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Raleigh, NC
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University of North Carolina

Brad is a business attorney with experience helping startup and growing companies in a variety of industries. He has served as general counsel for innovative companies and has developed a broad knowledge base that allows for a complete understanding of business needs.

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City University School of Law

Seasoned negotiator, mediator, and attorney providing premier legal advice, services, and representation with backgrounds in the following but not limited to law areas: business/commercial (restaurant & manufacturing), contracts, education, employment, family and matrimonial, healthcare, real estate, and probate & wills/trusts

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Michael B.

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Illinois
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University of the Pacific

Michael has extensive experience advising companies from start-ups to established publicly-traded companies . He has represented businesses in a wide array of fields IT consulting, software solutions, web design/ development, financial services, SaaS, data storage, and others. Areas of expertise include contract drafting and negotiation, terms of use, business structuring and funding, company and employee policies, general transactional issues as well as licensing and regulatory compliance. His prior experience before entering private practice includes negotiating sales contracts for a Fortune 500 healthcare company, as well as regulatory compliance contracts for a publicly traded dental manufacturer. Mr. Brennan firmly believes that every business deserves a lawyer that is both responsive and dependable, and he strives to provide that type of service to every client.

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Houston, Texas
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South Texas College of Law

George Oggero is a down-to-earth lawyer who understands that his clients are human beings. He is a lifelong Houston resident. He graduated from St. Thomas High School and then Texas A&M University. He obtained his Doctor of Jurisprudence from South Texas College of Law in 2007. He is experienced in real estate, criminal defense, civil/commercial matters, personal, injury, business matters, general counsel on-demand, and litigation.

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William and Mary

My clients are often small and medium size technology companies, from the "idea" stage to clients who may have raised a round or three of capital and need to clean up a messy cap table. I help with all legal matters related to growth that keep founders up at night - hiring people, allocating equity, dealing with shareholders and investors, client negotiations and early litigation counseling (before you need a litigator). I've seen a lot, and because I run my own business, I understand the concerns that keep you up at night. I’ve been through, both on my own and through other clients, the “teething” pains that will inevitably arise as you scale-up – and I’m here to help you. I have over 20 years international experience devising and implementing robust corporate legal strategies and governance for large multinationals. I now focus on start-ups and early/medium stage technology companies to enable a sound legal foundation for your successful business operations. Many of my clients are international with US based holding companies or presences. My 17 years abroad helps me "translate" between different regimes and even enabling Civil and Common Law lawyers to come together. Regularly, I handle early stage financings including Convertible Notes, Seed and Series A/B financings; commercial and technology contracts; international transactions; tax; mergers and acquisitions.

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Benjamin M.

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Atlanta, GA
12 Yrs Experience
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Georgia State University

Experienced Attorney focused on transactional law, payments processing, banking and finance law, and working with fintech companies with a demonstrated history of driving successful negotiations in technology sourcing and transactions and strong understanding of government contracts and the procurement process

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Bedford, New Hampshire
13 Yrs Experience
Licensed in MA, NH
University of Arizona

I am an experienced technology contracts counsel that has worked with companies that are one-person startups, publicly-traded international corporations, and every size in between. I believe legal counsel should act as a seatbelt and an airbag, not a brake pedal!

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John H.

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Mobile, AL
13 Yrs Experience
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Thomas Goode Jones School of Law

John Daniel "J.D." Hawke is an experienced attorney with a law practice in Mobile, Alabama. He was born in Fairhope, Alabama and after earning his undergraduate degree at Auburn University, he received a law degree from Thomas Goode Jones School of Law in 2010. After law school, he formed the Law Office of J.D. Hawke LLC and over the last decade he has fought incredibly hard for each and everyone of his clients. His practice focuses on representing people facing criminal charges and clients dealing with family law matters. In addition to criminal defense and domestic relations cases, he also regularly handles contract disputes, personal injury cases, small business issues, landlord/tenant disputes, document drafting, and estate planning. He is licensed to practice law in the State of Alabama and the United States District Court for the Southern District of Alabama.

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Thomas C.

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Denver, CO
11 Yrs Experience
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University of Colorado Law School

Thomas Codevilla is Partner at SK&S Law Group where he focuses on Data Privacy, Security, Commercial Contracts, Corporate Finance, and Intellectual Property. Read more at Skandslegal.com Thomas’s clients range from startups to large enterprises. He specializes in working with businesses to build risk-based data privacy and security systems from the ground up. He has deep experience in GDPR, CCPA, COPPA, FERPA, CALOPPA, and other state privacy laws. He holds the CIPP/US and CIPP/E designations from the International Association of Privacy Professionals. Alongside his privacy practice he brings a decade of public and private transactional experience, including formations, financings, M&A, corporate governance, securities, intellectual property licensing, manufacturing, regulatory compliance, international distribution, China contracts, and software-as-a-service agreements.

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Lyndsey G.

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Roseville, MN
10 Yrs Experience
Licensed in MN
Mitchell Hamline College of Law

Attorney of 6 years with experience evaluating and drafting contracts, formation document, and policies and procedures in multiple industries. Expanded to estate planning last year.

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Dani E.

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Georgia
15 Yrs Experience
Licensed in GA
Western Michigan University’s Cooley Law School

Dani is a trusted legal professional with expertise in contracts and corporate legal operations. Dani supports customers in reviewing and negotiating both buy and sell side agreements, including but not limited to Master Services Agreements, Licensing Agreements, SaaS Agreements, Supply Agreements, Commercial Contracts, Healthcare Contracts, IT Contracts, Vendor Contracts and Non-Disclosure Agreements. She also assists with negotiation strategy, contract lifecycle, privacy issues, legal policy setting, process improvement, corporate governance, force majeure clauses and template harmonization and playbook development. Dani has proven success drafting, negotiating and advising executive leadership on contracts to drive outcomes in line with defined strategic objectives. Dani is based in Georgia and holds a law degree from Western Michigan University’s Cooley Law School.

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Employment Legal Questions and Answers

Employment

Noncompete Agreement

Delaware

Asked on Dec 12, 2023

Employee contract, such as non compete/non solicit, could having this contract ever result in criminal/jail time?

If someone accuses you of fraud, because they believe you never had intended to honor your employment contract such as non-compete/non-solicit. Could this ever become a criminal case, resulting in criminal/jail time?

Matthew S.

Answered Dec 16, 2023

No, at worst, it is a breach of a contract which is a civil matter to be handled in civil court.

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Employment

Employment Contract

New York

Asked on Apr 15, 2023

What should be included in my employment contract?

I am a small business owner looking to hire an employee for the first time. I have never written an employment contract before, so I am unsure of what should be included in the contract to ensure that it is legally binding and protects both the employee and me. I am looking for advice on what should be included in the contract to ensure that my interests and those of my employee are adequately protected.

Donya G.

Answered Apr 18, 2023

Hello, Congratulations on your business. Here are some things that need to be in the agreement - amount you will pay them, when you will pay, the term of the employment, confidentiality, non solicit. Since you have never done this before, I would like to suggest that you hire an attorney to get it done to ensure it is done correctly. I am a NY attorney with over 20 years of experience. I assist small businesses like yours with their employment, vendor, investment and all their contract needs. I would love to assist you. You can contact me on the Contracts Counsel website or on my personal page - Donya Gordon Looking forward to talking to and working with you Sincerely Donya Gordon

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Employment

Noncompete Agreement

New York

Asked on Jun 4, 2023

Noncompete agreement and industry restrictions?

I recently signed a Noncompete Agreement with my current employer. I am looking to explore other opportunities in my industry and want to know what restrictions my noncompete agreement might have on me. I am interested in understanding the limitations of the agreement and if there are any potential implications of taking a job in the same industry.

Danielle G.

Answered Jul 11, 2023

In order to ascertain the limitations and implications, you would need to review the specific language of the agreement. If the non-compete is very broad, it's possible it would not be enforceable. In New York, for a non-compete agreement to be enforceable, it must be for a reasonable period of time and limited geographic scope. It also must protect the employer's legitimate interest. For example, the restrictions must protect confidential information or specialized skills you gained while on the job, or some other legitimate interest. If the agreement goes beyond those limitations, a court could find the non-complete to be unreasonable and unenforceable, in whole or in part. As to what restrictions your specific non-compete imposes (and the reasonableness of those restrictions), you would need to look at the specific language in the agreement. If you are unsure about the limitations, you should seek advice of counsel to help decipher the extent it would apply to your industry in general, and the likelihood it would be enforceable in court.

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Employment

Employment Agreement

New York

Asked on Nov 8, 2022

In-House Counsel hired as an independent contractor - Seeking clarification on indemnity insurance

Hi I am an attorney barred in New York, and I recently started as in-house counsel for tech start up. They have hired me as an independent contractor and I am seeking clarification as to whether this can be done and also what the appropriate indemnity insurance should be for me. I hope someone can assist. Thanks! Christina Chelliah

Erdal T.

Answered Nov 11, 2022

I would have to see the employment agreement/contract. Also, if you have a job description with duties, responsibilities, in-office/hybrid/WFH requirements, reporting requirements, etc that would help.

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Employment

Severance Agreement

New York

Asked on Jun 7, 2023

Updating a severance agreement?

I recently received a severance agreement from my employer and I am unsure if the terms are appropriate for my situation. I was laid off due to restructuring and I am looking to make sure that I am receiving the best possible terms from the agreement. I'm not sure if the agreement should be updated or if it is fair as it is currently written.

Erdal T.

Answered Jul 11, 2023

I would have to see the severance to see if the terms are fair.

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