Agriculture & Food Processing
With offices in both Portland and Blue Hill, we represent farmers and food producers. The food industry is unique, growing, and has specific legal needs that cannot always be met with a more generalized practice. Mindful of the focused state and federal statutory and regulatory issues for these enterprises, we advise our clients with the goals of helping them to manage their risks, prosper, and for family owned enterprises, endure for successive generations.
OTHER ATTORNEYS PRACTICING IN THIS AREA:
The following are examples of topics with dimensions unique to this industry.
Financing of farms and agricultural liens
Land use for farms and food production
Food safety/labeling regulation
Food product liability
Regulated substances, including cannabis, breweries, distilleries, and specialty foods
Seasonal, child, or immigrant employment
Wage and hour compliance
Compliance with Maine's Best Management Practices
Trademarks and branding
Estate and succession planning
State and federal taxes
Regulatory licensing and permitting