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The multidisciplinary team of Hodgson Russ attorneys dedicated to serving the manufacturing industry has the breadth and depth of experience in all key practice areas―including corporate, real estate, finance, construction, insurance, tax, labor and employment, and litigation―to provide coordinated and informed counsel through all phases of a manufacturer’s start up and operations.

Our manufacturing clients include market-leading and emerging enterprises from a wide range of industries, including adhesives, aerospace, agricultural, alloys and inoculants, aviation, biotechnology, ceramics, chemicals, communications, defense, electronics, fabric, food and beverage, glass, identity management, industrial, forest products, lighting, lumber and building, medical products and devices, metals, military, motors, oil and gas, paper, pharmaceuticals, plastics, power tools, power transmission and conveyor belts, promotional products, renewable energy, safety equipment, technology and medical technology, toys, and many more.

Some of the many services we offer to our manufacturing clients include:

  • Antitrust
  • Contracting
  • Corporate and general business law
  • Distribution
  • Employee benefits
  • Environmental compliance and permitting
  • False Claims Act/whistleblower defense
  • Finance
  • Foreign Corrupt Practices Act compliance
  • Government relations
  • Immigration
  • Intellectual property, IP litigation, and technology transfer and licensing
  • Labor and employment, including negotiations and employment litigation
  • Products liability
  • Real estate and land development
  • Restructuring and bankruptcy
  • Tax, including the U.S. aspects of international, federal, multistate, state, and local, as well as tax credits and tax dispute resolution
  • Worker classification

In situations when Hodgson Russ manufacturing clients become involved in disputes, our number one priority is to protect their legal rights and commercial interests. We manage each case as both a legal and a business problem and always aim to resolve every matter in a way that best benefits the client.

Our attorneys provide U.S. counsel to manufacturers on a broad range of international legal issues, including cross-border finance transactions, immigration and other employment issues, cross-border licensing and technology transfer, protection of foreign patents, international taxation and tax treaty compliance, multinational mergers and acquisitions, and North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and other trade issues.