AGRICULTURE, FOOD WHOLESALE AND RESTAURANT LAW
The SLLG has the privilege of representing farms, including traditional livestock and crop-producing agricultural businesses, as well as emerging market businesses such as hemp farming. We have represented family-owned farms, corporate farming operations and farming cooperatives. Each business type and market served have their own demands and goals, and our firm works closely with the owners and operators to aid in the most efficient resolution of issues surrounding startup, financing, operational management, permitting, packaging, marketing, boundary disputes, water rights and environmental management.
Despite the common misperception, most new restaurants survive their first year, but not without facing myriad challenges. The demands of food wholesalers and restaurants are different than those of other businesses. Our firm’s experience in this field can aid startups and established businesses in avoiding the pitfalls associated with these distinct challenges, and to effectuate reasonably efficient and effective solutions should problems arise before startup and during operation. We provide a full range of legal services to food wholesalers and restaurants including entity formation, drafting of shareholder and operating agreements, lease negotiation, build out, staff hiring and employment contracts, licensing, and permitting.