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Mika Itoh

Mika Itoh

Accountant, Market / Web Researcher, Data Entry Specialist

China - Tests: 8

I have more than 15 years of experience in Accounting, Market & Web Research, Data Entry, and List Building. My aim as a freelancer is to deliver the highest quality service and to build a long-lasting relationship with customers. I am proficient in all MS Office applications, as well as in popular types of accounting software such as QuickBooks. Apart of my native Japanese, I have a very good command in English and Chinese. I am a hard-working, detail oriented and reliable person, who knows the value of your time and money.

81% Job Success
$15.00 /hr
155 hours

Nick P

Nick P

Talented and Committed Business and Marketing Consultant

New Zealand - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 1

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.

97% Job Success
$44.44 /hr
966 hours

Timothy Wake

Timothy Wake

Legal Consultant / Barrister (unregistered)

United Kingdom - Tests: 1

I am a lawyer working for a law firm in Brighton and specialise in Commercial, Contract, Landlord and Tenant, Employment, Aviation, Family, IP and Criminal Law. Expert in contract and agreements, intellectual property and company / business law litigation, employment and international law. I can also represent clients in the Employment Tribunal. Business start-ups, business advice and legal documents examined, amended or drawn up. I also regularly practice in giving general advice in all common law fields including Company, Commercial, Crime, Family, Employment and Personal Injury. My work is of the highest calibre and very efficient. I am available for a conference via Skype or to be instructed by email.

$55.00 /hr
11 hours

Trang Tran

Trang Tran

IFRS and VAS Accounting/ Financial Advisory/ VietnameseTax Researcher/

Vietnam - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 1

I have over 5-years working as an auditor in a Big-4 Audit Firm. With deep knowledge in accounting (both local and internation standard) and tax, I would provide you exceptional service in reasonable time. Besides, I am also a freelance tax reseacher for an UK consulting firm. I highly perfer assignment related to Vietnam finance/tax issues.

100% Job Success
$50.00 /hr
25 hours

Ustimenko Viacheslav

Ustimenko Viacheslav

IT Lawyer, CEO at Lawboot Lawyers & Consultants, Business Developer

Ukraine - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 7

I'm a lawyer, entrepreneur and mathematician at the same time! It helps me to provide legal services of the highest quality. For now, I'm CEO at LAWBOOT Lawyers & Consultants. I can offer an extensive range of corporate law, consulting and fiduciary services for IT companies which just plan or already operating in Ukraine, EU, US, UK, Asia and other jurisdictions (including offshores and CIS countries). In-house LAWBOOT team and external associates, which includes lawyers, business advisors, tax planning experts, auditors, bankers will provide you with first-class personal service. WHO IS MY CLIENT? - Companies which provide IT outsourcing services (web development, app development, game development, web-design development, SEO services, software localization, software testing & quality assurance, web hosting services etc.) - Payment service providers, internet acquiring service providers - SaaS (software as a service) owners - Startups & Startuppers - Owners of Opera, Mozilla and Google extensions, applications or add-ons - CPA, PPC, CPC, PPI companies & networks - Bitcoin enthusiasts - Online gambling services - Toolbar developers - Freelancers - E-commerce platforms - Web-site owners and other IT specialists

$52.00 /hr
0 hours

Marshall F.

Specialized in the US Mortgage/Title Industry and Real Estate Search


Specialized in the US Mortgage/Title Industry and Real Estate Search Working as a part of Title Examination Team to ensure that the Title to the Real Estate Property is free from any kind of defects and there is no liens or encumbrances on the title. Title Examination is a close examination of all public records that affect the title to the real estate property. The search involves reviewing past deeds, wills and trusts to make sure that the title has passed correctly to each new owner. The examiner tries to verify that all prior mortgages, judgments, and other liens have been paid in full. A Title Researcher, profile includes checking of various legal documents (Deed’s, Deed of Trust, Tax Sheet, Judgments (if any), Notice of Federal Tax lien, Notice of State Tax Lien, Financing Statement, Bankruptcy (if any) etc. Experienced in preparing below reports: 1. Title Search / Abstracting (Full Search, Limited Search, Two Owner Search, and 30 Year Search) 2. Owner and Encumbrance Reports 3. Legal and Vesting Report 4. Title Examination 5. Title Commitment Preparation 6. Prelim Title Report 7. HUD statement Preparation for Conventional, VA and FHA Loans 8. Closing Package Review 9. Payoffs and Tax Searches 10. QC Audit of Closing Package 11. Pre Closing Review 12. Post Closing Review

$5.56 /hr
130 hours

Charles Perry

Charles Perry

Attorney at Law

United States - 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.

100% Job Success
$133.33 /hr
502 hours

Daniel Rosenbaum

Daniel Rosenbaum

Attorney at Law

United States - Tests: 3

Member of the Illinois Bar and graduate of Gonzaga University School of Law and DePaul University (B.A.) I have extensive experience in corporate law, securities and consumer law. I have filed Articles of Incorporation, Bylaws, Operating Procedures, Securities, UCC documents, and tax preparation. Additionally, I have experience as a litigator in both the Family Court setting and the Criminal Court settings. I have a keen eye for detail, exceptional writing skills and can organize just about anything.

100% Job Success
$50.00 /hr
78 hours