Bressler’s Food and Beverage team is a multi-disciplinary, multi-jurisdictional group of attorneys focused on meeting the legal needs of the food and beverage industry. We apply a team approach that includes lawyers across several practice areas, who work in collaboration to address all of the legal needs of clients engaged in involved in processing raw food materials, packaging, and distributing them, at all stages of the food and beverage supply chain. We provide legal counsel to a variety of food and beverage industry clients ranging from startups and individuals, food manufacturers, food distributors, restaurant chains, beverage companies, retailers, investors, and large food and beverage enterprises. Our practice draws our team’s extensive experience regarding all of the challenges food and beverage industry participants face and we understand the unique business risks and regulatory compliance concerns of entities in this sector.
Our team advises food and beverage clients on a myriad of issues including mergers and acquisitions of food-related businesses, corporate formation and structuring, general and business litigation including product liability and breach of contract claims, regulatory and compliance matters, franchise systems, transportation and logistics issues, labor and employment matters and workplace safety, business visas and associated immigration matters, complex commercial agreements, environmental and permitting concerns, zoning and land use, real estate agreements, and financing an corporate organization. Our team advises and provides regulatory compliance counseling to companies that produce, distribute, or sell food and beverages, as well as businesses that finance those companies. Our expertise is a combination of our understanding of the marketplace and the rapidly evolving regulatory challenges, plus our national experience and business-minded approach to the law.