"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

Ruth Mattson quoted in Law360 article regarding new Massachusetts surtax

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Verrill Partner Anya F. Endsley Graduates from The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel’s (ACTEC) New England Fellows Institute

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Annual Update: Part 1 - 2022 Legal Year in Review (2nd Session)

Publication/Podcast

The PHE is Ending: Do You Know Where Your Waivers Are?

While the pandemic is not over, the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE) is expected to expire soon, which means that a number of operational, safety, and billing standards that were waived at the beginning...

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Pay Transparency Laws are on the Rise – What Employers Need to Know

Last week (November 1, 2022), New York City Local Law 59 came into effect. The law requires employers with four or more employees working in New York City (NYC) to publish salary ranges for...

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Advised Fortune 500 Company on Group Health and Welfare Benefit Plans

We were engaged by a Fortune 500 manufacturing company to provide legal and compliance services regarding its group health and welfare benefit plans. During the course of our representation, we have advised the company...

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Maine PUC Clarifies Ability of Level 2 Projects to “Leapfrog” Level 4 Projects in Interconnection Queue

After months of uncertainty over the issue of whether Level 2 renewable energy projects can “leapfrog” Level 4 projects in the queue, the Maine PUC clarified one of the ambiguities. Specifically, in response to...

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New IRS Determination Letter Program for 403(b) and 401(a) Plans

On November 7, 2022, the IRS issued Revenue Procedure 2022-40 , which allows certain tax-exempt employers (such as schools, charities, and churches) to apply for IRS determination letters on their individually designed section 403(b...

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Elections and Constitutional Law: Successfully Challenged Certification of Initiative Petition

In a victory for consumers and the ride-hailing public, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court recently barred the Secretary of State from placing on the November ballot initiative petitions proposed by companies such as Uber...

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Annual Update: Part 1 - 2022 Legal Year in Review (1st Session)

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