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Legal writing is a form of technical writing used by lawyers, legislators and other legal professions to produce legal documents and express legal analysis. Affidavits, torts, litigation, contracts, legal letters and memorandums are just some examples of legal writing. On Upwork, the world’s largest online workplace, legal writers can draft legal documents for businesses and professionals around the world.

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  1. Luke W.

    Luke W.

    Legal, Writing and Research Expert

    Australia - Last active: 18 days ago - Tests: 2

    I am an admitted Australian Lawyer* with Bachelor Degrees in Law and Arts (Political Science and History), a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice and undertaking post-graduate research qualifications in Political Science. I have broad academic and work experience in criminal, civil, planning and environment, bankruptcy, human rights, industrial, immigration, administrative, native title and international trade law. I have also worked as an aide to the Attorney-General of Australia and am currently writing a dissertation/thesis in political science. My particular interests include American, Australian, Canadian and British law, history and politics. I am currently working on a series of articles comparing Australian and Canadian native title laws, which are to be published in a Canadian law journal. My extra-curricular interests are wide and varied. They include sport, history, literature and music (popular, classical, folk and independent). I am therefore happy to write about virtually any topic and can soon get a grasp of any field that I'm not conversant in. I am on oDesk in order to gain working capital for further study and to establish my own business as a barrister and advocate. I aim to please and gain a sense of satisfaction from delivering good work on time. *NB: I do not currently hold a practising certificate in Queensland nor do I hold professional indemnity insurance. I am therefore unable to engage in work that might be considered to be "legal practice" in any Australian jurisdiction.

    $23.00 /hr
    0 hours
  2. Scott Weiner

    Scott Weiner

    Attorney, Startup Expert, Writer, Entrepreneur

    United States - Last active: 1 month ago

    I am a seasoned, experienced leader with over 15 years of demonstrated success as a CEO, Financial Trader, Chief Legal Officer, Florida Supreme Court Certified Mediator, Foreclosure Mediator, Commercial Arbitrator and Attorney representing both individuals and major corporations. As a critical thinker with notable analytical and decision-making skills, I am well-versed in resolving complex legal cases and combining business planning, analysis, and team leadership experience to effectively manage business operations. I am also highly skilled in interpreting policies, procedures, concepts, practices, and their linkage to legal strategy. I am currently seeking a challenging new position offering the opportunity to impart my advanced knowledge and experience. I am recognized as a natural and articulate communicator with exceptional interpersonal communication, presentation, negotiation, and relationship-building skills. I am talented in fostering high-performing, motivated, and focused teams through training, advisement, mentoring, and professional development. I continually focus on assessing performance, identifying improvement areas, and implementing action plans. It is my driven work ethic and developed skills that has enabled me to achieve outstanding results throughout my career. Furthermore, my accomplishments have allowed me to earn the respect and admiration of my superiors, colleagues, and partners.

    $40.00 /hr
    0 hours
  3. Kai Schultz

    Kai Schultz

    Technical and Creative Writer/Editor

    United States - Last active: 27 days ago

    Hello! I am a recent (native English-speaking) graduate of Columbia University where I received a B.A. in English and Comparative Literature. During my time as a student (and beyond), I worked with one of the largest private tutoring organizations in New York City, focusing primarily on improving the writing and reading comprehension skills of students from all grade levels. Additionally, I have extensive experience in copy writing, editing, and creative writing, and am used to working in a variety of genres and with a variety of space constraints. Below are a few of the projects I've worked on over the last couple of years: - Proofread an automotive manual - Copy edited a calculus workbook - Created content for Columbia's undergraduate admissions brochures - Line edited a collection of essays on American literature at the Harvard Extension School - Wrote a sixty page research thesis on the role of Catholicism in late 18th century literature. - Translated complex legal documents into easily digestible memos for a boutique law firm in New York Please do not hesitate to contact me with general questions, inquiries about my hourly rate, and/or long-term projects. I look forward to working with you! **Included with my oDesk profile is a short PDF highlighting some of the projects I've worked on. For documents that I’ve edited, I’ve preserved my original comments so you can get a feel for how I generally provide feedback. Original writing samples are marked in the PDF. My transcript and/or resume are available upon request.

    $30.00 /hr
    0 hours
  4. Marie josee G.

    Marie josee G.


    Canada - Last active: 10 days ago - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 3

    AS A FRENCH PUBLISHED AUTHOR, TRANSLATOR AND COPYEDITOR, I WANT TO PROVIDE MY CLIENTS WITH THE BEST SERVICE POSSIBLE AT THE BEST RATES POSSIBLE IN THE SHORTEST PERIOD OF TIME. CURRENT AN PAST CLIENTS: On a regular basis: Microsoft, Google, Sony, Lowe's, Walmart, Think French Magazine and others. In the past: Tiffany & Co., Kimberly-Clark (Huggies, Scott Towel, Kleenex etc.), Kodak Gallery, Check Point, Cisco, Fanta (Coca-Cola), UPS, Holiday Inn and more.

    $25.00 /hr
    2 hours
  5. Billy Chappell

    Billy Chappell

    Content Marketing Director & Producer

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 2

    I'm a professional writer that specializes in using copywriting, public relations and content-related marketing tactics to capitalize on my best-in-industry writing. Throughout my career, I've also served in marketing leadership roles, including Marketing Director at Wake Documents, and proven my ability to lead creative teams through the development, implementation and execution of comprehensive campaigns.

    $35.00 /hr
    0 hours
  6. Andriy Parkhomenko

    Andriy Parkhomenko

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

    Ukraine - Last active: 3 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
    0 hours
  7. Dr. Kitty Bickford

    Dr. Kitty Bickford

    Nonprofit 501c3 Tax Exempt Status: Idea to Reality

    United States - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 4

    I am author of the Do Your Own Nonprofit 51-book state series and Nonprofit Touchdown: Winning the 501c3 Game Against IRS. Also founder of Pasture Valley Children Missions and Owner of Chalfant Eckert Publishing, a traditional publisher with hybrid qualities allowing authors to keep their rights and royalties while enjoying world-class publishing services. I can take your idea for a nonprofit organization, even if it is only an idea, and turn it into a reality quickly. The paperwork and process are intimidating, but not to me. Let me help you get it finished so you can get to the mission you are on to make the world a better place! I put my rates in at $50 an hour. For new U.S. nonprofits less than 27 months old with annual revenue this minute of less than $50,000 and assets less than $250,000, that hourly rate translates to 2 hours total for the state and federal paperwork. The exception is for schools, hospitals, churches. That paperwork is much more involved and will require a closer look and a conversation to come up with what is fair and gets the job done. In any case, I am fair, reasonable, know what I am doing, don't waste my time or yours, and provide quality work. Are you are writer? Want to know your actual publishing potential? Need a ghostwriter, content or developmental editor, copy editor or proofreader, publicist? Chalfant Eckert Publishing has them all at a fair price for GREAT work. Some of our authors have been publicized into Best Seller status and have made appearances on national syndicated talk shows. We are good at what we do, we have to be. I own the company and I won't settle for anything less! LOTS of references available upon request for nonprofit services and publishing, including attorneys. What are you waiting for? It is time to get started!

    $50.00 /hr
    0 hours
  8. Jason Zhou

    Jason Zhou

    Corporate and IP Attorney

    China - Last active: 2 months ago - Tests: 1

    Let my 3+ years of experience as an associate help you present your business in the best light. My background knowledge is diverse to include legal, computer science and finance. If you need professional advice on market entry and legal issues in China, let me help! All work is strictly confidential.

    $250.00 /hr
    0 hours
  9. Thomas E.

    Thomas E.

    Business Attorney - Outside General Counsel

    United States - Last active: 11/21/2014 - Tests: 2

    Thomas is a US-based, business attorney licensed to practice law in the states of New York and New Jersey. As a lawyer, business owner and entrepreneur, Thomas understands the needs of business. Each new matter is approached from two vantage points; paramount effort is given to protecting the client's legal interests yet a thorough understanding of the client's business needs is achieved so the best possible result is obtained given the attendant circumstances. Whether your company is generations old or just getting ready for take-off, Thomas stands ready to provide cost-effective help. Over the course of the past 18+ years, Thomas has represented clients in complex transactional matters involving asset sales, business start-ups, contract preparation, corporate governance and employment-related issues. Thomas' practice also includes the representation of sophisticated financial institutions engaged in the assignment of syndicated loans, bankruptcy trade claims and high yield assets. Thomas' experience drafting agreements includes, but is not limited to, the following: Finance *Purchase and Sale Agreements *Assignment and Acceptance Agreements *Bilateral/Multilateral Netting Agreements *Participation Agreements *Risk Participation Agreements *Stock Purchase Agreements *Note Purchase Agreements *LLC Unit Purchase Agreements Business *Shareholder Agreements *Articles of Incorporation *Operating Agreements *Independent Contractor Agreements *Employment Agreements *Non-Disclosure Agreements *Non-Compete Agreements *Non-Solicitation Agreements *Privacy Policies *Privacy Notices (general, HIPAA-compliant or otherwise) *Terms of Service *Vendor Agreements As a member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals, Thomas also devotes a significant amount of time to staying abreast of issues related to the handling of personal information. In today's fast-paced economy many, if not most, businesses transmit information electronically in order to facilitate transactions and better serve customers. The integration of business and technology provides tremendous advantages but also raises novel and complex legal issues. Here too, Thomas can help. On the litigation side of the coin, Thomas has experience representing clients in matters involving aviation torts, construction defects, intellectual property and sexual harassment. Thomas' varied transactional and litigation experience leave him well-suited to act as outside general counsel. In today's business climate it is not enough to have an attorney available to address current issues. Businesses need an attorney that can help them avoid problems as they grow. Thomas can act as your company's legal team, advise on day-to-day corporate matters, prepare policies and agreements and oversee outside counsel. Thomas understands that managing costs are vital to the success of any company and is ready and willing to tailor fees to accommodate your business. Let's talk!

    $150.00 /hr
    0 hours
  10. Margaret Harrington

    Margaret Harrington

    Civil Litigation and Real Estate Attorney

    United States - Last active: 09/12/2014 - Tests: 2

    With over 20 years experience as a trial lawyer in the States of Pennsylvania and New Jersey, as well as my LLM in Trial Advocacy from Temple University School of Law, I recently opened my own law office in the suburbs of Philadelphia, PA. As the owner, I have a wonderful space to work for various clients in all areas of civil litigation, plaintiff and defense, as well as real estate and property issues . I recently completed 60 hours of Real Estate Courses in Pennsylvania to be sure I was updated. As an attorney, I can offer services in the areas of document drafting, editing and review, plus document analysis and summaries. I can also attend depositions, hearings, arbitrations, mediations, motions, bench and jury trials, as well as real estate inspections and closings. In addition, I am licensed as a notary public in Pennsylvania and share space with a Title Company, which supports the efficient and professional completion of Real Estate and Property work. My experience offers quality and professional work with an equal balance of plaintiff, defense and transactional work. I look forward to being able to work with diverse companies and individuals as my practice continues to grow.

    $135.00 /hr
    0 hours