

Li Qu

1 review
Li is a foreign and domestically trained attorney whose experience spans the globe with concentrations in the United States and China. Her broad experience includes seven years of in-house experience at publicly traded tech firms and expertise in reviewing, drafting, and negotiating technology-related agreements. Her clients include leading technology giants like Sandisk and Broadvision.
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Arkady I.

Arkady Itkin

1 review
Arkady Itkin is currently working as an Attorney at the Law Office of Arkady Itkin. He started out in 2001 as a Paralegal, working for Choulos, Choulos & Wyle - focusing on litigation support. Whereas now, his focus is on Civil litigation - including employment law, personal injury, medical malpractice and business litigation. In the year 2007, he obtained his J.D. in Law and Trial Advocacy from the University of the Pacific - McGeorge School of Law.
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Robert P.

Robert Preskill

Robert has over 20 years of experience serving highly demanding clients with critical legal goals and has done extensive work in connecting high achievers and visionaries with new opportunities. He works as a transactional lawyer in media, entertainment, franchise, and business. He is a featured lawyer and literary agent in California Lawyer magazine and the San Francisco Chronicle.
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Ronnie G.

Ronnie Gipson

Ronnie is one of the founding partners of Higa & Gipson, PC, a firm that provides personalized representation for commercial clients of all sizes. She advises clients on how to avoid and resolve costly legal disputes in a rapidly changing business world. Ronnie and her team can assist at any stage of company growth from a client in startup mode with a new venture to a client facing litigation.
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Ansel H.

Ansel Halliburton

Ansel focuses his practice on advising startups, growing companies, and entrepreneurs on IP strategy, data privacy and security, export controls, and corporate and securities law issues. He is an expert in all aspects of litigation and has won cases resulting in verdicts in over one million dollars. In addition to being an experienced lawyer, he has been a programmer since he was 10 years old.
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Jesse P.

Jesse Posner

Licensed to practice law in both California and New York, Jesse Posner works out of his office in San Francisco representing technology start-ups in a wide variety of legal matters. Founder of JPosner Law, Posner drafts and negotiates agreements, structures corporate transactions, advises on corporate governance issues, and develops compliance strategies, among other legal services.
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Jeffrey C.

Jeffrey Chen

Serving the San Francisco Bay Area, Jeffrey Chen specializes in small business and real estate law. He provides business services such as business entity formation, preparing agreements, contract disputes, and labor claims. In terms of real estate matters, he assists clients with leases, construction issues, evictions, and property disputes.
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Laura S.

Laura Slezinger

Based in San Francisco, Laura Slezinger is specialized in intellectual property and Internet law. She has counseled startups and entrepreneurs on a broad range of topics including issues related to technology, media, and privacy. In addition to her J.D., Laura holds an LL.M. in Intellectual Property and Technology Law. She has lectured widely and also volunteers her time with Girls in Tech.
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John R.

John Rosenbaum

John's mix of experience with big firms, working as an in-house counsel, and MBA in finance provides him with an in depth understanding on legal and business issues. He previously served as General Counsel of a specialty finance company and advised high-tech corporations and financial institutions on a variety of business matters. He is known for his high energy and innovative thinking.
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Vadim A.

Vadim Alden

Vadim Alden works with companies of all sizes, from startups to large businesses, in employment law cases. This includes advising clients about business formation, drafting employment contracts, and handling commercial real estate leases. He serves as general counsel for several companies, providing advice on executive compensation agreements, policy guidelines, risk management, and more.
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Alisha L.

Alisha Louie

Alisha is the principal of Louie Employment Law. After years of counseling Fortune 500 companies, Silicon Valley start-ups and small businesses, Alisha dedicates her practice solely to advising and counseling individual employees on a variety of employment matters. She is particularly experienced with handling matters for executive-level employees who work in a broad-range of industries.
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Christopher K.

Christopher Karlin

An expert at navigating the Internal Revenue Services sizable tax code, Christopher Karlin is a tax attorney in Pleasant Hill, CA specializing in all things tax-related. He advises business and individuals, as well as nonprofits, on various tax matters using his extensive experience and an LL.M. in Taxation from the Golden Gate University School of Law.
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Alla B.

Alla Barbalat

Alla Barbalat has over five years of experience as a professional business lawyer. She specializes in business formation, commercial contracts, and labor laws. She speaks English and Russian fluently and has been admitted to the Bar Association of San Francisco, UCLA Alumni Association, and the Santa Clara County and Alameda County Bar Associations. Attorney Barbalat is focused on her clients and getting the results they desire. She has a strong commitment to providing pro bono work as well.
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Vincent T.

Vincent Tong

Vincent Tong’s practice, Tong Law, is located in Oakland, California. The goal of his practice is to offer legal solutions that are practical while at the same time offering exceptional customer service. Tong Law is also proud to be a sustainable business: they run a paperless office, boast that their web hosting is 100% wind powered, and they use environmentally friendly products.
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Hannah S.

Hannah Sargent

A former military officer, Hannah is a member of the California State Bar and a graduate of University of California, Berkeley, School of Law. She focuses on litigation, business and commercial law, as well as estate planning. Before graduating law school and opening her own practice, she worked as a clerk for the U.S. attorney’s office in San Jose.
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Zachary S.

Zachary Strebeck

Zacharary is a game lawyer who has experience in the game and software industry to help clients focus on the game development process while protecting their business and intellectual property. He has worked with the startup Crowdfunder and two entertainment companies, including serving as an associate producer and former guest on Entertainment Law Update.
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Jeff R.

Jeff Rechtman

Jeff Rechtman focuses on helping startups and small business navigate an array of legal issues. He is passionate about finding creative solutions and contributing to businesses’ success in any way he can. Additionally, he currently provides counsel to Google as well as working as a technology contracts manager.
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Erin K. D.

Erin K. Daugherty

Erin K. Daugherty is an attorney at law with nine years of experience. She is licensed to practice law in California and is also a member of the Californian Patent Bar. Erin received his Juris Doctor degree in law from the Suffolk University Law School. She specializes in drafting, reviewing and negotiating commercial contracts. Erin has been the senior counselor of legal and business affairs at the Isolation Network between May 2010 and May 2017.
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Kurt F.

Kurt Friedli

Kurt Friedli is a corporate attorney with more than three years of experience. He has been licensed to provide his legal services to clients in California. Kurt obtained a Juris Doctorate degree from the Santa Clara University School of Law. He primarily specializes in patents, as well as trademark and copyright law. Kurt is also experienced in drafting, negotiating and reviewing commercial contracts. He has been serving as legal analytics at RPX Corp since March 2015.
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Stuart H.

Stuart Hays

Stuart is the managing partner at Transbay Law Group, PC. He focuses on transactions including technology licensing, product development, and corporate finance. Before founding Transbay Law Group, Stuart was a corporate partner with a large West Coast law firm. He has served as general counsel to hundreds of technology, manufacturing, defense industry, service sector, and retail companies.
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Jordan Reis C.

Jordan Reis Cohen

Jordan was introduced at an early age to cooking and food culture by his parents. He was urged to pursue a legal career that would bring him face to face with the industry he was so passionate about. After receiving his law degree, he seized the opportunity to create a specialized law firm that serves the Bay Area's burgeoning restaurant, bar, and beverage retail community.
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Mark R.

Mark Ruiz

Mark Ruiz is a corporate attorney who primarily specializes in drafting, negotiating and reviewing commercial contracts. He prefers to work with startup companies, but he has also represented larger clients in the past. Mark has six years of experience, and is licensed to practice law in California. He received his legal degree from the University of San Francisco. Mark founded his own law firm in March 2017.
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Jim T.

Jim Thompson

Jim Thompson is a corporate attorney specialized in international transactions including mergers and acquisitions and brings expertise in a number of corporate matters. Jim holds a J.D. from the University of Denver Strum College of Law and an M.B.A. from the University of Denver Daniels College of Business. He is licensed to practice in New York and is also registered as a foreign attorney in Hong Kong.
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William K.

William Kushner

William Kushner has been practicing as an attorney for over 20 years. He has experience working with technology, healthcare, social media, and consumer products clients. William was also an M&A advisor to an investment bank in New York. This experience enabled him to develop his corporate finance skills which, in turn, has allowed him to offer better legal counsel.
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Jeremy F.

Jeremy Fancher

Jeremy Fancher is a commercial attorney with three years of experience. He is licensed to practice law in California and obtained his Juris Doctorate degree in law from the University of Michigan. Jeremy primarily specializes in reviewing, drafting and negotiating commercial contracts. He is also experienced in labor and employment law. Jeremy has been serving as an associate and a commercial litigation attorney at Bryan Cave since October 2015.
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Pierre Z.

Pierre Zado

Emerging growth, entrepreneurs, and start-up companies have unique legal needs and Pierre Zado understands those needs. Mr. Zado can help with a wide range of start-up activities, including debt/equity financing deals, compliance, licensing, trademarks, and other general formation matters. He has dealt with companies who work in various industries, including consumer, analytics, hardware, life sciences, and more.
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Patrick G.

Patrick Gibbs

Patrick Gibbs has a strong interest in environmental law and renewable energy. He has worked with the Environmental Law and Policy Center researching and advising on solar distributed generation issues. He even conducted proceedings before the public utility commissions. Today, Mr. Gibbs helps wind, solar, and hydro-electric companies and developers meet their legal needs.
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George W.

George Wolff

Attorney George Wolff has received the prestigious AV rating under the Martindale Hubbell’s Independent Lawyer Rating System. He is a skilled lawyer that practices business law and 75 percent of his law firm focuses on construction and real estate litigation. He has helped numerous real estate, construction, and building companies, but also focuses on startup technology companies. Some of his notable clients include PCCi Builders, Falwiler-James, Inc., BBI Construction, and Bank of America, SF.
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Shikha M.

Shikha Mittal

CA bar certified graduate of Santa Clara University School of Law with experience working at a SaaS based startup with an emphasis in contracts and negotiation. Looking for... read more
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Richard R.

Richard Rodriguez-Campbell

Attorney Richard Rodriguez-Campbell is the founder of The Law Office of Richard A. Rodriguez-Campbell in Walnut Creek, California. He counsels clients on matters of business law, estate planning, real estate law, and alcohol law. He is also an experienced litigator at both the state and federal level. Previously, he worked in cancer research. Richard has a J.D. from Pepperdine and also holds a B.S. from UCLA.
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Girard K.

Girard Kelly

California-based attorney Girard Kelly specializes in internet, cybersecurity, privacy, and intellectual property law. He has experience with a number of legal matters, ranging from public policy to emerging technologies. Girard received his J.D. from Santa Clara University School of Law. He also holds a Master’s in Applied Ethics of Science and Technology Policy from Arizona State University.
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Peter S.

Peter Shenkin

Peter established his firm with the intention to help people and provide affordable access to the legal system. He not only provides legal advice, but also educates clients about their issues to better serve their interests. In addition to legal services, he also provides consulting services for sports business and sports law, particularly with stadium development.
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Brian C.

Brian Clarke

Brian Clarke is a business attorney and has 19 years of experience in the legal field. He primarily focuses on providing legal assistance for startups. Brian has extensive experience in intellectual property law and in dealing with legal matters related to transactional law and litigation. He is licensed to practice law in California and received his Juris Doctor law degree from the University of California at Berkeley Boalt Hall School of Law. Brian founded his own law firm in 2013.
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Luthien N.

Luthien Niland

Luthien Niland specializes in business law and primarily focuses on assisting startup businesses with legal advice that will help them start and grow. She focuses on restaurants, food producers and bars, but also has experience in assisting startup companies in other industries with their legal matters. Luthien is licensed to practice law in California. She has a Juris Doctor degree and more than four years of experience as an attorney. She is currently a senior attorney at Bend Law Group PC.
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Delia R.

Delia Ramirez

A transactional attorney with a passion for entertainment, arts, craft beer, and technology, Delia Ramirez is often inspired by her clients. She received her JD from Golden Gate University School of Law where she specialized in intellectual property. Ms. Ramirez focuses on corporate formation and transactions, contract drafting and reviews, and copyright and trademark registration.
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William E.

William Edwin

William has served as an in-house counsel for both public and private companies. His main areas of focus include reviewing, drafting, and negotiating various agreements such as licensing agreements, vendor, and Saas agreements. He has also provided guidance on international matters. William enjoys working effectively to find legal and ethical solutions to challenging problems.
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Shahriar A.

Shahriar Amin Alaghmand

Shahriar Amin Alaghmand went from receiving a JD from Vanderbilt Law School to working at top 100 law firms and Fortune 500 companies including Google, Merrill Lynch, and American Express. Residing in California close to Silicon Valley, Shahriar Amin Alaghmand can help aid startups and tech companies with legal advice. In his former life before becoming an attorney, Shahriar Amin Alaghmand was a series seven certified financial securities representative.
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Mia B.

Mia Butera

Mia Butera has extensive experience with commercial contracts, but has also worked with cases that involve business formation, employment and other business law practice areas. She has represented a large number of companies, ranging from startup to established public companies. These include TrialPay, intuit and Oracle. Mia has gained experience while working as a legal counsel at Instacart between 2014 and 2015, as well as at Pacific Art League between 2013 and 2014.
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Spencer G.

Spencer Gusick

Spencer is a director and associated at Zuora. He has worked with some of the world’s largest companies, including Microsoft, Universal Studios and Facebook. Spencer has experience in different commercial and corporate areas, including litigation, compliance, security and finance. He completed a J.D. in law at the University of Michigan Law School and started his career as an attorney at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP in 1993.
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Masaya U.

Masaya Uchino

Masaya Uchino is the Managing Attorney at Uchino Law Offices with over 5 years worth of experience. His starting job was an Associate for Teraoka & Partners, advising global companies such as Sega, Kikkoman and Japan Food Corporation. Currently, he is assisting social entrepreneurs and small businesses in the Bay Area with their corporate, IP and employment law needs. He obtained his J.D. from University of California, Hastings College of the Law.
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Janelle S.

Janelle Smith

Janelle Smith is experienced in business law and received her license to provide legal services in California five years ago. She obtained her Juris Doctor degree from the University of San Francisco School of Law. Janelle has experience in numerous practice areas, including business formation, employment matters, trademarks and general corporate lawsuits. She is currently a managing partner at Buffett-Kennedy & Smith LLP. Prior to this position, she served as a partner at Stall Parker LLP.
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Annick F.

Annick Fuchs

Annick Fuchs, the former Legal Director for PayPal, is currently a Startup Lawyer in both the Silicon Valley and Europe. With over a decade of legal experience, Annick has been on the Legal Counsel of ABRA, an Associate for Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and even an Associate with White & Case. She is skilled in Corporate Law and Motion Picture Law. Fuchs obtained her Diploma in International Law from the University of Verona.
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Rod T.

Rod Tanner

Rod Tanner has over 20 years’ experience in dealing with business litigation matters. He also has experience with insurance, fraud, contracts and other related practice areas. Rod has been a sole practitioner since 2003, but have worked as an associate at Ropers Majeski and Morrision Knox Holden & Prough prior to becoming a private attorney. He is licensed to practice law in California and received his law degree from the University of Georgia School of Law.
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Joshua D.

Joshua De Larios-Heiman

Joshua De Larios-Heiman is the Managing Attorney of his own Law Offices, as well as a member of the Product Counsel for the Free Law Project. In the past, Joshua has worked as an Attorney for Law Firms such as Weems Law Offices and Ribera Law Firm. His focus is on technology licensing, corporate compliance, privacy law, risk management and product counseling. He obtained his J.D. from the University of San Francisco and studied further with Stanford University Law School.
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Teela S.

Teela Smith

Teela Smith is a licensed attorney in California. She graduated Cum Laude from University of California, Hastings College of the Law. She works as an Associate Attorney in Dimitriou & Associates, P.C. (June 2011 – June 2012) and Tucker Ellis LLP (Sept 2015 – April 2016). She is a Founding Partner at Smith Shapourian Mignano LLP. She was designated a Northern California Rising Star by Super Lawyers Magazine (2015-2016).
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Nicole F.

Nicole Farrar

Nicole Farrar has been an Attorney for 13 years and is currently working for Neat Capital Inc. - overseeing legal, compliance, HR and marketing, as well as assisting with fundraising and strategy. She focuses on startups and emerging growth companies - assisting with the formation, equity administration, hiring and termination of employees and contractors, commercial contract negotiation, and debt and equity financing. She attained her J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law.
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Rachel R.

Rachel Ratliff

For the past 15 years Rachel Ratliff, a Corporate Lawyer from California, has been practicing Law. She started her career as a Paralegal with Powell, Goldstein Frazer & Murphy. Currently, she is the CEO and Founder of Voki Mobile and using her entrepreneurial expertise to enhance her legal capacities. In 1996, she graduated from the Stanford University Law School with her J.D. Prior to that, she obtained her B.A. in Government from the Smith College.
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Michelle C.

Michelle Chan

Michelle Chan is a Lawyer for Innovators and she is currently working at her own Law Offices. Previously, she has done legal work for some big corporations. She started out as a Paralegal for the very well-known law firm, Leigh Day & Co. Her focus areas include business law, commercial contracts, employment, immigration and intellectual property. She graduated from The College of Law, London UK with her Bachelor of Laws.
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Martin S.

Martin Sances

Martin Sances is a business attorney with more than 22 years of experience. He is experienced in contract drafting and reviewing, labor and employment law, and business formation. Some of his most recent clients include Allianz and ABM Industries. Martin is licensed to practice law in California. He obtained his legal degree from the University of Wisconsin Law School. He has been an attorney at Ramsey Law Group since February 2017.
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Nicolas G.

Nicolas Gold

Nicolas Gold is a general business attorney who fundamentally focuses on intellectual property law and commercial contracts. He has more than 20 years of experience and is licensed to practice law in California. Some of the clients that Nicolas has represented includes the Jelly Belly Candy Company, Geo M Martin and Medallia. Nicolas has exceptional experience in providing legal assistance to startup companies. He has been an attorney at Gold Business & IP Law since 2014.
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Ben F.

Ben Fisher

Ben Fisher is a corporate attorney. He has been providing corporate legal services to businesses in California for the past five years. Ben has been the senior corporate counsel at User Testing Inc since 2015. He was also a corporate counsel at Xoject for two years prior to this position. Ben primarily specializes in commercial contracts and often works with startup companies. He obtained his degree in law from the Michigan State University College of Law.
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Darryl Y.

Darryl Yorkey

Darryl Yorkey is a business attorney with six years of experience. He also has extensive experience in the executive management field. Darryl is licensed to provide legal services in California. He received his legal degree from the University Of California Hastings College Of Law. Darryl primarily specializes in business formation and commercial contracts. He started his own legal office in 2011. Darryl was also an assistant director at Stanislaus County between September 2015 and July 2016.
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Karli S.

Karli Sager

A seasoned business professional operating at the intersection of technology, commerce, and law. Expertise - Software license agreements - Cloud terms of service - Inboun... read more
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Colin M.

Colin Murray

Collin Murray is a corporate attorney that focuses on legal matters related to finance, debt, acquisitions and mergers. He also has experience with business formation related cases and other aspects related to business law. Collin has been practicing law in California for seven years. He obtained his Juris Doctor degree from Cornell Law School. Collin was a senior associate at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati between 2014 and 2016, but left the position to start his own law firm.
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Kristen F.

Kristen Frick

Kristen Frick was recently licensed to practice law in Los Angeles, California. She is experienced in dealing with legal matters related to employment law, estate planning, tax law and commercial contracts. Kristen is also skilled in legal research and writing. She received her J.D. from the Loyola University New Orleans College of Law. Kristen has been a tax consultant for Moss Adams LLP since June 2016.
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Selena M.

Selena Medlen

Selena Medlen has been practicing law in California for 14 years. She specializes in drafting and negotiation, commercial contracts, product marketing, digital and social media, privacy, consumer protection, trademark, corporate governance, securities, employment, managing litigation, real estate, and other forms of legal matter. Her prolific career also includes in-house counsel positions such as Jamba Juice Company.
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Ben I.

Ben Isaacson

Ben Isaacson is a technology lawyer that specializes in privacy, marketing, product and advertising-related legal matters. He has more than six years of experience as an attorney and is licensed to practice law in California. Ben obtained his Juris Doctor degree from the Thomas Jefferson School of Law. He has represented PayPal, Sojern and many other corporate clients. Ben has been the senior privacy counselor at Paragon Legal since August 2016.
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Bill P.

Bill Porter

Bill Porter is a California-based business attorney with over two decades worth of experience. He primarily offers his services as an outside counselor and specializes in providing legal assistance to corporate clients in the technology industry. Bill is exceptionally experienced in dealing with commercial contracts, as well as legal matters related to business formation. He has been the head of business operations and legal at ThousandEyes since July 2016.
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Reginald Y.

Reginald Young

Reginald graduated from UCLA Law and has a bachelor's from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He practices business law and securities law, with an emphasis in innovative... read more
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Josh H.

Josh Horowitz

Entrepreneurial counsel with fast-growth, regulatory, international expansion, privacy and operating experience. As the General Counsel of Tilt (YC W12, $64M funding from... read more
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Alene A.

Alene Anello

Alene Anello graduated from Harvard Law School, clerked for a federal district court judge, and worked in house at The Good Food Institute. She now practices impact litigat... read more
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Aaron W.

Aaron Wu

Aaron's practice areas include business law, securities regulations, blockchain technology, cryptoassets/cryptocurrencies, commercial contracts, and real estate. He prefers... read more
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Laura K.

Laura Kyriazis

Sr. Corp. Counsel providing legal/strategic business support to WW Sales, Product Management, Global Supply Chain, R&D, Product Engineering, Information Technology, Hum... read more
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Make sure the contract lawyer you intend to hire has passed the State Bar of California exam. This is a requirement for licensure in all California cities, including San Francisco. After passing the exam, lawyers have five years to apply for admission to the State Bar of California.

Ensure that the lawyer's licensure is current. All attorneys in California must complete 25 hours of legal education every three years to maintain their license for practicing law.

If you're looking for a contract lawyer who specializes in a particular area of law, look for an attorney with certification in that area through the State Bar of California. The Bar offers certification in:

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