Preti Flaherty's Food & Beverage team has cross-disciplinary experience and expertise in all types of matters affecting the food and beverage industry, including business formation, intellectual property protection, entertainment law, licensing, regulatory compliance, franchising, employment, zoning, commercial leasing, landlord-tenant matters, financing, importation, exportation, dispute resolution, and litigation.

Our clients include food and beverage producers and distributors, restaurants, bars, catering companies, celebrity chefs, distillers, brewers, wineries, cookbook authors, production companies, commercial landlords and tenants, franchisors and franchisees, licensors and licensees, agricultural producers, commercial fishing companies, food processing and packaging companies, mobile application developers, hotels, manufacturers, importers, retail establishments, and wholesalers.

Our multidisciplinary approach enables our team to assist clients in areas including:

  • Mergers and acquisitions for all industry sectors
  • Alcoholic beverage compliance and regulatory issues
  • Marketing, distribution and franchising compliance
  • Litigation and alternative dispute resolution (ADR)
  • Brand licensing transactions
  • Employment and labor advice
  • Food and beverage product distribution and supply agreements
  • Intellectual Property issues
  • Corporate, securities, and operational matters
  • Startup funding and organizational matters
  • Insolvency and restructuring
  • Employee benefits representation
  • Workers compensation
  • Real estate matters
  • Tax planning and negotiations
  • Venture capital and securities compliance