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Ketan P. Soni

Divorce and separation Attorney at Charlotte, NC

5.0   45 reviews
  • Licensed for 23 years
    State NC
    Acquired 2000
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Ketan

Learn Ketan’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    60%
    Divorce, Equitable Distribution, Custody, Child Support, Alimony, Separation Agreements, Prenuptial Agreements, Property Distribution, Domestic Violence, QDROs, Retirement, Complex issues

    23 years, 1,001 cases

  2. Family
    40%
    Divorce, Equitable Distribution, Custody, Child Support, Alimony, Separation Agreements, Prenuptial Agreements, Property Distribution, Domestic Violence, QDROs, Retirement, Complex issues, Same-Sex Couples

    23 years, 1,001 cases

Ketan Soni is a North Carolina Board Certified Family Law Specialist who represents clients in divorce, equitable distribution, alimony, child custody, child support, domestic violence,premarital agreements, postnuptial agreements, and appeals in Charlotte and Raleigh, North Carolina. For over 20 years, Ketan has practiced divorce law through arbitration, mediation, negotiation, collaborative law and in the courtroom to achieve the best possible result with a "big picture" view of each case.  

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Location

Soni Brendle, PLLC
301 S. McDowell Street
Suite 130
Charlotte, NC, 28204
Soni Brendle, PLLC
301 N. Main Street
Suite 2447
Winston-Salem, NC, 27101
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Posted by Laura | April 18, 2024
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Attorney Ketan Soni deserves an exemplary review ....
Attorney Ketan Soni deserves an exemplary review for his outstanding representation during my tumultuous divorce and intense custody battle. His approach was not just legal but perceptive to the emotional toll such cases can take. Attorney Ketan demonstrated remarkable strategy in the face of hostility and complexity. He analyzed every aspect of the case. His ability to foresee challenges and prepare comprehensive strategies was impressive and ultimately instrumental in securing a favorable outcome. Attorney Ketan communicated clearly throughout the process, keeping me informed and involved at every step. His responsiveness and accessibility were reassuring during moments of uncertainty. What truly distinguishes Soni Brendle is their genuine concern for the well-being of my children. They didn't just advocate for their needs but tirelessly ensured that their best interests were at the forefront of every decision, a testament to their unwavering dedication. Thanks to Attorney Ketan Soni's expertise, dedication, and unwavering support, I can move forward confidently. I wholeheartedly recommend Attorney Ketan Soni to anyone needing a skilled and compassionate legal advocate for complex family law matters.
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Posted by Nora | January 14, 2024
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Thank you
Ketan was my attorney in a high conflict divorce. Ketan did an excellent job. Ketan is highly intelligent, more than other attorneys that I have encountered. Ketan is able to assess and understand a situation quickly, in a very efficient manner. Ketan brings knowledge that is hard to defeat. And most of all, Ketan has integrity, which is hard to find. Thank you so much for all your hard work in getting me through the most difficult time of my life. I’m grateful for you and thankful for what you were able to accomplish on my behalf.
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Posted by anonymous | October 15, 2023
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Smart, caring, responsive, and easy to work with
In a challenging period, having Ketan Soni on my side was truly a bright spot. He is incredibly smart, insightful, and skilled at analyzing complex financial details. He also knows how to ask the right questions. When it came to mediation, he was very tough with the opposing side, yet always remained professional and respectful. Ketan and the entire Soni Brendle team were always available and responsive. They took my calls directly and were quick to address my questions. Their genuine care for my case and for me personally was clear. I now think of Ketan as a friend and have recommended him to many others. If I need legal help again, I will go straight to Ketan without hesitation. He operates with integrity and genuinely has his clients' best interests at heart.
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Posted by anonymous | October 14, 2023
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Outstanding Support in a Challenging Case
I never thought I'd need an attorney for a situation involving my children and a dispute with my spouse. My case revolved around the International Child Abduction Treaty and immigration, as I am an immigrant from India. Ketan stepped into the role not just as my attorney but as a guiding big brother. Ketan's expertise and personal investment in my case were evident throughout. He successfully navigated the complexities of my situation within the U.S. legal system, resulting in a positive outcome that was in the best interests of my children. I wholeheartedly recommend Ketan to anyone seeking legal support, especially in matters related to immigration. He not only possesses the legal knowledge required but also offers unwavering support and understanding. Ketan exceeded my expectations, and I'm immensely grateful for his assistance. If you need legal support, Ketan is the attorney to turn to.
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Posted by anonymous | October 12, 2023
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Responsive and Professional
We hired Soni to do some contractual agreements and for other matters. The office was quick to respond and Soni did an amazing job in advocating for me as his client. Soni is professional and is quick to getting resolution quickly.
Posted by Ralph & Ellen | September 28, 2023
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Estate Planning
I wanted to do some basic estate planning but was unsure of what I needed to do. Ketan Soni and his team were recommended to me by a business friend as a great resource. After an initial consultation, Ketan recommended a Last Will and Testament, Healthcare POA and A Declaration of Desire for Natural Death. These (3) documents were well thought out, easy to read and understand and are officially recognized by the State of North Carolina. Total time to consult and complete the documents was about 2 weeks from start to finish. This included a video conference call to size up my needs, a homework assignment to gather up supporting documents and information and an onsite meeting with Ketan's team to review, finalize and notarize the prepared documents. The fee was surprisingly reasonable, and the process was very professional. I could not be happier with the outcome. I highly recommend Soni Brendle for your estate planning needs. Best piece of mind I have ever purchased... Ralph & Ellen Whitley
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Posted by Elizabeth | September 24, 2023
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Client
I retained the services of Soni-Brendle to represent me in a very complex equitable distribution and premarital agreement case that was entering into its 3rd year with no end in sight. I was intimidated, overwhelmed and scared. Immediately after retaining their services, opposing counsel asked to mediate. Soni-Brendle provided strategic and creative financial solutions in terms of reaching a settlement and compensation. What was expected to drag out several more years was settled in mediation, saving both parties years of financial and emotional burden and distress. Not only are they excellent attorneys, they are also genuine, down to earth, supportive, compassionate people that fought hard for me and by doing so changed the trajectory of my life. I could not recommend this firm more.
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Posted by Dolorea | April 27, 2023
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Separation, Family & Alimony
Ketan was introduced to me at a very emotionally difficult time in my life. My marriage had imploded with issues completely out of my control. Ketan was practical and a steady advocate for me in the chaos. He provided balanced, fair and honest advice. He was attentive to all of my concerns. He was proactive in getting things done in a timely manner. He always provided feedback, good, bad and ugly, no question was ever rebuffed - many of us have never gone through this process - it is exceptionally hard. Ketan’s expertise without the emotional attachment to my marriage was invaluable. He has a tool box of legal experience that I never knew I would need. He seamlessly navigated over 30 years of my life experience and negotiated my complex financials, his objective was to get me through it and for me to be ok once I got to the other side. If you are in need of an attorney for a family matter I would highly recommend Ketan and his team.
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Response from Ketan Soni April 27, 2023
Thank you for the kind words!
Posted by Dee | March 12, 2023
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Excellent Divorce Attorney
I would highly recommend Ketan Soni to anyone seeking a divorce. I had little expectation that I would find an attorney who was both professional and yet compassionate during the most difficult time of my life. I was able to rest knowing that he was a fair attorney who had my best interest in mind. I appreciated his honesty and patience and came to think of him as a friend.
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Response from Ketan Soni March 14, 2023
Thank you for the kind words!
Posted by anonymous | February 11, 2021
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The best Lawyer for mediation, His goodness within makes him a better lawyer
I feel that everything the way it unfolded in my case was God’s grace, It include getting Ketan as my lawyer. He is very kind and nice as a person that’s what makes him a great lawyer. He is a busy lawyer because he in one of the best in the town. He is knowledgeable and very competent lawyer. He was a protector, informed me my options, risk and benefits of the options, and let me take the decisions. I was very emotional, many times complaining about the situation , he would bring me on tract and informing me that he is not a counselor, don’t increase the bills. We had a quite straight forward case, could have been wrapped up in 6 months but we were dealing with a very difficult person, who was lying through his teeth, manipulating information, twisting things in and out to his benefits. It took around 18 months to get both parties to sign the agreement. Couldn’t have got the results what I got without Ketan being on my side. I pray for him and his family’s wellbeing.
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Posted by Tracy | October 5, 2020
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Thank you!
In a time when I needed direction, advise and creativity, Attorney, Ketan Soni was not only a friend but the perfect professional advisor. His knowledge and commitment to his craft is admirable. I was unsure about my initial mediation plan during my divorce and Ketan was honest in helping me create a solution that brought me peace of mind.
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Response from Ketan Soni October 6, 2020
Thank you!
Posted by Carrie | September 26, 2020
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Great job
Ketan was very helpful and knowledgeable, he did a great job with my case. Previously I had seen a mediator with no law experience, I wish I went to Ketan initially. He was more informative and helped me to finally finish the job in an acceptable manor to both of us.
Posted by anonymous | September 8, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Private Divorce and Custody
Ketan was compassionate and extremely financially knowledgeable. I was fortunate to receive his name as a reference when trying to navigate through such a difficult point in life and I am happy and confident in recommending him to others. My expectations are high and they were exceeded.
Response from Ketan Soni September 21, 2020
Thank you!
Posted by anonymous | March 11, 2020
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The best!
Ketan was so helpful with my legal matters. He has helped me with a will, separation agreement and divorce. With his knowledge and expertise he was able to help me obtain everything I wanted. He is trustworthy and remained involved during a very uncertain time in my life. I strongly recommend Ketan to anyone looking for an attorney!
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Posted by Paige | February 4, 2020
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Great Experience!
My husband and I came in for a will and Ketan guided us through the process, listened to what we wanted and thoroughly explained what everything meant in the documents. Overall a great experience, especially since making a will is generally not a fun thing to do.
Response from Ketan Soni February 9, 2020
Thank you, Paige!
Posted by Brenda | July 29, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
Working with Ketan was a pleasure from our first introduction. I needed a will and trust account but wasn’t sure where to start. Ketan’s advice and directions provided comfort and a piece of mind knowing my estate planning is solid. I will continue to use Ketan as needed and refer him to family and friends.
Posted by anonymous | May 2, 2019
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Physician
He listened attentively to my goals and concerns, and was clear and open with recommendations and reasonings behind them. He was able to work with a difficult schedule and provided excellent service under a fast-approaching timeline. The entire office staff was friendly and professional.
Posted by anonymous | May 1, 2019
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Genuine and compassionate
While divorces are never easy, I must say that Ketan is not only genuine, but extremely compassionate. I for one consider myself fortunate enough to have found an attorney that has made this process a bit smoother.
Posted by anonymous | April 29, 2019
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Prenuptial Agreement
Ketan did a great job of navigating me/us through a complicated and potentially tense situation. He worked closely with my fiancé's attorney to help find mutually beneficial mechanisms to resolve our concerns. He did a fantastic job of balancing my needs as his client while also putting the end goal into perspective. Highly recommend.
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Posted by Carlos G | October 18, 2018
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The man for the job.
I was seeking for a lawyer, I could trust and I came across Ketan Soni. He was recommended by acquaintance and I thank him for that. Ketan helped me and explained me the ups and downs of what he could do for me. He took the time to listen without watching his clock, him and all the staff I came across was very nice and caring. Now, I can say…I found a lawyer I can trust. I know, I it may sound like a cheesy, but it is true. Call the office for an appointment and you will be able to understand what I meant. If you have a legal matter trust Ketan.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 450-600 per hour
  • Contingency 10%-30%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Soni Brendle, PLLC
  • 2020 - Present
  • Commissioner
  • NC Dispute Resolution Commission
  • 2020 - 2023
  • Adjunct Professor
  • Charlotte School of Law
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Attorney
  • Hull & Chandler, PA
  • 2012 - 2020
  • Owner
  • Soni Family Law
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Managing Attorney
  • The Rosen Law Firm
  • 2000 - 2011
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Education

  • Wake Forest University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2000
  • University of Illinois
  • B.A.
  • 1996

Associations

  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Family Law Section Committee Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Mecklenburg County Bar
  • Member - Family Law Section
  • 2005 - Present
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Chair - Family Law Section
  • 2022 - 2023
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Vice Chair - Family Law Section
  • 2021 - 2022
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Chair - Distance Learning CLE Subcommittee
  • 2015 - 2016
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Member - CLE Committee
  • 2015 - 2020
  • Mecklenburg County Bar
  • Chair - Family Law Section
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Mecklenburg County Bar
  • Vice Chair - Family Law Section
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Mecklenburg County Bar Association
  • CLE Committee Member
  • 2013 - 2015
  • Mecklenburg County Bar
  • Fee Dispute Resolution Committee Member
  • 2013 - 2016
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Law Practice & Technology Council Member
  • 2013 - 2019
  • NC Legal Geeks - Legal Technology Meetup
  • Co-founder
  • 2013 - 2018
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Gujarati

Honors and Awards

  • Top 25 Charlotte
  • North Carolina Super Lawyers
  • 2024
  • Top 100 North Carolina
  • North Carolina Super Lawyers
  • 2024
  • Top 100 North Carolina
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2023
  • Top 25 Charlotte
  • North Carolina Super Lawyers
  • 2023
  • Legal Elite: Family Law Category Winner
  • Business North Carolina
  • 2023
  • Super Lawyer
  • Superlawyers
  • 2021
  • Legal Elite
  • Business North Carolina
  • 2021
  • Super lawyer
  • Superlawyers
  • 2020
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2019
  • Super lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2015
  • Legal Elite
  • Business North Carolina
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2014
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Legal Elite
  • Business North Carolina
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2013
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Radio Show
  • 1150 AM Radio
  • 2014
  • High Point Bar Association
  • Modern Media and Today's Practice
  • 2014
  • Preparing the Negotiation Landscape - Understanding the Opposition
  • Negotiation Skills
  • 2012
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Attorney endorsements

Received (32)
Given (24)
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Family Attorney | Apr 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ketan is great mediator and has successfully mediated several of my cases. He is proficient with the financial aspects of each individual family law case. My clients have equally enjoyed him as a mediator."
Mediation Attorney | Jan 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Ketan is a terrific mediator and has resolved some complex matters for my clients. He takes the time to understand the family dynamic and helps craft solutions to fit the needs of the parties and their children. His knowledge and understanding of family financial matters has been instrumental in resolving some of the most contentious cases. I highly endorse Ketan and enjoy working with him."
Family Attorney | Jan 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ketan is a great attorney and solid mediator. I regularly recommend Ketan as a mediator due to his commitment to mediation as a problem-solving process and his keen attention to details. Ketan is also highly respected throughout the legal community and is someone we all feel like we can reach out to for help on any number of issues."
Mediation Attorney | Jan 22
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Ketan is an excellent lawyer and an even better mediator. He's efficient but effective. Ketan is able to connect with both sides to encourage them to achieve closure through settlement. I have used him for mediation several times and will continue to do so."
Family Attorney | Jan 22
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Ketan is a wonderful mediator. He is efficient with his/your time and considerate of the parties' needs. He provides substantive insight and problem-solving skills that promote fair settlement. His understanding of finances and other domestic-related issues coupled with his experience in court make him an excellent mediator. I highly encourage attorneys to use Ketan to resolve family law matters."
Family Attorney | Jan 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have used Ketan for many mediations. He excels in complicated financial matters, and even makes his own spreadsheets that many local attorneys use. I highly recommend him!"
Unknown Attorney | Feb 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I previously worked with Ketan and have since used him as a mediator in various family law cases. He is an excellent lawyer and mediator."
Family Attorney | May 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer for his skill in mediation"
Mediation Attorney | May 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have used Ketan as a mediator and both my client and I were pleased with his work. Ketan's unique and genious approach to numbers, empowers both parties to create a sustainable agreement efficiently. He is able to communicate in a way that clients feel heard, while striving to reach the overall goal of a settlement. I highly recommend using Ketan for your mediation needs."
Mediation Attorney | May 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known Ketan for years, and have used him several times as a mediator in divorce cases. He is a whiz at understanding complex financial settlement terms and proposals and being able to explain them to all parties. He also has been very instrumental at helping parents decide custody matters. He is efficient and really great at helping people focus on the main issues and not get sidelined with the unimportant stuff. I highly endorse him."
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 01
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Ketan may be the smartest attorney I know - and that is saying a lot. Not only did I work with Ketan for years at The Rosen Law Firm, but I have the joy of watching his meteoric rise to fame as a mediator for family law matters. Ketan is well known, well liked, and knowledgeable about all areas of family law. This level of dedication to his calling has made him a tireless advocate for his clients. He is a professional through and through. Every client has his personal dedication to excellence and his renowned attention to detail. If you hire Ketan you will not be disappointed as he will work for your benefit from day one."
Mediation Attorney | May 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ketan is a terrific mediator and has helped resolve some very complicated domestic matters for my clients. He is patient but firm while mediating and I have yet to walk out of mediation without an agreed upon resolution. Ketan makes it a point to stay on top of legal trends and is very well versed in recent court opinions which are relevant to family law. I highly recommend him as a mediator and arbiter."
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ketan is a top-notch lawyer in the community. He always seems to know the answer to every question I ask! I have utilized his mediation services on multiple occasions and have found that he strikes a perfect balance between being a "numbers guy" who is straight to the point and supporting the emotional side of ending a marriage."
Family Attorney | Apr 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ketan is a great mediator and lawyer. I have worked opposite him and used him as a mediator. He is smart and capable. He is also great with computer programming."
Family Attorney | Apr 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ketan is a great attorney and well known mediator in the area. I frequently bring my clients in for his mediation services and I highly recommend him."
Family Attorney | Aug 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ketan is a very knowledgeable attorney and I have enjoyed working with him on several matters and would highly recommend his services."
Family Attorney | Jun 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ketan has mediated for me several times and he always does a fantastic job. He is even keeled and knows how to talk to clients respectfully and in a manner than encourages settlement!"
Mediation Attorney | Jun 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Soni is an excellent mediator who uses his broad range of experience and knowledge to quickly narrow issues and settle cases. I wholeheartedly recommend him as a mediator in even the most complex of cases."
Mediation Attorney | May 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly endorse Ketan as a mediator. Every time I have used him, he has handled the case professionally and with compassion, and (though lawyers cannot guarantee results) every time I have used Ketan, my case has been resolved at the end of the day! He connects well with both parties, and is incredibly sharp and able to parse out all the issues. Ketan is also known for his spreadsheets, which oftentimes prove very helpful to both sides in mediating the issues. I highly recommend Ketan!"
Mediation Attorney | May 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ketan is a highly knowledgeable attorney and very effective mediator. He has provided excellent mediation services for me and my clients, and I look forward to utilizing his mediation skills more in the future."
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