Food Industry Law2018-12-06T16:30:51-05:00

Food, Beverage and Hospitality

We represent food and beverage manufacturers and other food service companies, including restaurants, retailers and corporate caterers. We also work with clients in the hospitality and sports and fitness industries.

We add value to the general corporate counsel role we most often play by understanding our clients’ businesses, so we can address their issues and needs with a practical, creative and problem-solving approach.

Mergers and Acquisitions

  • Preparation, review and negotiation of asset and real estate purchase and sale agreements including due diligence and closing

Contracts

  • Prepare, review and negotiate distribution agreements, co-packer agreements, consulting agreements and other agreements with customers, vendors, suppliers and other third parties

  • Review and negotiate commercial leases

  • Advice regarding food safety issues, licensing and permitting

Strategic Relationships

  • Preparation, review and negotiation of agreements and advice regarding joint ventures

  • Preparation, review and negotiation of agreements and advice regarding strategic alliances

  • Preparation, review and negotiation of agreements and advice regarding internal business transitions, transactions and owner buy-ins and buy-outs

Real Estate Transactions

  • Preparation, review and negotiation of commercial real estate purchases and sales agreements

  • Preparation, review and negotiation of commercial real estate leases

Intellectual Property Protection

  • Preparation, review and negotiation of confidentiality agreements and non-disclosure agreements

  • Preparation, review and negotiation of proprietary rights agreements including licensing agreements

Representative Engagements

  • Prepare, negotiate and review contracts, provide general corporate advice and review and negotiate leases on behalf of an award-winning restaurant group.

  • Provide general corporate advice to numerous restaurants and restaurant owners including preparation, review and negotiation of restaurant purchases and sales including real estate.

  • Provide general corporate advice to a beverage company including review of financing documents and co-packer agreements.

  • Negotiated the business terms and drafted the documents in connection with the buyout of 50% of the shareholders of a family food business franchise. The transaction included successfully negotiating a release from a nationally recognized franchise company.

  • Provided general corporate advice to an award winning locally produced specialty food manufacturer including drafting agreements between the client and its vendors and contractors and representing the client in the sale of the business including drafting, negotiating and closing on the sale.

  • Advised and executed a family food services business restructuring including the transfer of assets to limited liability companies for asset protection purposes.

  • Provide on-going general corporate counsel representation of a family business in the food industry including negotiating the separation of an employee/shareholder.

  • Reviewed and negotiated the purchase and sale agreement on behalf of a food-based website client company and closed on the sale of the client company to a website aggregator.

  • Provided advice to a beverage company regarding its contracting with a distribution company.

  • Drafted, negotiated the purchase agreement and closed on the sale of a food manufacturer.

  • Represented, reviewed the purchase and sale agreement and negotiated the terms of sale of the assets of a hospitality company to a private equity backed purchaser.

  • Provide general corporate counsel to a water sports school. Our representation includes advising and documenting transitions such as buy-ins and buy-outs within the company, reviewing and preparing agreements with clients and risk management advice.

  • Ongoing representation of fitness companies including yoga and other sports as general corporate counsel. Our representation includes advice regarding a proposed sale, risk management, review and negotiation of leases and drafting of agreements with clients and advising and documenting transitions such as buy-ins and buy-outs.

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