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  1. 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
    297 hours
    4.97
  2. Nick Phelps

    Nick Phelps

    Talented and Committed Business and Marketing Consultant

    New Zealand - Last active: 3 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
    889 hours
    4.98
  3. Muhammad Amjad

    Muhammad Amjad

    Compliance (AML) & Fraud Investigator - Legal Researcher

    France - Last active: 3 days ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 1

    Four years of strong experience in anti-money laundering regimes including FATF, EU AML Directives, Swiss FINMA, Belgian CTIF-CFI, US Patriot ACT, UK AML regimes SOCA & NCA, Traitement du Renseignement et Action Contre les Circuits Financiers Clandestins (‘TRACFIN’) French Regulatory authority, E-money industrial compliance, internal regulatory frameworks, solid experience in fraud investigations, legal research, drafting, evidence reviewing, corporate documentation, document analysis, Open Source Intelligence (OSINT), business acumen, multi-lingual with near native level in English, fluent French, and excellent report writing skills in English, with a publication at an EU institute.

    $83.33 /hr
    20 hours
    5.00
  4. Kimberly Moss

    Kimberly Moss

    Transactional Attorney

    United States - Last active: 10 days ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 1

    Kimberly Moss is an attorney based in Sugar Land, Texas who enjoys working with clients who need real world solutions to real world problems. She proudly represents individuals and businesses in a variety of legal concerns. Service to individuals: oil and gas lease negotiations, divorce, estate planning, consumer debt resolution, and mineral lease negotiations Service to businesses: drafting contracts, prosecuting collections, protecting the interests of high profile litigants, and advising in matters of state and federal securities regulations Certified Mediator Certified Guardianship Attorney Admitted to U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas

    $36.67 /hr
    56 hours
    4.95
  5. Timothy Wake

    Timothy Wake

    Legal Consultant / Barrister (unregistered)

    United Kingdom - Last active: 1 month ago - 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 Crime, Family Law, 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
    5.00
  6. Daniel Johnsen

    Daniel Johnsen

    US Corporate Attorney with MBA

    United States - Last active: 05/25/2014 - Tests: 1

    I am an extremely adept legal writer and researcher, with over 4 years experience helping companies meet their legal needs. I am persistent in my work, very detail oriented, and I always keep your needs in mind. My additional background in Finance and International Business allows me to manage technical and complex tasks in many areas in which other attorneys are weak. I will not stop until the job is done to your satisfaction! I can help you with: - Legal drafting - including a wide variety of business contracts, corporate policy, employee handbooks, and legal briefs - Legal research - including researching case law, federal and state regulation, and international law - Document review - including e-discovery, contract review, and litigation support - Contract negotiation - Business analysis - Financial analysis

    $40.00 /hr
    353 hours
    5.00
  7. Anand Misir

    Anand Misir

    Fundraising / Project Mgmt / Business Dev / Int'l Law

    Canada - Last active: 05/21/2012 - Tests: 2

    Strong analytical and planning skills combined with the ability to coordinate the efforts of many to meet organizational goals. Demonstrated success in driving growth in targeted markets through implementation of key projects. Proven ability to develop sales potential in new market areas. Solid leadership skills: able to build and guide top-performing teams. Adept at communicating with management, vendors, and internal departments to coordinate overall efforts. Strong strategic thinker. Productive and efficient work habits without supervision. Self-motivator with high energy.

    $38.89 /hr
    64 hours
    5.00
  8. Trang Tran

    Trang Tran

    IFRS and VAS Accounting/ Financial Advisory/ VietnameseTax Researcher/

    Vietnam - Last active: 4 months ago - 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.

    $50.00 /hr
    25 hours
    5.00
  9. Daniel Rosenbaum

    Daniel Rosenbaum

    Attorney at Law

    United States - Last active: 12/19/2014 - 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.

    $50.00 /hr
    56 hours
    4.58
  10. Jack Downie

    Jack Downie

    Attorney

    United States - Last active: 03/18/2014 - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 1

    I'm an attorney licensed to practice law in the state of Georgia. I am a general practitioner. I mainly focus on Criminal Law, Family Law, Social Security Disability, Constitutional Law, Bankruptcy, Contract work, and Estate planning. Before attending Law school, I was a kayak guide on Saint Simons Island Georgia. I am interested in automotives. I currently drive a 2013 Tacoma 4x4 and enjoy off roading in nature. I have traveled to many different countries around the world. I enjoy reading and writing. I write fiction stories in my spare time.

    $33.33 /hr
    0 hours
    5.00