Laurie E. Meyer
Shareholder

Location: Milwaukee
T: 414.225.1419
F: 414.278.3619
111 E. Kilbourn Avenue, Suite 1400
Milwaukee, WI 53202-6613

Food and Beverage Industry


Valuing the robust agriculture, food production, and supportive businesses that encompass Wisconsin’s $59.6 billion economic base, our Food and Beverage Industry Team proudly represents the full industry cluster—from farm to factory to fork.

Breadth of Clientele

  • Food and beverage production
    • Breweries
    • Cheesemakers
    • Organic dairy products
    • Non-alcoholic beverage manufacturing
    • Poultry products
    • Orchards
    • Wineries
  • Supportive businesses
    • Cold storage warehousing
    • Food packaging
    • Restaurants, including franchises
    • Retail
    • Transportation

Representative Service Areas

  • Corporate: acquisition analysis, leasing, incentive loan program offerings, commercial financing, shareholder agreements, purchase and sale contracts, distributor agreements, liquidation, tax planning
  • Intellectual Property: trademarks, branding, patents, infringement
  • Labor & Employment: immigration, employee benefits plans, retirement plans, HIPAA privacy, personnel policy manuals, executive compensation agreements, HR support
  • Litigation: commercial contracts, insurance claims, intellectual property claims, flooding & storm water damage disputes, labor & employment suits, real property claims, mediation and arbitration
  • Real Estate: real estate purchases and sales, development
  • Trusts & Estates: succession planning

Operating a business, no matter what the size, requires multiple facets of administration beyond the product or service itself. Our FaB Business Toolkit offers the following core areas of service to help business owners move forward as they keep a keen eye on developing their true passion—whether beverages, food, storage, retail, or otherwise.

  1. Structural Planning
  2. Drafting shareholder or operating agreements
  3. Succession planning
  4. Investment / financing
  5. Employment handbooks/review of policies
  6. Immigration services
  7. Identification of “trademarkable” concepts, logos, etc.
  8. Corporate audits
  9. Insurance reviews
  10. Review of distribution or supply contracts

Food and Beverage Industry Team

Sherry D. Coley, Joseph S. Heino, Christopher J. Jaekels, Stephen L. Knowles, Laurie E. Meyer, Kathy L. Nusslock, Hugo P. Rojas, Benjamin J. Sauer, Joseph E. Tierney IV, Lisa Kleiner Wood

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