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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. Ariel Humphrey

    Ariel Humphrey

    French-American IT/Internet Contract & Environmental Law Attorney

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 5

    Ariel Humphrey is a French-American licensed IT/Internet/Entertainment Contract & Environmental/Water Law Attorney ranked "Number 1" amongst all of the top Odesk Attorneys. His activity is mainly aimed at: (i) helping IT/Internet/Entertainment (Music/Film/Art/Sports) companies/businesses to be perfectly managed from a legal and contractual perspective (to this extent, his services include drafting, editing, reviewing, proofreading, creating or translating sophisticated Contracts/Agreements in the field of Business law in general), and (ii) providing Legal Consulting/Research Services to Organizations and Individual (throughout the world) the actions and projects of which go towards protecting the Environment (Clean/Renewable Energy (Wind/Solar etc.) Projects) and more specifically Water Resources. Such Organizations and individuals may include Ecologists, Environmentalists, Hydrologists, Hydro-Geologists, Businesses, NGOs, Universities, Academics, Scientists, Beekeepers, Farmers, Engineers, Policy Makers, Lobbyists, Government Agencies, etc.) He takes care of his clients until they are fully happy with my work ! He always goes the extra mile for them no matter what! He can be reached on Skype 24/7 !

    $95.00 /hr
    2,121 hours
    4.98
  2. Michael Sullivan

    Michael Sullivan

    Corporate and Intellectual Property Attorney

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

    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. My clients have ranged from leading companies such as Microsoft to family businesses and individuals. Prior to starting my own firm, I practiced at the leading law firm Simpson Thacher & Bartlett and graduated from Duke University School of Law. I am licensed in California and with the Patent and Trademark Office.

    $150.00 /hr
    68 hours
    5.00
  3. Andrea Catasti

    Andrea Catasti

    International Tax, Contract and Corporate Lawyer

    France - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 5

    I'm an International Business lawyer who specializes in International Tax, Contract and Corporate Law. My activity on oDesk focuses on providing individuals and companies with comprehensive legal and tax advice on the issues which arise from their day-to-day business activity. The core of my activity may be summed up as follows: 1) assisting individuals and companies in structuring their international business transactions (e.g. cross-boarder Purchase and Sale Agreements, Profit Repatriations, Company Reorganizations,Divestitures and Dissolutions) from a tax-efficient standpoint. This involves the assessment of the likely tax consequences of cross-boarder operations according to EU Tax Law and the International Double-Taxation Agreements. 2) drafting, reviewing and amending international business contracts (e.g. Purchase and Sale Agreements, Employment Contracts, Operating Agreements, Partnership Agreements, Services Contracts) with a particular focus on the tax optimization. 3) doing legal research on International Tax Law, US Tax Law, European Union Tax Law, French Tax Law and Italian Tax Law. I've authored various working papers and articles on different International Tax issues like double taxation within the EU as well as a comparative outlook of the German and the Italian Tax systems.

    $75.00 /hr
    576 hours
    4.98
  4. Kate Elphinstone

    Kate Elphinstone

    Writer, Editor and Proofreader.

    Australia - Last active: 28 days ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 3

    I am offering my skills and expertise to help you with the writing you need. I am an experienced writer, editor and proofreader with a proven track record of work. I am honest and authentic and I give 100% to all my work. Can we work together? -I am disciplined and self motivated. I enjoy working flexible hours on different projects. -I enjoy working with clients from all over the world. -I believe in building long-term relationships with clients. Experience: -I worked as Deputy Editor for the print publication Togatus. -As a native speaker of English, I can produce polished and accurate writing when needed. -I have 6 years of training as a legal researcher. -I have 6 years of experience writing for academic purposes. My specialties include: • Content writing • Proof reading • Editing • Press releases • Social media Education: - I studied at the Danish School of Media and Journalism in Aarhus, Denmark. - I have a Bachelor of Arts and Law (BA-LLB) from the University of Tasmania. You can find me on twitter: @kelphinstone. My portfolio is available at www.kateelphinstone.wordpress.com I have a fast internet connection and can be reached on Skype: kate.elphinstone_1 Thank you for considering me as a candidate to work with you.

    $39.00 /hr
    39 hours
    4.93
  5. Melanie Ramirez

    Melanie Ramirez

    Legal Consultant / Highly-Experienced Writer / Coordinator / Manager

    Philippines - Last active: 10 hours ago - Tests: 7

    I am a legal professional who can offer services pertaining to legal matters. I am likewise a highly-experienced writer who have 8 years of experience doing academic, article, SEO, etc. writing. It has been my desire to be able to use my writing skills into good use. To earn from it is a bonus. I would like to help those with writing needs, even students who may have writing requirements. I also can give sound legal advice and information that could be of big help to those who may not afford expensive attorney's fees. I took my masters degree in International Business Law in the University of Liverpool in UK and can thereby handle legal matters regardless of the country of origin. Besides my legal and writing experiences, I am also an experienced manager who have handled administrative work mostly for company presidents and CEOs. As such, I am confident I can handle virtual work for them. You can contact me faster via Skype: melanie23.gueco

    $44.44 /hr
    142 hours
    4.91
  6. Sarah Grafilo

    Sarah Grafilo

    Law student with legal and medical research experience.

    Philippines - Last active: 03/02/2014 - Tests: 6

    I am currently enrolled as a law student here in the Philippines. I have done various medical researches for resident doctors, more specifically those who are specializing in Obstetrics and Gynecology. I was an intern at the Supreme Court of the Philippines in the office of Justice Martin Villarama. I was a pre-school teacher at ACE Angels' Learning Center for eight years.

    $3.00 /hr
    90 hours
    5.00
  7. Marymichelle Lotano

    Marymichelle Lotano

    Attorney, Legal Writing, Creative Writing, Blog Writing, Short Essays

    United States - Last active: 8 days ago - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 2

    My education includes an undergraduate degree from Springfield College and law degree from Albany Law School. I am an excellent technical legal writer with years of legal writing experience, including appellate writing and educational writing. I am a published legal author with the New York State Bar Association. I am also a talented creative writer. My skills include creative writing, blog writing and short essays. I am currently preparing to publish a meditation book via Hay House Publishing. I also have a humor blog at www.newborndaze.com via Word Press. I am looking for writing projects of varied durations and intensities that can be completed from home.

    $44.44 /hr
    8 hours
    5.00
  8. Jonathan S.

    Jonathan S.

    Patent, Legal, Technical Consultant

    United States - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 3

    To: Inventor Re: Patent Research, Due Diligence, Drafting, Filing Thank you for seeking patent support of your invention, including a non-disclosure agreement (NDA), search, due diligence strategy, drafting, filing, and possibly prosecution. If I have the privilege to work with you, I offer exceptional quality and cost effective patent agent work, including but not limited to your desired noted technology. I can support your presumed micro entity status filing with discussion together to evaluate your best options regarding preparation of an NDA, a search, strategy, drafting, and possible revision, of your provisional application (PA) and/or non-provisional application (NPA). This includes, but not limited to, learning about you, what you already have regarding your patent, like sketches or existing write-ups, and any time constraints that I should know about. From initial writings of what you seek, it appears you possibly desire confirmation for preparation and filing of a PA, and eventually a possible NPA. A search is best to be done first, with a talk together to see what specification and drawing has been already prepared. Given your interest presuming of completing quickly, combined with an unknown budget to complete the work, this can be further discussed at any time that is convenient to you to arrange a reasonable relation between work to be done and your allowable budget. I look forward to helping you in all ways for your patent needs. We can connect by any means at times convenient to you. Kind regards, Jonathan Jonathan Symmes, JD, MBA, BSEE Patent and Legal Consultant

    $64.44 /hr
    5 hours
    4.90
  9. Mary O.

    Mary O.

    Experienced Business Attorney

    United States - Last active: 29 days ago - Tests: 2

    I am a practicing attorney with 10 years of experience working in-house for a large private corporation. What this means is that I have a unique insider's view of how business works and how business decisions are made. I understand the importance of balancing legal objectives with practical business considerations. I also understand the business need to control costs and the desire and need for legal compliance without breaking the bank. I understand that many people are afraid to involve an attorney because they are afraid of what costs may be involved. I will provide counsel to you in a straightforward, honest, and transparent manner so that there are no surprises when it comes to billing or cost.

    $110.00 /hr
    2 hours
    5.00
  10. Bruce B.

    Bruce B. Agency Contractor

    Personal and Business Attorney

    United States - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 7

    Licensed US/Texas attorney seeking to represent American or foreign parties with transactional documents and/or contracts review, drafting, or negotiation. Other services include compliance, legal research, relocation to the US assistance, licensing/permitting, and letter drafting. I seek to develop long-term relationships, which means my work is always of the highest quality. My office provides limited as well as full representation services at flat and hourly rates.

    Associated with: Law Office Agency

    $83.33 /hr
    29 hours
    4.87