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  • US$42 hourly
    Sixteen years’ experience in Corporate Banking Compliance, AML, KYC, Dodd Frank, OFAC, PEPs, SDN list (Sanctions) & FATCA regulations, complying to SEC, FINRA, FCA and other international jurisdictions financial regulators such as DIFC, Central Bank of Egypt and more. I've cleared clients in USA, Europe, Hong Kong, Singapore and MENA region. Done screening, investigating, drafting policies, compliance training as well as digging up court filings, cases for litigations, some transcribing as well as done credit rating researches on entities in Middle East (obtaining financial & legal info). I've created compliance procedures, drafting assessment questions for FINRA's regulations & guidelines for departments in law firm like Shearman & Sterling, trained employees on screening for red flag clients or suspicious activities and transactions. I've worked in very fast paced environment clearing (KYC, Onboarding & screening) clients such as at JP Morgan on it's trading floor for FX accounts.
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    Corporate Finance
    Cryptocurrency
    Bank Reconciliation
    Administrate
    Translation
    Research Papers
    Compliance
    Anti-Money Laundering
    Due Diligence
    Data Entry
  • US$120 hourly
    Hello there! I am Dushyant Shah, the proud owner of Dushyant’s Legal Services. Along with the qualification, I have a wealth of experience in the legal profession. I have 8+ years of PQE, as I have worked as an Associate Advocate, Legal Officer, and Sr. Legal Executive before venturing to open my own firm. I am interested in developing multi-facet skills focused on Law by researching different laws and drafting a variety of documents. I am a graduate of the legal profession and holder of a Masters in Business Law. I was top of my class, and I possess in my professional arsenal, 2 Gold Medals, and certificates of completed courses from WIPO and Harvard University. I am tech-savvy and capable of working with any software/platform for your convenience. I am proficient in: ECF filings, Clio Suite (Clio Mange + Clio Grow), Practice Panther, Lawcus, Document Studio (for Google Suite Templates), Word Template creations (Mail Merge), Dropbox, OneDrive, Google Drive, Adobe, Nitro, MS Office, and Legal Research Software. If you need the history of a particular case, I can help you get the records using my access to the PACER account. Dushyant’s Legal Services is my venture dedicated to providing 24/7 services to clients all over the world (no matter where they are). Having already successfully worked with clients across the USA, India, UK, Canada, Australia, Switzerland, Singapore, Germany, Netherlands, China, Jordan, Lebanon, Sweden, Turks and Caicos, and New Zealand, I look forward to working more with different people, from different countries all over the world! Here are my areas of proficiency, and services I can offer you: ✦ Legal Research, Drafting, and Consulting - National and International Laws / Matters. ✦ US Bankruptcy and Personal Injury Litigation Support - Drafting, Research on Local or State Laws and Administrative Procedures, ECF filing, Motions, Responses, Schedules Preparation, Requests for Interrogatories and Admissions, and so on. ✦ Contracts - Drafting and Negotiate, Review, Red-line / Revisions and Update ✦ Terms and Conditions, Privacy Policies, Cookie Policies (GDPR / CCPA / local compliance) ✦ Consulting - Laws, Policies, Internal Compliance, and Liabilities ✦ Template Creations and Re-organizing process flows ✦ Commercial, Real-Estate and IPR laws The projects I am looking for are the ones that would provide me with an opportunity to work and develop my skills at the same time. Feel free to connect for any issues you might have in my area, and I will pool all my resources to provide a resolution. Earnestly looking forward to working with you! Thanks for your time! Dushyant. P.S. - Solo Attorneys and Small and Medium Law Firms, or anyone from the legal fraternity are welcome to collaborate. Reach out by sending an invite!
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    Contract Negotiation
    Document Control
    Contract Management
    Document Review
    Intellectual Property Law
    Themis Solutions Clio
    Contract Drafting
    Legal Consulting
    Legal Writing
    Drafting
    Customer Relationship Management
    Legal Assistance
    Contract Law
  • US$90 hourly
    EXPERIENCED ATTORNEY, RESEARCHER, AND WRITER LICENSED AND IN GOOD STANDING FOR 46 YEARS Wisconsin Bar License #1010941 I am a resourceful counselor/attorney who enjoys solving problems. During my career in private practice, I successfully assisted thousands of people with their legal issues, particularly in the areas of real estate, consumer and business matters, probate, and litigation. Since I semi-retired in 2017, I have continued to help Upwork clients in more than 20 states. I also have helped Upwork clients by writing, on legal or non-legal topics, blog posts, informational articles, persuasive articles, academic papers, legal documents, and Excel sheets. I also do original-source research on any topic.
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    Legal Consulting
    Proofreading
    Litigation
    Content Writing
    Research Papers
    Editorial Writing
    Commercial Litigation
  • US$525 hourly
    I have been practicing law for 40 years and hold an MBA. I created six companies, currently act as outside counsel to many clients, and have been an advisor to over 2,500 startups and early-stage entrepreneurs. Please look at my reviews; you will see almost exclusively 5-stars going back four years. I specialize in: General Business Law: -Contract Law -Corporate Formation -Corporate Transparency Act (CTA) and Beneficial Ownership Information Reporting filings -Employment, Independent Contractor Law and Agreements -Intellectual Property: Licensing, Copyright, Trademark -International Law -Regulatory -Blockchain, NFT, Cryptocurrency -Web Operator Disclosures (TOS/T&C, PP, GDPR) Securities and Finance: -Asset Purchase Agreements -Subscription and Stock Purchase Agreements -Startup Financing -Fundraising -Private Placement Memorandum -Regulations A+, Reg D (506b & 506c), Reg S, Reg CF -Cap Tables I welcome further discussion of your needs. Richard Nacht, Esq.
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    Intellectual Property Law
    Security Token
    Securities Law
    Legal Consulting
    Legal Writing
    Legal Assistance
    SEC Regulation
    Entrepreneurship
    Blockchain, NFT & Cryptocurrency
    Terms & Conditions
    Startup Consulting
    Contract Law
    Legal Entity Structuring
    Legal
    Contract Drafting
  • US$65 hourly
    Kate Rahmeyer is a registered Legal Document Preparer for the State of Nevada. She specializes in Family Law and Business Formation with an expertise in Nonprofits. Freelance paralegal services available.
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    Microsoft Word
    Data Entry
    Writing
    Legal Assistance
    General Office Skills
    Family Law
    Document Review
    Legal Writing
  • US$100 hourly
    I am a Patent Agent registered before the USPTO (registration No. 59,881). I hold a PhD and have extensive Intellectual Property experience with industry and law firms. I can assist you evaluate and protect your invention with prior art searches, patent application drafting (provisional or non provisional), patent application filing and patent prosecution (responding to the USPTO office actions). I look forward to working with you.
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    Patent Law
    Technical Writing
  • US$50 hourly
    Professional and detail oriented attorney, with tremendous people skills and dedication to complete and manage a task from beginning to end. Previous experience in plaintiff mass tort litigation, including discovery, motion practice, document review/analysis, and contract preparation. Strong ability to assist in large projects or manage smaller projects from beginning to end. Previous experience centered around the BP Gulf Oil Spill Litigation in New Orleans, Louisiana, one of the largest cases in US history. Willing to travel and to work with the most professional of firms/businesses globally. I recently moved to Austria with my wife, and have opened a small retail store. I have time to work on any project, and look forward to doing so. I am learning German (quickly), but am an accomplished writer in English (samples available).
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    Travel Planning
    eBay Listing
    Legal Transcription
    ESL Teaching
    Email Etiquette
    Legal Consulting
    Entrepreneurship
    Travel & Hospitality
  • US$45 hourly
    I have more than 30 years of experience in creative and professional writing, editing and proofreading for businesses, not-for-profit organizations, and individuals, and legal research and writing related to business, real estate, and litigation. I also have done a great deal of work in crafting website content for a variety of businesses. My clients have ranged from individuals and sole proprietors to fortune 100 companies. Your communications, documents and/or website content are critical to the effectiveness of your message, your image, and success in your business or career. Written content is most likely to achieve the desired result when well-crafted and grammatically correct. I can either write or help you to write creative and compelling copy, making sure that it accurately and professionally communicates the intended message and that it is entirely error-free. As a former attorney with a background in law, I am also skilled in legal research and the preparation of legal documents. Whether you are creating business communications, website content, promotional materials, news releases, scripts for videos, proposals, presentations, handbooks, policies and procedures, grant applications, or legal documents, I can provide you with the expert assistance you need to help you succeed.
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    Copy Editing
    Microsoft Word
    Writing
    Grant Writing
    Business Writing
    Legal Writing
    Creative Writing
    Proofreading
  • US$225 hourly
    Linch Legal, Inc. provides legal services to start-ups, small, and medium-sized businesses. The firm specializes in corporate and contractual matters for businesses in every part of the business cycle, from inception to exit. We are focused on allowing your business to thrive through efficient and elegant common-sense legal solutions, delivered at a good price point. We help our clients understand and navigate complex legal matters and go the extra mile to ensure our clients are well-informed and no question is left unanswered or in doubt. We handle all legal matters from small, one-off services to full-service representation on large projects and transactions. Some of my more recent legal work include (among other things): - Full company legal representation in VC financings with target companies into the +$120M valuation range. - Representation of private investors in investment transactions. - Representation and strategy development/coaching for incoming C-suite/Advisors negotiating compensation packages with start-up companies (from seed to advanced funding rounds). - GDPR/CCPA compliance planning, policy development, and auditing ranging from small start-up businesses to ones with tens of millions of users. - Setting up investment vehicles for small businesses seeking investments from accredited investors (Reg D) - Drafting/Research for Reg D private placements ranging up to +$10M, including PPM/Subscription Agreement/ancillary document drafting. - Full service consulting for corporate governance, complex deal structuring, joint ventures, and licensing agreements. - Sale and purchase of businesses (both whole enterprise and partial interests) into the +$25M range - Drafting and negotiating a full range of business deals from very small to multi-million dollar transactions. - Review and drafting service for business agreements of all types. We cover all business legal needs and are on the pulse of small business and start-up culture to monitor developments and inform our legal approach—all to give you exceptional advice that suits the needs and concerns of your business.
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    Corporate Governance
    SaaS
    Document Review
    Venture Capital Consulting
    Limited Liability Company
    S-Corporation
    Contract Law
    Trademark Consulting
    Startup Consulting
    Corporate Law
    Tech & IT
    Contract Drafting
    Intellectual Property Law
  • US$175 hourly
    I am a business attorney with 11 years' experience working in-house for private organizations. Most recently, I was senior corporate counsel for a private equity firm and industrial holding company with lines of business in commercial vehicle manufacturing and sales, engineering services, technology solutions and software development. I supported our investment group's legal needs and transactional matters, e.g., side letters, private placement memorandums, due diligence, etc. I negotiated commercial deals with key suppliers and customers and managed a growing intellectual property portfolio. The team I was part of oversaw legal strategy, compliance and regulatory affairs, and managed outside counsel and other resources. Before that, I was corporate counsel for a global manufacturer and distributor of products where I managed the legal and compliance department.
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    Trademark Search
    Real Estate Law
    Copyright
    Mergers & Acquisitions
    Legal Writing
    Trademark Consulting
    Intellectual Property Law
    Tax Law
    Startup Consulting
    Non-Disclosure Agreement
    Corporate Law
    Contract Law
    Contract Negotiation
    Legal
    Contract Drafting
  • US$200 hourly
    I am a licensed attorney with over 20 years experience, specializing in business and contracts law, as well as a broad array of general legal topics. I'm a native English speaker and reside in the US. You will find me responsive, accessible, and extremely punctual with deadlines. I take great pride in my work, and don't take assignments I don't feel comfortable doing. When you hire me, know you are getting my personal attention, and your project will get done on time. I am proficient and quick with legal research, re-working legal pleadings, document review, offering appropriate legal insight into situations, writing memos and briefs, and breaking complex problems down into simple issues to tackle one at a time. I'm also extremely well versed in all areas of contract law, including entertainment law and intellectual property. I can definitely help you with whatever contractual needs you have. My contracts are clear, concise, and meant to be understood. Good contracting today drastically reduces your chances of legal issues tomorrow. There is no legal task too small, nor too big for me. I have worked on everything from the most simple contract revision, to multi million dollar medical malpractice cases. With my extensive experience in both state and federal court practice, I can help you navigate whatever your legal matter is. Everyone deserves efficient and zealous legal representation, and whether I'm just doing a contractual revision for you, or helping you navigate through an intense legal drama, you have my full attention.
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    Contract Drafting
    Legal
    State Bar of California
    Legal Pleadings
    Legal Consulting
    Intellectual Property Law
    Legal Drafting
    Legal Writing
    Corporate Law
    Contract Law
    Entertainment Law
    Civil Law
    Legal Assistance
    Law
    Legal Agreement
  • US$55 hourly
    I have a background in law, and worked for 17 years as a legal researcher and writer. I was never licensed as a lawyer but functioned essentially as one, researched and wrote about hundreds, if not thousands, of subjects. By my own estimate I read approximately 5,000 appellate court opinions during the course of my litigation work and wrote certainly more than 1,000 memoranda for internal use in the law office or for filing at court. My areas of expertise include personal injury litigation plaintiff and defense, medical malpractice plaintiff, contract law especially contracts of insurance, bad faith litigation defense, coverage opinion letters, administrative law defense. My expertise is primarily in California law, to a lesser extent U.S. federal law. I helped prepare numerous cases for trial and am thoroughly familiar with all aspects of trial preparation, and have extensive knowledge of both procedural and substantive law. For the past eight years I taught English in China and Azerbaijan, mostly to professional adults but also to teenagers. I had my own business in China for five years as a private tutor, also worked at various training centers and high schools. I wrote a book, "Legal English", for use by Chinese lawyers, designed primarily to introduce them to legal vocabulary. Apart from my legal work, I have a varied background. I worked for seven years as a welder in California shipyards.  I rebuilt a Volkswagen engine using the popular Idiot's Guide to Keeping Your Volkswagen Alive. I have broad experience of life, am an adventurer and an intellectual, have extremely well-developed skills in logic, researching, and writing, can keep to tight deadlines, and have a keen sense of people.  I have kept an extensive journal during my travels (to 26 countries). I have a wide scope of knowledge and voracious reading habits; areas that I have significant familiarity with include law, history, geography, sciences, mathematics, languages, and the environment.  I am self-directed, fully capable of handling significant projects independently.
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  • US$55 hourly
    I am an expert in all things financial, with several advanced degrees that involve Economics, Finance, Business Law and Management. My current path is leading to post-doctoral work in Non-Profit Management with a concentration on the sustainability of funding/ fund development. If you need Grant Writing, I am able to concisely and with passion convey your message, with financials, if that is needed; that will allow any potential grant committee to put your Grant request at the top of their A list. Able to meet short deadlines with ease. Have worked for years in the Not for Profit sector, helping to generate both large and small scale fundraising and grant writing successful results. Are you starting your first business, need help with grants or fundraising, or just need that extra bit of mentoring to help with a special project? Not sure whom to turn to for answers, with what needs to be done and in what order? Those urgent questions about crowdfunding, grants, general fundraising, need to be answered by an expert. I have over 20 years of experience as a business consultant, grant writer., fundraiser for all types and sizes of Not for Profits. My comprehensive services are tailored to the business needs of both the for-profit and Not for Profit sector. I offer highly individualized service, provide in-depth consulting so that you understand the how's and why's of business, grants and other kinds of funding for all types and sizes of businesses. Specializing in nonprofit start-up and development, small business development, grant writing particularly federal and highly complex grants, including Real Estate acquisition and housing development. Please be advised that for all under two calendar-year-old non-profits, I must be provided in writing the detailed visions on the organizational and programming needs, the financials already in place, and what your expectations are for me as your paid consultant. Many foundations, corporations, and other funding sources are requiring in-depth current real-time financials that often include: IRS 990 forms and audited financials. For most newly forming non-profits these forms are not in existence. It has been my experience that most newly forming nonprofits underestimate the time and financial resources it will take to cultivate and build credible relationships with all types of funding entities and how unstable this time of funding can be in the long term. Also, and this is equally important, it has been my experience that some newly forming non-profits do not have credible financials - or have, in fact, not created any kind of budget to propel the organization forward. I can, of course, assist in developing budgets, but this does take time and discussion. I am a very methodical working...working carefully and consistently in providing superlative products. And my service is next to none: I believe in the power of partnership, collaboration, and open lines of communication. If this is for you...then we should talk! If you, however, want someone "to go it alone" as some clients prefer, then I am not the one for you! My consulting/grant writing services are comprehensive, individualized, personalized and exemplary. I love what I do, and my work reflects this passion and dedication I bring to all the work I do. My for-profit clients get all the same passion and dedication to giving you an effective and targeted result to your needs.
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    Financial Analysis
    Finance & Accounting
    Social Media Management
    Nonprofit Organization
    Content Writing
    Business Analysis
    Crowdfunding
    Project Proposal
    Fundraising
    Grant Writing
    Business Plan
  • US$22 hourly
    I am a licensed Lawyer from India. I specialise in Corporate and Commercial Laws, Intellectual Property, Tech Law, and Personal Data Protection. I provide legal support to a variety of small businesses and start-ups and have assisted clients from the US, UK, Europe and Australia. I have worked on a variety of business and corporate law projects, including drafting, review, and negotiations of all sorts of commercial contracts. Some of the contracts I routinely deal with are: • NDA / Non-Compete Agreements • Franchise Agreement • Subcontractor agreements • Service Agreements including Master Service Agreements • Employment contracts • Consultancy and Independent Contractor Agreement • Residential and Commercial Lease Agreements • Sale Agreements • Music Adaptation Agreements • Co-Author/Collaboration Agreements • IP License and Assignment Contracts • Terms of Use / Terms & Conditions for e-commerce businesses • GDPR and CCPA compliant Privacy and Cookie Policies • Software Development and License Contracts Additionally, I am also experienced in paralegal services, including preparing and organising court bundles, managing client deadlines and communications, etc. I love to work on diverse, interesting legal issues. I am flexible with my working hours and most excited about being able to help and make an impact on whatever project you are working on. Feel free to reach out!
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    International Law
    GDPR
    Corporate Law
    Arbitration
    Trust, Estate & Will Agreement
    Intellectual Property Law
    Contract Law
    Legal Consulting
    Legal
    Legal Drafting
    Contract Drafting
    Legal Writing
    Legal Documentation
  • US$60 hourly
    Hi, I am Rita Malhotra, a Virtual Personal Injury Paralegal based out of India. I have worked with more than 10 USA Personal Injury Law Firms and can assist you with the following: Pre Litigation: - Client Intake; - Client onboarding in system software, - Filing of Insurance Claim; - Sending LORs to Defendant & Plaintiff Insurance Company; - Obtaining Medical Records; - Drafting of Demand Letters; - Lien Reduction. Litigation: - Drafting of Complaint Packages; - Filing of Documents with Court Staff; - Drafting & Propounding to Discovery etc. I can take your Personal Injury Law firm practice to the next level. I have experience with Casepeer, Filevine, and Clio. Looking forward of working with you. Best, Rita
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    Blockchain
    Contract Management
    Contract Law
    Legal Assistance
    Corporate Law
    Contract Drafting
    Cryptocurrency
    Case Law
    Legal Consulting
    Contract
    Crypto Wallet
    Legal
  • US$20 hourly
    To establish a challenging and growth-oriented career that would provide a strong base with an opportunity to display my talent and nurture my skills as a qualified freelancer.
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    Lawpay
    Microsoft PowerPoint
    Microsoft Word
    Data Entry
    Microsoft Excel
    Civil Law
    LexisNexis
    Legal Writing
  • US$50 hourly
    Over the last 7 years, I have successfully worked on numerous Contracts related to Intellectual Property and commercial laws for more than 3000+ hours. I have a team of IP professionals and Attorneys with excellent knowledge and experience in the field of Intellectual Property Law mainly Trademark, Patents, Copyright, DMCA Takedown Notice, Legal Research. I am also the Founder and Managing Partner of Lex Protector International Law Office which is one of the most promising IP firms in the world. I have done my specialisation in Intellectual Property Law from the Prestigious University of South Africa (UNISA), which is one of the most premier institutions of the world. I have handled several Patent, Copyright and Trademark related issues successfully for our clients around the world and intend to expand my abilities even further. Our Law firm is also recognized as "Startup of the Year 2014 in Intellectual Property" by Silicon India Magazine which is published in USA and India. Recently we have opened our office in Europe at Talinn, the capital city of Estonia and have developed a good client base in the European continent also. Your can contact me on UpWork for a FREE 15 min Consultation and have a look at my profile for past work done.
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    Legal Assistance
    Legal Consulting
    Contract Drafting
    Patent Law
    Intellectual Property Protection
    Patent Preparation
    Trademark Search
    Trademark Prosecution
    Trademark Consulting
    Copyright
    Patent
    Intellectual Property Law
  • US$75 hourly
    Licensed semi retired attorney(District of Columbia Bar). Areas of practice: Special Education Law, ADA, Municipal Law, Traffic Law and General Civil litigation. Also taught paralegal studies in two college legal assistant/paralegal programs. Served as a judicial officer for a total of seven years.
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    Draft Documentation
    Teaching English
    Library Science
    Special Education
    Civil Law
    Americans with Disabilities Act
    Legal Drafting
  • US$50 hourly
    I have been a paralegal for over 20 years. For the past 7 years, I have been providing freelance paralegal services for law firms that are looking for high-quality paralegal services on a project-only basis. In addition, I offer legal staff training for law firms. If you are in need of process development services please view my second profile for hourly rates. I provide these services in both English and Spanish. DISCLOSURE: Please note I am not a licensed attorney. Therefore, I am unable to provide legal advice in any way. Meaning I will not be able to determine facts on the case, provide you with "guidance" of any kind, or "gear you" in the "right direction. Unlawful practice of law is a felony. So please understand if I decline your invitation or project for this reason. Ground rules: I do not work weekends or take on "last-minute" emergency matters" If your requests do not fall under the ground rules..... I look forward to aiding you to achieve your goals. Whether, it is with your project or legal issues, in general, I am here to help. Until Justice is served - I will be here.
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    Litigation
    Software Testing
    Business Consulting
    Legal Assistance
    Customer Retention
    Operating Systems Development
    Drafting
    Filing
    Civil Law
    Legal Writing
    Document Analysis
    Draft Documentation
  • US$60 hourly
    Bilingual lawyer with a Contract Law degree, and high graded experience in: • Service Contracts, Partnership Agreements, License Agreements, Joint Venture Agreements. and other business agreements. • Terms of Service, Terms and Conditions, Terms of Use, Privacy Policies and other legal agreements for website and app developers who provide services targeted to global users. • Data Privacy protection agreements. • Contractors NDAs; SAASs, Subcontractor agreements and other type of legal contracts engaged between business parties. If you are a service provider wishing to update legal requirements in compliance to GDPR standards, I´m the person fit to help you draft, review, create, and improve any corporate contract you need as your service expands. I meet short deadlines, and have strong research skills.
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    Cryptocurrency
    Intellectual Property Law
    Legal Consulting
    GDPR
    Non-Disclosure Agreement
    Privacy Law
    Contract Law
    Corporate Law
    Data Privacy
    Terms & Conditions
    Tech & IT
    Contract Drafting
  • US$11 hourly
    I'm a Virtual Legal Assistant with good written and verbal English communication skills. I worked, for 3 years, as a Legal Assistant for a criminal defence law firm based in Atlanta, Georgia, where my roles were to screen new cases, conduct client intake and onboarding, update case files (on Clio Manage), manage email correspondence, answer inbound calls from new and existing clients (on RingCentral), draft and file legal documents (motions, notices, etc.), manage case files on Google Drive, prepare fee agreements, follow up on collections, and ensure professional and prompt organization communication (on Slack), among other roles as assigned. I'm available for a full-time role, 40 hours weekly, Mon-Fri.
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    Immigration Law
    Legal Writing
    File Management
    Phone Communication
    Task Coordination
    Scheduling
    Legal Drafting
    Light Bookkeeping
    Legal Terminology
    Legal Assistance
    Email Communication
    Data Entry
    CRM Software
  • US$90 hourly
    I am an inquisitive self-starter dedicated to achieving results. Having owned and operated my own companies for the past 20+ years (law office and petroleum landman and title company) I have extensive experience in project management, supervision and coordination of multiple projects. I thrive in a fast pace environment and am highly proficient at multi-tasking. I possess effective time management and organizational skills, with a high level of attention to detail. A proven critical thinker with strong verbal, written and interpersonal skills who excels at working independently or with a team. I am looking for consultant and/or independent contracting positions.
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    Real Estate Law
    Contract Law
    Draft Documentation
    Trust, Estate & Will Agreement
  • US$200 hourly
    Francis is a solicitor with 10 years combined experience spanning alternative dispute resolution, customer service, negotiation, operations, change management, service delivery, debt recovery and financial analysis. He is a multi-disciplinary professional, adept at effectively addressing conflicts in addition to leveraging his varied expertise to drive successful outcomes and nuanced solutions. Francis started his career at a multi-national bank providing support to financial consultants by ensuring due diligence and risk management. He completed his training in Corporate, Property and Commercial law having previously trained in the niche field of Financial irregularities.
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    Commercial Lease
    Contract Drafting
    Legal Writing
    Compliance
    Employment Law
    Employment Dispute
    Legal Consulting
    Property & Equipment Lease
    Litigation
    Startup Consulting
    Legal Assistance
    Contract Law
    Limited Liability Company
    Legal
  • US$175 hourly
    A former paralegal with over 13 years of experience in diverse legal matters. My experience spans from assisting solo practitioners to in-house counsel, contract review, complex litigation, and plaintiff and defense work. My skills are among a few lawyers that can process and analyze a legal matter from its inception to disposition, allowing me to work with the client for a 360-degree view of the case. This vast experience will enable me to combine my procedural law knowledge with the requisite legal analysis for success.
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    Contract Law
    Partnership Agreement
    Writing
    Westlaw
    Real Estate Law
    Corporate Law
    Legal Consulting
    State Bar of Georgia
    Document Review
    Contract Drafting
    Document Analysis
    Draft Documentation
  • US$270 hourly
    I earned a B.A. in English and a J.D., both from UNC-Chapel Hill. I spent 20 years as a practicing appellate attorney, and civil litigator, researching and writing briefs, pleadings, memoranda, motions and discovery. I handled over 120 appeals in my career in both state and federal courts, including the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court. Now I consult with other attorneys who need this expertise in their cases.
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    Research Methods
    Copy Editing
    Legal Consulting
    Writing
    Editing & Proofreading
    Ghostwriting
    Fact-Checking
  • US$145 hourly
    I am a professional service provider with offerings and expertise across a broad range of Business Law matters. I offer practical, outcome-focused advice in areas including: 1. Intellectual property advice, including trademarks, designs and associated rights. 2. Manufacturing, distribution, NNN, NDA and other commercial agreements. 3. Drafting of contracts, terms of conditions and contracts of employment. 4. Smart contracting, Ethereum and Initial Coin Offerings. 5. Business sales and purchases, business structures and shareholders agreements. I look forward to working with you soon.
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    Employment Law
    Intellectual Property Law
    Trademark
    Legal
    Contract Drafting
    Contract Law
  • US$60 hourly
    I have spent over 30 years as a paralegal, primarily in litigation. I am extremely experienced in drafting medical summaries and medical chronologies and am quite knowledgeable in medical vocabulary and technology. My internet research capabilities are flawless and I feature a quick turn-around on most projects. I can summarize depositions by topic, by co-worker, or in other styles as requested. I have excellent writing, editing, and proofreading skills, and I have edited and proofread briefs and pleadings going to the U.S. Supreme Court, as well as to lower courts, both federal and state. I have drafted and responded to hundreds of discovery requests and pleadings over the years. I also have a strong background in class actions and mass tort litigation. As an Upwork contractor, I have provided paralegal support in a wide variety of situations. I have proofread legal documents, websites, student theses, medical/psychological reports, curricula vitae and a variety of other documents. I have also written, proofed and edited a corporate in-house publication and written legal blogs for attorney websites. I have created medical chronological summaries in a wide variety of cases. My clients have said: "Mary did prompt efficient work on this task. We will definitely seek to use her again in the future." "Excellent in all ways." "Proactive". "Mary exceeded expectations. She was quick, thorough and thoughtful." I am a native English speaker (American) with a BA from Indiana University. Additionally, I have a paralegal certificate from Tulane University. NOTE: AS A PARALEGAL, I AM LEGALLY PROHIBITED FROM GIVING LEGAL ADVICE OR ACTING IN ANY WAY AS AN ATTORNEY AND I WILL NOT ACCEPT ANY JOBS OF THAT TYPE.
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How to Hire Top Legal Researchers

How to hire legal researchers

From drafting contracts to pursuing litigation, it’s important to be thorough when researching anything that comes related to the law. Legal researchers can help you answer legal questions and back your cases and content with facts and precedents. 

So how do you hire legal researchers? What follows are some tips for finding top legal researchers on Upwork.

How to shortlist legal research professionals

As you’re browsing available legal research consultants, it can be helpful to develop a shortlist of the contractors you may want to interview. You can screen profiles on criteria such as:

  • Industry fit. You want a legal researcher who is familiar with the legal nuances of your industry.
  • Project experience. Screen candidate profiles for specific skills and experience (e.g., experience researching case precedents for employment law).
  • Feedback. Check reviews from past clients for glowing testimonials or red flags that can tell you what it’s like to work with a particular legal researcher.

How to write an effective legal research job post

With a clear picture of your ideal legal researcher in mind, it’s time to write that job post. Although you don’t need a full job description as you would when hiring an employee, aim to provide enough detail for a contractor to know if they’re the right fit for the project. 

An effective legal research job post should include: 

  • Scope of work: From identifying case-relevant statutes to researching local regulations, list all the deliverables you’ll need. 
  • Project length: Your job post should indicate whether this is a smaller or larger project. 
  • Background: If you prefer experience with certain industries or practices of law, mention this here. 
  • Budget: Set a budget and note your preference for hourly rates vs. fixed-price contracts.

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LEGAL RESEARCHERS FAQ

What is legal research? 

From primary sources such as statutes, regulations, and case law to secondary sources such as legal digests, treatises, and journals, legal researchers can find the information you need to back a case or fact-check content. 

Here’s a quick overview of the skills you should look for in legal research consultants:

  • Legal research and writing
  • Paralegal services
  • Industry-specific legal expertise (e.g., corporate law, litigation, real-estate law)

Why hire legal researchers?

The trick to finding top legal researchers is to identify your needs. Is your goal to find a researcher to collect opinions, parallel citations, and precedents to help you prep for a case? Or are you creating content for a finance blog providing tax tips for traders? The cost of your project will depend largely on your scope of work and the specific skills needed to bring your project to life. 

How much does it cost to hire a legal researcher?

Rates can vary due to many factors, including expertise and experience, location, and market conditions.

  • An experienced legal researcher may command higher fees but also work faster, have more specialized areas of expertise, and deliver a higher-quality product.
  • A contractor who is still in the process of building a client base may price their legal research more competitively. 

Which one is right for you will depend on the specifics of your project.

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