DWT Food + Bev

 

YOU: A leading-edge food, beverage, or agricultural business aspiring to deliver better customer experiences and better stewardship for consumers, stakeholders, and the planet.

DWT: Lawyers with an uncommon commitment to your business goals, who thrive on small projects done well and who lead transformational projects with drive that matches yours.

 

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A Day in the Life

Here's just a sample of what we did on Monday, December 3, 2018.

"Ryan [Maughn], among all the accountants, investment bankers, and financial advisors on our deal, you were the MVP.

We couldn’t have gotten this challenging and complex transaction across the finish line without you." – CLIENT KUDOS

FOOD + BEVERAGE

AGRICULTURE

ALCOHOL SUPPLIERS

  • Drafted operating agreements and purchase agreements for ice cream company.
  • Provided guidance to produce company about employee separation agreement and workers compensation.
  • Examined CDFA issues for beverage manufacturer.
  • Discussed food distribution trade practices with regulatory agency.
  • Analyzed state-level marketing requirements for snack food company.
  • Assessed potential litigation risks of beverage company's marketing claims on product labels.
  • Responded to demand letter received by grocer.
  • Evaluated refusal of registration of trademark in China and instructed foreign counsel to file new trademark application for pet food company.
  • Developed strategy for beverage distribution company in connection with negotiating new terms of existing contract.
  • Evaluated label requirements for new beverage product.
  • Examined home-occupation and state department of agriculture food storage and labeling requirements for snack food company.
  • Drafted scan based trading agreement for grocery store chain.
  • Assisted snack food manufacturer with minority-shareholder litigation.
  • Advised condiment company about confidentiality obligations for new manufacturer.
  • Visited pet food company's facility to prepare for state department of agriculture inspection.
  • Negotiated settlement payment in food safety case.

FOOD + BEVERAGE

  • Drafted operating agreements and purchase agreements for ice cream company.
  • Provided guidance to produce company about employee separation agreement and workers compensation.
  • Examined CDFA issues for beverage manufacturer.
  • Discussed food distribution trade practices with regulatory agency.
  • Analyzed state-level marketing requirements for snack food company.
  • Assessed potential litigation risks of beverage company's marketing claims on product labels.
  • Responded to demand letter received by grocer.
  • Evaluated refusal of registration of trademark in China and instructed foreign counsel to file new trademark application for pet food company.
  • Developed strategy for beverage distribution company in connection with negotiating new terms of existing contract.
  • Evaluated label requirements for new beverage product.
  • Examined home-occupation and state department of agriculture food storage and labeling requirements for snack food company.
  • Drafted scan based trading agreement for grocery store chain.
  • Assisted snack food manufacturer with minority-shareholder litigation.
  • Advised condiment company about confidentiality obligations for new manufacturer.
  • Visited pet food company's facility to prepare for state department of agriculture inspection.
  • Negotiated settlement payment in food safety case.

AGRICULTURE

  • Strategized regarding logos, marks, and foreign trademark registrations for citrus company.
  • Negotiated cattle supply agreement.
  • Coordinated escrow agreement for sale of plant nursery.
  • Researched title report and survey to determine existence of easements on fruit grower's property.

  • Facilitated agriculture company's recordation of gas easement agreement.
  • Prepared easement for access across abandoned road on recently acquired farmland.
  • Negotiated letter of intent for potential merger of farming businesses.
  • Prepared detailed analysis and strategy for allocating costs from environmental sampling and remediation work at produce facilities.

ALCOHOL SUPPLIERS

  • Developed land-use litigation strategy for appeal of proposed winery location.
  • Researched direct wine shipping requirements and historic TTB enforcement actions.
  • Advised Brewer about terminating a distribution and marketing agreement.
  • Strategized use of witnesses and experts in brewer's distribution dispute.
  • Advised wine importer regarding state regulations about marketing support for suppliers.

Want to Know More?

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