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John Kokolakis

John Kokolakis

Endorsed Member

The Kokolakis Law Firm, PLLC
29-09 21st Avenue, Astoria, Queens, NY, USA

John Kokolakis earned his undergraduate degree from Queens College and his Juris Doctor from Hofstra University School of Law. He is admitted to practice law in all the State Courts of New York, as well as the Federal District Courts of the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York. He is also admitted to the Connecticut bar.

Industry Focus: Real Estate Investors, Start-ups

Licensed In: New York, USA, Connecticut, USA

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Belia Pena

Belia Pena

Pena Legacy Consulting Limited
500 Marquette Avenue NW, Suite 1200, Albuquerque, NM, USA

Ms. Peña is the founder of Peña Legacy Consulting, a law firm dedicated to providing affordable access to a lifetime relationship with a personal lawyer. Ms. Peña understands that you are BUSY, but that you want to provide financial security and prosperity for your loved ones or for a business. We are passionate about keeping your family or business out of court and out of conflict. But when injustice strikes, we are ready to vindicate your rights.

Industry Focus: Entrepreneurs, Estate Planning for Business Owners, Family Businesses, Local Brick and Mortar Establishments, Start-ups

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Brian Ton

Brian Ton

Satori Law Group, Inc.
10061 Talbert Ave., Ste 325, Fountain Valley, CA 92708, USA

Brian Ton is the founder of Satori Law Group, Inc. and strives to advise individuals and companies in estate planning, real estate transactions, and business and corporate law. Mr. Ton believes in prevention of potential conflicts to avoid costly litigations. To this end, Mr. Ton assists clients in forming proper estate plans, seeking to protect the clients’ interests at the same time minimizing future conflicts; and forming business entities, structuring appropriate business relationships among the parties, drafting and negotiating carefully thought out agreements.

Industry Focus: Family Businesses, Start-ups, Real Estate Investors, Green Businesses & Sustainability

Licensed In: California, USA

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Carrie Quraishi

Carrie Quraishi

Quraishi Law Firm
2770 W. Main St., Suite 138, Frisco, TX, USA
, Jonesboro, AR, USA

Ms. Quraishi is dedicated to using her wealth of experience, mastery of the law and commitment to a client-first approach to help individuals and families achieve their estate planning & business goals.

Industry Focus: Entrepreneurs, Estate Planning for Business Owners, Family Businesses, Farming, Land Development and Agriculture, Professional Services, Real Estate Investors, Start-ups

Licensed In: Texas, USA

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Christopher Smith

Christopher Smith


27240 Turnberry Lanee, Ste. 200, Valencia, Santa Clarita, CA 91354, USA

Industry Focus: B-Corps, Coaches, Authors and Speakers, Construction (Commercial, Residential, Infrastructure), Digital Publishing & New Media Production, Entrepreneurs, Estate Planning for Business Owners, Family Businesses, Freelancer, Healing Arts Practitioners, Home Healthcare, Medical Professionals, Professional Services, Start-ups

Licensed In: California, USA

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David Weygandt

David Weygandt

Weygandt Law
440 Louisiana Street, Suite 912, Houston, TX, USA

David W. Weygandt is the founder of Weygandt Law, a law firm dedicated to being your trusted advisor and zealous advocate for a lifetime. David is passionate about keeping businesses and families out of court and out of conflict, and is proud to stand up to the modern Goliath when injustice has been done. As a trusted advisor, David focuses on providing affordable estate planning for families with children and creative legal solutions for businesses, and assists creative professionals (e.g. writers, composers, performers & business owners) protect their intellectual property. As a zealous advocate, David fights to vindicate your rights and obtains justice on your behalf.

Industry Focus: Coaches, Authors and Speakers, Consumer Products, Digital Publishing & New Media Production, Education, Entrepreneurs, Estate Planning for Business Owners, Family Businesses, Film Development (Finance, Production and Distribution), Hospitality Industry, Local Brick and Mortar Establishments, Manufacturing, Media Services, Non-Profit, Personal Services, Entertainment (Performers, Actors, Artists, etc), Restaurants and Bars, Software Development, Start-ups

Licensed In: Texas, USA

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Emmanuel Okharedia

Emmanuel Okharedia

Erakon Law
133 Walnut St, Brookfield, MA 01506, USA

Emmanuel Okharedia III is the founder and managing partner of Erakon Law. His passion for business and the law comes from the desire to help companies grow and advance new ideas. As a musician and entrepreneur, Emmanuel has a unique perspective about the creative process and what clients need to reach the next level. Emmanuel has previously worked at an entertainment law firm and for local town government, handling land use issues. When he is not serving clients, he’s serving in his local church and playing basketball at the YMCA.

Industry Focus: Entrepreneurs, Family Businesses, Start-ups, Entertainment (Performers, Actors, Artists, etc)

Licensed In: Massachusetts, USA

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Jeff Lally

Jeff Lally


175 Derby Street, Suite 9 , Hingham, MA, USA

…when people meet me for the first time and learn that I am a lawyer, many are surprised. Their expectation is that lawyers are “flashy, slick operators” – and that’s just not who I am. I like to think my calm and caring demeanor and desire to educate and truly do the right things for my clients will set me apart from the stereotypical lawyer. Being to some extent the “anti-lawyer” has its pitfalls. Let me give you some examples … One of my law firms areas of focus is Estate Planning. I’m in competition with the “do it yourself on-line” resources all the way up to up to and including the big law firms that give the clients “just what they ask for” – (not what they need). On one end of the spectrum, you get what you pay for … the cheapest possible “estate plan“. But here’s the problem … most of those “plans” are inadequate and truly do not address all of the needs of the “virtual client” … and guess what – the virtual client will never know or be able to rectify the problem because they’re dead before anyone finds out. The responsibility to get the estate straightened out then falls to loved ones … at more legal expense typically than doing it right in the first place (!). Never mind that this time should be reserved for allowing the family to grieve. Have you ever had a Sam Kinison moment? Remember the comedian who used to punctuate his jokes by screaming the punch line? The client will never know BECAUSE THEY’RE DEAD! But this is no joke! Never mind that his estate was a shambles, this is all too often the reality of “cheap, on-line” solutions. At the other end of the spectrum is the client that says “Can you draw me up a will” … and that’s exactly what the lawyer does … without understanding or explaining the full scope of the clients’ estate. I call this “the path of least resistance” type of law firm … they’ll make a bit of money, but guess what … if it is not completely adequate the client will never know BECAUSE … you get the idea.

Industry Focus: Construction (Commercial, Residential, Infrastructure), Digital Publishing & New Media Production, Entrepreneurs, Estate Planning for Business Owners, Family Businesses, Farming, Land Development and Agriculture, Film Development (Finance, Production and Distribution), Home Healthcare, International Businesses, Interstate Transportation, Investment and Financial Services, Joint Ventures, Local Brick and Mortar Establishments, Mom and Pop Shops, Medical Professionals, Media Services, Personal Services, Professional Services, Entertainment (Performers, Actors, Artists, etc), Real Estate Investors, Restaurants and Bars, Software Development, Start-ups, Technology, Venture Capitalists

Licensed In: Massachusetts, USA

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Brint Hiatt

Brint Hiatt

Hiatt Law - Business Law and Estate Planning
, Mesa, AZ, USA

- Licensed to practice law in Hawaii since 2013 and Arizona since 2015.

Industry Focus: Entrepreneurs, Estate Planning for Business Owners, Family Businesses, International Businesses, Non-Profit, Start-ups, Venture Capitalists

Licensed In: Mesa, AZ, USA, Hawaii, USA

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Matthew Murillo

Matthew Murillo

Legacy Counsel
1255 West Colton Avenue; Suite 588, Redlands, CA, USA

I’ve always known I wanted a career helping people. Before high school, that meant I would grow up to be a sports agent. I thought that was the coolest job in the world – traveling everywhere helping athletes achieve their goals and obtain lucrative contracts. As I grow older, I realized I could do so much more. That realization led me to pursuing a career in law and that goal would never change.

Industry Focus: Coaches, Authors and Speakers, Entrepreneurs, Estate Planning for Business Owners, Family Businesses, Local Brick and Mortar Establishments, Mom and Pop Shops, Media Services, Personal Services, Professional Services, Restaurants and Bars, Software Development, Start-ups, Technology

Licensed In: California, USA

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