Our Core Philosophy

We counsel our clients to be long-term partners. We do not treat you like transactions and we are committed to long-term relationships. We want to understand your business and your goals, so that we can use that understanding to help drive our legal services.

 
 
  • Equity and Debt Financing Rounds

  • Fund Formation

  • M&A Transactions

  • Brand Protection

  • Distribution, Broker and Manufacturing Agreements

 
  • Packaging and Labeling Review

  • Regulatory Compliance (FDA/USDA/FTC)

  • Defending Plaintiff’s Suits and Advising on Recalls

  • Outside General Counsel

 

corporate & transactional

By combining legal skills with business acuity, our Corporate and Transactional practice provides a range of legal services from structuring investment rounds through exit strategies and everything in between with the goal of protecting and maximizing value. Our experienced team regularly advises consumer products companies with respect to negotiating and drafting commercial contracts and agreements, navigating and complying with corporate governance issues, mergers and acquisitions, global franchising and supply chain and regulatory compliance. This industry focus helps our clients to focus on the issues that matter most.

 

trademark & advertising

By focusing on overall trademark and branding strategy, our Trademark team provides advice on trademark-related deal risk, branding strategies and enforcement experience to help identify and avoid pitfalls, while maximizing brand value. Our trademark services include selection, clearance, prosecution, enforcement and maintenance to portfolio management, trademark audits, licensing, watch services, dispute resolution and litigation. Our extensive experience in business counseling and transactions includes advertising law and internet business and regulation.

 

Representative Recent Experience

Advised Alpine Start, Birdwell, Chapul, ChiaViva, Fishpeople Seafood, Farm & Oven, Fresh Monster, Goddess Garden, HotBox Coffee, Iconic Protein, ImpactVision, JJ’s Cocomels, The Good Crisp Company, LoveTheWild, Kitu Life, Nytro Jack, Purely Elizabeth, Rau Chocolate, ReGrained, Rowdy Mermaid, Splendid Spoon, SW Basics, The Honest Stand and Wander + Ivy, among others, in financing rounds.

Advised BIGR Ventures, Boulder Food Group, CircleUp Growth Partners, Coefficient Capital, Echo Capital, Ridgeline Ventures and Rodeo Ventures, among others, in investments into consumer products companies.

 

regulatory

Our team works closely with clients to jointly identify their needs, objectives and opportunities within the context of the regulated environment in which they operate. We help clients achieve key business objectives related to the full array of products regulated by the FDA and USDA as well as related health and safety regulatory agencies, in the face of state, national and global regulatory concerns.