‘Attorney’ is often used as a synonym for ‘lawyer’ but may also a person who holds the ‘power of
attorney’ in relation to another, or the principal legal advisor to the government. Each of these have
their own terminology that differentiates their purposes.

An Attorney at Law is for a practicing lawyer in some parts of the world including Quebec,
South Africa, the US and Sri Lanka. In the United Kingdom the term was officially replaced by
‘Solicitor’ in 1873. An Attorney at Law must have legally-defined qualifications and might specialize
as providing either criminal or civil services. A criminal lawyer defends his or her client from the
government, while a civil lawyer works with disputes leveled by non-government persons.

An Attorney-in-Fact is someone who hold written authorization to represent someone else’s best
interests with regard to private and business affairs. Commonly an attorney in this category would
be described as someone who holds ‘Power of Attorney’, and would be involved in making medical
decisions for a family member who is unable to make such decisions for themselves, as with
Dementia Patients or those with neurological or severe learning difficulties. This person would also
be charged with decisions made regarding a coma, or other life-limiting condition that causes the
affected party to be unable to communicate their wishes.

For businesses, a lawyer can be hired to handle any disputes regarding copyright, zoning compliance
and liability. Often, a small business will only hire an attorney when required to deal with disputes, however larger companies and those that are more cautious will always engage a lawyer early on. By having a business attorney on hand, the company can avoid having such disputes arise in the first place.

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    I'm a California pro se litigant needing subpoenas drafted and efiled, motions drafted and filed associated with spoliation/contempt, and trial prep.

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    US BASED ATTORNEY OR CPA ONLY We need a Professional Opinion Letter (a.k.a Letter of Attestation) from a US based, practicing attorney or CPA. Needed for our SSL certificate from GoDaddy. Edit: I don't need content writers to draft the letter. We need a CPA or an attorney to issue the letter. If you're a content writer... please don't apply.

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    instruct barrister so a case can progress I would like to do a deal on an inclusive percentage where you take your share of the case say 25% of 3.5 million

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    Start the process of setting up an ESOP trust and let me do a lots of the leg work on the peripheral things. We are a $30 million gross revenue company. 45 employees and will do about $1M -$1-5M annual profits

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    This is for Los Angeles business litigation lawyers only. Thanks. The EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program gives foreign investors and entrepreneurs the opportunity to gain a green card and permanent residency in the United States if they make a significant investment in a United States commercial venture that results in the creation of full-time jobs for United States workers. Several Chinese investo...

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    Being disabled with Bipolar1, childless, with both parents deceased and both brothers alcoholic, I adopted my best friend as my child (I 57, she 42). This installed her as my heir to a the Roebling family trust, (I added the Roebling name to my birth name at that time in 2004) disinheriting the children of my brother and half-brother, all of whom had inherited their fair share from their father�...

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    I have a new invention of a game which I want to register in the US. I want a qualified patent professional to help me with getting the patent in the US. Should have experience in the field.

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