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Owen K. on ContractsCounsel
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Owen K.

Commercial Contracts Counsel
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California
11 Yrs Experience
Licensed in AZ, CA
University of San Diego School of Law

I am an experienced transactional attorney with substantial experience (10 years, including at a large national law firm and a public company) in the review/markup and drafting of a wide variety of commercial contracts. I am efficient and business-minded and am capable of taking an aggressive or more modest approach, depending on your preferences, leverage, and urgency. I look forward to working with you! https://www.linkedin.com/in/owenkirk/

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Sarah S.

Principal Attorney and Founder
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Los Angeles
20 Yrs Experience
Licensed in CA
Loyola Law School

With 20 years of transactional law experience, I have represented corporate giants like AT&T and T-Mobile, as well as mid-size and small businesses across a wide spectrum of legal needs, including business purchase agreements, entity formation, employment matters, commercial and residential real estate transactions, partnership agreements, online business terms and policy drafting, and business and corporate compliance. Recognizing the complexities of the legal landscape, I am dedicated to providing accessible and transparent legal services by offering a flat fee structure, making high-quality legal representation available to all. My extensive knowledge and commitment to client success establishes me as a trusted advisor for businesses of all sizes.

Edward R. on ContractsCounsel
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Edward R.

Attorney
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San Diego, CA
21 Yrs Experience
Licensed in CA
University of San Diego

I have been a California since 2003 when I graduated from the University of San Diego School of Law and have worked in-house and at several major law firms before starting my own practice. I specialize in intellectual property and other business-related issues and have helped many entrepreneurs grow their ideas into profitable businesses.

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Andrew A.

Managing Partner
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Charlotte NC and SF CA
3 Yrs Experience
Licensed in CA
Thomas Jefferson School of Law

I am the Managing Partner of Adams Global Immigration, a Business Immigration Law firm focusing on nonimmigrant visa processing (H-1B, L-1, E-2, E-3, O-1, TN, etc.) and immigrant visa processing (EB-1, EB-2, EB-3, PERM, NIW, etc.). I have many years of business immigration experience, including legal work at Jackson and Hertogs, Fragomen, E&M Mayock, and as a Freelance Immigration Specialist. My specialization includes complicated Request for Evidence responses and high-volume nonimmigrant visa preparation. I can provide legal advice regarding employment visa preparation, unique international travel issues, and various other complex immigration matters. Prior to joining Jackson & Hertogs in 2018, I served as a Certified Law Clerk with the San Diego Public Defender office through Thomas Jefferson School of Law (TJSL). In this role, I argued over 40 hearings in state court for criminal juvenile matters, adult misdemeanors, and adult felonies. I subsequently joined the TJSL Removal Defense clinic, wherein I argued and won a full asylum trial in Federal Court for a Moroccan refugee fleeing severe LGBTQ persecution.

Maria A. on ContractsCounsel
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June 29, 2023

Maria A.

Attorney
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Los Angeles, CA
7 Yrs Experience
Licensed in CA
Whittier Law School

Maria is a family law attorney dedicated to helping you navigate the complexities of personal and family legal matters with compassion and efficiency. From divorce and child custody disputes to marital agreements and domestic violence cases, Maria provides personalized legal solutions tailored to your unique circumstances. With her extensive knowledge of family law, she strives to protect your rights, advocate for your best interests, and empathetically guide you towards a positive resolution. Trust Maria to be your reliable advocate during these difficult times, ensuring that your family's well-being is safeguarded every step of the way. Let's work together to find the best legal path forward for you and your loved ones.

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May 22, 2023

Sage Law Firm S.

Attorney
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San Diego, California
15 Yrs Experience
Licensed in CA
University of Michigan

Dean represents client in all manners of tax controversy and provides comprehensive business consulting to corporations, LLCs, and non-profits. He has worked with multi-national companies, but most enjoys assisting small businesses with all legal matters from formation to dissolution. Dean routinely represents individuals and businesses before the IRS and various state taxation agencies. From audits to appeals, he works closely with his clients to reach favorable outcomes and beneficial resolutions. Though he assists many clients in his home state of California, Dean values working with a diverse clientele throughout the country.

Keren G. on ContractsCounsel
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July 13, 2023

Keren G.

Partner
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New Orleans
16 Yrs Experience
Licensed in CA, LA, NV
University of California, Davis School of Law

Keren E. Gesund has extensive litigation expense. She has successfully defended and prosecuted claims against debt collectors, banks, credit reporting agencies, subcontractors, manufacturers and consumers who have suffered harassment or injury. She handles contentious business and commercial cases for both plaintiffs and defendants in state and federal court.

Thomas G. on ContractsCounsel
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July 16, 2023

Thomas G.

Attorney
Free Consultation
Manhattan, KS
9 Yrs Experience
Licensed in CA
University of La Verne

After graduating law school in 2015, I practiced for a few years in LA, then becoming a contractor for large litigation projects. Now working from home in Kansas, I can offer LA service at Midwest prices.

Dilini L. on ContractsCounsel
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July 18, 2023

Dilini L.

Attorney
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California
9 Yrs Experience
Licensed in CA
University of California, Berkeley School of Law

I am an attorney licensed in California with particular experience in local policy work, workplace justice, and environmental law. I have authored or co-authored over 30 amicus briefs (including one for which I received an Amicus Service Award from the International Municipal Lawyers Association), have extensive experience researching state law across the country and across issue areas, and pride myself in clearly and concisely distilling complex and/or technical legal concepts for lawyers and non-lawyers alike.

Albert I. on ContractsCounsel
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July 25, 2023

Albert I.

Attorney
Free Consultation
Irvine, California
36 Yrs Experience
Licensed in CA
Pepperdine University SOL

Construction lawyer practicing in Southern California since 1988. Have extensive experience in construction contracts and forms drafting, negotiating. I also serve as counsel for large material suppliers and have extensive experience in commercial transactions, drafting and negotiation of commercial documents including dealerships, NDAs, etc.

Luiza D. on ContractsCounsel
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November 1, 2023

Luiza D.

Business/IP Lawyer
Free Consultation
San Diego, California
6 Yrs Experience
Licensed in CA
Thomas Jefferson School of Law

I represent business owners throughout California with their business, IP and employment law matters.

Myrna L. on ContractsCounsel
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August 1, 2023

Myrna L.

Attorney/Contract Manager
Free Consultation
San Francisco
3 Yrs Experience
Licensed in CA
Lincoln Law School of Sacramento

I have been a Contract Manager for the State of California for 13 years, negotiating and developing contracts and grants funded by federal and state government. As an owner of a real estate/property management company and real estate asset manager for corporations, non profit organizations and government entities, I negotiated sales and managements of industrial, commercial, and residential properties including development of contracts, leases, subleases, options, and sales agreements. As an attorney, I have worked on labor/employment cases, family law, and probate cases.

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Promissory Note

California

Asked on Jun 8, 2023

When to use a promissory note?

I recently started a small business and am in need of a loan to expand operations. I am researching the different types of financing available to me and came across promissory notes. I am unfamiliar with the process and need guidance on when a promissory note is appropriate for my loan.

Russell M.

Answered Jun 30, 2023

I'd be happy to explain what a promissory note is and provide context regarding its use in financing a business, as well as alternatives. A promissory note is a legal document that outlines a borrower's promise to repay a specific amount of money to a lender within a defined period of time. It serves as evidence of a debt and includes details such as the principal amount, interest rate, repayment terms, maturity date, and any additional terms and conditions agreed upon by both parties. Promissory notes are commonly used in business financing to secure loans from individuals, financial institutions, or even other businesses. They are a formal way to document the terms of a loan and provide legal protection to both the borrower and lender. In the context of financing a small business, promissory notes can be a suitable option when: 1. Borrowing from family and friends: If you're seeking funding from personal contacts, a promissory note can formalize the agreement, clarify repayment terms, and protect relationships. 2. Seeking private financing: Promissory notes can be used to secure loans from private investors or other businesses. They offer flexibility in negotiating terms, allowing you to tailor the agreement to your specific needs. 3. Exploring alternative lending options: In some cases, small businesses may face challenges obtaining loans from traditional financial institutions. Promissory notes can be an alternative financing method that appeals to investors looking for higher returns or businesses with unique circumstances. However, it's essential to consider alternative financing options alongside promissory notes. Here are a few alternatives to keep in mind: 1. Bank loans: Traditional bank loans often offer favorable interest rates and longer repayment terms. They may require more documentation and have stricter qualification criteria, but they can be an attractive option for businesses with a solid credit history and established operations. 2. Small Business Administration (SBA) loans: The SBA provides government-backed loans to small businesses. These loans typically offer competitive terms, including longer repayment periods and lower down payments, but they often involve more paperwork and longer approval processes. 3. Equity financing: Instead of borrowing money, some businesses opt to sell equity in their company in exchange for funding. This approach involves giving up a portion of ownership but can provide access to larger amounts of capital and potentially benefit from the expertise of investors. 4. Crowdfunding: Crowdfunding platforms allow businesses to raise funds from a large number of individuals, often in exchange for rewards or equity. It can be a viable option for startups or businesses with unique products or ideas. When considering financing options, it's crucial to assess factors such as the cost of borrowing, repayment terms, the impact on ownership, and the specific needs and goals of the business. Working with a financial advisor can help you evaluate the pros and cons of each option and determine the most suitable approach for your business's financing needs. For more, you can check out this excellent overview on Investopedia: https://www.investopedia.com/terms/p/promissorynote.asp

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Debt Settlement Agreement

Washington

Asked on Jul 30, 2023

When to use a debt settlement agreement?

I have recently been struggling to pay off my credit card debt, and I'm trying to find the best way to settle this debt. I am considering a debt settlement agreement, but I'm not sure when it is appropriate to use one. I understand that a debt settlement agreement is a legally binding agreement between a creditor and a debtor, and I want to know if this is a viable option for my situation.

Merry A.

Answered Aug 25, 2023

I only just saw your question - sorry you have been waiting since July 30, 2023! Whether a settlement agreement is your best choice is very fact-specific. In many situations, it's a good option if you can negotiate a far lower pay-off amount, but in some situations bankruptcy and a "clean slate" is the best option. Many legal servies/legal aid offices may offer free debt assistance -if it's not too late, I suggest that you contact such an office.

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Business Contract

Texas

Asked on May 31, 2022

i need a lawyer to help me make a offering memorandum for my startup private hedgefund, i dont know where to start and how much will it cost?

i just started a trading firm( hedgefund) with my other 2 partner , and my broker request an PPM to finish open up an trading account

Jane C.

Answered Jul 12, 2022

I suggest you place a proposal on the site for lawyers to bid on. My firm and other lawyers on this platform can assist you.

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