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Marquis Who's Who Honors Jason D. Minard, Esq., for Expertise in Law and Agriculture

Jason D. Minard, Esq., is honored for his work as a premier attorney and expert in farming

Mr. Minard's expertise in the legal aspects of agriculture and cannabis has been instrumental in shaping his career in this niche area of law.

    CLINTONDALE, NY, May 08, 2024 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Jason D. Minard, Esq. has been selected for inclusion in Marquis Who's Who. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

Mr. Minard is a distinguished figure in the legal and agricultural sectors with a career spanning over two decades. Currently, he holds the position of general counsel at Hepworth Pura and Hepworth Ag Inc, formerly known as Hempire State Growers, Inc., a role he has undertaken since 2019. Mr. Minard's expertise in the legal aspects of agriculture and cannabis has been instrumental in shaping his career in this niche area of law.

Additionally, Mr. Minard has been at the helm of Minard's Family Farms LLC since 2008 as the company's chief executive officer, transforming it into a nationally recognized agritourism destination, and a managing member of Minard Law PLLC, further showcasing his versatility and commitment to legal excellence. He also has extensive expertise in general and commercial litigation, corporate and business law, contractual disputes, criminal defense, traffic law matters, and real estate.

Prior to these roles, Mr. Minard honed his litigation skills as an associate at Tarshis, Catania, Mahon, & Milligram PLLC from 2005 to 2008. He also gained foundational experience as a legal intern at The Ferraro Law Firm between 2003 and 2004. Additionally, Mr. Minard has contributed articles to professional journals, sharing his knowledge with peers and industry enthusiasts.

Mr. Minard's contributions to the CBD and cannabis industry have been significant. His efforts in establishing a national network for marketing and community-building have made the industry more accessible and comprehensible to a broader audience. A testament to his success was his role as a presenter at the Northeast Organic Farming Association of New York's 2021 Cannabis/Hemp Policy Update where he adeptly articulated complex legal matters to professionals.

Building upon his professional achievements, Mr. Minard's educational background laid the foundation for his success. He holds a bachelor's degree in applied economics and business management from Cornell University and a Doctor of Jurisprudence from the University of Miami. He also earned a Cannabis Litigation Trends certificate from Harris Sliwoski LLP.

Outside of his professional life, Mr. Minard began serving on the board of directors at All Access USA in 2023. He is actively involved with charitable organizations such as the Michael Oremus Foundation and Habitat for Humanity, demonstrating his commitment to community service.

Mr. Minard has notably been recognized with awards such as Distinguished Faculty from the National Business Institute in 2014. His journey from working on an apple farm to becoming an esteemed attorney is marked by passion and perseverance. His decision to return to agriculture while maintaining his legal practice exemplifies his entrepreneurial spirit and dedication to both fields. Looking ahead, Mr. Minard plans to continue excelling as a top cannabis attorney in New York State while expanding his influence through public speaking engagements across the nation. He plans to leverage his life experiences into peak performance coaching and public speaking roles and impart battle-tested insights gained through years of dedicated work in law and agriculture.

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