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Supply Chain Counseling

At DWT, we understand the challenges facing our clients, from sourcing raw materials and ingredients to selling finished products. We recognize that our relationships in the supply and distribution space are as much partnerships as they are formal legal relationships. As a result, our supply chain counseling team takes the “big picture” approach, allowing us to assist in crucial areas such as risk management, supply chain processes, distribution relationships, acquisitions, and if needed, litigation. We are dedicated to anticipating and resolving challenges before they become inefficiencies.

Representative services include:


  • Establishing distribution and dealer networks and agreements (domestic and foreign)
  • Partnering with brokers and commercial agents
  • Forming and operating co-operatives and buying groups
  • Acquisitions, joint ventures and consortium activities
  • Consumer Product Safety Commission rules and recall
  • Sales and distribution of heavily regulated products, such as alcohol
  • Compliance with the International Investment and Trade in Services Survey Act
  • Transitioning and terminating distribution relationships

Supply of goods and materials

  • Resale processes and regulations
  • Foreign and domestic supply agreements
  • Negotiation and completion of domestic or foreign OEM agreements
  • Consulting contracts
  • Warranties and compliance, specifically with the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act
  • Packaging and labeling
  • Trademark and brand protection
  • Creation and negotiation of long term supply contracts

Representative clients include: 

  • Keyes Packaging Group
  • Seattle Gourmet Foods
  • Dilettante Chocolates
  • Griot’s Garage
  • Spectralux Avionics
  • Sauder Industries Limited
  • Moulding & Millwork, Inc.
  • Meritage Soups
  • Hardwoods Specialty Products
  • Walker Industries Holding, Inc.
  • Starbucks
  • Maletis Beverage
  • Red Bull
  • Willamette Valley Vineyards
  • Dave’s Killer Bread