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Food and Beverage

We represent national and international beverage manufacturers, importers, wholesalers, and suppliers in franchise, successor liability disputes; and retailers and other licensees, at local and state levels, in obtaining or transferring liquor licenses.

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.”

Our Alcoholic Beverages practice is principally focused on the representation of national and international beverage manufacturers, importers, wholesalers, and suppliers in franchise, successor liability disputes; and retailers and other licensees, at local and state levels, in obtaining or transferring liquor licenses. We advise alcoholic beverages clients on regulatory compliance; disciplinary matters and violations, local and state; and in the negotiation and drafting of distribution and brand acquisition agreements.

Our representative services to clients in the food and beverage industries include:

  • 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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