Welcome to the

Business Owners Support Services Network

A B2B Networking Group
For Businesses Looking to Help Other Businesses
No Dues, No Fees, No Mandatory Meetings

Our Mission

Make Business Connections

In business, it’s not always what you know, but sometimes who you know. One of our main goals is to help other like-minded professionals connect with the right people to help grow their businesses.

Give and Get Referrals

Unlike other networks that mandate giving referrals, our group has been organically designed to make giving and getting referrals easy and fun. Once you know what each of our members can do, you’ll quickly learn how you can help their businesses and how we can help you.

Learn How to Network

Whether you’re a seasoned Networker or new to the world of Networking, you will always feel welcome at our meetings.

Create an Inner Circle

Wouldn't it be great to have people around you that you feel comfortable referring your clients to Being able to help your clients in this way, solidifies your relationship and minimizes the possibility of your clients being introduced to a competitor

About Us

We have created a B2B network of dedicated members that understand the power of referrals through strong networking, making every interaction a mutually beneficial business experience. We work by supporting and fostering each other, by exchanging ideas that help improve business practices, and by building collaborative relationships. Our network contains a diverse group of professionals, all of whom are leaders in their field, dedicated to providing exemplary service to the business owners they serve as well as helping their networking partners grow.

Meet Our Members

Christopher Lipps

POS and Merchant Services

Merrill Loechner

Marketing Consultant & Podcast Producer

Suzanne Piard

Videographer & Photographer

Barry F. Gartenberg

Business Lawyer

David B. Korcz

Certified Public Accountant

Demetri Charalambous

Bookkeeper

Elliott M. Portman

Commercial Credit Law

Emma Itkes

Voluntary Benefits - Legal

Eric Glickstein

Voluntary Benefits -
Travel & Homegoods

Eric Mendelsohn

Business Broker & Franchise Consultant

George Hubner

Commercial Realty

Greg Barber

Eco-Friendly Printing

Gregory DiPalo

Telecommunications & Internet

John Lyden

Accounting

Kristie Veri

Residential & Commercial Construction

Lorraine Duncan

Social Media Marketing

Michael Giller

Insurance

Orlando De Los Santos

Financial Professional

Phil Vetrano

Voluntary Benefits -
College Advisor

Robert Choynowski

Managed IT & Cybersecurity

Seth Rubin

Operations Consulting

Zohair "Z" Yasin

Web Developer & Consultant

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Why Should I Join a Network?

Aligning yourself with other highly qualified, motivated professionals increases your value to your clients

Referrals Work

We aren’t the only ones that understand the importance of referral business:

“Referred-in customers have a 37% higher retention rate than other customers.” Source: Deloitte

“The Lifetime Value of a referred customer is 25% higher than that of other customers.” Source: Chief Marketer

Builds Relationships

Why building a trusted “go-to” referral network can build your business?

“70% of U.S. consumers say they trust brand and product recommendations from friends and family.”

Source: Forester Research, “How To Build Your Brand with Branded Content”

Sharpens Skills

Lifelong Learning is part of our core values

Christopher Lipps

Christopher Lipps

POS and Merchant Services

Diversified Acquiring Solutions

Helping Merchants save money while delivering outstanding service

My name is Christopher Lipps and I am the National Sales Manager of Diversified Acquiring Solutions (DAS), we are a merchant services firm that helps clients improve their bottom line by reducing their credit card processing fees. What makes us stand out is right in the name, we are diversified. We use a variety of programs from easy to use and train solutions to the most advanced POS systems available today, Diversified has what it takes to meet all your processing needs. In addition to the savings I provide, my clients appreciate the top-notch customer service and the way I make each client feel like they are my priority every time they call.

Since 1996 Diversified Acquiring Solutions (DAS) has been a leader in the merchant services industry with clients all across the United States. The experienced professionals at Diversified Merchant Services understand your business – whether you are a single register retail store, e-commerce, or a national chain of restaurants , we customize a solution that works for you.

If you or anyone you know is interested in a free review of your credit card processing statements, you can contact me @ at c.lipps@dasmerchantservices.com or via phone at 631.379.9278.

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Merrill Loechner

Merrill Loechner

Marketing Consultant & Podcast Producer

Smith Douglass Associates

Helping Tell Your Story to the World

I have been working in marketing, communications, and business development for my entire career. From small technology start-ups to multi-national corporations, I have worked with companies around the world to find new clients and fresh markets.

Now as an independent consultant, I help small and growing businesses find their voice and tell their stories.

Is your product or service so complex you end up infodumping on potential clients and getting them completely confused and overwhelmed? I can help.

Is your product or service so common that there are thousands of others the sell what you sell or do what you do, and you are desperately trying to differentiate yourself? I can help.

Do you want potential customers to be just as excited and enthusiastic about what you do as you are? I can help.

Whether you need just a bit of coaching to get your story told right, or an entire suite of marketing programs to help you reach your audience, I can help.

No one loves a sales pitch – everyone loves a good story.

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Suzanne Piard

Suzanne Piard

Videographer & Photographer

Market Your Net Worth

Creating Content Increasing Your Net Worth. Professional Video and Photography
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I am a videographer and photographer. I do video business cards and believe your online presence, branding, and messaging is just as important as every other part of your business. What’s Your Net (Online) Worth? So many businesses fall into the trap of putting off marketing to the last second or miss doing completely.

I want to change that, by doing your video business card and coming up with a tailor-made marketing plan with professional photographs and video. The business owner can get back to what they need to focus on, their business.

Your business can announce to your target audience through text, email or posting online, the amazing specials you have for them and WHY they should USE YOU. Reaching thousands of people doing all of that at the fraction of the cost with a Video Business Card, Increasing your NET WORTH!

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Barry F. Gartenberg

Barry F. Gartenberg, Esq.

Attorney at Law

Barry F. Gartenberg, LLC

A Business Lawyer with Business Experience
I am a solo practitioner in Springfield, New Jersey. My practice offers legal advice and representation in a diversified range of business law matters, including entity formation; governance; partnership, operating and shareholder agreements; business sales, acquisitions and reorganizations; commercial real estate transactions; employment relationships; and business dissolutions. Prior to practicing law, I owned and managed a substantial metal trading business. I am a director of the Business Law Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association, the Chair of the Business Entity Committee of the Business Law Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association, and an officer of the Morris/Essex County Inn of Transactional Counsel. I hold an MBA in finance and a BS in Business Management. I routinely present for-credit continuing legal education programs and I am an adjunct professor. Together, I have taught well over one hundred fifty undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate business law courses and continuing legal education programs.

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David B. Korcz

David B. Korcz

CPA/Owner

David Korcz CPA

Making taxes less taxing since 1989

Owner of David B. Korcz CPA since licensure in 1989. The firm specializes in tax services to individuals and small business. We also handle a lot of tax resolution work. Background: Seasoned professional with 33 years of experience accounting and finance including eight years at National and Regional CPA firms and nineteen years at the Controller/CFO level in closely held businesses in the $30MM to $320MM+ range. Experienced in the distribution sector (beverage, tools and durable medical equipment) and manufacturing sector (durable medical equipment, bedspreads and draperies for hospitality). Involved in successful company turnarounds, mergers and acquisitions, as well as liquidations. Raised significant Capital from Private Equity investors.

Responsible for all tax compliance, as well as many HR and employee benefits administration functions.

CPA Firm experience included significant exposure to small and medium not-for-profits, HMO’s, car dealers and beer distributors.

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Demetri Charalambous

Demetri Charalambous

Bookkeeper

Demetri's Bookkeeping Solutions, LLC

The best businesses need the best bookkeepers

All businesses are in the field of sales. From the smallest start-ups to the biggest corporations on the New York Stock Exchange, every business owner relies on their ability to bring in customers. Since sales are the most important function of every business, owners should be spending most of their time selling their product or service.

As a bookkeeper, I help these business owners succeed financially by accurately tracking all of their financial information. When an owner has accurate numbers, they can make better decisions, live stress-free, and make more of those all-important sales.

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Elliott M. Portman

Elliott M. Portman

Commercial Credit Law

Portman Law Group, P.C.

Unpaid Bills Give Me The Thrills

For over thirty years I have represented international and domestic clients with regard to liquidation of their accounts receivable, with an emphasis on commercial litigation matters. I have devoted the largest portion of his practice to creditor’s rights and to judgment enforcement. I believe that I have maintained an excellent reputation in the field, striving for the highest standards of professionalism and for expeditious results.

Attorneys who reduce their client’s claim to judgment are often frustrated by the post-judgment process and don’t know where to turn for assistance. I have been enforcing judgments for thirty years. I can help you to get your clients paid on their judgment.​

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Emma Itkes

Executive Director

LegalShield

Legal and IDShield Plans for families and businesses

LegalShield is the leading provider of affordable Legal and Privacy Protection Plans.

Have you ever…

  • Signed a contact or document?
  • Been overcharged or treated unfairly?
  • Received a traffic ticket?
  • Known a victim of identity theft?
  • Been in a situation where you thought the advice of lawyer might be useful?

Can you imagine – need an attorney and don’t have one.

  • LegalShield gives you ability to talk to a lawyer on any personal legal matter without worrying about high hourly cost.
  • For flat monthly fee, you can access legal advice, no matter how traumatic or trivial the issue.
  • From Realestate to Speeding ticket to Will preparation and beyond, LegalShield is here to help you!
  • Under the protection of LegalShield you and your family can live your life on your terms worry- free, every day, every night.

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Eric Glickstein

President

Luxury Made Easy

“Driving our value proposition of Luxury Made Easy, Sharpening Operational Performance, Improving Close Rates at the Retail Level and Growing our network of Affiliate Partners to Ensure Long-Term Viability”

Eric has executed the vision of LutherSales at an executive level. Competitive by nature; perseverance, passion and desire are attributes of his style as both leader and teacher. Amerced in most every aspect of the day to day operations including sales, merchandising and operations the company has experienced tremendous growth since he joined the organization in 1992 when annual sales were shy of $75,000 annually. Eric’s key relationships with Associations, Auxiliaries, Benefit Brokers & HR executives have played a significant role in that growth. Under his guidance the Company has developed long standing vendor relationships with most every major furniture manufacturer, bedding manufacturer, electronics and appliance distributor. He has also contributed mightily to the development of a national in-home delivery network that has provided a competitive advantage to LutherSales in the fulfillment of consumer goods throughout the Continental USA. His innovation in merchandising has helped the company build value while offering complete all-inclusive packages across most every product category.

Prior to joining LutherSales in 1992, Eric spent a brief period with the American Heart Association before joining UJA Federation as a Development Executive. Eric graduated from the University of Maryland in 1988 and held the prestigious title of Chairman of the largest student fundraiser benefitting the American Cancer Society. He is involved with several professional trade associations including NHFA, IFTLC, AFSA, ASTA & CLIA.

Eric enjoys spending his free time with his wife and kids and looks forward to his family vacations. He continues to play tennis competitively and enjoys golf.

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Eric Mendelsohn

Eric Mendelsohn

Business Broker & Franchise Consultant

Transworld Business Advisors

A Business Sold Is Good As Gold

I am a business broker and franchise consultant with Transworld Business Advisors. I represent business owners that would like to sell their business and at the same time I also represent buyers that would like to purchase a business. Transworld Business Advisors is the leading business brokerage with over 220 offices worldwide.

A native New Yorker, I understand the importance of working with an agent whose negotiating expertise and thoughtfulness puts my clients at an advantage during every step of negotiations. My success can be attributed to my honesty, reliability, and ability to connect on a deep level with my client’s needs. I find particular enjoyment in offering outstanding customer service, along with my Transworld support team of industry veterans who are highly connected and well-regarded industry-wide. Business owners rely on my sharp market innovative marketing to secure the most highly qualified clients quickly and at the best price. I also bring to the table a roster of best-in-class service providers including attorneys, CPAs and financial advisors. I had a seamless transition to small business advisory with over 300 successfully closed sales and rentals within Residential Real Estate. Prior to a career in real estate, I have spent five and a half years at a major investment bank where I held positions in client valuations, financial analysis and project management. I hold a BA in Marketing from the University of Wisconsin and an MBA from Emory University.

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George Hubner

George Hubner

Managing Director

Corporate Commercial Realty LLC

Commercial Real Estate Services including Purchase, Sale, Leasing and Tenant Representation.

Experienced executive, deal maker and advisor with extensive background (25+ years) as a professional Commercial Real Estate Advisor/Broker and Merger & Acquisition advisor (Business Broker).

Professional, experienced and well-respected member of the commercial real estate industry working on behalf of clients with a focus on Tenant/Buyer Representation, as well as representing commercial real estate owners seeking to lease or sell their Industrial, Office, Medical, Retail, R&D, Land, Investment Properties, Sale-Leasebacks, and Tax Deferred Exchanges (1031), and related Real Estate consulting Services.

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Greg Barber

Greg Barber

President

Eco Friendly Printer

We sell Environmental Printing for digital and offset runs and wide format for posters and banners, using eco friendly paper, mostly 100% PCW Recycled and 100% Chlorine Free

I am Greg Barber, President of Eco Friendly Printer. My firm is celebrating our 30th anniversary as an Environmental Printer. That means we use recycled paper, mostly 100% recycled, and non toxic toners for digital printing and Soy Inks for larger offset runs.

I graduated from LIU and wrestled on the Pioneer team. That was good training to be able to wrestle with today’s Pandemic and stay sane.

I live in Northport and I partner with 5 plants on LI and NJ. My cellphone is 973 224 1132.

I was Environmental Printer of the Year in 1998 for Communication Magazine.

My passions are Golf and Walking or Jogging. My partner in life is Hilda Cooper. We celebrated 25 years together last January.

I have two boys, and I spend a lot of time promoting Mental Health and raising food for LI Cares on LI. See www.neilswheelsny.com

Best way to reach me is to text me at 973 224 1132 or just call me.

Greg Barber

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Gregory DiPalo

Greg DiPalo

MidMarket Sales Rep

Altice Business

Together has no limits

Nationwide Phone, Internet and Tv for your business. I provide solutions to problems in the Telecommunications sector. I do this by planning and designing the correct solution to the customers problem and then implementing the solution for the customer.

Altice Business offers data, Internet, voice/ VoIP, managed services and pay TV products to hundreds of thousands of small, medium and large-sized businesses across the country through its Optimum Business, Suddenlink Business and Lightpath brands. To meet our customers’ growing business needs, our 100% fully-owned fiber network delivers high-performance fixed and mobile connectivity from coast-to-coast.

The Optimum brand, available in the New York tri-state area, provides a full in-home connectivity and entertainment experience through high-speed Internet, digital TV, and voice services, plus Optimum WiFi, the nation’s most robust WiFi network. Through its strategic partners, Optimum also offers a variety of enhanced service and technical support options as well as smart home products to meet the connected home needs of today’s consumer.

The Suddenlink commercial suite of services, available in the south, midwest and western parts of the United States, provides an end-to-end connected experience through high-speed Internet, digital TV. and voice services plus advanced home security. With broadband speeds of up to 1 gigabit, Suddenlink is the fastest broadband provider in each city it serves.

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John Lyden

John Lyden

Owner

JSL Accountants, LLC

Reduce Taxes, Control Your Cash Flow & Increase Your Profits
JSL has been operating for over 8 years in the Small Business world. We provide Tax Plans for all Business, from Start-ups to beyond, Tax preparation, and Small Business Accounting. We provide out-source CFO/Controller services. We utilize QuickBooks for for Accounting platform.

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Kristie Veri

Kristie Veri

President/Owner

Cleanscape Construction

Residential & Commercial Construction
Cleanscape Construction is a woman & family-owned and operated general contractor and maintenance company. We offer a wide range of services, including: residential & commercial construction; interior/exterior renovations; new house build; water & fire restoration; and additions/new levels.

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Lorraine Duncan

Lorraine Duncan

Social Media Marketing

Biz Gone Social, LLC.

Get KNOWN, Get CUSTOMERS. Get the EDGE Over Your Competition.

I have over 25 years of experience in business marketing and consulting. I run my own company, Biz Gone Social, where I advise small businesses on how to best utilize social media in their marketing.

I also have a background as a business coach, and can show you how to integrate social media into your overall business plan and marketing strategy so it is cost-effective, time-efficient and custom-designed to meet your specific goals and objectives.

I am an author in the book “Shout It Out”. A social media marketing guide for business owners.

Besides running my own growing digital marketing company I currently teach courses on social media.

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Michael Giller

Michael Giller

President/Co-Founder

Best Ideas Group Inc.

We offer uniquely valuable insurance and non-insurance products, programs, concepts and services not generally available in the everyday marketplace.
  • Born 1940 in The Bronx and graduated from Plainedge HS, Massapequa 1958.
  • I attended NYU School Of Commerce and joined Tau Delta Phi before I joined Army Reserves for 6 years.
  • In 1965 I began sales at New York Life and from 1969-1991, sold securities as well.
  • I was a Member of the Million Dollar Round Table
  • Early 1980s formed Sumar Planning, Sumar Enterprises with E. Herb Glicksman (late)
  • 1991, formed Bretcor Associates, Inc. with Herb.
  • 1997, formed Prestige Planning with Robert Gillman
  • 2001 sold life settlements also
  • 2005, moved Bretcor Associates to Smithtown.
  • Attended various insurance, financial conventions
  • Earned rewards, Cruise to the Greek Islands, a trip to Italy
  • 1990s, formed a business relationship with Charlie Collins, (Madison Brokerage) which continues today.
  • 2006, I took various self-development courses with T. Harve Ecker/Peak Potentials.
  • 2017, Charles Horn and I formed Best Ideas Group Inc. which is a stockholder in a public media company with a database of 50 million people age 55+ and one million doctors.
  • BIG is providing products/services which include: Life Insurance, Life settlements, Insured Retirement Advantage (I.R.A.), policy audits, annuities, and premium financing life insurance.
  • Medical Recovery: uncollected medical claims from insurance companies for the medical profession.
  • Married to Linda, in Mount Sinai, 5 children, 9 grandchildren

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Orlando De Los Santos

Orlando De Los Santos

Financial Professional

MassMutual Financial group

I help People protect their family, business and dreams
I have been in the Financial Services Industry since 2016. I started in the industry as a Commercial Finance Broker, helping small business owners with their working capital needs. I am passionate about helping people and finance, in 2019 I decided to affiliate my financial services practice with MassMutual to be able to continue to help business owners and individuals with their financial needs.

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Coach Phil Vetrano

Phil Vetrano

Voluntary Benefits - College Advisor

Planning & Vision, LLC

Providing HS & College students & families exceptional college & career planning services
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Phil Vetrano, MBA, is an Independent College Advisor. He helps families and students prepare to optimize their investment in College and gives them a competitive edge in college and career planning. Coach Phil uses strategic and data-driven methods to identify the best college fit for each prospective student, where they can thrive academically and socially within the family budget. He provides valuable cost saving tips to help save families up to $250,000 in college costs.

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Robert Choynowski

Robert Choynowski

Technology Innovator

SeaGlass Technology

Manager IT and IT Security Service Provider

The defeat of seeing firsthand how valuable customers were forced to wait on the sidelines to get answers and simple responsive support they needed infuriates me. There is no better place for me than operating my own company. It is the only way I can truly be responsible to execute superior service for our clients. A vision that never loses focus.

Today, it is harder than ever for business leaders to keep up with technology, combined with the race to protect their business against cyber threats puts an increasing amount of stress to a business owner and leaders of. Growing companies’ problems begin when their technology falls out of sync with their business processes. When a business strategy goes awry because of poor technology, employee downtime, or lack of resources and know how, it can be detrimental to business owners or department heads alike.

I founded SeaGlass Technology for the business owner, leader, CEO by providing the technology resources they need to stay focused on growing their business.

I have a passion for excellence. First class customer service has been the foundation of our company’s creed since its inception. My sincere persistence on doing the right thing for our employees and our clients reinforces our mission and culture throughout SeaGlass Technology.

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Seth Rubin

Executive Vice President

ProfiTrust

Creating Profit You Can Trust
I am the Executive Vice President of ProfiTrust, an operations consulting firm that helps clients improve their bottom line through direct cost savings in areas such as shipping, merchant services, utilities, and telecommunications. I help leverage a collaborative project approach that provides a detailed audit of current vendor services and then delivers a comprehensive strategy that outlines direct cost savings for our clients without having to switch services or vendors. Clients can appreciate that I am committed to deeply understanding the key needs and goals of the organization so we can collaboratively determine the best path forward. The outcome is profit you can trust, with 100% of my clients better reaching their growth goals through stronger vendor relationships and improved pricing.

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Zohair "Z" Yasin

Zohair "Z" Yasin

Web Developer & Consultant

Z World Webs

Let’s Develop a Website Z World is Waiting For!

I am a Web Developer who is passionate about today’s web standards. I help organizations develop custom websites that are specifically catered to their needs.

I’ve worked with many Advocacy, B2B, B2C, Corporate, Consulting, Digital Marketing, Non-Profit, Startup organizations where I’ve focused primarily on Web Development as well as a Consultant. As a Web Developer, I have gained experience designing, developing, and programming company websites, mobile-friendly sites, and SharePoint on-prem and online websites with Microsoft Office 365.

I can solve problems by facing them headstrong, as well as being able to complete my objectives in a timely fashion. I can also troubleshoot website issues and identify areas of inefficiency thus developing a method for improvement.

My official website and portfolio can be found here.

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My name is Christopher Lipps and I am the National Sales Manager of Diversified Acquiring Solutions (DAS), we are a merchant services firm that helps clients improve their bottom line by reducing their credit card processing fees. What makes us stand out is right in the name, we are diversified. We use a variety of programs from easy to use and train solutions to the most advanced POS systems available today, Diversified has what it takes to meet all your processing needs. In addition to the savings I provide, my clients appreciate the top-notch customer service and the way I make each client feel like they are my priority every time they call.

Since 1996 Diversified Acquiring Solutions (DAS) has been a leader in the merchant services industry with clients all across the United States. The experienced professionals at Diversified Merchant Services understand your business – whether you are a single register retail store, e-commerce, or a national chain of restaurants , we customize a solution that works for you.

If you or anyone you know is interested in a free review of your credit card processing statements, you can contact me @ at c.lipps@dasmerchantservices.com or via phone at 631.379.9278.

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Adam Roth

Personal Injury Attorney

Law Offices of Adam J. Roth

Serious trial lawyers for the seriously injured
A trial lawyer with over ten years of experience fighting exclusively for those who have been injured by the negligence of others. Regularly fight the world’s largest insurance companies and corporations in both state and federal court. Have multiple seven figure settlements and jury verdicts. We never take a fee unless we’re successful in our representation.

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