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  1. Andrea Catasti

    Andrea Catasti

    International Tax, Contract and Corporate Lawyer

    France - Last active: 22 hours ago - Tests: 5

    I'm an International Business lawyer who specializes in International Tax, Contract and Corporate Law. My activity on Upwork 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
    621 hours
    4.98
  2. Thi Cam Nguyen

    Thi Cam Nguyen

    Vietnamese translator, Legal Clerk, Data entry specialist

    Czech Republic - Last active: 22 hours ago - Tests: 2

    I am a graduate from the University of Law in Ho Chi Minh city. I am Vietnamese native speaker. My most latest experience has been as a Legal executive in Serenity Holding. Work on his position is mostly aimed on drafting contracts and documents in both Vietnamese and English, drafting bidding documents and contracts to construction companies. I have been also providing assistance and secretary work for our legal director that included business trips, organizing schedule, date entry work and interpreting during meetings with foreign partners. I have experience with English (with TOEIC certificate and for many years, I am communicating in English with my foreign friends from USA, Czech Republic, French, Philippines, … over the internet and during their visits.) I also have experience with office computing (Microsoft office), Photoscape, Photoshop, Windows Movie Maker, Proshow producer programs.

    $7.00 /hr
    607 hours
    4.89
  3. Kelly T.

    Kelly T.

    Corporate Paralegal

    United States - Last active: 22 hours ago - Tests: 14 - Portfolio: 1

    I am a professional corporate paralegal with over 5 years of experience working in the legal field. I specialize in contract drafting & review, legal research, corporate law, and intellectual property law. I have a Bachelor's degree from the University of California, Irvine and a master's degree in Legal Studies from Webster University in St. Louis, Missouri.

    $15.00 /hr
    550 hours
    4.96
  4. Michael Sullivan

    Michael Sullivan

    Corporate and Intellectual Property Attorney

    United States - Last active: 22 hours 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
    81 hours
    5.00
  5. George Theo

    George Theo

    Researcher, Professional Writer and Analyist

    United States - Last active: 22 hours ago - Tests: 25

    I am an autonomous, results-oriented, high-energy, hands-on professional, with a strong history of accomplishments and proven track record of success in various professions and academic professions. Most of my extensive experience is in the retail and food service industry, as an assistant researcher at the University of Illinois at Chicago and as a Paralegal/Public Notary at an established Workers Compensation and Personal Injury law firm in the Loop of Downtown Chicago. While working at the law firm I was responsible for compiling, obtaining and summarizing medical records in order to draft Chronologies/ Abstracts for hearings presented before the Illinois Workers Compensation Commission (I.W.C.C.). In addition, I was responsible for drafting and filing subpoenas, motions, letters of demand and settlement contracts and many other legal documents.I was also responsible for case management of clients in all aspects form intake to settlement. I would either sign up new clients via phone or in person while having a duty to ensure correct judgment regarding compensability of claims, case evaluation, file set up, trial dates and meeting all attorney(s) deadlines. Through this process I assisted attorney(s) in corresponding and maintaining relationships with medical service providers, insurance adjustors, clients opposing counsel and many others via mail, e-mail, facsimile and telephone. While attending the University Of Illinois at Chicago I partook in two research projects. One was a research paper that was reviewed and approved by UIC’s board of criminology and presented during the lecture of a visiting Criminologist. The paper earned me the honor to graduate with High Departmental Distinction, which was titled THE POLICY IMPLICATIONS OF THE WAR ON DRUGS. The other research was conducted under the supervision of the Department Head, Dr. Amie Schuck. The research focused on finding a causal link between alcohol and violence in certain areas in the city of Chicago. Received IRB certification and was responsible for gathering initial data and canvasing initial research areas. I have strong written and verbal communication skills combined with enthusiasm for collaborating and learning. I love to thrive in a challenging culture and am eager to apply intuitive understanding, conceptual knowledge and various other skills attained through my personal experience. I believe that teamwork will always make the dream work and that empathy and great attitude will produce great outcomes. Presently, I am wrapping up the Admissions process for Law School to be attending in the fall of 2015. I love doing any and all kinds of work that present a challenge or can provide me with knowledge and experience. Looking forward, I want to live a life that is detached from any box or pre-conception of what one type of career I must do. Truth is we all can do anything that even seems impossible. That is exactly what makes me want to be here, I don’t want every day to be easy or monotonous, I want every day to be different and challenging.

    $8.99 /hr
    13 hours
    5.00
  6. Kristina L.

    Kristina L.

    Always up for a challenge

    Portugal - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 4

    Hardworking individual, who is reliable and detailed, meeting deadlines and committing myself to the fullest potentials. More than ten years of experience in translations (languages: Serbian, English, Croatian, Bosnian, Montenegrin), writing articles, commenting on blogs, providing researches and reviews. SERVICE DESCRIPTION: Providing translations, localization, commenting, reviews, researches and article writings in several languages: Serbian, English, Croatian, Bosnian, Montenegrin. Good and detailed in online researches and investigations. Native speaker of ex-Yugoslavian languages with user recommendations. Born in Serbia, lived in Serbia, Montenegro, Croatia, Bosnia, and currently living in Portugal with family. Interests and experience in researching, writing newspaper articles and press releases (experienced in working for a publishing company), children and animal stories and blog posts, health articles, articles on tourism, law (international, criminal, family, labor, intellectual property, discrimination issues), movie reviews and gaming articles.

    $9.96 /hr
    0 hours
    5.00
  7. Kim A.

    Kim A.

    Expert proofreader and editor

    Canada - Last active: 3 days ago - Portfolio: 6

    I am an energetic and committed worker who will treat each and every project as if it were my own. I have decades of various work experiences and in each job I have been the go-to gal for perfecting written documents. I am incredibly flexible in the genres I work in, as evidenced by the titles I have included in my portfolio. I was a senior production editor in control of legal textbooks such as The Annotated Canadian Human Rights Loose Leaf Service. I have been editor and proof reader for a self-help collection of journal writings and poetry and a world-record holding U.S. athlete's autobiography. Most recently I have had the good fortune to add a regular gig editing and writing the copy for a series of science fiction romance ebooks and ghost writing for a publisher of Kindle guides. I can never have too much work when it comes to the written word! Let me help you get your point across and your words out!

    $6.00 /hr
    0 hours
    4.98
  8. Lopa Mangaraj

    Lopa Mangaraj

    Legal Expert in Contracts and Intellectual Property Laws

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

    Experience working as an in-house Legal Counsel strong Legal Experience in - Drafting, Vetting of all kinds of Contracts, General Agreements, Mergers and Acquisition documents, Bank Documents (Investment documents, Mortgage documents), - Managing Intellectual Property Rights (Trademarks, Copyrights, Privacy Laws), - General Advisory and Legal Compliance Management Strong coordination with external and internal legal counsels to support business functions of the Company. - Also have a strong HR background -worked on core HR functions like performance management, training and development, employee engagement and grievance management. My core competency lies in my speed of delivery with accuracy, resourcefulness and being able to understand business requirements easily. I am seeking to associate with you to understand your requirement and use my knowledge and experience to deliver the solutions.

    $25.00 /hr
    0 hours
    4.91
  9. 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
  10. Neha K.

    Neha K.

    Experienced corporate legal counsel

    India - Last active: 7 days ago - Tests: 1

    I am a corporate lawyer with almost 9 years experience in various aspects of corporate law and commercial laws. I had been working with a law firm in India full time till now and am now looking at doing some freelance work since I am currently out of India. I have worked on various aspects of corporate law including drafting and vetting legal contracts, handling transactions, research and general advisory work. I can draft, assist and negotiate various contracts and corporate and commercial transactional documents/agreements including Share Purchase, Share Subscription, Shareholders agreement, Joint Venture agreements etc. I also provide advisory services and documentation, proof reading, research, legal opinion, incorporation in India, business and general corporate advisory services at a competitive rate.

    $25.00 /hr
    3 hours
    5.00