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Brian J R. on ContractsCounsel
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Brian J R.

Managing Partner
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Raleigh NC
38 Yrs Experience
Licensed in CT, DC, NC, NY
Benjamin N Cardoza School of Law

Immigration expert with over 30 years’ experience focused on start-up companies H-1, L-1, E, O-1 visas. PERM and extraordinary ability immigrant visas. Complex family immigration cases and waivers. I also assist early stage comapnies in entity formation and general legal matters for start-up companies in the areas of Telehealth, Technology and International Trade.

Leonid G. on ContractsCounsel
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February 22, 2024

Leonid G.

Principal
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Baton Rouge, LA
6 Yrs Experience
Licensed in LA, MA, NY
New York University School of Law

I have been practicing law since 2018. I used to be a litigator at a nationwide practice before going in-house at a fintech company. I have experience drafting NDAs, SaaS contracts, service agreements, and stock purchase agreements.

McCoy S. on ContractsCounsel
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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.

Adam T. on ContractsCounsel
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December 7, 2023

Adam T.

Business Lawyer
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Seattle, Washington
12 Yrs Experience
Licensed in DC, NC, NY, WA
Duke Law

Legal professional with 10+ years of Fortune 500 in-house and AmLaw 50 law firm experience in crafting multi-pronged litigation, regulatory, and public policy strategies and negotiating pioneering, high-stakes global cloud services and digital content distribution deals.

Moshe G. on ContractsCounsel
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December 11, 2023

Moshe G.

Director corporate and M&A
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Miami
12 Yrs Experience
Licensed in NY
Ono Academic College (Israel)

Motivated and self-starting Corporate and Commercial Counsel with over 12 years of experience in providing strategic legal solutions. Exceptional analytical and negotiation skills, focusing on Cyber Security, Finance, and Software. Proven track record of success in handling complex M&A matters. Expertly led negotiations and full five M&A transactions from start to finish (over $100M), resulting in successful integration including raising capital on Reg. A and Reg. D exemptions. Drafted, reviewed and negotiated commercial agreements including, Restructure Agreements Partnership Agreements, Asset Purchase Agreements, Stock Purchase Agreements, Restructure Agreements, Loan conversion Agreements, Debt Conversion Agreements. Provided business and capital strategy, such as restructuring of companies, due diligence, and SEC filings. Proven expertise in M&A and equity debt finance, with a track record of handling diverse clients. Provided strategic guidance on corporate governance, compliance, fiduciary duties, and ethical issues

Nicole C. on ContractsCounsel
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December 21, 2023

Nicole C.

Business Lawyer
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Dix Hills, New York
23 Yrs Experience
Licensed in NY
Columbia Law School

Nicole expertly and creatively works with businesses and individuals in all types of employment and business relations issues. She investigates workplace disputes as a neutral third party, drafts/reviews severance and hiring agreements, advises on day-to-day workplace issues, and reviews all kinds of business contracts. Nicole represents individuals, small businesses, non-profit organizations, labor unions, and benefits funds in various industries including public sector, entertainment, health care, education, transportation, construction, and communications. She has represented clients in federal and New York State courts, administrative proceedings, and arbitration hearings. Nicole is admitted to practice in New York.

Ernestas P. on ContractsCounsel
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January 21, 2024

Ernestas P.

Attorney
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New York, New York
1 Yr Experience
Licensed in NY
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law

I am a broadly skilled legal professional. I am highly drawn to technology, fintech, intellectual property, privacy law, contracts. I am also experienced in business litigation and business transactions. I have been told to have the following skills perfect time management, critical thinking, problem solving, attention to detail, communication and decision making. As a former flight attendant, I am well versed and acquired many of those skills in a fast faced multicultural/multilingual setting. I am able to work solo or as a team member and quickly adapt to changes. Finally, I am fluent in English, Lithuanian, Russian.

Nuo Jia (Lois) L. on ContractsCounsel
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February 7, 2024

Nuo Jia (Lois) L.

Managing Member
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New York
10 Yrs Experience
Licensed in MI, NY
University of Detroit Mercy

Attorney Lois Li is a bilingual business and commercial attorney licensed in Michigan, U.S. since 2014, in Ontario, Canada since 2015, and in New York, U.S. since 2020. As an attorney licensed in two countries, Lois leads Alpine Law’s US/China/Canada practice. She is experienced in legal and contractual transactions in both English and Chinese. Lois has over six years of experience in assisting clients with business operations and legal services, and is specialized in advising companies with legal needs in International Business, Securities law, Cryptocurrency – Block chain, and Fin-Tech. Having served as both an outside and an in-house counsel, Lois worked with many startup and small businesses. With a strong understanding of core business and the ability to translate business needs into legal requirements, Lois has assisted many companies to establish policies and procedures, and drafted and negotiated employment and transaction contracts. Further licensed as a Registered Nurse since 2010, Lois specializes in healthcare law and is experienced in FDA, HIPAA, Medicare and Medicaid regulations. She has assisted many businesses in the medical and healthcare industry.

Lissette E. on ContractsCounsel
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February 12, 2024
V. Yvette S. on ContractsCounsel
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February 27, 2024

V. Yvette S.

Managing Attorney
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New York, NY
22 Yrs Experience
Licensed in NC, NY
Duke University School of Law

I am a highly skilled attorney, fluent in English and Spanish with 20 years of legal experience and 8 additional years of real estate, project finance, banking, financial, securities, and start-up company experience. I worked 6 years with 2 international law firms and handled extremely complex work for all types of clients, 3 years with a Federal Government Regulator, and 5 years in various compliance management positions at national and international financial institutions. I am licensed in New York and North Carolina. I will handle federal litigation on a non-contingency basis. I also practice Appellate Advocacy for constitutional, employment, consumer, and corporate laws. I am skilled in many different NY and NC laws. I have successfully represented clients with state and federal regulatory investigations. I can help you with the FDA, SEC, OCC, CFPB, FDIC, FR and certain state regulators.

David S. on ContractsCounsel
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April 15, 2024

David S.

Experienced Counsel
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Wayne, New Jersey
43 Yrs Experience
Licensed in NJ, NY
St. John's University School of Law

An experienced attorney, fully versed in all facets of commercial and developmental real estate, and general corporate practice, including representing all parties in purchasing, asset purchases, leasing and financing transactions. Experienced in the following areas: Real Estate Development/Development Projects • General Contract Drafting and Negotiation • Construction Contracts •Bankruptcy• Corporate Governance • Transactional Real Estate • Real Estate Financing • Litigation Mergers/Acquisitions • Labor and Employment • Management Equipment Leasing • Land Use • Landlord Tenant Matters

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Business Legal Questions and Answers

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Cease and Desist

New York

Asked on Jun 9, 2022

How much for a cease and dismiss letter

Husband ex wife called my job trying to get me fired

Matthew S.

Answered Jun 17, 2022

I have 38 years experience as an attorney. I have written effective cease-and-desist letters for just as long. I promise prompt and efficient service.

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Business

Partnership Agreement

New York

Asked on Nov 17, 2023

How is the partnership agreement enforced?

I am a co-owner of a small business with a partner. We recently created a partnership agreement to outline the roles and responsibilities of each partner. We have been in business for a few months now, but I am concerned that the agreement is not being consistently enforced. I am seeking legal advice on how to ensure that the partnership agreement is being adhered to.

Damien B.

Answered Nov 21, 2023

Hello! I understand you want to know how to enforce a partnership agreement. When a signatory/party to a partnership agreement violates any of the terms and conditions contained within the agreement, the other signatory or signatories to the agreement could allege breach of contract, including breaching the covenant to act in good faith. Generally also, court have found that there is a fiduciary relationship among partners. So, another potential claim could be a breach of fiduciary duty. Generally, prior to filing of any lawsuit, courts want to see that there was a good faith effort to resolves issues prior to the filing of a lawsuit. So, if there is a way to resolve the issue without the need for litigation that could save time and money.

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LLC

New York

Asked on Oct 27, 2023

How is profit shared after LLC formation?

I am looking to form a LLC with two other partners and we need to understand how profits will be shared between us. We have already agreed on certain terms, such as the amount of capital we will each contribute, but we need help understanding how profits should be distributed in accordance with LLC laws.

Damien B.

Answered Oct 31, 2023

Hello: I understand you are forming an LLC and want to know how to distribute profits. Generally, members would share profits based on their percent ownership. For example, if you own 50% of the LLC, you get 50% of the profits. Likewise, with three members, it could be 33.33% each for example. However, LLC's are very flexibile and the distribution of profits and percentage is not set in stone. The members can decide how to distribute profits among them, usually set forth in the Operating Agreement.

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Business

Contract Amendment

New York

Asked on Dec 19, 2021

I need a lawyer to take over a case from the lawyer that filed it. She has become very ill and can't finish the case

Breach of Contract & Defamation case has been filed. Defendants have been served and replied with a countersuit. Current Lawyer has become very ill from Covid and can no longer see the case to the end. She will help with all proof and documentation. Case is filed in Chenango County Supreme Court in Chenango County NY. Local lawyers do not do this type of case. No court date has been set yet. Case was filed 9/30/21

Jane C.

Answered Jan 28, 2022

Many lawyers on Contracts Counsel can handle this case, including my firm.

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Limited Liability Company

LLC

New York

Asked on Oct 25, 2023

Is LLC formation state-specific?

I am looking to start a business and am considering forming a limited liability company (LLC). I have heard that the LLC formation process is state-specific, and I want to make sure that I am taking the right steps to form a LLC in the correct jurisdiction. I would like to know if the LLC formation process is state-specific, and if so, what steps I should take to form a LLC in the correct jurisdiction.

N'kia N.

Answered Oct 27, 2023

LLC formation is state-specific, as there is no federal formation process. Each state can establish its own laws, including those related to state taxes, for an LLC operating there. However, an LLC must also comply with any applicable federal laws. If you have specific questions about state and federal implications of LLC formation, you might consider consulting with a knowledgeable business law attorney. [I am licensed to practice law by the state of North Carolina.]

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