Rutan helps wholesale food clients with a broad range of industry specific experience and expertise. Our clients range from startups to multinational corporations. We represent food manufacturers, processors, importers, distributors, beverage manufacturers, including producers of wine and spirits, wholesalers, and industry trade associations. Our clients include many companies in the seafood processing and distribution business.
Our multi-departmental team regularly represents clients in the areas of regulatory compliance, commercial and supply chain negotiations, distribution arrangements, disputes, and litigation with a specific focus on supply chain issues and corporate transactions. These include securities, financing, franchising, intellectual property, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, business reorganizations, bankruptcy and creditors’ rights, labor and employment, domestic and international tax planning and tax controversy services, employee benefits, supply chain related disclosure compliance, real estate, environmental, and antitrust.