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Frank A. Natoli, Esq.

Frank A. Natoli, Esq.

"Lighting The Way For Entrepreneurs!"

United States - Portfolio: 9

We are proud to announce that our firm was awarded the prestigious 2012 Louis M. Brown Award for Legal Access (Meritorious Recognition) given by the American Bar Association's Standing Committee on the Delivery of Legal Services at the ABA's Midyear Meeting in New Orleans, LA BUSINESS LAW & INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY EXPERTISE is the home of Natoli-Lapin, LLC where we offer our suite of cost-effective, flat-rate legal services designed for the entrepreneur, small business and artist. *Featured in The New York Times and Wall Street Journal We speak PLAIN English and strive to maximize your budget without sacrificing work quality. I'm Frank A. Natoli, Esq. Whether it's drafting your agreements, planning your start-up or protecting your creative and business interests through trademark or copyright, we bring to bear years of legal, entrepreneurial and international business experience.

90% Job Success
$100.00 /hr
4 hours

Sarah S.

Sarah S.

Legal research, Article writing

United States - Tests: 4

Thank you for taking an interest in my profile. I graduated law school in 2008 with a goal of becoming a civil litigator, possibly in family law, although I was very interested in criminal and immigration laws, too. I was willing to enter any legal discipline when I experienced a near fatal stroke that left me unable to walk or speak clearly. None of my memories or cognition were compromised. I am able to do anything online, but I cannot speak clearly over the telephone. If an employer prefers to speak with me over the phone I can talk, but regular phone contact with clients is not possible. I am willing to work through the night if you require a fast turnaround time, but ordinarily I require about three days depending on the complexity of the issue. Working at home is easiest for me because I cannot drive or do many of the other things that are required to work outside of the home. I have recently decided I have not just lost everything; I have a great education and mind and I owe it to myself to use it. Just because I cannot pace back and forth giving a closing statement does not mean I should do nothing. My dreams are less grand than they were before, I want to be proud of my work and I want my employers to be satisfied. I will work as hard as I can because I want to begin working as soon as possible and cultivate long term relationships where possible with employers. I have unrivaled honesty and integrity; I am very proud of those qualities so I will never submit work that I am not proud to call my own.

72% Job Success
$22.22 /hr
3 hours

Jonathan S.

Jonathan S.

Licensed Attorney - Legal Research & Writing

Malawi - Tests: 1

I have a history of working under pressure, so my clients can expect a professional experience with plenty of communication and no hassle. Currently an expat living abroad, which means I have all the time needed to focus on your project. My goal is providing reasonable cost for extraordinary product. In my time as a freelance attorney, I have successfully completed research and writing projects encompassing trusts, bankruptcy, contracts, general civil issues and both state and federal criminal law. I have also written original content for criminal defense websites, and written terms of use, privacy policy, and non-disclosure agreements for emerging websites and businesses. Full time subscription to Lexis Advance as well as Lexis National Forms.

96% Job Success
$50.00 /hr
53 hours

Aidana R.

Aidana R.

Contract Drafter, Agreement Review, Legal Research

United States - Tests: 8

I have been drafting legal contracts (Terms of service, privacy policy, terms of use, NDAs, contractor agreements, employment agreements, contractor agreements, as well as dispute letters of different kind) since 2012 under the supervision of an international contract attorney. Not only I have an extensive experience in legal research and contract drafting, I also have worked as an event organizer in Miami. I am computer savvy. I know MS Office (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint), Photoshop, Basecamp, Teamlab, Act-On as well as how to use social media websites. I am perfectly bilingual: English and Russian; I am learning Spanish and French. I am very curious person, so I am looking to further my knowledge on variety of subjects. I hold a Bachelor's degree in Economics. I am very dependable and detail-oriented. Clear communication is very important for the success of any project. I will communicate as clearly and efficiently as I can, and I would appreciate the same coming from you.

100% Job Success
$23.00 /hr
823 hours

Lila H.

Lila H.

Contracts, Corporate, Sports, Entertainment, IP

United States - Tests: 1

18 years of experience specializing in commercial contracts, corporate compliance, corporate formations, regulatory, risk management, sports law, entertainment law, internet law, oil and gas, energy, mergers/acquisitions, intellectual property assets and employment related matters. As former In House Counsel for a publicly traded company, I understand a wide variety of legal issues that may arise within your company. I am experienced in all stages of business development, from initial formation and entity selection through the selling of your business or acquisition of another company. My industry expertise includes business/corporate law, energy and natural resources, sports and entertainment law, employment law, intellectual property law and real estate law.

$110.00 /hr
48 hours

Stephanie Mason

Stephanie Mason


United States

A versatile legal professional with a total of 5 years of experience (both in house and in private practice) in the legal field in a wide variety of practice areas, including but not limited to civil litigation, corporate and business law, real estate law, alcohol beverage control law, estate planning, probate, contract drafting, compliance and other regulatory issues. With experience in such a wide range of fields, I am a Jack of all trades, more than willing and adept to help you in your legal needs. I excelled in my undergraduate studies and my law school studies, graduating in the top 15% of both. Now, I'm excelling in my professional career. I am professional, courteous and 100% devoted to making the client happy and producing work that is to their utmost satisfaction.

100% Job Success
$55.56 /hr
11 hours

Alexandra Torres

Alexandra Torres

Bilingual Virtual Assistant / Spanish Translator

Venezuela - Tests: 4

I'm a 25 year old woman who just graduated from Law School, I've developed myself in different areas of law by working in different companies for the last 4 years. At first I worked at an International Telecommunications Company and was able to use english on a daily basis, since some of the work consisted on reading and writing contracts for the company. After that I was able to work at an International Law Firm as an intern, where I also was able to develop my skills in english. I've finished an english course at the British Council and I've been talking english for the past 12 years with different people from around the world. My native language is spanish so that qualifies me to be able to translate basic and legal stuff from one language to the other.

$8.00 /hr
8 hours

Harit Mohan

Harit Mohan Agency Contractor

Patent Search Expert with 7+ Years Experience

India - Tests: 1

1. Landscape Services: 1.1 Patent Landscape 1.2 Patent/ IP Watch (Monthly Updates) 1.3 Portfolio Analysis 1.4 Competitive Intelligence 1.5 Non Patent Literature (NPL) Landscapes 1.6 White Space Analysis & more… 2. Prosecution Services: 2.1 Patentability 2.2 FTO/ Clearance (National, Regional & Global) 2.3 State of Art & more… 3. Litigation Services: 3.1 Validity/ Invalidity 3.2 Infringement Analysis 3.3 Claim Charts & more… 4. Specialized Services: 4.1 Chemical structure searches (Markush, Polymers, Reactions etc.) 4.2 Biosequence searches (Nucleic Acids, Peptides & Polypeptides) 4.3 Patent drafting 4.4 Patent illustrations 4.5 Clinical Trial searches 4.6 Customized data mining & more… 5. Database Knowledge: 5.1 LexisNexis® TotalPatent®, Thomson Innovation, PatBase, MicroPatent, Questel etc. 5.2 STN Databases (DGENE, PCTGEN, USGENE, CAPLUS, MARPAT, REGISTRY etc.) 5.3 EBSCO, ProQuest, ScienceDirect, PubMed, IEEE, Scopus etc.

Associated with: Signicent Information Solutions LLP

75% Job Success
$22.22 /hr
0 hours

Rachel Meldrum

Rachel Meldrum

Legal and Academic Proofreading Specialist

United Kingdom - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 2

I am a 26 year old Scottish law graduate. My legal education is invaluable to me when I am proofreading as it has given me the fine attention to detail skills required to accurately pinpoint mistakes in writing. My writing experience enables me to grasp a better picture of what the writer is trying to portray when I am proofreading which in turn allows me to easily make the writing flow. I have wide-ranging proofreading experience, across a variety of topics and formats. I have also successfully completed several legal writing and website content projects. I have a TEFL course (120 hours) from Chiang Mai University. I have experience teaching both children and adults. I also have online teaching experience, both through a company and private students. I am passionate about teaching English and find it immensely rewarding. Teaching Experience: Sunshine Kindergarten May 2015-Present K1 Teacher Dara Academy September 2014-Match 2015 Grade 1 English Teacher DMA 1on1 July 2014-October 2014 Online English Teacher CHIANG MAI UNIVERSITY LANGUAGE INSTITUTE 2013-MAY 2014 ESL Teacher Courses Taught: -English for Lawyers - English course for first year LLB students. -Academic English- 4 skills English course for Masters students aiming to study abroad. -TOEIC - Teaching Chinese University students in Thailand on a one year exchange for a business English exam. -Conversation – All levels (High School and University Students) -Cambridge FCE Examination

95% Job Success
$16.67 /hr
90 hours

Emerson Cruz

Emerson Cruz

Hardware Technical Support // Paralegal Research

El Salvador - Tests: 10 - Portfolio: 3

Years of experience providing hardware tech support for US and Latam customers in English and Spanish therefore able to translate text with more accuracy, handle emails and documents, data bases also sales (placing and processing orders). Experience with two important companies Dell and Stream Global Services, Oriented to provide solutions and deliver excellent results. I´m the kind of person who likes to do things right at fist attemp even if that requieres an extra effort. As lawyer in my country I practice law and understand commom law system so I can translate texts to spanish with real native sense and legal meaning if requerired, also technologic-computer related texts, of course I translate to English too. As paralegal I have experiencie submitting legal petitions to US gov agencies (FOIL/FOIA) Im very use to work under metric parameters. I enjoy the work not because it´s funny but because you can feel proud when you do it right I am always available for a hire test so you can see the great results I can provide you

100% Job Success
$8.89 /hr
1,500 hours