Whether you’re an agribusiness; wholesaler; retailer; craft, artisan, or micro-producer; brewery; distillery; restaurant; or supplement producer, our team of food and beverage lawyers can help keep your business open and creating.

Often called upon by Vermont and national brands, our food and beverage lawyers provide innovative solutions to the challenges faced by your business. From matters concerning the operation of your business, including formation, financing, contracts, and regulatory compliance, to more thorny issues, such as organic, fair trade, GMO labeling, and Proposition 65 concerns, our attorneys have the capability of handling all of your business’s concerns, soup to nuts.

Active in the Vermont food and beverage community, DRM is a proud member of the Vermont Retailers and Grocers Association and the Vermont Specialty Foods Association, and is an Allied Partner of the Vermont Brewers Association. Our lawyers also author several articles on the industry, and are featured speakers at industry meetings, and you can keep apprised of those updates on our food and beverage law blog.

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Business Law

Our business attorneys are prepared to assist you with your business formation, licensing, financing, merger, acquisition, or tax matters.

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Kate Foley and Paul Ode
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Intellectual Property

Protect your brand. Our IP attorneys assist food and beverage clients with a full spectrum of services, including brand clearance, trademarks, origin certification, and trademark contests.

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Litigation

If your business is involved in an IP dispute, product litigation, competition issues, or “false labeling” claims, our seasoned litigators are prepared to come to your defense.

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Labor & Employment

From hiring, termination, wages, ADA and EEO compliance, to discrimination and harassment allegations, count on our labor and employment lawyers to help keep your workforce working.

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Beth Rattigan and Nancy Malmquist
Food & Beverage Law Blog

Keep up with the latest legal developments in the world of food and beverage.

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