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Legal writing oDesk freelancers typically receive a client rating of 4.81.

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Diana L. Bartolotta

Diana L. Bartolotta

Small Business & Real Estate Investment Attorney

United States - Last active: 2 days 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
143 hours
4.93
Lauren B.

Lauren B.

Writer/Editor/Attorney: Law| Business | Creative|...

United States - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 12

For more than 15 years, I have been a writer and editor in many different capacities, from writing white papers on healthcare policy, to founding and editing a literary journal, to editing theses and dissertations for graduate students, to crafting and revising resumes. I am also an attorney, with very strong legal research and writing skills in many areas of the law. Much of my professional experience has been in healthcare policy and law, and I have an excellent grasp of medical terminology and am familiar with a broad range of health topics and issues. In addition, I write literary fiction that has been published widely. My collection of short fiction was published in June of 2014. If it's not listed, I might know it. If I don't know it, I'd love to learn it. I look forward to working with you. (Please note that my fees for legal work are higher than my posted hourly rate, which is my fee for general writing and editing.)

$30.00 /hr
22 hours
4.97
Ariel Humphrey

Ariel Humphrey

French-American IT/Internet Contract & Environment...

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

Ariel Humphrey is a French-American licensed IT/Internet Contract and Environmental Law Attorney ranked "Number 1" amongst all of the top Odesk Attorneys. My activity is mainly aimed at helping start-up companies/businesses to be perfectly managed from a Legal and contractual perspective. 1) My goals are to develop several activities on oDesk including the drafting, editing, review, creation or translation of sophisticated Contracts/Agreements in the field of Business law in general (corporate and banking agreements including shareholders' agreements or revolving line of credit agreements for instance) and also specifically in the sector of Internet Business Law (including SEO/CRO service agreements and/or website design & development agreements and/or terms of services (TOS) and privacy policies for websites), of IT Law (including software development agreements or software license agreements or end-user license agreements (EULA)), of Sports/Entertainment/Art/Music (including graphic design agreements or music license agreements or Sponsorship Agreements) whether it be in French, in English or in both languages (bilingual contracts). I do have a very large database of contracts and agreements (templates) including all kinds of agreements related to the matters mentioned above and to business law in general. You will benefit from my legal know-how and database, given that I can adapt all of my contracts to your particular situation and needs so that we come up with a tailor-made contract solution for You. 2) I am a French Licensed attorney and I can assist you and address your needs related to French Law, international contract law (including but not limited to Australian Law, Canadian Law, U.S. Law etc.). I am a French corporate attorney which means that I am an expert in French Corporate law having practiced in different Paris-based prestigious law firms (including Eversheds, Vaughan Avocats). 3) I am a US citizen and a French Native citizen (European Citizen). I am perfectly bilingual with high level writing and analytical skills that I would like you to benefit from should you need my services when French and/or English language(s) are involved. With such writing, linguistic and analytical skills I am used to writing/drafting/reviewing/editing/proofreading Legal or Business documents of all kinds related to or about any subject that falls within my strong, all-around and broad General Technical and legal culture/knowledge/know-how/Experience). I also have a large experience as a business and legal translator. 4) In addition to my solid experience as a business attorney throughout Europe as you can see on my resume which you will find below, I worked as a legal Consultant in India in 2011 for the Legal Process Outsourcing Company Quislex Inc.; I also worked in 2008 in Louisiana and in San Diego, California in 2010 : in other words, I have a large international wingspan when it comes to work. I remain at your service no matter what :-) ! You can find me on LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/in/arielhumphrey Ariel Humphrey

$95.00 /hr
2,116 hours
4.98
Fiona L.

Fiona L.

Writer

United Kingdom - Last active: 15 days ago - Tests: 4

My name is Fiona. I am a native English speaker from the UK, with masters degree level English language skills for editing and writing. I am highly skilled at writing succinct, straightforward business and corporate communications and/or editing preexisting documentation for clarity, conciseness, fluency and legality. I hold a Masters degree in commercial law and specialize in international sales, employment and human rights law. My specialties and past projects include: - Copy writing and editing - Technical copy writing and editing - Exciting blog writing - SEO friendly web content and management - Social media content and management - All types of business documents including business proposals, human resources documents, presentations and handbooks. - Legal writing and research I am trustworthy, dependable and professional in both the work I produce and my dealings with clients. I communicate well and can meet deadlines. I am the ideal person to hire for those looking for a dependable professional with masters-level English writing and editing skills. Please visit my website www.writingbyfiona.wordpress.com for more information on what I can offer and a portfolio of my work.

$24.44 /hr
19 hours
5.00
Cristina Popa

Cristina Popa

Writer / Editor / Translator

Romania - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 6

Expat in France & Switzerland, I offer tailored communications services including copywriting and translating in both English and French. I am specialized, but not limited to: Accurate English-French and French-English translations; Production of copies reflecting the client's brand, strategies and audiences; Ghostwriting blog articles, user manuals, eBooks, press releases; Proofreading and editing services for any type of content. Quality output only.

$25.00 /hr
106 hours
4.96
Kathy H.

Kathy H.

Freelance Writer, Editor, and Photographer

United States - Last active: 6 days ago

With almost 24 years experience as a professional writer, editor, and photographer, I have covered numerous topics for countless publications and websites. My educational background includes bachelor's degrees in English and journalism, master's degrees in education and business, plus two years of advanced legal studies. In addition, I am certified to teach English and science in the secondary schools (grades 7 to 12). I have also taught college level courses. I can also do English-German translation.

$25.00 /hr
195 hours
4.81
Nelson Duarte

Nelson Duarte

International Legal Assistance

Brazil - Last active: 5 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). I participated in a Course in US Law, both criminal and civil (contracts) in the University of Florida, Levin College of Law. I participated in a Course in US Constitutional Law in Yale University. 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
Jonathan S.

Jonathan S.

Patent, Legal, Technical Drafting, Search, and Ana...

United States - Last active: 14 days ago - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 3

Thank you for your posting online for patent Research and possible drafting and prosecution. The response herein is patent research and drafting expertise comprising USPTO patent agent capability with background in chemistry, electrical, computer-related technologies, computer architectures, semiconductor manufacturing, electronic commerce, integrated circuits, software and mechanical fields. I look forward to working with you. Sample work available for you includes: •Drafting more than 70 US patent applications unassisted •Prosecution for nearly 250 US patent applications •Patent applications covering various fields, including chemistry, polymer chemical/electrical engineering, biotechnology, mechanical, computer software, physics, and complex technologies • Further work over 15 years in medical technology innovative leading research organizations including bioengineering, medicine delivery systems, imaging diagnostics, and bioinformatics. A patent search, freedom to operate (FTO) analysis, drafting of an application, whether provisional or non-provisional, and subsequent prosecution can be done for with quality and in a reasonable time. Let me work with you to help satisfy all your needs regarding your idea and pursuit of a patent(s). The cost for such different patent work is open for discussion based on the scope and complexity of the desired work to be completed. I look forward to a talk together as soon as possible to understand the full scope of your patent idea(s). Please do not hesitate to contact me. I am a US citizen and reside in Las Vegas, San Francisco and Los Angeles. All the best! Kind regards, Jonathan Jonathan Symmes, JD, BSEE, MBA Patent and Legal Consultant Research Manila Partners San Francisco - Las Vegas – New York City - Manila, Philippines

$64.44 /hr
5 hours
4.90
Longjam Singh

Longjam Singh

Independent Legal Researcher/Briefing & Contract W...

India - Last active: 11/01/2014 - Tests: 1

An independent attorney having more than 8 years of experience in legal research and writing. I also have an extensive experience in drafting and reviewing of various agreements and corporate transactional documents. I have been providing my services to various clients particularly based in US, UK, Australia, Canada and Europe. My aim is to excel in all endeavors and to contribute to the fullest of my abilities and skills in gaining client's expectations by providing the following services: Writing legal memorandums involving simple to multiple issues; Drafting various litigation documents (motions, pleading, response, complaint, appellate brief, habeas corpus, etc.) in both civil and criminal matters including immigration matters; Drafting/reviewing various agreements like Partnership Agreement, Investment agreement, NDA, Revenue Sharing Agreement, Service and IT Agreement, Languages Services Agreement, Employment Agreement, Independent Sales Agreement, etc. ; Multi-jurisdictional survey for regulatory/statutory and policy compliance; Briefing & summarizing various case laws and bills (including bills related to SEC); Deposition summary; Litigation and Discovery Document review; online due diligence, giving legal advice to company's management team, corporate compliance; Drafting memorandum of understandings; website privacy policy, terms and condition, content writing, legal articles, blog, academic writing; Drafting trademark search and basic patent search report.

$24.44 /hr
1,237 hours
4.90
Kimberly S.

Kimberly S.

Writer: Content / SEO / Copywriter / Creative

United States - Last active: 09/05/2014 - Tests: 2

Over the past 15 years I have developed a wide range of skills working as an independent contractor. I love to learn and because of that there are multiple jobs that I enjoy and excel at. Although I enjoy all of my jobs, I am most passionate about writing. I am fortunate to have a lot of experience in many areas, such as: Writing: SEO Content, Copy writer, Creative (bachelor's degree in Journalism), Mac Specialist, IT (tech support for AOL), Paralegal (legal asst. degree), Private Investigation (licensed), Researcher, Data Entry, Writing for ChaCha and Ask.com, Accounts Payable and Receivable, General Automotive Knowledge (1 year auto mechanics), and more. However, whatever it is that I am tasked to do I give my all. It is very important to me that I do the job to my employer's expectations; it makes them feel good which makes me feel good.

$33.33 /hr
847 hours
4.99