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Legal research refers to the task of finding and gathering information necessary to support a legal case. On Upwork, the world’s largest online workplace, lawyers and law firms hire talented legal researchers and assistants — who may have professional experience in corporate law, criminal law or patent law — to conduct thorough legal research about workplace policies, consumer rights, or specific regulations. They can also draft legal documents, write detailed reports, or prepare presentations — including case studies, statutes, law reviews, or reviewing ethic and moral aspects of a subject.

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  1. Rafaela Ambrosio

    Rafaela Ambrosio

    Rafaela Luz

    Brazil - Last active: 22 days ago - Tests: 3

    I am a Brazilian born native Portuguese speaker with impeccable grammar and vocabulary and an eye for detail and accuracy. I have strong communication skills and work effectively both independently and as part of a team. I graduated in Law School at USP (University of São Paulo) and as an academic background I have strong experience with technical research and writing skills. I have 7 years of experience in tax and corporate law working in big companies such PriceWaterhouseCoopers (now known as PWC). I also have good knowledge of accounting and business. I lived one year in England where I studied at Leeds Metropolitan University and I took my masters classes in Spain at Universidad Miguel Hernadez de Elx. Because those experiences I'm able to write, spoke and read english and spanish. I also have many years of experience in Social Work as I have been a member of Scouts Union since 1994. I'm a very curious person and I'm really enjoy research all kind of topics on internet and read a lot.

    $13.00 /hr
    0 hours
    5.00
  2. SOHAIL HAQUE

    SOHAIL HAQUE

    Legal Counsel and Finance Professional

    India - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 1

    A Legal & Finance professional with an overall experience of 8 years in Corporate Law & Financial Regulation (FSA, SEBI, FATF), Global Financial Compliance (Anti-Money Laundering, Fraud & Market Abuse), DRT, DRAT, BIFR, AAIFR, SARFAESI Act, Contract Management, Customs, Vendor Negotiation, Service Agreement, Merchant Banking, Prime Brokerage Agreement, Futures & Options Agreement, ISDA Master Agreements, Securities Lending Agreement, Distribution Agreements, Legal Documentation, Immigration (UK,USA, CANADA), Drafting & Vetting, PPI, pleading before Supreme Court, High Court, LRTT, Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Arbitration Proceedings in the National Stock Exchange (NSE), Company Law Board, KPO, LPO, Metals & Mining cases, US FCPA & UK Bribery Act.

    $22.22 /hr
    0 hours
    4.00
  3. Ecaterina Dudorenco

    Ecaterina Dudorenco

    Practicing Legal Professional (Corporate, Contract, IP, IT&Telecom)

    United Kingdom - Last active: 7 days ago - Tests: 7

    I can help you with legal advice and drafting of documents. Please feel free to contact me should you need any assistance in: -Business setup -Drafting letters, agreements, terms and conditions, copyright agreements, filling forms, etc. -Intellectual property issues and patent filing, -Corporate documents, etc. I am a multi-skilled, reliable and talented business and legal professional with more than 15 years of business experience in multinational company and as sole practitioner as well as with a proven ability to successfully execute different assignments related to legislative and business analysis, internalization of business and representation in Netherlands and UK. A great communicator with people from all social, professional and cultural backgrounds. Well mannered, articulate and fully aware of diversity and multicultural issues as well as international corporate rules and etiquette. Flexible in the ability to adapt to challenges when they arise and at the same time remaining aware of professional roles and boundaries. Looking for opportunities to apply my professional knowledge and experience to add value to a project or to legal representative or analyst, business development professional and market researcher. Areas of expertise: International commercial law, European telecommunication legislation, Intellectual property regulation; Corporate law, experienced Board and Company secretary (including in times of corporate conflicts); Business development and market analysis; Startup consultant and venture lawyer; Professional legal translation services (translation of legal and finance documents, legal acts, laws, translation for telecommunication industry, subscription contracts, translation of marketing materials, disclaimers, terms and conditions, etc., proofreading, interpreting, terminology: General, Business, Corporate, Legal (including Criminal), Telecommunication, IT and Software, Intellectual property, Marketing, Customer service, etc.)

    $35.00 /hr
    5 hours
    5.00
  4. Ulises Fajardo

    Ulises Fajardo

    Corporate Lawyer, Mexico

    Mexico - Last active: 4 days ago - Tests: 1

    I am currently working for the Iberostar Hotels chain, where I work as a manager of the legal department of all hotels based in mexico. In my daily activities, I am in charge of reviewing all the agreements we entered into with local and international suppliers & all legal strategies to be implemented by our Company. In previous projects I have rectified & participated in many different kinds of agreements and negotiations in English & Spanish; I am always looking for new challenges that allow me to apply all my knowledge acquired in corporate law, internet law, taxes, business.

    $55.56 /hr
    0 hours
    5.00
  5. Andriy Parkhomenko

    Andriy Parkhomenko

    IP Attorney/Copyright/Websites/E-Commerce/Startup Legal counsel

    Ukraine - Last active: 5 days ago - Tests: 1

    Attorney specializing in IT-law, entertainment law, intellectual property. I am mentor of several start-up incubators, author of many specialized publications, legal advisor of a number of IT companies and individuals. 8+ years experience in the field of Intellectual Properties. My experience includes: comprehensive legal support of IT-business in all questions: from formation and building up of relationship with the staff and investors to restructuring and taxation, tax planning in IT-sphere, registration if title to computer programs and other objects of intellectual property, development of licence agreements, foreign economic contracts, development of integrated actions on protection of rights for objects of intellectual property, organization of legal protection of information etc. Administration of cases in domain disputes within the bounds of Uniform Rules on Domain Names Disputes Resolutions of ICANN at the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center in Geneva. Extensive experience with Patents, Trademarks, Searches, Copyrights, Website Disclaimers, Terms of Use, Privacy Policies. Best lawyer in terms of price and quality Assuring you of best attention and service

    $25.00 /hr
    3 hours
    5.00
  6. Vanessa McGill

    Vanessa McGill

    Attorney at Law

    United States - Last active: 29 days ago - Tests: 1

    Vanessa is a highly skilled and resourceful attorney licensed in both California and New York. She is practiced in multifarious areas of law, including intellectual property, contracts, employment law, personal injury, and immigration, amongst others. She has worked in various legal settings, from in house counsel's office to big corporate firms until she finally launched her own practice enabling her to focus intimately on client matters, offering efficient and effective services to a national client base.

    $150.00 /hr
    3 hours
    5.00
  7. Nino D.

    Nino D.

    Attorney | Legal Adviser

    Georgia - Last active: 10 days ago - Tests: 4

    I am an experienced attorney who has negotiated hundreds of contracts and helped individuals resolve a variety of disputes. I will work quickly to resolve your issue, respond promptly to your communications, and explain the law using plain language. I can assist you with any legal matter, but most of my experience is in business and intellectual property law. My practice is focused on such issues as contracts, startups, business sales, venture capital, patents, trademarks, copyrights, and intellectual property litigation.

    $100.00 /hr
    0 hours
    4.94
  8. Giulia Vignolo

    Giulia Vignolo

    Italian Lawyer (Avvocato) Attorney Legal advisor: IP, M&A, immigration

    Italy - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 2

    I am an Italian lawyer, fluent in English, French and Spanish. I have a double degree in Italy and France. My law firm counts now 15 lawyers with different specializations (trade law, trademarks and patents, contracts, international law, visas, arbitration, administrative law, civil law, industrial law, intellectual property and brands, media law and internet law). The law firm operate in Italy and Europe since 1982 and we are just opening to the freelance community in order to be able to sell our services all around the world. Our strength is a very high professionalism and the possibility of an overall support of your business. We have a big network including public administration contacts and different kind of companies and entrepreneurs. We provide legal advise and assistance and we help our international clients in deepening their network in Italy and Europe (we have partnerships with several law firms in Paris, London, Brussels, Budapest, Madrid and Varsavia). We have particularly good conditions for Chinese citizens wishing to move to Europe, in terms of visas.

    $66.67 /hr
    0 hours
    5.00
  9. Michael Horner

    Michael Horner

    Private Investigator

    United States - Last active: 6 days ago - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 3

    For the past 6 years, I've been in the private investigator field doing fact finding. I've mainly have conducted insurance investigation which included, interviewing people, and locating information through public records and other research. This involved doing lots of reading through pertinent documents to obtain information, and writing informational reports for clients. This involved using the internet, databases, and industry specific databases. Some of my other experience includes being a high school social studies teacher. The subjects taught were world history, world geography, economics, government, and Texas history. I also have experience in physical security and law enforcement.

    $8.76 /hr
    0 hours
    5.00
  10. Paul D

    Paul D

    Attorney, Business Consultant & Strategist

    United States Virgin Islands - Last active: 14 days ago

    I have over 30 years of experience as an attorney, insurance agent, entrepreneur, business consultant and strategist. I have launched, operated and sold several successful businesses and worked with hundreds of entrepreneurs in developing, financing, structuring and managing their enterprises. I have a particular passion for working with startups, independent contractors, professionals and other small for profit and not-for-profit organizations. After a long and successful career I am looking to slow down from working on large complex projects and desire to work with more diversified and exciting opportunities to assist other small businesses and organizations to grow and prosper. I have Particular Expertise in: Federal Taxation Employee Benefits Executive Compensation Healthcare Trusts & Estates Life & Health Insurance (licensed) Non-Profits Extensive Client Experience with: Real Estate Agents Insurance Agents Financial Advisors Day Traders, Hedge Fund Managers, Commodity Brokers Benefits Brokers Manufacturing Freelancers & Consultants I have Experience with: Business Development Legal Document & Contract Drafting Tax Planning and Tax Reduction Strategies Business Plans & Feasibility Studies Operational Efficiency Strategic Planning Business Writing Copy Writing, Editing & Proofing Legal & Business Research Estate Planning Life Insurance Advance Sales Insurance & Financial Services Marketing Although I am new as an oDesk contractor I have been an oDesk client since 2012 and have a 5-star 4.98 rating with 52 reviews.

    $90.00 /hr
    0 hours
    5.00