The future of our food supply is increasingly global and connected, which is re-inventing the conversation between our clients and their consumers.
Consumers care deeply about the ingredients they purchase—from local origin to sustainable design. They are better informed. They expect new product innovations, strict food safety controls, responsible brand promises and social experiences. Big Data and social media (used responsibly and strategically) offer new visibility into these customers, their likes and dislikes and an opportunity to engage them in targeted conversations.
Entirely new opportunities are emerging for food and beverage businesses. But there are new risks too —from labeling and advertising litigation, to compliance with export controls and immigration reform. We take the bigger picture perspective with a unique and holistic industry focus—from farm to factory to table.
Nixon Peabody helps clients monetize their brands, navigate food safety laws, make profitable investments, protect human capital, anticipate legislative changes, embrace sustainability and globalize the supply chain.
Together with our clients, we are working to grow the successful food, beverage and agribusiness brands of the future.
Food Business News | May 04, 2021
This article on gluten free labeling and its marketing landscape quotes Food, Beverage & Agribusiness co-leader and Chicago Intellectual Property partner Janet Garetto for her outlook on the FDA’s stricter rules and best practices for food manufacturers around recordkeeping and quality control for their products.
RestaurantOwner.com | March 27, 2021
Food, Beverage & Agribusiness co-leader and Chicago Intellectual Property partner Janet Garetto is quoted extensively in this article on best practices for restaurants and what they should do as they anticipate the federal grant’s rollout.
Food Business News | March 16, 2021
Government Investigations & White-Collar Defense deputy practice group leader and Boston partner Hannah Bornstein is quoted in this article on cannabidiol in food and beverage products for her outlook on therapeutic and marketing claims made by F&B manufacturers as areas of concern for the Food and Drug Administration.
Food Business News | December 22, 2020
In this article on the requirement for food manufacturers to label GMO ingredients in their products by 2022, Food, Beverage & Agribusiness co-leader and San Francisco Complex Commercial Disputes partner Bruce Copeland was quoted on best practices for working with suppliers and attaining certifications from high-quality, reputable food labs.
Supermarket Perimeter | November 16, 2020
This feature article highlights Food, Beverage & Agribusiness co-leader and Chicago partner Janet Garetto’s industry outlook on major food retail ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday, and during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Modern Restaurant Management | November 02, 2020
This roundup of current industry issues to watch highlights several thought leadership pieces from NP’s recently published fourth-quarter Food & Beverage Crystal Ball. The publication summarizes trends provided by San Francisco partner Alison Torbitt and counsel Ian O’Banion, both of the Affordable Housing & Real Estate Group; Rochester Corporate associate Isaac Figueras; and San Francisco Labor & Employment associates Rachel Conn and Maritza Martin.
Marijuana Venture | August 10, 2020
San Francisco partner Alison Torbitt, who co-leads NP’s Food, Beverage & Agribusiness team, and San Francisco Labor & Employment associate Hilary Baca co-wrote this contributed article on how cannabis retailers can revamp their stores and policies to stay in compliance with state and local laws, while helping to prevent the spread of communicable illnesses to customers and employees.
Law360 | June 25, 2020
This article mentions NP for representing Constellation Brands in the pending sale of its Paul Masson Grande Amber Brandy brand and related assets to Sazerac Co. for approximately $255 million. The story notes Rochester Corporate partner Lori Green for her role leading the deal team, and also mentions Rochester Corporate partner Eric Tanck and associate Aya Hoffman.
Bloomberg News | December 12, 2019
In this article about how agribusiness is shifting to sustainable alternatives, Boston Intellectual Property patent agent Nicole Kling provides commentary about increased agricultural patenting technology as researchers work to promote organic and non-GMO farming.
The Deal | June 03, 2019
Nixon Peabody is mentioned in this article for the firm’s representation of longtime client Constellation Brands in its $1.7 billion sale of 30-plus wine and spirits brands to E. & J. Gallo Winery. When this transaction closes, it will go down in history as the world’s largest wine
Boston Business Journal | May 09, 2019
In the following coverage, Nixon Peabody served as legal counsel to Boston Beer in a deal to acquire Dogfish Head Brewery, which will give the combined company a leading position in the high end of the U.S. beer market.
The American Lawyer | November 30, 2018
Nixon Peabody is mentioned as U.S. counsel for longtime client Constellation Brands in its acquisition of a 38 percent stake in Canopy Growth Corp., a Canadian distributor of cannabis products. The following attorneys were members of the deal team: Rochester Corporate partner Lori Green, Boston Global Finance partner Craig Mills, Washington, D.C. Corporate partner Lloyd Spencer, San Francisco Global Finance counsel Sarah Abel, Buffalo Global Finance associate Dan Fabian, Rochester Corporate associate Isaac Figueras, and Washington, D.C. Corporate associate Pierce Han.
November 05, 2018
Los Angeles Corporate partner Ellie Altshuler is featured in this Loyola Law School article on the path she took to becoming the go-to lawyer for YouTube content creators and social media influencers seeking to expand their brand.
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