• Sat. Mar 2nd, 2024

New York State Small Business Development Center Appoints Hancock Estabrook’s James P. Youngs to Advisory Board, Strengthening MWBE Certification Process for Entrepreneurs


Feb 13, 2024
James P. Youngs named chairman of the board for Small Business Development Center

James P. Youngs, a litigation chair and lead attorney for minority women business enterprise certification and services at Hancock Estabrook LLP, has been appointed to the advisory board of the New York State Small Business Development Center (NYSBDC). The NYSBDC is made up of business, government, and educational leaders from across the state who provide advice and expertise to the organization’s executive director and staff in furthering its mission of assisting entrepreneurs and small businesses in New York.

Youngs’ practice at Hancock Estabrook focuses on representing companies, organizations, municipalities, and individuals in various matters such as business and contract disputes, regulatory and administrative proceedings, intellectual property infringement claims, construction disputes, real property litigation. He also assists new and existing businesses seeking minority and women-owned business enterprise (MWBE) certification from New York State and other accrediting agencies. With extensive experience in this growing area of law, Youngs has had numerous successful appeals from denials of certification.

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The appointment of James P. Youngs to the advisory board of the NYSBDC is an exciting opportunity for him to continue his work in helping entrepreneurs succeed by providing them with valuable advice and guidance from industry experts. His extensive experience working with MWBE certification will be crucial in helping small businesses navigate this complex process.

As a leading law firm in New York state providing legal services across multiple industries disciplines we are proud to be able to offer our clients representation in various areas of law including MWBE certification which has become increasingly important for small businesses seeking recognition as minorities owned or women-owned enterprises.

We look forward to seeing what impact James P. Youngs will make on the advisory board of NYSBDC as he continues his work helping entrepreneurs succeed through education, guidance & support from industry experts!

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