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Founder’s Profiles


Beyond his position as Founder & Managing Member of Natoli-Legal, LLC (formally Natoli-Lapin, LLC), Mr. Natoli has an extensive background creating enterprise as a small business and international entrepreneur. In 1995, he began a start-up trading company based in both New York and Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam and was one of the first independent US concerns engaged in commercial trade in that country after many years of restrictions. Mr. Natoli went on to establish a successful wholesale liquidator & import/export company, and has created and operated an array of small businesses throughout his tenure across a broad spectrum of industries.

Mr. Natoli also spent two years with The Economist Newspaper Group, Inc. in their New York office serving as a Programme Director. He was responsible for crafting and facilitating high-caliber think-tank roundtable events for the editorial staff. These roundtable gatherings covered geo-political and industry specific subjects and hosted Global 100 executives, government officials and thought leaders on topics such as Corporate Governance, Energy, Airline and Automotive Industries, Human Resources, Latin America and more. After experiencing legal practice working primarily on corporate transactions with a large international law firm, Mr. Natoli decided to focus his legal career on the area he has the greatest passion for: Small Business Entrepreneurship.

Frank Natoli - founder of Natoli Legal llCMr. Natoli graduated Columbia University, NY, cum laude, with a BA degree in Political Science focusing on International Relations, and he received his Juris Doctor from The George Washington University Law School, DC, which boasts one of the most respected progams in the United States in the area of Intellectual Property Law.

He is an active member of the American Bar Association's Business Law & Practice Section and a Committee Member of the Middle Market & Small Business Group and Venture Capital & Private Equity Groups. He also serves as an ABA Panel Advisor. Mr. Natoli is licensed to practice law in the States of New York, New Jersey and New Hampshire and participates regularly in speaking engagements on the subject of small business and entrepreneurship.

As an aside, Mr. Natoli spent many years as a professional actor in New York City and is still a member of the Screen Actors Guild - American Federation of Television & Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA). He is also an accomplished classical and jazz pianist and composer, and a writer of fiction and poetry.

MOSHE D. LAPIN, ESQ. (Of Counsel)*

Mr. Lapin was Co-Founder and former Partner of Natoli-Lapin, LLC, the predecessor of Natoli-Legal, LLC and was instrumental in founding and building our practice. He continues to lend support to the firm's trademark and copyright filing projects, and in that capacity he has filed hundreds of trademark and copyright applications at the United States Patent and Trademark Office and the United States Copyright Office. Immediately prior to joining Mr. Natoli in founding Natoli-Lapin, LLC, (now Natoli-Legal) Mr. Lapin served as a project manager at a Washington, DC litigation management company.

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. While at law school, he served as a participating member of the Small Business Clinic. He likewise served as a student prosecutor for the Office of the District Attorney, County of Santa Clara, CA, where he successfully argued a variety of motions in felony cases. Mr. Lapin is admitted to the State Bar of Maryland, New York, California and the United States Virgin Islands.