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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Walter E. Judge

Chair

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Alexa Clauss

Alexandra H. Clauss

Director

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Timothy E. Copeland, Jr.

Director

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Labor and Employment Attorney David Harlow

F. David Harlow

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R. Prescott Jaunich

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Thomas D. Kohler

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Peter B. Kunin

Director

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Paul H. Ode, Jr.

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Bruce Palmer

Director

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Attorney Mary Parent

Mary K. Parent

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Wm. Roger Prescott

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Attorney Elizabeth Rattigan

Elizabeth K. Rattigan

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Cathleen E. Stadecker

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Benjamin Traverse

Benjamin J. Traverse

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J. Zaw Win

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Ryan Flatley

Of Counsel

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William J. Morris, III

Of Counsel

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Sarah J. Butson

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Jessica Griswold

Jessica L. Griswold

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Shannon Lenzini

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Alexis L. Peters

Associate

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Patricia C. Komline

Government Relations Manager

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Andrew Brewer

Government Relations Specialist

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Rebecca Lewandoski

Government Relations Specialist

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Philip G. Munderville

Paralegal

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Food and Beverage Industry

24 Downs Rachlin Martin Attorneys in Vermont and New Hampshire Listed in Best Lawyers in America © 2023

Twenty-four DRM attorneys have been selected for inclusion in the 2023 ranking of Best Lawyers in America ©.
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Alexa Clauss to speak at 21st Annual NH Bar Association Labor & Employment Law Update

Alexandra Clauss to join "Ethical Issues in Investigations" panel at NH Bar event on October 31.
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DRM HR Café: Non-Compete Agreements & Remote Employees

Recent federal and state legislation across the country may impact the enforceability of non-compete agreements and an employer’s ability to hire workers. 
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DRM HR Café: Employees in Crisis: How Organizations Can Help

Alexa Clauss and April Tuck will discuss the ways workplaces can support and manage employees in crisis, and what legal pitfalls to avoid.
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