“When I first started Allagash Brewing in 1994, I knew that I needed a law firm to represent us for paperwork, incorporating, corporate documents, etc. At the time, I thought the only concern I would ever have would be accuracy and having the work done correctly. I never considered service a factor. After being in business for 25 years, I have come to realize that not only do you need it done right, sometimes you need it done right away. Every time I call Verrill with a question, issue or task, I feel as though they drop everything to resolve it. No job is too small; every question is important.” - Rob Tod, Founder of Allagash Brewing

Food and Drink are a part of all our daily lives, but the complexity of sourcing options includes a host of different legal obstacles. At Verrill, we recognize that understanding the legal environment in bringing your product to market, through both the manufacturing and retail context. We understand the breadth of the legal ramifications and regulations that may be applicable to your organization. Our goal is to take the knowledge we have in the food and beverage market and help companies (both large and small) proactively recognize risks. Whether you are selling food and beverages in a retail environment, you are a manufacturer, or you have vertical integration and are experiencing the challenges of participating in both manufacturing and retail environments, our team has experience guiding clients through these challenges.

Retail Food and Beverage:

The retail food and beverage industry encompasses a culture that is quite different from many other industries; our goal is not to lawyer you to death, but instead appropriately prioritize the legal risks your organization is facing and help create a plan of attack. Whether you’re a local bar or restaurant, a food-truck, or part of a franchise, you know that your reputation is dependent on your front-line people and the products you sell. Our goal is to help owners and operators think strategically about how to protect their business and brand—especially in an industry where margins may be thin.

Manufacturing Food and Beverage:

Manufacturing in the food and beverage industry comes with its own host of challenges. Creating a safe and efficient work environment that simultaneously complies with food production laws can be a challenge. Moreover, having appropriate risk-management policies and practices in place should you discover an issue with a batch of product can be the difference between a company that survives and one that fails. We have a long-standing history of working with entities in the food manufacturing environment and helping them scale up and evolve their processes, or if the market changes, helping them pivot or scale-down. This history in the industry provides us with valuable insight and permits us to be proactive in identifying client needs and helping to craft efficient and cost-effective solutions.