Danielle M. DeFilippis and Daniel R. Guadalupe, Members of law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., will present “Navigating the Legal Minefield – Protecting Your Food Business at Each Stage of Growth” at the World of Latino Food Show on Wednesday, September 25, at 10:00 a.m. The event will be at the Meadowlands Expo Center in Secaucus from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
About the Presentation
DeFilippis and Guadalupe will cover how to identify and prioritize your legal needs at various stages of growth to effectively protect and promote your business. Topics include branding and trademarks, negotiating and structuring essential contracts, and how to identify and target areas of growth and prosperity. Attendees are welcome to meet with the presenters and other Norris McLaughlin attorneys at booth #222 throughout the show to ask pressing questions related to their business. For more information and to register, visit latinofoodshow.com.
“We are excited to help businesses navigate the initial legal hurdles and identify ways to expand and prosper,” said DeFilippis.
Guadalupe added, “We plan to explain how these businesses can use their attorneys to promote and grow their businesses, not just help in times of trouble.”
About the Presenters
DeFilippis, Co-Chair of the firm’s Intellectual Property Law Practice Group, focuses her practice on intellectual property, contracts, and litigation. Her passion for food and beverage brands began at a young age as she watched her father service various food brands through his work for a sales and marketing company. As the products came through her household, DeFilippis learned about marketing and branding from a retail and manufacturing perspective. Her appetite grew and she now enjoys working with emerging and established food and beverage companies on brand development, clearance, counseling through the various stages of growth, and when the need arises, to prosecute and defend litigation. DeFilippis is an author for Norris McLaughlin’s trademark, copyright, and unfair competition blog, More Than Your MaⓇk™. She has been named to New Jersey Law Journal’s 2019 list of “New Jersey Trailblazers” for her efforts in the food and beverage industry in New Jersey and for expanding those efforts on a global scale. DeFilippis received her J.D. from Seton Hall University School of Law in 2004 and her B.A. from The Pennsylvania State University in 2001.
Guadalupe, Co-Chair of the firm’s Litigation Practice Group, represents clients in commercial litigation and provides “outside” general counsel assistance with a specialty in business disputes. He has many clients in the food industry and is outside counsel for Tropical Cheese, Ferrero, and Delicioso Coco Helado, as well as supermarkets and restaurants. Guadalupe is a former President of the Hispanic Bar Association of New Jersey and a former General Counsel for the Hispanic National Bar Association. He earned his J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania and his B.A. from Columbia College (Former President Barack Obama’s graduating class).
About Norris McLaughlin
Norris McLaughlin’s food, beverage, and hospitality attorneys tackle the wide array of legal issues facing the food manufacturers, suppliers, and retailers; food and beverage trade groups; breweries, distilleries, and wineries; restaurants, bars, hotels, conference centers, stadiums, and other public venues, including business planning, construction, corporate law, environmental concerns, immigration, intellectual property, labor and employment law, litigation, liquor law, real estate and finance, and tax counseling.
Norris McLaughlin is a full service, mid-sized regional law firm of 130+ attorneys with main offices located in Bridgewater, NJ; New York, NY; and Allentown, PA. For more information, including a full practice area listing and attorney biographies, please visit www.norrismclaughlin.com.