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Food, Beverage & Hospitality

Our attorneys tackle the wide array of legal issues facing the food, beverage, and hospitality industries. Our experience allows us to work with clients to control costs and determine the best solution for them. We represent food manufacturers, suppliers, and retailers; food and beverage trade groups; breweries, distilleries, and wineries; restaurants, bars, hotels, conference centers, stadiums, and other public venues. Our food, beverage & hospitality attorneys engage in a range of legal practices including:

  • Business planning including licensing and counseling on all aspects of product distribution, compliance with franchise and other trade regulations, and negotiation and drafting of production (including co-packing and private label), distribution and supply agreements, vendor agreements, marketing/advertising agreements, design services contracts, non-disclosure agreements, website development agreements, and website terms of use and privacy policies
  • Construction
  • Corporate law including general contract issues, asset and stock sales, corporate reorganizations, LLC and limited partnership interest exchanges, financing agreements, and governmental approval and clearances
  • Environmental concerns
  • Immigration
  • Intellectual property issues including patent, trademark, and copyright clearance and applications
  • Labor and employment law including hiring, job descriptions, employee documentation, employee classifications, employment agreements, employee compensation, policies and handbooks, training and leave and accommodations
  • Litigation, including trademark and copyright infringement, distribution termination cases, legal compliance and litigation management, shareholder dispute resolution, insurance coverage, breach of contract, product liability, antitrust issues environmental enforcement actions, and state liquor license violations
  • Liquor law
  • Real estate and finance
  • Tax counseling

We are proud members of the New York State Restaurant Association, New Jersey Food Processors Association, Specialty Food Association, Brewers Association, National Association of Alcoholic Beverage Licensing Attorneys, National Association of Licensing Compliance Professionals, and Brewers of Pennsylvania.

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