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Manufacturing

Manufacturers face a litany of daily challenges—from getting products to market to effectively managing supply and distribution chains to selling goods and services— all while complying with a vast number of industry-specific regulations. Having counsel who understands how to balance legal objectives with business operations is essential. We work with manufacturers large and small, both publicly-owned and privately-held across industries—from automotive to aerospace and medical devices to pharmaceuticals.

We routinely provide counsel on matters that involve:

  • Entity formation and reorganization
  • Contracting with customers, suppliers, vendors and independent contractors
  • Debt and equity financing
  • Facility siting, construction and expansion
  • Government relations, legislative advocacy and regulatory affairs
  • Captive insurance disputes
  • Labor and employment—including union avoidance
  • Federal, state and local tax incentives
  • Intellectual property development, licensing and protection
  • Confidentiality and nondisclosure agreements
  • Covenants not to compete
  • Immigration and workforce issues
  • Transportation, warehousing and logistics
  • Product liability and recalls
  • Environmental due diligence and compliance
  • Joint ventures
  • International expansion and relocation
  • Foreign Corrupt Practices Act compliance
  • Antitrust compliance
  • Supply chain security
  • Customs and trade regulation