"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

Rob Tod Allagash

Eating and drinking are among our most basic daily activities, but sourcing the food and drink we consume includes a host of different legal obstacles. At Verrill, we understand the breadth of the legal ramifications and regulations that may be applicable to your retail or manufacturing enterprise. Our goal is to take the knowledge we have of the food and beverage market and assist companies (both large and small) with proactively recognizing risks. Whether you are selling in a retail environment, are a manufacturer, or have vertical integration and experience the challenges of participating in both manufacturing and retail environments, our team has experience assisting with these challenges.

Retail Food and Beverage

The culture of the retail food and beverage industry is quite different from that of many other industries. Our goal is to appropriately prioritize the legal risks your company is facing and help you create a reasonable plan. Whether you are a local bar or restaurant, a food truck, or a franchise, your reputation is dependent on your frontline people and the products you sell. Our goal is to help owners and operators thinking strategically about protecting their business and brand—especially in an industry where margins are narrow.

Manufacturing Food and Beverage

Manufacturing in the food and beverage industry comes with its own host of challenges. Creating a safe, efficient work environment that simultaneously complies with food production laws can be a challenge. Having appropriate risk-management policies and practices in place can be the difference between a company that survives and one that fails.

We have extensive experience in helping food manufacturers scale up and evolve their processes, or, when the market changes, helping them pivot or scale down. We can provide valuable insight and be proactive in crafting efficient, cost-effective solutions for our manufacturing clients.

Firm Highlights

News

Pair of Recent Victories Hearten Counsel for MassHealth Providers

Verrill attorney David G. Lazarus was recently mentioned in the Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly article "Pair of Recent Victories Hearten Counsel for MassHealth Providers." The article covers two appellate court decisions regarding the boundaries to...

News

Verrill Welcomes Experienced Trust & Estates, Tax Partner Ruth Mattson

(January 5, 2022) – Verrill is pleased to welcome Ruth Mattson to the firm’s Boston office as a Partner in its Private Clients & Fiduciary Services Group. Mattson advises individuals and families on estate...

Publication/Podcast

Federal Vaccine Mandates: How to Respond to Ever-Changing Court Rulings

OSHA’s ETS, CMS’s Mandate, Federal Contractor Mandates, each of these federal vaccine policies have experienced legal challenges over the course of the last two months. On January 11, 2022, Verrill attorney Tawny Alvarez on...

Matter

Trademark Litigation: Software

Represented trademark owner in litigation with foreign software company. Successfully defeated motion to dismiss on jurisdictional grounds, which was affirmed on appeal. Also successfully defeated summary judgment motion, which resulted in case settling before...

Blog

Attention Portland Employers: Updates on Mask Mandate, Hazard Pay

On Monday, Portland City Councilors took two significant actions that affect employers in Portland, Maine. First, the Council repealed an emergency order from March 2020, eliminating the hazard pay provision set forth in the...

Blog

Elimination of Good Faith Relief for ACA Reporting

On November 22, 2021, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) published proposed regulations that codify, among other things, an automatic extension of the deadline for furnishing IRS Forms 1095-C to employees. IRS Forms 1095-C are...

Publication/Podcast

Courts Expand on Rules Regarding the Protection of Retirement Plan Assets

Blog

BREAKING: The Supreme Court Blocks OSHA COVID Vaccine/Testing Rule (NFIB v. OSHA) and Allows the Healthcare (Medicare/Medicaid) Vaccine Rule (Biden v. Missouri) to Take Effect

In NFIB v. OSHA , the Court focused its decision on OSHA’s emergency temporary standards which require the Secretary to show (1) “that employees are exposed to grave danger from exposure to substances or...

Matter

Copyright Litigation: Software

Defended equipment manufacturer in copyright dispute involving firmware for digital subscriber line access multiplexers (“DSLAMs”). Case resolved favorably.

Event

Maine State Bar Association Winter Bar Conference

Join Verrill Partner, Anya F. Endsley on Friday, January 28, 2022 for session ten of this year's Maine State Bar Association Winter Bar Conference, Estate Planning Under the New Rules. Anya, along with attorneys...

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