Food & Beverage Law

Our team works on a wide array of legal issues to tackle challenges facing the food, beverage, and restaurant industries. Our experience allows us to work with clients to control costs and determine the best solution for them. We represent food manufacturers, suppliers, retailers, food and beverage trade groups, breweries, distilleries, wineries, restaurants, bars, hotels, conference centers, stadiums, and other public venues. Our Food & Beverage Law Group engages in a wide 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 distribution and supply agreements
  • Intellectual Property issues (patent, trademark, and copyright clearance and applications)
  • Environmental Concerns
  • Tax Counseling
  • Liquor Law
  • Labor & Employment Law including hiring, job descriptions, employee documentation, employee classifications, employment agreements, employee compensation, policies and handbooks, training and leave and accommodations
  • Corporate Law including general contract issues; asset and stock sales; corporate reorganizations; LLC and limited partnership interest exchanges; financing agreements, governmental approval, and clearances
  • Real Estate and Finance; Construction
  • 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; state liquor license violations
  • Immigration

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

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