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  1. Ariel Humphrey

    Ariel Humphrey

    French-American IT/Internet Contract & Environmental Law Attorney

    United States - Last active: 5 days ago - Tests: 5

    Ariel Humphrey is a French-American licensed IT/Internet Contract and Environmental Law Attorney ranked "Number 1" amongst all of the top Odesk Attorneys. My activity is mainly aimed at helping start-up companies/businesses to be perfectly managed from a Legal and contractual perspective. 1) My goals are to develop several activities on oDesk including the drafting, editing, review, creation or translation of sophisticated Contracts/Agreements in the field of Business law in general (corporate and banking agreements including shareholders' agreements or revolving line of credit agreements for instance) and also specifically in the sector of Internet Business Law (including SEO/CRO service agreements and/or website design & development agreements and/or terms of services (TOS) and privacy policies for websites), of IT Law (including software development agreements or software license agreements or end-user license agreements (EULA)), of Sports/Entertainment/Art/Music (including graphic design agreements or music license agreements or Sponsorship Agreements) whether it be in French, in English or in both languages (bilingual contracts). I do have a very large database of contracts and agreements (templates) including all kinds of agreements related to the matters mentioned above and to business law in general. You will benefit from my legal know-how and database, given that I can adapt all of my contracts to your particular situation and needs so that we come up with a tailor-made contract solution for You. 2) I am a French Licensed attorney and I can assist you and address your needs related to French Law, international contract law (including but not limited to Australian Law, Canadian Law, U.S. Law etc.). I am a French corporate attorney which means that I am an expert in French Corporate law having practiced in different Paris-based prestigious law firms (including Eversheds, Vaughan Avocats). 3) I am a US citizen and a French Native citizen (European Citizen). I am perfectly bilingual with high level writing and analytical skills that I would like you to benefit from should you need my services when French and/or English language(s) are involved. With such writing, linguistic and analytical skills I am used to writing/drafting/reviewing/editing/proofreading Legal or Business documents of all kinds related to or about any subject that falls within my strong, all-around and broad General Technical and legal culture/knowledge/know-how/Experience). I also have a large experience as a business and legal translator. 4) In addition to my solid experience as a business attorney throughout Europe as you can see on my resume which you will find below, I worked as a legal Consultant in India in 2011 for the Legal Process Outsourcing Company Quislex Inc.; I also worked in 2008 in Louisiana and in San Diego, California in 2010 : in other words, I have a large international wingspan when it comes to work. I remain at your service no matter what :-) ! You can find me on LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/in/arielhumphrey Ariel Humphrey

    $95.00 /hr
    2,107 hours
    4.98
  2. Darwin C.

    Darwin C.

    Lawyer/Contract specialist/T&Cs and Privacy Policy

    Philippines - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 3

    An experienced lawyer, paralegal, legal researcher and legal writer. An expert in Contract, Labor, and Company laws. My expertise includes: 1. Contract drafting 2. Legal research/writing and paralegal 3. Contract review 4. Terms & Conditions, Privacy Policy, and User Agreement 5. Blog/website content writing Legal work is my passion. Law is the field of study where I am good at. I acquired my writing skills through years of academic experience. Upwork is one of the best avenues for me to maximize my potential as a legal writer. Satisfactory result with due regard to the best customer service experience of my clients is my ultimate goal. With my education, skills, and years of experience in legal writing, I believe I can be of great help to any client with efficiency and professionalism.

    $33.33 /hr
    1,023 hours
    4.75
  3. Longjam Singh

    Longjam Singh

    Independent Legal Researcher/Briefing & Contract Writer

    India - Last active: 11/01/2014 - Tests: 1

    An independent attorney having more than 8 years of experience in legal research and writing. I also have an extensive experience in drafting and reviewing of various agreements and corporate transactional documents. I have been providing my services to various clients particularly based in US, UK, Australia, Canada and Europe. My aim is to excel in all endeavors and to contribute to the fullest of my abilities and skills in gaining client's expectations by providing the following services: Writing legal memorandums involving simple to multiple issues; Drafting various litigation documents (motions, pleading, response, complaint, appellate brief, habeas corpus, etc.) in both civil and criminal matters including immigration matters; Drafting/reviewing various agreements like Partnership Agreement, Investment agreement, NDA, Revenue Sharing Agreement, Service and IT Agreement, Languages Services Agreement, Employment Agreement, Independent Sales Agreement, etc. ; Multi-jurisdictional survey for regulatory/statutory and policy compliance; Briefing & summarizing various case laws and bills (including bills related to SEC); Deposition summary; Litigation and Discovery Document review; online due diligence, giving legal advice to company's management team, corporate compliance; Drafting memorandum of understandings; website privacy policy, terms and condition, content writing, legal articles, blog, academic writing; Drafting trademark search and basic patent search report.

    $24.44 /hr
    967 hours
    4.90
  4. Deborah DeLorme

    Deborah DeLorme

    Trained Paralegal & Executive Administrative Services

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

    Polished paralegal and administrative assistant who is a highly motivated, quality-oriented professional with over 20 years of experience, along with a comprehensive background in customer service, project management, planning and directing business and personal activities for all levels of management. History of outstanding performance for problem solving and ensuring customer satisfaction. Self-motivated, exercises sound, sensible judgment; highly organized and detail oriented with a proven ability to meet deadlines. Adept at setting goals, establishing priorities, managing resources, and coordinating complex activities in a broad range of areas. Ability to manage several projects simultaneously while working under pressure in fast-paced environments. Highly versatile; quickly masters new roles, responsibilities, technologies, and environments. Demonstrates outstanding problem solving and active listening skills; diffuse difficult customer situations with tact and diplomacy. CORE COMPETENCIES - Office Management - Confidential Correspondence - Client & Staff Communications - Management Liaison - Calendar Management - Appointment Scheduling - Document Management - Typing Speed 65 - 70 wpm - Oral & Written Communication - Process Improvement - Travel Planning - Meeting & Special Event Planning - Customer Relationship Management & Retention (Outlook & Sage Act!) - Computer Skills (MS 2003-2007-2010-2013 Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Publisher, Outlook, Microsoft OS Windows XP, Vista, & Windows 7) - WestLaw & Lexis Nexis - SAP OS - Lotus Notes - SmartDraw _______________________________________ TECHNICAL SKILLS & PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS - MS Office 2003, 2007, 2010, 2013 (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Publisher, Outlook, & OneNote) - WestLaw - Lexis Nexis - Adobe Photoshop - Lotus Notes - SmartDraw (Legal & Business Software) - Sage ACT! Pro 2011 - MS Windows XP, Vista, & Windows 7 -Golden Key International Honor Society - Member of the Paralegal Club - Member of the -Paralegal Honor Society - Alpha Beta Kappa Honor Society - Kappa Lambda Honor -Society in Paralegal Studies - Member of the Lancaster Area Paralegal Association (LAPA) - Member of the Philadelphia Area Paralegal Association (PAPA) - Member of the Pittsburg Area Paralegal Association (PAPA) - Member of the National Federation of Paralegal Associations (NFPA) - Member of the National Associations of Legal Assistants (NALA) Home Office Equipment and Software: -Private and secure Home Office - Dell Computer (less than 2 years old) w/4 GB Memory - Dual Samsung SyncMaster 24 inch monitors with 1920 x1080 Resolution (1080p Full HD) - Business Class High Speed Internet (Hardwired Broadband) - Dedicated telephone and fax line - Noise cancelling headset and microphone - 1 Terabyte backup hard drive - CyberPower PowerPane -Personal Edition 1.2.7 USP Backup Battery/Power - HP Scanner, Printer, Copier - Shredder - HTC One cell phone w/unlimited text & data liked to my email addresses providing accessibility 24/7 - Secured File Cabinets and Office - Microsoft Office Suite Professional Plus 2013 - Sage Act! Pro 2011 - SmartDraw Legal and Business Software - Adobe Air - Adobe Flash Player - Adobe Reader - Adobe Photoshop Elements - Java - Logitech Orbit AF Webcam - Logitech Vid HD - Skype - Google Docs - Dropbox

    $17.22 /hr
    6,093 hours
    4.88
  5. Serra E.

    Serra E.

    265 Jobs, 1938 Hours. TOP TURKISH Sworn Certified Translator in TURKEY

    Turkey - Last active: 3 days ago - Tests: 13 - Portfolio: 31

    The most preferred "TOP RATED" TURKISH Sworn & Certified Translator at Upwork ! • 265 Jobs / Projects & 1938 Hours done at Upwork • Totally 426 jobs / projects 2150+ Hours completed in 4.5 years About my "Job Success" 93% -- this is because I used to end "open-left and inactive" jobs myself. This "success rate" term showed up here recently and I learned that this is something bad. • • PLEASE NOTE that TURKEY IS THE MOST EXPENSIVE COUNTRY IN THE WORLD • • Dear Sirs & Madams, With 10 years experience, I am the most preferred, the most working, the most qualified, and the most experienced NATIVE Turkish Translator, ( Sworn, Certified and Accredited ) at Upwork and some other websites. I hold a 4 year degree diploma on ELT English Language Teaching (& Literature) Some of My Clients: • Facebook • Coca-Cola USA • Pinterest • Yandex • Uber • Sony UK • Finish UK ...and 240+ others ! --> All are provable Freelance works with working links! No lies, no false & doubtful references! The Only Sworn, Accredited Certified Turkish Translator here ! -- I can provide wet signed, translation-custom stamped, official certification over the translation I do. Beside being a translator, I am a Proofreader / Linguist, and an Official English Teacher at Turkish State Schools The "Genuine" Translator with Sworn Translation Stamps who can Certify your official documents • The most experienced #1 by far, with 265 jobs & 1938+ hours! • The Only Turkish Contractor with 4.99 Rating score -- after 265 jobs done at Upwork! • Most Preferred - 265 jobs at Upwork, 432 jobs in Total, • Most Qualified - Holds a degree on "English Language and Literature" • Top-scorer in "English" Test Results among Turkish Contractors About Turkey & Turkish Language Market Prices: - - - - Turkey is the MOST EXPENSIVE COUNTRY in terms of benzine, diesel-fuel, electricity, nature-gas, and a few more sectors, and it has the HIGHEST TAX RATES in the world. I can send a PDF document with working web-links to prove this situation Plus, We are feeding 3 million Syrians in camps with our taxes Do not expect me to work for low rates of the Far-east, the Asia, the Africa and the Middle-east. D e t a i l e d . I n f o r m a t i o n: - - - - D i f f e r e n c e • Ranked # 1 among all Turkish Contractors as well as Turkish Translators • Lecturer at the Best University of Turkey -- Bogazici University • Professional Top Quality Work Performed in Office atmosphere • Working as a married couple of translators E d u c a t i o n • Graduate with honors from Reputable Turkish Universities • International English Teacher Certification • Both are State Universities -- not Private Universities C e r t i f i c a t i o n • Official Sworn Turkish Translator Certification by Turkish Government • International Pedagogic Formation Certification for English Teaching Q u a l i f i c a t i o n s . a t . o D e s k • 1st Place at "English Spelling Test (U.S. Version)" among ALL Upworkers • Top 10% at 7 "English" Tests • Top 20% at 2 "English" Tests • Top 30% at 3 "English" Tests • Best "English Language" Test Results among Turkish Upworkers A u t h e n t i c i t y • Id-verified by Upwork • Provable diplomas, certifications, accreditations E x p e r i e n c e • 9 Yrs of Professional Translation Experience ( part time, full time, owner of translation firm ) • Even translated the website of the University she graduated • 2+ Years of work as Official English Teacher at Turkish State Schools T a l e n t s / D i s t i n c t i v e . A b i l i t i e s • the Idealist Perfectionist -- used to be English Teacher at Turkish State Schools • # 1 Not only among Turkish Translators, but among all Turkish Contractors! • No Grammar mistakes/no typos: error-free translation! • (Unlike competitors) Doing her own business -- really graduated from that field! J o b - T y p e s • Translation, Proof-reading, Interpretation • Off-line or On Site / In Line / Web Translator • Turkish Localization Specialist / Expert • Video / Audio Transcriber • Web Research / Market Research • Warm Calls • Voice over Talent / Audio Record • Audio / Video Transcription • Phone Support / Customer Support S e c t o r s • Technical / Engineering • Legal / Contract / Notary Government Language • Us States' Federal Laws & Regulations • Medical / Medicine / Chemical / Biology • Turkish Ministry Laws & Regulations O t h e r • I am a Public Notary Accredited Sworn Translator working in Istanbul - Turkey • I was graduated with honors from an ELT department of a 4 year degree diploma program at a reputable Turkish university. • I am a Native Turk translator and lingust born and living in Turkey / Turkiye / Turkei / Turquie / Tacchino / Turco • I am can translate from and into Turkish / Turkce / Turkisch / Turque / Turca • I have and use SDL Trados Studio with SDLX DTP Processing and other software like Wordfast, POedit, GlobalSight, etc. I am proficient and experienced in these software.

    $20.00 /hr
    1,938 hours
    4.99
  6. Gagan Deep Mehta

    Gagan Deep Mehta

    Expert Lawyer - Contracts & Agreements, Legal Research, and Litigation

    India - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 11 - Portfolio: 6

    I am a qualified, licensed attorney, conversant with the laws and legal procedures applicable to various jurisdictions in the USA, the UK, Australia and Canada, having overall experience of over 24 years in both litigation and non-litigation work. My courtroom experience encompasses civil litigation, criminal defense, divorce and family law, real estate matters, intellectual property law, personal injury cases, employment disputes, probate and estate matters, arbitration, etc. The non-litigation work experience includes review and drafting of all sorts of agreements, contracts and business documents, as well as legal research. The strong drafting skills, coupled with the exceptional command I have over English language, and an eye for detail, make me a versatile legal services provider. All my services come with the promise of top-notch quality, focussed involvement and value for money.

    $30.00 /hr
    1,395 hours
    4.85
  7. Aurobinda Panda

    Aurobinda Panda

    IP Attorney - Expert in Trademark | Patents | Copyright | DMCA Notice

    India - Last active: 7 days ago - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 3

    Over last 3 year I have successfully work on 100 of Odesk Contracts for more than 2000 hours. We have a team of IP professionals and attorneys with excellent knowledge and experience in the field of Intellectual Property Law mainly Trademark, Patents, Copyright, DMCA Takedown Notice, Legal Research, I am Managing Partner of Lex Protector International Law Office and also expert in Trademark and Patent. I have done my specialization in Intellectual Property Law from University of South Africa, which is one of the most premier institutions of the world. I have handled several Patent, Copyright and Trademark related issues successfully for our clients around the world and intend to expand my abilities even further. Our Law firm is also recognized as "Startup of the Year 2014 in Intellectual Property" by Silicon India Magazine which is published in USA and India. (More information - http://www.siliconindia.com/magazine-articles-in/Lex_Protector_Offering_Undisputed_IP_Services-FJIF582304527.html ) Also recognized as "Startups to Watch in 2015" by CIO Review Magazine.(More Information - http://www.cioreview.in/magazine/Lex-Protector-Enabling-Enterprises-with-Various-Intellectual-Property-Services-GBIO783533570.html) (Your can visit our Lex Protector Firm Website at http://www.lexprotector.com)

    $18.89 /hr
    2,211 hours
    4.97
  8. Simon Brody

    Simon Brody

    Outsourced Gen. Counsel: IP/Service contract attorney, business lawyer

    United States - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 16

    Simon Brody is a US licensed business and transactional attorney consistently Top Rated on oDesk and other online legal platforms. Efficient and effective choice for businesses seeking ongoing support and services related to intellectual property licensing, tech. and development contracts, internet / online service agreements and general business support provided by Outsourced General Counsel. With over 1.5k hours worked on oDesk, Kansas City-based firm Brody Law LLC, can supplement your in-house counsel by offering dedicated contract support (reviewing, revising, drafting). Outsourced General Counsel services allow Brody Law to act to as your company's legal department: from general business formation, drafting contracts and agreements, negotiating agreements, creating compliance policies, to developing strategies for Intellectual Property, Copyright, Trademark and International Business Transactions). Simon Brody understands the needs of growing businesses, tech firms and software developers. Whether he is developing Legal Terms of Service for your website/online service or acting as your business' attorney -- accessibility and providing confidential, professional and personable service are the key to creating lasting working relationships. Depend on Simon's diverse background in the entertainment industry, work as a professional journalist, communications director for 10,000+ member trade group. In some of his past projects, Simon has produced a successful series of legal guides for small business. His varied careers as a journalist and recording artist have made Brody a quotable source for major media outlets including the Wall Street Journal, USAToday, Bloomberg News, Politico.com, MTV News, Alternative Press and Esquire.com. Simon's background in IP/Media Law, distinctions in Business and Transactional Law -- combined with business branding, publicity and marketing experience -- produces real-world results for your business. Simon works diligently to provide actionable advice and law related services that you and your business require in an efficient manner. Please be advised that all assistance, advice or services provided will be limited to matters arising under U.S. federal laws, regulations, international treaties, or uniform laws, including but not limited to intellectual property, telecommunications, import/export rules and e-commerce issues.

    $144.44 /hr
    1,559 hours
    5.00
  9. George C.

    George C.

    Technical Writer

    Kenya - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 11 - Portfolio: 7

    I have achieved phenomenal success on content writing over the past 4 yrs. I have been offering copyrighting & Proofreading services, SEO website content, eBook writing, sales letters, press releases, product descriptions, articles and blog writing. I have successfully worked on several content writing projects outsourced from mainly USA and Canada and other countries like S. Africa, China, UK, Israel, New Zealand etc & have produced excellent results delivered within time guidelines. Expertise gained and confident in as regards Content creation I am very skilled and confident writing on Travel, Education, Pets, Technical material, IT $ technology, Fashion, Internet Marketing, Health and personal development. Extensive online research and diligent effort and attention in maintaining quality has seen me thus far. Availability I am always present online checking my emails regularly and working. I respond immediately to emails and alerts at those times. I work from Monday through to Saturday and will be more than willing to engage with you. Thank you.

    $5.00 /hr
    3,273 hours
    4.82
  10. Emerson Cruz

    Emerson Cruz

    Hardware Technical Support // Paralegal Research

    El Salvador - Last active: 1 day ago - 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

    $8.89 /hr
    1,149 hours
    5.00