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Food & Beverage

Our decades of work in the food and beverage industry, including alcohol regulatory and distribution, have permitted us to gain expertise and insight into the typically fast-paced and challenging world of our clients engaged in the food and beverage industry.

Clients include those who procure, process and package food and alcoholic beverages; sell food and alcoholic beverages at wholesale and retail; purchase, warehouse and distribute food and alcoholic beverages; and those who “make the donuts.”

The firm’s alcohol regulatory and distribution clients include major manufacturers of alcoholic beverages, wholesalers and importers, and retailers.  Our work in this area includes licensing and permitting, trade practices, regulatory proceedings, and litigation.

Representative Sectors

We represent privately and publicly held companies engaged in the food and beverage industry, both locally and nationally.  Our clients in the food and beverage industry have included:

  • Specialty foods and specialty produce wholesalers and retailers
  • Industrial and food service providers of food products
  • Restaurants
  • Food processing plants
  • Food and alcoholic beverage retailers
  • Warehouse and distribution plants
  • Manufacturers of food and alcoholic beverages
  • Importers, suppliers, and wholesalers of alcoholic beverages
  • Commercial and retail bakeries

Representative Services

Our representative services to clients in the food and beverage industries, including the following:

  • Alcoholic beverages licensing and permitting
  • Entity formation
  • Wage and  hour/labor and employment counseling and litigation
  • Alcoholic beverages franchise litigation
  • Wage and hour audits
  • Union avoidance, elections, and collective bargaining
  • Contract drafting and negotiation
  • Corporate financing and transactions
  • Leasing, acquisitions, and land use
  • Regulatory investigations
  • Regulatory compliance
  • OSHA compliance and crisis response and management
  • Product/material defect and warranty claims
  • Intra-corporate closely-held business disputes
  • Representation before administrative agencies
  • Litigation, arbitration, and mediation

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