Jason Foscolo Founder and Managing Partner
Jason is the founder and managing partner at the firm. Prior to leading the way in the area of Food Law, Jason was a Judge Advocate in the United States Marine Corps. After separating with an honorable discharge after five years of active duty, Jason combined his love of food with his professional expertise and earned an LLM in Agriculture and Food Law at the University of Arkansas.
Jason has authored several legal articles, provides expert opinion on food policy for media outlets, and appears regularly as a panelist and speaker at seminars for food businesses and the legal field.
Jason provides veterans with pro-bono business and food law guidance and donates his time to the growth of food start-ups everywhere. Jason currently serves as a Major in the New York Air National Guard.
Though he runs a nation-wide law practice, he lives in the Hudson Valley of New York with his wife and three kids. He spends his free time traveling, foraging for mushrooms (chanterelles are his favorite), cooking, hiking, gardening, and eating things across his home range of the Hudson Valley.
Moshe D. Lapin Of Counsel
Moshe Lapin focuses his legal practice on assisting businesses and entrepreneurs in the areas of intellectual property, business law and litigation. He has handled well over a thousand trademark and copyright matters, and has successfully litigated and negotiated settlements with some of the largest North American brands – including Time Inc., The Coca-Cola Company, Ford Motors, Apple Inc. and Blackberry. Mr. Lapin assists companies in many areas of corporate practice, including entity formation and related contracts, partnership/shareholders’ agreements, service agreements and employment contracts. Mr. Lapin litigates cases at the federal trial level and also handles federal appeals at the United States Courts of Appeal. Mr. Lapin received his BA in Talmudic Law from Yeshiva College of the Nation’s Capital and his Juris Doctor from The George Washington University Law School. He is admitted to the State Bars of California, Maryland and the United States Virgin Islands.
Brett Silverman Of Counsel
Brett began his legal career in private practice in New York, specializing in business and corporate law, as well as, bankruptcy and creditors’ rights. Brett counseled and represented several bankruptcy trustees and receivers, operated, liquidated and reorganized several businesses, represented both secured and unsecured creditors, bankruptcy proceedings, recovered assets through collection and judgment enforcement proceedings. Brett graduated from The George Washington University with a Bachelors of Business Administration in Corporate Finance, Hofstra University’s School of Law with concentrated studies in Business Law, Tax and Bankruptcy, and University of Miami’s Business School with a Masters of Business Administration in Finance. Brett is admitted to practice in the states of New York, New Jersey and Florida. He is also admitted to the Federal District and Bankruptcy Courts of: Eastern, Southern and Western Districts of New York and Southern District of Florida District of New Jersey.
Helbraun & Levey LLP Of Counsel
Helbraun & Levey LLP is New York’s premier full-service law firm focused on the
legal and licensing needs of the hospitality industry. The firm represents first time entrepreneurs, multi-unit operators, hotel F&B management groups, general managers, chefs, developers and all other industry folks. Helbraun Levey is the one-stop shop for the industry and handles corporate, real estate, employment and litigation matters and is also known as the go-to firm for all liquor licensing in NY State. The firm’s hallmark traits include warm, responsive customer service, in-depth industry knowledge and a welcoming firm culture.