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Food + Beverage

DWT is proud to have one of the most comprehensive and coordinated food and beverage legal teams in the United States. DWT lawyers devoted to the food and beverage industry support clients daily by providing practical advice and strategic solutions associated with manufacturing and supply chain transactions among suppliers, distributors, and customers; marketing, advertising, and labeling, initiatives; trademark, copyright, patent, and trade secret protection; food safety audits and product recall matters; corporate governance and commercial finance; employment practices, incentives, and benefits; and compliance, permitting, and policy matters with USDA, FDA, and alcohol beverage regulatory authorities. We facilitate game-changing industry mergers and acquisitions, and litigate and resolve “bet-the-farm” disputes for food and beverage clients facing those transformational events.

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.