Our Lawyers Know Food, Beverage and Hospitality
Experience matters. When looking for advice you can trust, experience goes a long way. Our attorneys have worked for decades with food, beverage and hospitality clients on virtually every aspect of their business, including corporate, finance, intellectual property, regulatory compliance, marketing law, employment and real estate. We also place high importance on our relationships with industry participants, including staffs at key regulatory agencies such as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), as well as with industry groups such as the Food Alliance, the Nutritional Law Symposium, the Washington State Hotel and Lodging Association, and the Oregon Wine Growers Association. To learn more about our specific capabilities, visit our Food Liability Law, Wine Law, Agribusiness, Nutritional Law, Hospitality/Ski Resorts and FDA Compliance pages.
Passion matters. Who would you rather work with: a litigator armed with only court room skills or a skilled litigator passionate and knowledgeable about your business? At Stoel Rives, our food, beverage and hospitality lawyers take pride in their work. Take a look at our Alcoholic Beverages Law Blog or our Food Liability Blog, where we report on developments in U.S. food law, particularly those involving government regulatory and enforcement action and civil litigation. Or check out the posts on our Essential Nutrition Law Blog, where our bloggers concentrate on issues relevant to companies engaged in the research, development, production and sale of dietary and nutritional supplements, energy and nutrition beverages, herbal supplements and functional foods. From our blogs and regular client e-alerts to our acclaimed The Law of series, Stoel Rives walks the talk when it comes to keeping our clients informed and knowledgeable about developments relevant to their industry and business.
A Partner in Sustainability
As a brewer, wine maker, food producer, distributor or hospitality owner, you likely already appreciate the importance of sustainability. Cost savings generated by a commitment to the three Rs (reduce, reuse and recycle) can be significant, ranging from energy conservation and green building techniques to the adoption of cutting edge renewable energy systems such as wind, solar, cogeneration, fuel-cells and methane generation. Perhaps just as significant, positioning yourself as a "green business" can offer competitive advantages in an increasingly "carbon-conscious" consumer market.
If sustainability is important to you and your business, you have a partner in Stoel Rives. Our firm first began to integrate sustainability into our practice groups nearly two decades ago, beginning with geothermal energy, then carbon offsets. We made this commitment to sustainable business practices as part of our commitment to our clients, and vice versa. One of our renewable energy lawyers explained the process this way: "You get into a feedback loop. Your clients set an example for you, so you have to set an example for them. As Stoel Rives has grown, we have achieved a 100 percent offset of our electricity usage in eight states through the purchase of green tags (renewable energy credits)." You can find out more about our approach on our sustainability initiative webpage.