Ervin Cohen & Jessup Launches Food, Beverage & Hospitality Practice


Ervin Cohen & Jessup is pleased to announce that it has launched a Food, Beverage and Hospitality practice to more efficiently advise industry-related clients to recover from the devastating financial and logistical impacts of the coronavirus pandemic and beyond.

“The Firm already had attorneys who excel in various specialty areas navigating clients through the myriad of hurdles to recovery, but we took it a step further so we can advise them in a more holistic and cost-effective manner,” said Randy Leff, Co-Managing Partner of Ervin Cohen & Jessup.

ECJ’s Food, Beverage and Hospitality Department attorneys advise food and beverage clients, startups and other businesses on a comprehensive range of issues, including employment, trade secrets, partnership disputes, contract negotiations, intellectual property, licensing and franchise disputes. In recent months, they have been advising clients on issues ranging from Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans to reducing and rehiring employees to recovering losses from insurance companies and renegotiating leases.

“With the new department, we are formalizing best practices so our attorneys can collectively provide our clients with the most efficient legal services and smoothest path to reopening,” said ECJ Partner Pooja S. Nair, who is overseeing this new practice.

Other members of the new practice include: Randy Leff (litigation and employment), Kelly O. Scott (employment), Vanja Habekovic (corporate and tax), Joan B. Velazquez (real estate) and Peter S. Selvin (insurance and business interruption).

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