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We take the time to understand both the large picture and the small details. From the farm to table, our attorneys understand the food life cycle and the nuances of the evolving food and agriculture industry. A fully integrated, interdisciplinary team combines business acumen with regulatory, corporate and transactional, litigation, finance and scientific experience to help protect our clients’ interests. Whether establishing a domestic or international intellectual property strategy, or performing due diligence for potential mergers, acquisitions, dispositions, our attorneys help clients develop opportunities and confront challenges in a thoughtful and efficient way.

Businesses within the food and agricultural industries face both opportunities and challenges. We can assist with opportunities from forming, financing, franchising, and acquiring food and agriculture businesses to developing intellectual property for new products and processes; and challenges ranging from corporate governance to litigation, tax, and real estate concerns.

We have extensive experience in the following areas:

Working with our clients, we deliver corporate and financing advice to develop new business strategies that can expand product offerings, capitalize on the global market and help protect assets. We realize entities in this industry must leverage their experience and competitive advantages to succeed while ensuring legal or regulatory matters do not become a stumbling block to their success.

Both the food and agriculture industries are facing rapidly changing laws and regulations that may change the way in which they do business. In an effort to reduce exposures to risk and prevent potential claims, we provide consultation on FDA and USDA issues such as warnings, warranties, industry standards, business operations and recalls. We can assist in helping to interpret the new Food Safety Modernization Act and the proposed regulations, arising as a result.

We recognize certain opportunities or challenges may require a swift response. Mobilizing to provide quick assistance sets our practice apart. We have tried cases in federal and state courts across the country and provide risk assessment and litigation support if recall or litigation concerns arise after a product is in the market.

Our Food and Agriculture practice serves as trusted advisors to clients, ranging from multinational corporations to individuals and closely-held business. From growing to processing, to retailing, our cross-disciplinary practice has the strength to assist in all areas of law that may affect your food or agriculture business.