The attorneys in Fox Rothschild’s Food & Beverage Practice provide a complete range of services to businesses of all sizes.
We frequently serve as outside general counsel, providing the experience and knowledge necessary to handle a broad array of legal and business matters whenever needed, without the expense of having a full-time attorney on staff.
Our team provides guidance and representation in:
Fox has a wealth of experience in assisting with ownership transition, as well as corporate formation, governance, management, growth, acquisitions and transfers. Our attorneys focus on the particular requirements, challenges, and opportunities of our clients' businesses, striving to practice law that is both creative and preventative. For food and beverage clients, we draft and review contracts; prepare management and licensing agreements; advise on securities and private financing; and negotiate mergers, acquisitions and divestitures.
In a climate of increasingly complex workplace regulations, employers need strategies that result in productive and cost-effective business outcomes. From drafting workplace policies to discrimination claims to employee benefits, Fox Rothschild offers timely, creative and practical advice and solutions that resolve — and even prevent — disputes and costly litigation.
Environmental compliance is an operational consideration that cannot be overlooked. Fox advises our clients with air emission, solid waste and wastewater discharge compliance issues. We help companies balance the benefits of being proactive with the operational impacts and expense of complying with environmental requirements. Our experience also includes water rights and permitting work essential to wineries.
Branding strategy is an essential component of business success and Fox's national IP team is adept as developing domestic and international brand protection strategies. Our approach is pragmatic and proactive. We assist clients to manage and mitigate risk before problems arise. Fox Rothschild is ranked among the top 40 law firms in procuring U.S. trademark registrations by IP Todayand the top 25 trademark opposition filing firms by Towergate Software.
FDA Compliance and Labeling
We advise on the requirements of federal and state agencies, including regulation of food ingredients, labeling, advertising, food safety and specific state label warning requirements. We help food manufacturers address labeling concerns and anticipate hurdles that may arise as they strive to grow and expand their businesses. We provide strategic counseling on product formulation, regulatory approval, labeling, good manufacturing practices, claim substantiation, recall issues and other matters across FDA product centers.
Our areas of experience also include food packaging, food contact notifications and secondary direct food additives; organic/natural products and labeling, nutritional, structure/function and health claims; and the safety evaluation of food ingredients. This extensive experience allows us to work with clients to comprehensively integrate issues of regulatory strategy, both proactive and reactive, with broader business planning and strategic goals.
Fox’s national team of management-side labor attorneys has a well-earned reputation of providing comprehensive and strategic representation to employers in every aspect of the management of their workforces. We are home to attorneys who have been recognized as among the premier labor attorneys in the United States. Fox Rothschild lawyers are known as aggressive advocates on behalf of employers, but who are also respected by their union counterparts. We provide clients with innovative solutions to meet and exceed their needs while also offering cost-effective representation on a wide range of issues.
Clients look to Fox Rothschild’s team of nearly 300 litigators because our goal is the same as yours — to resolve disputes in the smartest, most cost-effective and expeditious way. In litigation, the difference between winning and losing often hinges on the selection of talented and experienced attorneys — and on the philosophy they bring to their work. At Fox, we believe that the best litigators pick their battles carefully, steer clear of petty differences and stay focused on resolving the dispute. And great litigators never lose sight of the big picture. They know how to look everywhere for opportunities when crafting an overall strategy.
Our real estate practice includes seasoned attorneys with deep experience in meeting the needs of businesses in the food and beverage industry. We combine skilled insight, personalized service, and contacts throughout the industry to help our clients achieve their objectives. We can leverage our breadth of industry experience to make your next project a success. Our real estate services include: financing; zoning and land planning; management contracts; tax assessment, appeals and exemptions; code compliance; environmental issues; and contractors' and architects' contracts.
Trusts and Estates
Attorneys within the firm handle all aspects of the owner’s and owner’s family’s estate and tax planning, as well as trust administration. We help family members structure their ownership interests to preserve the wealth beyond the initial generation, including strategies to protect family members from creditors, predatory relationships and third-party interference. The firm’s tax lawyers work with corporate counsel to establish successful succession plans that preserve value while transferring wealth in a tax-efficient manner. We also represent the owners and their family members in disputes arising out of poor planning or contested plan instruments.