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Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner’s Agribusiness and Food Practice is a leader in providing legal services for the agribusiness and food industries. Our lawyers have deep legal and operational experience in a myriad of “farm-to-fork” issues – from regulatory compliance, transactions and commercial finance, to commercial and product liability litigation and everything in between – and now have a broad international client base throughout the sector. We are leaders in representing producers, processors, suppliers, cooperatives, lenders and investors worldwide.

Industry Segments We Serve

  • Dairy and dairy-derived food ingredients
  • Beef, poultry, pork, eggs
  • Vegetable and fruit crops
  • Seeds and commodity crops
  • Packaged food and food ingredients
  • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages
  • Dietary and nutritional supplements
  • Crop chemicals
  • Ag biotech products and crop inputs (including “green” products for plant growth regulators, disease and pest control)
  • Food and feed grain trading, transportation and agricultural processing
  • Sugar, ethanol and biodiesel refineries
  • Animal feed and health products

Some examples of matters handled recently in these segments include:

  • Regulatory issues, including environmental, FDA, USDA and antitrust
  • Domestic and international mergers and acquisitions
  • Commercial and venture financing
  • Commercial transactions
  • Joint ventures and licensing
  • Funded research and product development agreements
  • Formation issues for start-ups, such as venture capital, strategic investments, commercial agreements and intellectual property protection
  • Defense of consumer and commercial labeling claims
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