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When searching for legal representation, you want an attorney who understands your unique vision, one who knows that your needs may not be the same of a typical business. But you also want proven experience, skills and drive to get you the results you need in tough corporate environments. Our attorneys bring the best of both worlds: a commitment to achieving your vision and the skills to get it done.




Jana Gouchev, Esq.

Jana Gouchev is the managing partner at The Gouchev Law Group. She and the firm are named a a Top 3 Lawyer in New York in 2019. Jana’s top areas of practice are corporate law, intellectual property, acquisitions, and complex agreements. 

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Russell Klein, Esq.

Russell advises on creating, capitalizing and growing emerging companies and commercial enterprises. His experience includes corporate transactions, technology law, advertising and licensing, regulatory compliance, securities, private equity, venture capital, and…

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Sejal Rajan, Esq.

Sejal works with startup companies, small to medium-sized businesses, and artists spanning a variety of industries including finance, technology, luxury goods, fashion, food and beverage, fitness, and retail. She counsels her clients on…


Darya Kapulina-Filina, Esq.

Darya handles intellectual property, commercial litigation, software, copyright, trade secrets, trademark and patent infringement, and partner disputes. Darya has attained winning rulings from the Federal and New York Courts.  

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David Boag, Esq.

David Boag, Esq. handles a wide range of intellectual property matters for clients ranging from Fortune 100 multinational corporations to sole proprietors and inventors. David’s experience includes patents, trademark, and copyright litigation

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Denise Benattar, Esq.

Denise has extensive experience representing companies in a wide variety of transactional matters, as both in-house counsel and outside counsel. Denise has been a crucial asset in ensuring the success of expanding companies. 

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Deborah Mortimer, Esq.

Deborah has over a decade of experience as a litigation attorney.  She has litigated complex claims involving contracts, partner disputes, demand for non-payment, employment law, family law, discrimination, personal injury…

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Lorna Lightfoot-Ware, Esq.

Lorna has a unique combination of experience as a former in-house counsel at companies such as MTV, as well as advising small and mid-size companies on a variety of legal matters. Her previous roles as a former in-house legal counsel give her a deep understanding of … 

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Fran M. Skoller, Esq.

Fran M. Skoller, Esq. has more than two decades of experience counseling startups and large corporate clients as outside general counsel in commercial contracts and transactional law. She has experience in running a business, a skill that is…

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Sam Garrett, Esq.

Sam Garrett, Esq. represents businesses and individuals in immigration law matters. Sam’s practice includes filing petitions before the State Department, the Department of Homeland Security, and the Board of Immigration Appeals. His clients…

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Barry Janay, Esq.

Barry Janay, Esq. represents emerging businesses in matters relating to commercial litigation, intellectual property infringement matters and other intellectual property litigation (including misappropriation of confidential and trade..

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