James P. Youngs, a seasoned attorney with over 25 years of experience in the legal industry, has been appointed to the advisory board of the New York State Small Business Development Center (NYSBDC). Youngs is currently serving as the litigation chair and lead attorney for minority women business enterprise (MWBE) certification and services at Hancock Estabrook LLP, where he focuses on representing companies, organizations, municipalities, and individuals in various matters.
Throughout his career, Youngs has built a reputation for his expertise in MWBE certification and appeals from denials of certification. He has successfully represented numerous clients seeking MWBE certification from New York State and other accrediting agencies. His practice areas include business and contract disputes, regulatory and administrative proceedings, intellectual property infringement claims, construction disputes, and real property litigation.
The NYSBDC is a statewide organization made up of business leaders, government officials, and educational experts who provide advice and guidance to entrepreneurs and small businesses in New York. As an advisory board member, Youngs will bring his extensive legal knowledge and experience to help further the organization’s mission of supporting small businesses throughout the state.
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