PLG’s attorneys offer focused industry knowledge and front line experience managing and growing food and beverage establishments to help clients achieve commercial success and critical acclaim.  Clients rely on our expertise to help them navigate legal and business challenges in all segments of the food and beverage industry, including the restaurant, food production, wine, craft beer, and distilled spirits businesses. Businesses in these fiercely competitive industries depend on their supplier, distributor, marketer, landlord, and other important commercial relationships running smoothly. PLG is experienced in negotiating, managing, and resolving disputes in these arrangements to make sure that goal is achieved. In addition, PLG has expertise in launching food and beverage businesses, securing funding, structuring agreements among owners, acquiring and selling businesses, managing employer-employee issues, succession planning, and a broad range of other commercial and organizational matters that are often encountered.

Equally important is ensuring customer satisfaction and brand goodwill by complying with federal and state laws governing alcohol and food service licensing, labeling, nutrition information, and safety. We help clients meet or exceed the expectations of federal and state consumer protection officials.

Brand protection and promotion are also key areas of focus for PLG. We have extensive experience protecting clients’ trademarks, trade secrets, and other intellectual property, ensuring advertising and marketing campaigns comply with the law, negotiating media and appearance arrangements, minimizing risk, and managing crises.


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  • Startup and Organizational/Ownership Matters
  • Funding
  • Supply and Distribution Agreements
  • Commercial real estate leasing, financing and development
  • Employment Matters
  • Confidentiality and Non-Compete Agreements
  • Brand and Trademark Protection
  • Business Acquisitions and Sales
  • Business Succession Planning
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Crisis Management
  • Technology and Software
  • TTB, FDA, FTC, and State Regulatory Compliance
  • Alcoholic Beverage Licenses
  • Voluntary and Mandatory Nutrition Disclosure
  • Labeling Requirements
  • Facilitating Retail Sale of Restaurant-Branded Products
  • Taxation
  • Economic Development Incentives
  • Government Relations