With the myriad of rules and regulations impacting the food and beverage industry, Chambliss clients, including manufacturers, restaurant groups, and beverage bottlers and distributors turn to us to analyze and address these issues. Our cross-functional team represents companies in general business matters, intellectual property, regulatory compliance, franchise and distributions matters, mergers and acquisitions, financing and securities, real estate, labor and employment, supply chain negotiations and contracting, and environmental compliance. Changes are constantly occurring in the food and beverage industry concerning product development and sales, energy, and safety and health. We also advise clients on how to adhere to rules set by agencies such as the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Clients rely on our team to understand the entire scope of the industry and how changes may affect their business and strategy.
We understand the full lifecycle of food and beverage manufacturing, from idea to distribution to consumption. The industry is highly competitive, and companies are experiencing stress from the need to innovate and introduce new products. Whether it is recognizing and protecting intellectual property to understanding federal and state laws when including alternative ingredients, our clients rely on us as business partners to minimize risk. We get to know your business, your goals, and your strategy. We often work alongside our clients as general counsel. We regularly conduct webinars or onsite with our clients and their management teams providing legal and regulatory continuing education seminars to help take a proactive approach to safety and regulatory matters.