Whether relating to safety regulations, intellectual property, product recalls, advertising and labeling issues, class action litigation or government agency enforcement, our attorneys have the experience necessary to address the unique legal and regulatory issues affecting clients in the food and beverage industry so they can focus on what is important – their business. Our clients include companies that produce, distribute, or sell food and beverages and the businesses that support them.

Our Experience

Food Safety & Product Recalls

  • Navigating federal and local laws involving food safety and assisting in all stages of the recall process

Food & Beverage Labeling and Packaging

  • Reviewing labeling and packaging to ensure compliance with state and federal regulations and with special labeling rules for organic and natural foods

Product Development

  • Representing clients before the FDA, USDA, USPTO, and state agencies in all phases of the product development cycle

Brand Name Identification & Intellectual Property Protection

  • Patent, trademark, and copyright services to protect your technology and brand and enforcing and defending intellectual property rights and infringement claims in state and federal courts

Promotion, Advertising, E-Commerce & Sweepstakes

  • Advising on FTC and FDA product advertising and promotion requirements, including local requirements for sweepstakes and contests

Importing/Exporting Compliance and Regulations

  • Assisting domestic and international clients in complying with the rules and regulations of the FDA, USDA, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, Plant Protection and Quarantine, Food Safety and Inspection Service, and the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, including ensuring that clients have met regulatory requirements for importing or exporting food, assisting clients with permit applications and product disclosures at the state and federal level, drafting trade agreements, and setting up U.S. corporate entities


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