Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Business Lawyers

Adam M. Smith
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Temple UniversityPennsylvania and U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
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Ashley Peacock
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Temple University Beasley School of LawPennsylvania
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James L. Griffith Jr.
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Philadelphia, PA Business Law Lawyer

Widener University School of Law11th Circuit, 3rd Circuit, 6th Circuit, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania and U.S. District Court, Western District of...
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Daniel D. Haggerty
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Widener University Commonwealth Law SchoolNew Jersey and Pennsylvania
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James Cushing
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Philadelphia, PA Business Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(215) 563-7776 2047 Locust Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Business, Appeals, Arbitration & Mediation and Civil Rights
Temple University
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Karim Patrick Husain
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Philadelphia, PA Business Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(610) 308-9747 1515 Market St
#1200
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Business, Bankruptcy, Probate and Tax
Villanova University School of Law and University of Pittsburgh School of Law
Karim P. Husain concentrates his practice in the areas of Wills, Trusts & Estates, Bankruptcy, Business Consulting & Commercial Litigation and Tax Controversies & Tax Litigation. Formerly a senior associate with a private law firm and a Big 4 accounting firm, he also served as a judicial law clerk to the Hon. Charles A. Lord of the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania and to the Hon. Robert A. Latrone of the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas. A long-time resident of the Philadelphia area, Mr. Husain received his Master of Laws in Taxation from the Villanova University School of Law, Juris Doctorate...
Albert J. Soler
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Philadelphia, PA Business Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(215) 989-4411 30 South 15th Street
15th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Free ConsultationBusiness, Entertainment & Sports, IP and Trademarks
University of Pennsylvania Law School
Albert is a an attorney, legal media analyst, and founding member of Soler Legal LLC. Albert represents a variety of clients, including businesses, entrepreneurs, and start-ups in commercial and business transactions, federal & state litigation, intellectual property, licensing, merchandising, marketing, internet, rights of celebrity and publicity, and more.

Representative matters include breach of contract and commercial disputes, federal and state unfair competition, defamation, product disparagement, prosecution and enforcement of intellectual property rights worldwide, licensing and merchandising collaborations between prominent fashion designers, pop-stars, and iconic brands; global enforcement of intellectual property rights, negotiation of music, publishing, and recording deals, and general...
Steven G. Leventhal
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Philadelphia, PA Business Law Lawyer
(215) 495-6510 Cira Centre, 13th Floor
2929 Arch St
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Business, Insurance Defense and Products Liability
Temple University
Edward T. Kang
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Philadelphia, PA Business Law Attorney with 17 years experience
(215) 525-5850 123 S Broad St
#1670
Philadelphia, PA 19109
Business, Insurance Claims and Securities
Villanova University School of Law
Edward T. Kang is the managing member of Kang Haggerty & Fetbroyt LLC, and devotes his practice to business litigation and other litigation involving business entities or business matters. Edward is a trial lawyer. Unlike many litigation attorneys who never, or rarely, try a case in court, Edward regularly tries cases, including jury trials. As part of his business litigation practice, Edward carries expertise in a variety of areas, including contract disputes, business torts (such as fraud or tortious interference), civil RICO, and breach of fiduciary duty. In particular, Edward focuses on “business divorce,” such as shareholder...
Andrew D. Swain
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Philadelphia, PA Business Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(215) 702-2708 123 S. 22nd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Free ConsultationBusiness, Construction, Consumer and Personal Injury
Temple University Beasley School of Law and Temple University Beasley School of Law
Mr. Swain has investigated and recovered millions in compensation for those who have been catastrophically injured or who have died as a result of their injuries. He has successfully litigated claims involving medical malpractice, nursing home malpractice, work-related accidents, motor vehicle accidents, and other wrongful death and permanent disability matters. The Swain Law Firm specializes in the following areas of practice: * Catastrophic Personal Injury Matters * Medical Malpractice * Motor Vehicle Accidents * Work Related Injuries & Worker's Compensation * Construction Accidents ...
Steven Kapustin
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Philadelphia, PA Business Law Lawyer
(215) 495-6534 2929 Arch St
13th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Business, Arbitration & Mediation, Employment and Real Estate
Temple University
Steven Kapustin, Partner in Reger Rizzo & Darnall’s Philadelphia office, has represented petroleum refinieries and marketers, distributors, franchisors and franchisees, developers, business owners, securities firms, investors, automobile dealers, and individual professionals.
Tianna K. Kalogerakis
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Philadelphia, PA Business Law Attorney with 5 years experience
(215) 525-5850 123 S Broad St
#1670
Philadelphia, PA 19109
Business, Bankruptcy and Real Estate
Temple University Beasley School of Law
Tianna concentrates her practice on commercial litigation and business disputes such as breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, and business torts.
Kandis L. Kovalsky
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Philadelphia, PA Business Law Lawyer with 5 years experience
(215) 525-5850 123 S Broad St
#1670
Philadelphia, PA 19109
Business, Bankruptcy and Real Estate
Washington University in St. Louis
Justia
Associate Kandis Kovalsky is an accomplished business lawyer representing both corporate and individual clients in a broad range of complex commercial litigation matters in Pennsylvania and New Jersey state, federal and bankruptcy courts.

Kandis represents clients in all aspects of commercial litigation, particularly in matters involving business torts, partnership and shareholder disputes, contractual disputes, unfair and deceptive business practices actions, creditor’s rights and civil RICO actions. Although Kandis’ practice mostly focuses on cases in active litigation, Kandis also assists clients in general business matters and litigation avoidance.

Kandis represents commercial borrowers, secured and unsecured lenders and Chapter 7 trustees in complex bankruptcy...
Nigel S Scott
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Philadelphia, PA Business Law Lawyer with 7 years experience
(267) 587-7123 1500 Walnut St.
Suite 700
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Free ConsultationBusiness, Criminal, Immigration and Personal Injury
Widener University Delaware School of Law
At Aegis Law we are committed to equal access to justice for all clients. This impacts not only how we approach threats to Constitutional protections, but also threats to affordability as well. We tailor solutions to meet the needs of every client individually, thereby ensuring efficient, honest, earnest and effective advocacy. Call us today to schedule your free consultation.
Harris J. Chernow
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Harris J. Chernow, Chair of Reger Rizzo & Darnall’s national Franchise & Distribution Practice Group, and member of the Firm’s Entertainment, Hospitality & Sports Law Group, concentrates his... Read More »
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David R. Scott
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Wake Forest University School of LawPennsylvania and New Jersey
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Zaman Eid
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Philadelphia, PA Business Law Attorney
1700 Market Street
Suite 1005
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Free ConsultationBusiness, Communications, Immigration and Trademarks
University of Pittsburgh School of Law
I protect people and businesses.
Almost like a fortune teller, I foresee the issues before they happen. I help create efficiencies by putting policies in place that allow your business to grow safely.

Solutions, not problems.
Startups, small businesses, and established businesses need actionable solutions to their problems. Most lawyers can spot the issues, it is what we are trained to do, but in business, you need solutions that you can live with in order to grow.

I give back.
Being a part of the Hispanic community, I use my ability to speak Spanish to bring families together.

A bit about my education.
I am a...
Michael Bomstein
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Philadelphia, PA Business Law Lawyer with 43 years experience
(215) 592-8383 100 S Broad St
#2126
Philadelphia, PA 19110
Free ConsultationBusiness and Real Estate
Temple University Beasley School of Law
Margaret A. Morris
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Philadelphia, PA Business Law Attorney
(215) 495-6524 Cira Centre, 13th Floor
2929 Arch St
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Business, Employment and Energy
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Steven J. Fromm
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Philadelphia, PA Business Law Attorney with 41 years experience
(215) 735-2336 1420 Walnut Street
Suite 300
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Business, Estate Planning, Probate and Tax
New York University School of Law and The John Marshall Law School
Steven J. Fromm has been admitted to practice law in Pennsylvania since 1977. In addition to his law degree, he holds a doctorate of law degree, an LL.M. in taxation, from the NYU Graduate Division School of Law received in 1977. He became a C.P.A. in 1981 and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. From 1977 to 1981, he served as legal tax counsel for tax departments in Big 8 and regional accounting firms. Since 1983, he has been admitted to practice tax law before the U.S. Tax Court. Since 1981, he has practiced...
Carrie A. Ward
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Philadelphia, PA Business Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(856) 471-1004 1221 Locust Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Business, Communications, Entertainment & Sports and IP
Rutgers School of Law-Camden
Carrie Ward has twenty years’ experience in business law with a particular focus on entertainment, communications and media law clients. Carrie’s clients range from media group owners, small broadcasters and podcasters, actors, filmmakers, musicians and start-up entrepreneurs. Ms. Ward also serves as outside general counsel to corporate clients. In addition to her private practice experience, Carrie worked in the legal departments of ABC, Inc. and Entercom Communications Corp. These experiences provide her a unique ability to analyze a client’s legal matter to create the most practical and economical solutions.



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James Michael Smedley
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Philadelphia, PA Business Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(215) 315-3582 1900 Market Street
8th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Free ConsultationBusiness, IP, Patents and Trademarks
Boston University School of Law
I am the managing member of the Sigma law Group LLC. I have a wealth of industry experience in the computer software and hardware fields to bolster the legal experience I have developed over the years. Our firm has helped hundreds of clients in both corporate transactional and intellectual property matters.

Our firm's primary focus is on intellectual property matters in the technology sector, mainly involving patent prosecution. However, we also handle a whole host of other transactional corporate and intellectual property matters, including licensing and due diligence on IP and M&A transactions.

On a personal level, I am an avid video...
Ms. Doris J Dabrowski
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Philadelphia, PA Business Law Attorney with 43 years experience
(215) 790-1115 1525 Locust St
14th floor
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Business, Appeals, Elder and Employment
Rutgers School of Law-Newark
Licensed to practice in Pa. and N.J. Comprehensive knowledge of disability employment and benefit law, federal state and local government employment and benefit claims, private sector employment law, contract negotiations and litigation, professional licensing, ERISA, administrative agency and court appeals.
Robert W. Small
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Philadelphia, PA Business Law Lawyer
(215) 495-6541 Cira Centre, 13th Floor
2929 Arch St
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Business, Employment and Workers' Comp
Temple University
Gary Green
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Philadelphia, PA Business Law Attorney with 46 years experience
(215) 574-0600 Sidkoff, Pincus & Green, P.C.1101 Market St
2700 ARAMARK Tower
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Free ConsultationBusiness, Antitrust, Appeals and Civil Rights
Villanova University School of Law
Slade McLaughlin
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Philadelphia, PA Business Law Lawyer with 36 years experience
(215) 568-1510 2005 Market Street
Suite 2300
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Free ConsultationBusiness, Asbestos, Insurance Claims and Legal Malpractice
Villanova University School of Law
Tenacious... Smart... Principled... Tireless in the pursuit of a client's case.
Philip W. Fisher
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Philadelphia, PA Business Law Lawyer with 28 years experience

Villanova University School of LawPennsylvania and New Jersey
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Gregory H. Mathews
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Philadelphia, PA Business Law Attorney with 33 years experience

Antioch CollegePennsylvania
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Paul Lauricella
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Philadelphia, PA Business Law Lawyer
(215) 568-1510 One Commerce Square
2005 Market Street, Suite 2300
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Business, Asbestos, Insurance Claims and Medical Malpractice
Villanova University
Paul Lauricella has been a trial attorney since 1982. Out of law school, he worked as an assistant district attorney, where he tried and convicted violent criminals. In 1987, Paul brought his trial experience to the Beasley Firm, where he spent twenty-four years as an associate and as a partner. Trained by the late legendary trial attorney James E. Beasley, Paul has secured million and multimillion dollar verdicts in malpractice actions involving a wide variety of medical specialties, including obstetrics/gynecology, emergency medicine, radiology, psychiatry, orthopedic surgery, urology, family practice, and even oral surgery. He has also won verdicts in products...
Edward J. Kelbon Jr.
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Philadelphia, PA Business Law Attorney
(215) 495-6560 Cira Centre, 13th Floor
2929 Arch St
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Business, Insurance Defense, Personal Injury and Products Liability
Temple University
Jared Jacobson
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Philadelphia, PA Business Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(215) 874-8808 1500 JFK Blvd.
Suite 520
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Business, Employment, Health Care and Real Estate
St. John's University School of Law
Attorney Jared A. Jacobson, Esq. is a member of The Law Firm of Jacobson & Rooks, LLC, and specializes in Labor and Employment Law, Whistleblower/Qui Tam cases, Restrictive Covenant matters, Healthcare Law, Business/Finance Law, Commercial Real Estate and Sports & Entertainment matters. Mr. Jacobson has experience litigating cases in federal and state courts, as well as at administrative agencies and is licensed to practice in Pennsylvania, New York and New Jersey. Mr. Jacobson regularly works with whistleblowers in the healthcare industry involving healthcare fraud and various other types of fraud committed against the federal and state governments, as...
Stephen P. McConnell
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Philadelphia, PA Business Law Lawyer
(215) 495-6531 Cira Centre, 13th Floor
2929 Arch St
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Business, Energy and Real Estate
Villanova University School of Law
Bret R. Goldstein
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Philadelphia, PA Business Law Attorney
(215) 495-6528 Cira Centre, 13th Floor
2929 Arch St
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Business, Employment, Insurance Defense and Workers' Comp
Rutgers University - Camden
Douglas Leavitt
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Philadelphia, PA Business Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(215) 545-4830 150 S. Independence Mall West, Suite 1050
6th & Chestnut Streets
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Business, Arbitration & Mediation, Communications and IP
Syracuse University College of Law
I represent small and medium size business in all aspects of their business life cycle. From start up and structure issues to overall business strategy including negotiation of complex transactions (investing capital, mergers and acquisitions, license agreements, real estate and commercial leases, trademarks and related IP or other sophisticated contracts) I will become your trusted advisor who you are not afraid to call before there is an issue. By helping you identify issues before they become your problem is what sets me apart from my competitors.

I was trained by the large firms in both corporate...
Randi Lynne Rubin
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Philadelphia, PA Business Law Attorney with 20 years experience
1834 Market Street, Suite 1400
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Business, Family and Real Estate
Temple University
RANDI LYNNE RUBIN focuses her practice on family law, including divorce, support, premarital counseling, equitable distribution and custody. Ms. Rubin negotiates prenuptial agreements and property settlement agreement and litigates in courts in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Ms. Rubin also practices commercial real estate and finance, including acquisitions, sales and financing of retail property and apartment complexes.
Harris J. Chernow
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Philadelphia, PA Business Law Attorney
(215) 495-6532 2929 Arch St
13th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Business, Entertainment & Sports and Real Estate
Temple University
Harris J. Chernow, Chair of Reger Rizzo & Darnall’s national Franchise & Distribution Practice Group, and member of the Firm’s Entertainment, Hospitality & Sports Law Group, concentrates his practice on franchise and business matters
James L. Griffith Jr.
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Philadelphia, PA Business Law Lawyer
(215) 495-6510 Cira Centre, 13th Floor
2929 Arch St
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Business, Insurance Defense and Securities
Widener University School of Law
Jonathan D. Marx
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Philadelphia, PA Business Law Attorney with 32 years experience
(215) 939-4895 1515 Market Street
Suite #1200
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Free ConsultationBusiness, Criminal and Personal Injury
Brooklyn Law School
Philadelphia Trial Attorney focusing on Personal Injury, Criminal Defense and Business Litigation. Practicing Lawyer for over 30 years.
Bret R. Goldstein
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Rutgers University - CamdenNew York and Pennsylvania
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Jason J. Guss
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Rutgers School of Law-CamdenNew Jersey and Pennsylvania
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Jason J. Guss
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Philadelphia, PA Business Law Attorney
(215) 525-5850 123 S Broad St
#1670
Philadelphia, PA 19109
Business, Real Estate and Tax
Rutgers School of Law-Camden
Daniel D. Haggerty
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Philadelphia, PA Business Law Lawyer
(215) 525-5850 123 S Broad St
#1670
Philadelphia, PA 19109
Business, Bankruptcy, Insurance Claims and Real Estate
Widener University Commonwealth Law School
Eve R. Keller
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Philadelphia , PA Business Law Lawyer with 4 years experience
(215) 561-4848 135 S. 19th Street
Suite 200
Philadelphia , PA 19103
Business, Employment, Legal Malpractice and Personal Injury
Temple University Beasley School of Law
Eve R. Keller, Esquire, a 2014 graduate of Temple University Beasley School of Law, joined Folkman Law Offices, P.C., in September 2015. Prior to joining Folkman Law Offices, P.C., Ms. Keller served as a law clerk to the Honorable Ronald E. Bookbinder, A.J.S.C. in the Superior Court of New Jersey, Burlington County.
Sherman Cordelle Toppin
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Philadelphia, PA Business Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(215) 564-3600 2112 Walnut Street, 4th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Business and Real Estate
College of William and Mary
Amy Danziger
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Philadelphia, PA Business Law Lawyer
(215) 545-4830 150 S. Independence Mall West, Suite 1050
6th & Chestnut Streets
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Business
Widener University's School of Law.
Steven Andreacchi
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Philadelphia, PA Business Law Lawyer
(215) 854-4090 1515 Market St
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Business, Consumer and Insurance Defense
Rutgers School of Law-Newark
Steven Andreacchi's focuses his practice in the areas of automotive law and insurance coverage.
Rupali Patel Shah
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Philadelphia, PA Business Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(215) 320-7500 1221 Locust Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147
Free ConsultationBusiness, Antitrust, Construction and Consumer
The George Washington University Law School
RPS Legal Solutions is a legal consulting firm, specializing in legal advisory services for small and mid-size businesses. We provide legal auditing, litigation management and general counsel services for a variety of businesses. We also serve as a liaison between you and your existing representation. We handle your companyâs legal issues so that you can get back to the business of running yours. RPS Legal Solutions was founded by managing member, Rupali Patel Shah. Ms. Shah received her JD from The George Washington University School of Law. She is also a graduate of Georgetown University's McDonough...
Krishna Narine
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Philadelphia, PA Business Law Lawyer with 31 years experience
(215) 995-2769 100 S Broad St
#905
Philadelphia, PA 19110
Business
Georgetown University
Mr. Narine received his undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College in 1984, and received his law degree from The Georgetown University Law Center in 1987. He is one of the founding partners of Meredith & Narine. Mr. Narine is a former partner at Schiffrin & Barroway, and was the manager of its antitrust department. Before his work with Schiffrin & Barroway, Mr. Narine was a partner at Meredith, Cohen, Greenfogel & Skirnick, P.C., a firm which specialized in complex antitrust litigation.
Louis J. Rizzo Jr
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Philadelphia, PA Business Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(215) 495-6500 2929 Arch St
13th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Business, Bankruptcy and Insurance Defense
Villanova University School of Law
Joseph Bahgat
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Philadelphia, PA Business Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(877) 721-9027 1701 Walnut Street Fl. 7
Philadelphia, PA 19103-5220
Business, Entertainment & Sports and IP
Ohio State University - Columbus
Before he was running a cutting-edge entertainment and privacy law firm, planning ABATECHSHOW, and working with the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), Joe Bahgat toured as a professional saxophone player, backing acts such as Ray Charles. Perhaps living out of a suitcase taught Joe the value of efficiency because The Privacy Firm is the quintessential modern law office. Joe's many freelance legal technology articles and popular blog, internetontrial.com, help other attorneys stay on top of protecting client information, and discover the latest practice management innovations.
Linell M. LuKesh
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Temple University Beasley School of LawNew Jersey and Pennsylvania
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Margaret A. Morris
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Western Michigan University Cooley Law SchoolMichigan and Pennsylvania
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(215) 981-3700
Philadelphia, PA


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