Behind the Business: Coffee and Chat with Food Lawyer Marsha Echols

We’re kicking off the New Year with a special fireside food chat with lawyer Marsha Eschols who counsels for the Specialty Food Association, producer of the Winter and Summer Fancy Food Shows.

With the winter show taking place at the Moscone Center in San Franisco January 22 – 24, Marsha is joining us on Saturday, January 21 from 9 – 10 am to answer your questions as you look to launch or take your food business to the next level in 2017.  Join us at The Grove located at 680 Mission Street to ask questions and hear important information that can help keep your business on the right track.

The event is free but space is limited and RSVPs are required by Thursday, January 19.  To reserve a spot, email Sheree Williams at

See you on the 21st!

More about Marsha Echols:

Marsha Echols is an attorney and law professor in Washington, D.C. , where she specializes in US and international food law and policy. She has advised the Specialty Food Association (formerly NASFT), its Councils, Committees and members for over 20 years about understanding and complying with government regulations. She also counsels companies about starting and managing a successful food business, contracts, labeling and trademarks, among other keys to the success of a food business.  Marsha is a private sector advisor to USDA, the author of books and articles about food regulations, and often participates in the development of global food standards. Marsha holds degrees from Howard University (BA), Georgetown Law Center (JD), University of Brussels (LLM) and Columba Law School (LLM, JSD).

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V. Sheree Williams is the publisher of Cuisine Noir Magazine, the country's first digital and print culinary magazine that connects the African diaspora through food, drink and travel. For more, in-depth stories, visit
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