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Taren C.

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Royal Palm Beach, Florida
4 Yrs Experience
Licensed in FL
Nova Southeastern University

The Castro Law Firm, located in Royal Palm Beach, Florida, provides a range of legal services to clients that focus on probate, estate plannnig and business matters. Our staff is fluent in Spanish. We offer free consultations and virtual appointments.

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Artem (Art) V.

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New York
2 Yrs Experience
Licensed in NY
Fordham University School of Law

Art is an attorney licensed to practice in New York, specializing in business and corporate law. His expertise encompasses a wide range of services, including corporate governance, finance transactions, contractual issues, non-disclosure agreements, intellectual property, and privacy matters. Art's professional experience also includes advising institutional lenders in the commercial real estate sector on financing, restructuring, and workout projects. Passionate about supporting the growth and development of start-ups, as well as small and mid-sized corporations, Art offers customized legal solutions for a broad spectrum of concerns related to corporate matters, contracts, and general business affairs. His approach is tailored to meet the unique needs of each client, ensuring comprehensive support in navigating the complexities of the legal landscape.

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Tayane O.

Attorney
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Boca Raton, Florida
7 Yrs Experience
Licensed in FL
Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad College of Law

Tayane M. Oliveira is a founding partner at Vannucci Oliveira. With a concentration in family law, Tayane is renowned for her commitment to providing compassionate yet powerful representation to her clients. Her experience as an associate attorney at Brodzki Jacobs & Brook, coupled with her unwavering dedication to her clients' welfare, prepared her for her current role at Vannucci Oliveira. Tayane's academic achievements are a testament to her rigorous intellectual curiosity and dedication to her profession. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice, supplemented by a minor in Psychology, from Florida Atlantic University in 2013. The culmination of her academic pursuit came in 2017, when she earned her Juris Doctor degree, cum laude, from the esteemed Nova Southeastern University's Shepard Broad College of Law. Before co-founding Vannucci Oliveira, Tayane honed her skills in the heat of the courtroom, representing clients in an array of general civil litigation matters. This diversified exposure instilled in her an ability to tackle complex legal challenges, a skill she employs to benefit her clients in family law. Originally from Brazil, Tayane brings an international perspective to her practice. When not delving into legal briefs or advocating for her clients, she indulges in travelling, reading, spoiling her puppies, and exercising, activities that not only rejuvenate her but also provide her with a broader perspective on the world and her practice. *Supreme Court Certified Portuguese Speaking Mediator

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McCoy S.

Founding Attorney
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Portland, Oregon
33 Yrs Experience
Licensed in CA, NY, OR, WA
University of Virginia

P. McCoy Smith is the Founding Attorney at Lex Pan Law LLC, a full-service technology and intellectual property law firm based in Portland, Oregon, U.S.A and Opsequio LLC, an open source compliance consultancy. Prior to his current position, he spent 20 years in the legal department of a Fortune 50 multinational technology company as a business unit intellectual property specialist; among his duties was setting up the free & open source legal function and policies for that company. He preceded his in-house experience with 8 years in private practice in a large New York City-based boutique intellectual property law firm, working simultaneously as a U.S. patent litigator and U.S. patent prosecutor. He was also a patent examiner at the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office prior to attending law school. He is licensed to practice law in Oregon, California & New York and to prosecute patent applications in the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office; he is also a registered Trademark and Patent Agent with the Canadian Intellectual Property Office. He has degrees from Colorado State University (Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering, with honors), Johns Hopkins University (Masters of Liberal Arts) and the University of Virginia (Juris Doctor). While in private practice, and continuing into his in-house career, he taught portions of the U.S. patent bar exam for a long-standing and well-known patent bar exam preparation course, and from 2014-2020 was on the editorial board of the Journal of Open Law, Technology & Society (JOLTS), and starting in 2023 will be on the editorial board of the American Intellectual Property Law Quarterly Journal (AIPLAQJ). He is the author or co-author of chapters on open source and copyright and patents in “Open Source Law, Policy & Practice” (2022, Oxford University Press). He lectures frequently around the world on free and open source issues as well as other intellectual property topics.

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Eliza J.

Family Law Attorney
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3 Yrs Experience
Licensed in CA
JFKU SCHOOL OF LAW

Eliza brings a distinguished track record of delivering outstanding results for her clients, showcasing expertise across a spectrum of legal areas. Eliza is not just an attorney; she's your dedicated advocate with a proven record of achieving excellent results for her clients. Her representation spans numerous family law cases, including dissolutions, custody, support, probate, and civil litigation matters. Eliza's unique background as a Registered Nurse and licensed Attorney sets her apart. Before establishing her law practice, she served as a Registered Nurse in various hospitals across Los Angeles and the Bay Area. Notably, she contributed to prominent institutions such as Los Angeles County Public Health and the City of Anaheim. Additionally, Eliza ventured into entrepreneurship, managing her own Professional Fiduciary and Consulting business. Her legal acumen extends to civil litigation, personal injury, medical malpractice, nursing home abuse, worker's compensation, and family law matters. Eliza earned her Bachelor's Degree in Nursing and Public Health from CSU Dominguez Hills. In 2008, she furthered her education, obtaining a Master's Degree in Nursing, Administration, and Healthcare Management, along with a Quality Improvement Certificate. Eliza culminated her academic journey by earning her law degree from the JFK University of Law in 2016. Eliza's multidisciplinary background uniquely positions her to navigate the intricacies of legal matters, offering a comprehensive and compassionate approach to her client's diverse needs. Eliza's diverse background uniquely positions her to understand and address your legal needs comprehensively. Trust her to navigate your case with care and dedication, ensuring you receive the support you deserve.

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Kenneth W.

Lawyer
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Mount Laurel Township
5 Yrs Experience
Licensed in NJ
Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University

Committed to a career in advocacy as an attorney, educator, and consultant, I specialize in education, family, personal injury, and criminal law. While at John Rue & Associates LLC, I led litigation and alternative dispute resolution, handling complex class-action lawsuits involving discrimination, privacy, administrative, and education law. I also directed conflict resolution through mediation, reducing costs and securing favorable client outcomes. While in law school, I served as a law clerk at Wilson Elser, excelling in crafting answers, overseeing discovery, attending depositions, and conducting exhaustive legal research. My responsibilities extended to preparing deposition summaries, assisting in motion practice, drafting persuasive briefs, evaluating cases, and contributing to trial preparations. I thrived in managing client affairs, supporting colleagues, and ensuring compliance with relevant laws. I am eager to explore opportunities to contribute my skills and passion to impactful projects aligned with client needs. I look forward to discussing opportunities and demonstrating how my qualifications will meet client needs.

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Event Planning Legal Questions and Answers

Event Planning

Liability Waiver

California

Asked on Nov 25, 2023

Does every event need a liability waiver?

I am an event planner and I am in the process of planning an event. I am aware that liability waivers can be used to protect against legal action if an accident or injury occurs during the event. I am wondering if it is necessary to have a liability waiver for every event, regardless of the size or type of event. I am trying to determine the best way to ensure the safety of my guests and myself.

Luiza D.

Answered Dec 1, 2023

In California, using liability waivers for events is a common practice to help protect organizers from legal claims arising from injuries or damages that may occur during the event. However, whether an organizer needs a liability waiver, or not, for every event depends on various factors, including the type of event, the potential risks involved, and local regulations. Some events, especially those involving physical activities or potential hazards, may have a higher risk of injuries, making liability waivers more advisable. However, even for lower-risk events, organizers may choose to use liability waivers as an extra layer of protection. It's essential to consult with a California lawyer who is familiar with the local regulations of where the event will take place to determine whether a liability waiver is necessary for your specific event and what language to include in the waiver.

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