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Charles Perry

Charles Perry

Attorney at Law

United States - Last active: 3 days ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 3

My goals are to continue assisting individuals and businesses with fewer than fifty employees address their legal problems, and to continue helping them prevent other legal problems from occurring. I am a lawyer, licensed in California since 1986. During this time, I have represented companies in all phases of their existence. Much of my practice is devoted to helping companies address the range of legal issues and problems that can occur (labor problems, contract disputes, tax and environmental issues, business torts, IP disputes, and the like) through negotiation, arbitration, and litigation. I have also helped businesses draft their initial agreements and organization papers, prepared and reviewed agreements needed for the conduct of their business, and represented them during the sale or winding up of their business. I also work with individuals who wish to represent themselves in resolving a variety of disputes. I help them draft court papers, I coach them on arguments to make to the judge, and I ghost-write letters and settlement documents. This part of my practice is now expanding into assisting other lawyers who have a temporary surplus of work and need experienced assistance. I also have a small trusts, estates, and tax planning practice. I run a "virtual office," meaning nearly all communication will be electronic. For my clients' convenience, I have a San Francisco telephone and fax number. This structure allows me to pass substantial reductions in attorney's fees to my clients, while still providing the quality representation of an experienced and licensed lawyer in California and federal law.

$133.33 /hr
284 hours
4.97
Diana L. Bartolotta

Diana L. Bartolotta

Small Business & Real Estate Investment Attorney

United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 5

Hello! Thank you for visiting my profile. I am a licensed attorney in the state of Connecticut, and I practice law virtually from my home in the Pacific Northwest. My practice focuses on real estate, contracts, and small business law. Most of my clients are entrepreneurs, real estate investors, and small business owners. I assist my clients as General Counsel and work with a network of attorneys and related professionals to handle their legal needs. PRACTICE AREAS: 1. REAL ESTATE LAW: - commercial and residential transactions - lease drafting and lease review - negotiations - Letters of Intent - title searches and title reviews - private lending - lease options - promissory notes - mortgages 2. CONTRACT LAW: - Independent Contractor Agreements - Vendor Agreements - Intellectual Property Agreements / Licensing Agreements - Terms of Service - Privacy Policies - Client Master Services Agreement - Non-Disclosure, Non-Compete Agreements (NDNCA / NDA) - Employment Agreements - Purchase & Sale Agreements - Joint Venture Agreements - contract drafting - contract review and mark-up 3. SMALL BUSINESS LAW: - compliance review and guidance: state, local, and federal laws - business formation and reporting requirements - focus on LLCs and closely-held corporations - asset protection and entity creation - general counsel / in-house counsel - network of local counsel and experts, where needed - Operating Agreements - Shareholder Agreements - Articles of Organization - Annual Reports Please contact me if you'd like to discuss more or see if we're a match to work together. Have a great day! - DLB

$125.00 /hr
151 hours
4.93
Nick Phelps

Nick Phelps

Talented and Committed Business and Marketing Cons...

New Zealand - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 2

I have a host of experience in the business and legal sectors and am wanting to develop my skill set further with involvement in international ventures and projects. Having worked with a range of different clients and companies, I have been able to gain valuable insights into the standards required in the marketplace and have produced exceptional reports and results. I am currently involved in a legal capacity for a technology start-up and am operating several other creative projects as a hobby. I am looking for one off or part time projects which would allow me to use and further develop the skills that I have acquired. I am interested in legal research and advice, financial planning, social media marketing, market research, business plans and business writing.

$44.44 /hr
826 hours
4.98
CA Lawyer Online - Dave Johnston

CA Lawyer Online - Dave Johnston

CA Lawyer Online

United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 1

Get legal answers you can understand; without confusing legal jargon. Know and Protect your rights BEFORE you find yourself in court, with answers when you need them! When it comes to legal services, can you afford to make a wrong decision? Fixing problems later almost always costs more than avoiding them in the first place. Ensure that you get both solid legal and business advice in all types of matters. Let my experience put you in control of your legal challenges so you can concentrate on other aspects of your life. If I can't handle your legal problem, I will help you find someone who can. Unfortunately, Law and justice are not always the same! Running my own consulting company provided me with valuable experience negotiating, problem solving and working through confrontational issues. My accomplishments, business experiences, education and interests are my means to providing you the services you seek. Let me put my tenacious attitude and strategic mindset to work for you! Whether you are unsure if you need a lawyer, face your first legal situation, need help to handle existing problems, or want a second opinion, please contact me. If you need help in any of the following areas, I can assist you: • General Legal Services • Custom Contracts & Reusable Templates • e-Business Policies • Legal Compliance Audits • Negotiation Support • ADA, HIPAA & Federal Law Compliance • Debtor-Creditor • Fair Debt Collection Practices Act • Fair Credit Reporting Act • Judgment, Liens, Garnishment • Housing Problems • Consumer Cases • Business Plans • Corp, Partnership, LLC, LLP • Non-Profit - 501(c)(3) • Director, Officer Indemnification • Shareholder Agreements • Homeowner Association Disputes • Criminal Law • Small Claims • Wills, Trusts, and Estate Planning In addition, employers or clients saved over $53 million during a 15-year period using my expertise in Information Systems Consulting and Management Consulting. Copyright 2013 CA Lawyer Online NOTICE and DISCLOSURE: The information in or provided through this website is for general information purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice. Each legal issue is different and the information contained on this website may not apply to your case. You should be aware that the Statute of Limitations (the deadline imposed by law within which you may bring a lawsuit) may severely limit the time remaining for you to file any potential claims you may have. Legal information is not legal advice. Therefore, no person should act or rely on any information in this site without seeking the advice of an attorney. This Web site may be considered advertising in some jurisdictions under the applicable law and ethical rules. The hiring of an attorney is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements. Because I am an attorney licensed in California and Oregon and admitted to practice before the federal courts, you will only receive legal advice applicable to California, Oregon and/or federal law. You should not consider anything contained on this website to be a guarantee or prediction of result. Prior results are provided for general information purposes only and do not guaranty, warranty or predict a similar outcome with respect to any future matter. This Web site is not intended to be advertising and the Law Offices of David C. Johnston does not wish to represent anyone desiring representation based upon viewing this Web site in a state where this Web site fails to comply with all laws and ethical rules of that state. In the event that any information on this website does not fully conform with regulations in any jurisdiction, this law firm will not accept representation based on that information. I do not collect any information about you other than what you provide to me through chat, by email, or over the phone. To demonstrate my commitment to informed disclosure and to accurately communicate any use of your personally identifiable information, you are directed to read all oDesk policies, to include at minimum the Terms and Conditions of Use and the Privacy Policy. All potential clients are urged to make their own independent investigation and evaluation of any lawyer being considered. To the extent the State Bar rules require me to designate a principal office and/or single attorney responsible for this site, CA Lawyer Online designates David C. Johnston, with offices and contact information as currently listed with the State Bars of California and Oregon, as the attorney responsible for this CA LAWYER ONLINE oDesk listing. Before you become my client, or I become your attorney, several procedures, including checks for conflicts of interest, must be performed. No attorney-client relationship is formed by reading this website or by merely chatting with or by sending email to CA LAWYER ONLINE.

$90.00 /hr
36 hours
5.00
Andrea Catasti

Andrea Catasti

International Tax, Contract and Corporate Lawyer

France - Last active: 5 days ago - Tests: 5

I'm an International Business lawyer who specializes in International Tax, Contract and Corporate Law. My activity on oDesk focuses on providing individuals and companies with comprehensive legal and tax advice on the issues which arise from their day-to-day business activity. The core of my activity may be summed up as follows: 1) assisting individuals and companies in structuring their international business transactions (e.g. cross-boarder Purchase and Sale Agreements, Profit Repatriations, Company Reorganizations,Divestitures and Dissolutions) from a tax-efficient standpoint. This involves the assessment of the likely tax consequences of cross-boarder operations according to EU Tax Law and the International Double-Taxation Agreements. 2) drafting, reviewing and amending international business contracts (e.g. Purchase and Sale Agreements, Employment Contracts, Operating Agreements, Partnership Agreements, Services Contracts) with a particular focus on the tax optimization. 3) doing legal research on International Tax Law, US Tax Law, European Union Tax Law, French Tax Law and Italian Tax Law. I've authored various working papers and articles on different International Tax issues like double taxation within the EU as well as a comparative outlook of the German and the Italian Tax systems.

$75.00 /hr
455 hours
4.97
Flora Huang

Flora Huang

China Corporate and Commercial Attorney

China - Last active: 29 days ago - Tests: 2

Flora Huang is a leading Shanghai lawyer specializing in international commercial law, contracting and Chinese corporate law. She has successfully handled countless complex corporate matters involving incorporation, M & A, and corporate governance, in addition to serving as general counsel for numerous foreign-invested enterprises. In recognition of her integrity and expertise, Flora has been interviewed on numerous occasions by both Chinese and foreign media, including the China Daily, Cosmopolitan Magazine, Marie Claire, SmartShanghai, SMG, CCTV and France24. Flora graduated from China’s leading East China University of Political Science and Law with an LL.B. in Chinese law specializing in business law. She is admitted to practice law in all of Mainland China and is a member of All China Lawyers Association and the Shanghai Bar Association. She is also Co-founder and Legal Director of China's first "virtual law firm", Ask a Chinese Lawyer (askachineselawyer.com).

$98.00 /hr
0 hours
5.00
Jonathan S.

Jonathan S.

Patent, Legal, Technical Consultant

United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 3

To: Inventor Re: Patent Research, Due Diligence, Drafting, Filing Thank you for seeking patent support of your invention, including a non-disclosure agreement (NDA), search, due diligence strategy, drafting, filing, and possibly prosecution. If I have the privilege to work with you, I offer exceptional quality and cost effective patent agent work, including but not limited to your desired noted technology. I can support your presumed micro entity status filing with discussion together to evaluate your best options regarding preparation of an NDA, a search, strategy, drafting, and possible revision, of your provisional application (PA) and/or non-provisional application (NPA). This includes, but not limited to, learning about you, what you already have regarding your patent, like sketches or existing write-ups, and any time constraints that I should know about. From initial writings of what you seek, it appears you possibly desire confirmation for preparation and filing of a PA, and eventually a possible NPA. A search is best to be done first, with a talk together to see what specification and drawing has been already prepared. Given your interest presuming of completing quickly, combined with an unknown budget to complete the work, this can be further discussed at any time that is convenient to you to arrange a reasonable relation between work to be done and your allowable budget. I look forward to helping you in all ways for your patent needs. We can connect by any means at times convenient to you. Kind regards, Jonathan Jonathan Symmes, JD, MBA, BSEE Patent and Legal Consultant

$64.44 /hr
5 hours
4.90
Nelson Duarte

Nelson Duarte

International Legal Assistance

Brazil - Last active: 4 days ago - Tests: 1

I am a Portuguese Lawyer living in Brazil. Experienced in Portuguese, Brazilian and International Law, contracting, project and corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, offshore structuring, fiscal and planning, trusts and wealth management, IP and Internet Law. Legal writing and legal translation to from Portuguese to English, Spanish and French and from Portuguese, Spanish and French to English. I am a Member of Freelancers Union, US., Global Outsourcing Association of Lawyers (GOAL) and European Freelance Network Association (EFNA). II participated in the following courses: - University of Florida, Levin College of Law, Course in US Law, both criminal and civil (contracts); - Yale University, Course in US Constitutional Law; -Lund University, Course in Introduction to European Business Law; -University of Michigan, Course in Successful Negotiation; -University of Pennsylvania, Course in Introduction to Key Constitutional Concepts and Supreme Court Cases; -Case Western Reserve University, Course in Introduction to International Criminal Law. I am a 5 starts oDesk and Elance freelancer. Service Description I have a considerable international reach through our global network of offices, extensive project management experience and long-established correspondent law firm relationships. We have a strong corporate presence in the main trading markets, with a team of over 300 corporate lawyers on the ground in the UK, Middle East, India, Asia Pacific and North and South America. We have a solid reputation and a proven track record on cross-border transactions. I advise a wide range of commercial organizations on establishing corporate structures, corporate governance and compliance issues. We also handle advisory work for our corporate clients, advising on corporate shareholding or management structures. I provide a full range of incorporation of companies service specially tailored for clients¿ needs, both onshore and/or offshore. Specially, we provide advice on: a) Asset financing; b) Mergers and acquisitions; c) IPOs; d) Company incorporation, organization and reorganizations; e) Establishment of operations; f) Private equity transactions; g) Tax planning; h) MBOs; i) Joint ventures; j) Real estate acquisitions and disposals; k) E-commerce; l) Intellectual property issues; m) Due Diligence and Compliance. FINANCE Through LIBRA Securities LLC, I provide financial advice and consultancy in all capital markets, their rules and regulations. On Trade Finance, from credit committee to drawdown, I am approached by clients for commercial risk-aware advice. I work with them to develop the markets and invest in new products for today's trading community including supply chain financing and risk transfer products. I have the necessary liaisons for structured trade finance, transactional trade finance, On Corporate Finance, the principal areas of expertise are: a) M&A; b) Joint ventures; c) Secundary fund raisings; d) MBOs, MBIs; e) Venture capital and private equity investments; f) Restructurings; g) Funds; h) Capital markets I also can handle advisory work for corporate clients, advising in cases corporate shareholding or management structures. On Project Finance, I am familiar with drafting and negotiating finance agreements, facility agreements, turnkey contracts, off-take agreements, investor documents and sponsor support arrangements. Many of our associated project finance lawyers have experience in other areas of finance including acquisition finance, real estate finance, trade and commodity finance, offering clients access to finance related advice. On Real Estate Finance, I can bring and cover all elements of financing using a mixture of sources including senior bank debt, second lien debt, mezzanine finance, bridge financing and equity investment. I can provide specialist advice on structuring, setting up and financing joint ventures and other collective investment forms, as well as M&A activity. Using our international offices and working as one team, we regularly advise on international transactions where the issues sometimes are complex and varied and the structuring is crucial.

$55.56 /hr
3 hours
4.98
Bruce B.

Bruce B. Agency Contractor

Personal and Business Attorney

United States - Last active: 7 days ago - Tests: 7

Licensed US/Texas attorney seeking to represent American or foreign parties with transactional documents and/or contracts review, drafting, or negotiation. Other services include compliance, legal research, relocation to the US assistance, licensing/permitting, and letter drafting. I seek to develop long-term relationships, which means my work is always of the highest quality. My office provides limited as well as full representation services at flat and hourly rates.

Associated with: Law Office Agency
$83.33 /hr
29 hours
4.85
Tanya N.

Tanya N.

Reliable Business and Real Estate Attorney

United States - Last active: 08/27/2014 - Tests: 1

Aggressive, experienced attorney whose focus is the protection of your business. I am strategic, practical, and competent. With over 11 years of legal training and skill in leading, training, teaching, and consulting, I am adept at effectively designing solutions for my clients. I am very well-versed in contract drafting and lease review and negotiation. My work includes projects for various Fortune 500 companies.

$100.00 /hr
199 hours
5.00