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Food & Beverage

Our food and beverage industry team combines legal sophistication and strong relationships with regulators and allied service providers to provide a cross-practice spectrum of services to support all of your company’s needs.

We support clients on daily operations, market channel decisions, transactions with suppliers and customers, marketing and manufacturing agreements, trademarks and other intellectual property, trade secrets, finance, franchising and distribution, and tax, including disputes with the USDA, FDA, and the federal Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau. We help clients comply with licensing, permitting, labeling, record-keeping, international trade issues, food and beverage safety and product recalls.

Our clients include food and beverage producers and distributors, packaged food companies, restaurants, franchisors, licensors, retailers, wineries, breweries and distilleries, importers, and wholesalers. We also represent numerous industry associations, which helps keep us on top of emerging legislative and business issues.

As part of a full-service firm, our team can draw upon colleagues with specialized knowledge where clients have periodic needs, including real estate, land use, construction, environmental issues, product liabilityInternet and e-commerce issues, litigation, securities, strategic investments, and mergers and acquisitions.

Representative clients include:

  • Darigold
  • Mendocino Farms
  • Starbucks
  • American Seafoods
  • National Frozen Foods
  • New Seasons Market
  • Dave’s Killer Bread
  • Mike’s Hard Lemonade
  • Pacific Rim Winemakers
  • Tyson Foods
  • Seattle Gourmet Foods
  • Fred Meyer
  • Quails' Gate/West Coast Wine Partners
  • Ste. Michelle Wine Estates
  • Betz Family Cellars
  • Pabst Brewing Company
  • Wine by Joe 
  • Maletis Beverage
  • Westward Seafoods
  • Bridgetown Natural Foods
  • Red Bull
  • California Pizza Kitchen
  • Erath Winery
  • Justin Vineyards & Winery
  • Dean Foods
  • Nestlé
  • Williams-Sonoma
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