We make it our business to know your business and your industry. Our attorneys have a long history of working with companies in the food, beverage, and agriculture industries. Our food and beverage clients include global corporations and Fortune 500 manufacturers, distributors, and franchisors, many of whom represent the most well-known brands in the industry. We provide services across the spectrum to these clients, from corporate and outsourcing transactions to labor and employment, from litigation and tax to advertising, privacy, and social media. We have an unusual and distinguished track record in intellectual property matters for these industries that dates back to 1893. Our agricultural clients include large production farms and processing facilities, particularly those in the poultry and pork businesses, and also universities. We also represent biotechnology and chemical companies who manufacture products for the agriculture industry, such as genetically engineered seeds, methods to accelerate production of animals, production of animal vaccines, and oral hygiene compositions for animals. We represent agribusinesses in a range of issues, including environmental, regulatory and water issues, litigation, real estate, corporate, intellectual property (patents and trademarks), food safety, and insurance coverage.Food and Beverage
Kilpatrick Townsend attorneys understand the challenges and legal needs of the Food and Beverage industry. We assist food processors, food service companies, manufacturers, bottlers, food technology and agribusiness companies in a wide array of areas, including labor and employment issues, intellectual property needs, food safety and consumer product safety concerns, and overall corporate issues. Although we serve some of the largest and most recognized brands in the industry, Kilpatrick Townsend is well positioned to provide companies of all sizes with comprehensive legal strategies, from providing advice on discrete issues to providing strategic approaches in today’s complex business climate. Agriculture
Modern agriculture faces a broad array of challenges in today’s complicated business and regulatory environment. Kilpatrick Townsend’s attorneys have the experience to assist agricultural producers, distributors, and retailers throughout all stages of production. We understand agriculture and how federal and state environmental and land use regulations impact modern farming and your business. Our attorneys have been at the forefront of many of the important cases that affect agriculture today. Agribusiness interests, from small farmers to large conglomerates, face myriad issues, ranging from permitting, wetlands, water contamination, waste disposal and air quality, to claims for nuisance and trespass. Kilpatrick Townsend’s Agriculture team has the ability and experience to assist you throughout the life cycle of your business, including selecting the appropriate business structure, financing, forming and operating cooperatives, taxation, bankruptcy, environmental regulatory and litigation, and antitrust issues.