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McGuireWoods LLP

Food & Beverages: Regulatory & Litigation

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What the team is known for

McGuireWoods offers a breadth of services to clients, covering food and beverage corporate advice, litigation representation and regulatory counsel. Also represents high-profile clients in the industry on food safety matters and noted for its expertise in labeling litigation. Regularly works with private equity firms on due diligence matters relating to their investments in the food and beverage sector.

Strengths

"The team is very knowledgable in the subject matter area."

"They are incredibly responsive and their teams have great experience and expertise."

Work highlights

McGuireWoods served as primary food safety counsel and regulatory adviser for United Natural Foods, advising on FDA and USDA regulatory matters, including recalls, labeling and more.

Notable practitioners

James Neale is frequently called upon to advise clients from the food industry on a range of contentious proceedings and regulatory matters. He adeptly advises on food safety inspections, foodborne illness cases and labeling claims.
"Jim is great. A very reliable and wise adviser." "A great litigator."

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Overview

The legal challenges our food and beverage clients face – rapidly evolving regulations, labeling class actions, global competition and product recalls – impact every aspect of business. To effectively rise to challenges and maximize opportunities, our team includes lawyers and consultants from nearly every practice group. Unlike our peer firms, we offer a trifecta of legal services addressing clients’ corporate, litigation and regulatory needs.

We provide domestic and international companies comprehensive assistance in the areas of securities, financing, franchising, IP, M&A, JVs, business reorganizations, litigation, regulatory compliance, bankruptcy and creditors’ rights, immigration, environmental concerns, labor and employment, employee benefits, real estate, antitrust, sponsorships, and technology and outsourcing. We represents some of the largest and most innovative manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers, distributors, processors, brewers, vintners and bottlers.

Having walked the floors of food manufacturing facilities, presented in board rooms, and done everything in between, we assist companies at all stages of the “farm-to-fork” spectrum. And we do it well. Since inception, our team has consistently been involved in some of the industry’s biggest deals, cases and recalls.

Last, but certainly not least, members of our team literally wrote the book on food safety law; corporate counsel routinely rely upon not just the treatise, but the experience on which it is based.

Food & Beverages: Regulatory & Litigation

McGuireWoods LLP

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Location

201 North Tryon Street

Suite 3000

Charlotte

Charlotte

North Carolina

USA

NC 28202-2146

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Food & Beverages: Regulatory & Litigation


James Neale
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