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September 20, 2023

Jeffrey A.

Business Attorney & Advisor
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19 Yrs Experience
Licensed in IL
University of Denver College of Law

Trusted legal counsel and business advisor to businesses and executive teams in the software, financial, and technology industries. Practice areas include commercial transactions, licensing, SaaS/PaaS/IaaS delivery models, software product development, regulatory compliance, new business formation, employment matters, and general corporate matters.

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Frank V.

Partner
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Chicago, IL
15 Yrs Experience
Licensed in IL
University of Illinois

Navy veteran with 14 years experience practicing law in Chicago.

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September 6, 2023

Andre T.

Attorney
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Chicago
31 Yrs Experience
Licensed in IL, MO
University of Missouri - Columbia

Commercial Litigation attorney providing advice and counsel to management regarding employment related matters and risk management issues

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September 6, 2023
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September 12, 2023

Sarah P.

Attorney
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Lemont, Illinois
10 Yrs Experience
Licensed in IL
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Sarah graduated magna cum laude from the University of Illinois College of Law in 2013. Prior to opening her own practice, Sarah worked in a large law firm defending corporate clients. She then transitioned to a smaller firm where her longing to serve clients in the surrounding community became evident. With her prior experience, Sarah opened her own firm in 2016 and has since served Lemont and the surrounding areas.

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September 19, 2023

Sahil M.

Principal Attorney
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Chicago, IL, United States
3 Yrs Experience
Licensed in DC, IL
University of Illinois - Chicago School of Law

Drishti Law is devoted to assisting clients identify and protect their competitive advantage by establishing a capitalization strategy that adapts to their needs. Our expertise focuses on developing competent asset management strategies for innovators, creators, startups, and businesses. Additionally, navigating the current IP trends require a seamless experience that is personable and reflective of your goals. The principal attorney, Sahil Malhotra, founded Drishti Law because of his deep passion and ever-evolving interest in Intellectual property and Data Privacy. We take a holistic approach in balancing the risk and rewards as it relates to the development, management, and capitalization of your assets. Our ability to implement complex litigation and prosecution services permits effective execution of trademark, trade secret, copyright, and data privacy for individuals and businesses. It begins with creating a client-centric environment that develops trust through efficient decision making and instituting creative solutions.

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Katherine V.

Attorney
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Frankfort, Illinois
26 Yrs Experience
Licensed in IL
DePaul University College of Law

I am a skilled legal researcher and writer with a background in contract drafting and negotiation as well as litigation. I've served as an arbitrator for the past three years and have presided over nearly 400 binding arbitrations for an online dispute resolution platform. Additionally, I am a content writer and editor for the insurance division of LexisNexis. In my role as a contractor for LexisNexis, I research, draft, and edit high-quality legal reference tools on a variety of insurance topics for use by lawyers and insurance industry professionals.

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January 29, 2024

Bill C.

Business Lawyer
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Chicago
11 Yrs Experience
Licensed in IL
Arizona State University

I am a corporate business and securities attorney licensed in Illinois with more than a decade of legal experience holding both a J.D. and Master in Law in Taxation. I specialize in advising technology companies in the cryptocurrency space with regulatory compliance (eg. securities law, FinCen, and MSB rules) and cybersecurity matters (eg. GDPR, HIPAA, and CCPA), licensing agreements (SaaS, End User Licensing Agreement, Master License Agreement and etc), brokerage agreements, vendor agreements, revenue share agreements, affiliate agreements, and other related business and technology contracts. Having served as both an outside and an in-house counsel, I have worked with many early stage and mid-size companies, including blockchain companies with issued tokens in the top 100 ranking. With a strong understanding of core business needs for cryptocurrency companies and the ability to translate business needs into legal requirements, I have successfully helped businesses in the cryptocurrency space establishing their contracts, meeting regulatory compliance requirements (SEC, FinCen), and negotiating contracts with partners and vendors.

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April 13, 2024

Rocio F.

Attorney
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Munster, Indiana
25 Yrs Experience
Licensed in IL
The John Marshall Law School

Skilled attorney with particular experience in investigations, document review, corporategovernance, FCPA matters, real estate and regulatory matters, excels at providing sound adviseand savvy solutions while ensuring the highest level of professionalism and integrity.

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April 21, 2024

Jocelyn W.

Attorney
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Venice, CA
11 Yrs Experience
Licensed in IL, MN
Vermont Law School

Jocelyn A. Walters-Hird focuses her practice on conservation law and other real estate matters. She has provided counsel on dozens of conservation easement transactions as well as fee sales and acquisitions, including the structuring, negotiating, and closing of such projects. Prior to joining the conservation community, Jocelyn worked as a litigator, which has informed her approach to drafting workable documents and resolving post-transaction issues. With both in-house counsel and private practice experience, Jocelyn has a unique skillset allowing her to problem solve and provide sound legal advice to land trusts, landowners, and other organizations. She is the former Sr. Staff Attorney at the Minnesota Land Trust, where she led the legal team of the state’s largest non-profit land trust. She also worked as Attorney for Conservation Partners, LLP, a nationally-recognized boutique law firm that has assisted land trusts and landowners in protecting hundreds of thousands of acres of land. Jocelyn now serves as Contracted Counsel for the firm.

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May 8, 2024

Lisa C.

Attorney
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Chicago, Illinois
27 Yrs Experience
Licensed in IL
Northwestern Pritzker School of Law

Lisa Copland Gordon is a seasoned litigator who has practiced law in Illinois for over 25 years. She is a graduate of Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, with a concentration in Civil Litigation and Dispute Resolution. Lisa earned her undergraduate degree from Princeton University. Lisa provides counsel to clients in real estate matters including purchasing, selling, HOA and lease issues. She also represents clients and small businesses in all Cook County courthouse locations.

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May 23, 2024

Marcia P.

Attorney
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Valparaiso, Indiana
7 Yrs Experience
Licensed in IL, IN
The John Marshall Law School

Marcia is an experienced business litigation and transactional attorney providing general counsel to individuals and small businesses owners in transactions and business disputes. Marcia's law practice focuses primarily on commercial litigation and transactional law. She represents and defends individuals, partnerships, limited liability companies, corporations, and not-for-profit corporations in a variety of commercial and employment disputes including partnership disputes, shareholder disputes, member disputes, and contract disputes. Additionally, she advises clients on transactional matters including contract creation, review, and negotiation, real estate transactions, mergers and acquisitions, donations, corporate governance, municipal governance, policy formation, and various compliance issues.

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Prenuptial Agreement

Massachusetts

Asked on Mar 21, 2023

Is a prenuptial agreement legally binding?

I am planning to get married and I have been advised to consider a prenuptial agreement to protect my assets in the event of a divorce. However, I am unclear on the legal validity and enforceability of a prenuptial agreement and whether it can be challenged or overturned in court. Therefore, I would like to seek the advice of a lawyer to help me understand the legal implications of a prenuptial agreement and ensure that my interests are protected.

Briana C.

Answered Apr 25, 2023

Judges in most cases honor and enforce (signed and notarized) prenuptial agreements between two spouses as long as both parties entered it freely and voluntarily and with full knowledge of one another financial circumstances, and the agreement is not "unconscionable." A prenuptial agreement may not be enforced if (1) either party signed it under duress or coercion or undue pressure (or, say, the night before the wedding), (2) the party seeking to enforce it did not truthfully and completely disclose their financial information, or (3) enforcing the prenup would leave one spouse so destitute that they could not meet their most basic living expenses (i.e., would be forced onto welfare). In short, the prenuptial agreement will be enforced if (1) all the procedural requirements were met at the time it was signed and (2) the terms are not unconscionable, taking into account the circumstances existing at the time of divorce.

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Postnuptial Agreement

New York

Asked on Mar 29, 2021

What is the point of a postnuptial agreement?

I just got married and chose not to create a prenup.

Jane C.

Answered Mar 29, 2021

A postnuptial agreement outlines how assets and child care responsibilities will be divided in the event of separation or divorce. Disclaimer - This information is provided for general informational purposes only. No information contained in this post should be construed as legal advice and does not establish an attorney-client relationship.

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Family

Prenuptial Agreement

New York

Asked on Mar 29, 2022

Prenup

Hey i'm getting married next month in NY How much will it cost?

Jane C.

Answered May 10, 2022

I suggest you submit a proposal for lawyers to bid on.

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Family

Postnuptial Agreement

Florida

Asked on Apr 24, 2023

Can a postnuptial agreement be enforced in another state?

I recently got married and I am looking to create a postnuptial agreement. I live in one state, but my spouse lives in another state. We are both hoping to move to the other's state in the near future. I am wondering if a postnuptial agreement created in one state can be enforced in the other state.

Diane D.

Answered May 2, 2023

yes.

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Family

Medical Agreement

Virginia

Asked on Sep 29, 2022

My daughter who is 20 left the house with a man who is 15 year her senior am I obligated to had over all her personal documents

She does have some medical issues that needs medical appointments one for her eyes and heart when she was born I had German measles and she needs constant care

Michael T.

Answered Oct 11, 2022

If she's fully competent, then at 20 years old she is entitled to make her own decisions about who she has relationships with. If you have documents that she needs to engage competent medical care, then, yes; she should have those documents. In theory, if she needed them badly enough, she could sue you for possession of the documents (it's called a replevin lawsuit). Withholding documents about her medical care in order to force her to obey you regarding her relationship choices could cause you legal trouble down the road. Not to mention the cost it will have to your personal relationship with her. You're better off in the long run making sure she gets her needed medical care and being there to support her if and when her relationship sours. Trying to hold her documents over her is not a good idea, either from a legal standpoint or a human standpoint. Good luck and I wish you the best.

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