Food & Beverage – Food Producers

Representative Clients

  • Cibo Naturals, LLC
  • Fran’s Chocolates 
  • Mustaphas, Inc. 
  • Naturi, Inc.,
  • Oregon Ice Cream 
  • Pretzel Perfection LLC
  • Sahale Snacks, Inc.
  • Seattle Chocolates
  • Specialty Frozen Products, L.P.
  • Wild Things Snacks Inc.

Representative Matters

Sahale Snacks, Inc. in its sale to the J.M. Smucker Co.

Akva Group ASA and its subsidiary Maritech International AS in the sale of SureFish, Inc. to NSF International Food Safety, LLC

Cibo Naturals, LLC in its sale to Monterey Pasta Company

C&N Acquisition LLC in the acquisition of CIBO, Inc.

Specialty Frozen Products, L.P. in the sale of its assets to Dreyer’s Grand Ice Cream, Inc.

Naturi, Inc., a premium organic food company, in its sale of Series A Preferred Stock.

Handled a $625 million senior secured notes offering and a $225 million follow-on offering for a global food company.

Defense of class action claims for a major snack food manufacturer.

A food processing company in a civil FDA violation proceeding.

The acquisition of the assets of Marine Harvest Limited and the outstanding shares of Marine Harvest Chile, S.A. and Marine Feed, S.A., collectively, the Company’s salmon operations, from Unilever PLC for an aggregate price of approximately $49 million.

Representing food brokerage companies in the negotiation and documentation of agency agreements and customer agreements

Forming one of the best known high-end chocolatiers in America, and representing it in all aspects of its legal work, including intellectual property, tax, real estate, corporate and commercial law

Winning dismissal of a national class action (affirmed on appeal) against a beverage company alleging data privacy breaches in the handling of its employee information

Co-counsel in reorganizing a major raisin processing and marketing operation and in regulatory compliance for table grape producer

Representing food importers in the negotiation and documentation of their distribution agreements and independent contractor sales agreements

Assisting food manufacturing companies in the negotiation of key brokerage and distribution agreements