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Porter Wright works with manufacturers large and small, both publicly-owned and privately-held, and routinely represents clients in the automotive sector, including more than 50 independent automotive parts suppliers. Our attorneys help clients with union avoidance, transfer pricing to reduce taxation, intellectual property development and protection, immigration and workforce issues, antitrust and other regulatory compliance and monitoring, and product liability claims requiring close management and smart representation to minimize production disruption and create future opportunity. We also assist with incorporation, site purchase and financing, as well as securities compliance, management issues, and partnership and joint venture agreements.

Whether it's the food on our tables, the cars we drive or the medicines that keep us healthy, our manufacturing clients provide the products we rely on every day. We understand it is critical to help manufacturers keep operations running smoothly to maintain their competitive advantage. Our attorneys partner with clients to provide assistance with:

  • Government relations, legislative advocacy and regulatory affairs
  • Environmental compliance
  • Vendor, customer and joint venture agreements
  • Startups, business formation and reorganizations
  • Securities law disclosure and compliance
  • Facility siting, construction and expansion
  • Federal, state and local tax incentives
  • Debt and equity financing
  • Workforce management and immigration
  • Union avoidance
  • Healthcare reform compliance
  • Employee benefits
  • Workplace safety
  • Outsourcing and staffing, including employee leasing
  • Intellectual property and trade secret protection
  • E-commerce strategies
  • Technology-related contracts, including joint development agreements and licensing
  • Supplier and distribution agreements
  • Product design, testing, labeling, advertising, owner’s manuals and protective product warnings
  • Startups and incorporation
  • Product liability and recalls
  • International sourcing and procurement
  • International expansion and relocations
  • Foreign Corrupt Practices Act compliance
  • Transportation, warehousing and logistics
  • Transfer pricing
  • Insurance and indemnification
  • Anti-dumping, customs and trade regulation
  • Sales agents, wholesalers and franchising
  • Purchase and sale of assets and dealerships
  • Equipment leasing and financing
  • Sub-supplier relations, including bankruptcy, replevin and related proceedings
  • Supply chain security
  • Information management and retention