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Agribusiness

K&L Gates has decades of experience working with leading global food, beverage, and agriculture companies to assist them to stay ahead of the numerous challenges they face daily.

The agribusiness, food and beverage sector is increasingly global, and so are we. With offices in Europe, the Middle East, the United States, Latin America, Australia, and Asia, our team represents growers, producers, processors, suppliers, AgTech companies, and lenders and investors in key markets worldwide. The scope of our international reach allows us to do cross-border consultation, litigations, and transactions, allowing clients a single point of contact when dealing with laws and regulations across multiple jurisdictions.

With a focus on the entire agricultural supply and food processing chain, our integrated cross-practice and cross-office group serves clients in a variety of subject matters—corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, licensing, finance, real estate, land use, water law, environmental law, intellectual property, commodities, antitrust, regulatory issues, dispute resolution, employment and labor law, commercial contracts, and general litigation. Our team includes lawyers who have scientific, technical, regulatory, and operational backgrounds working in the agriculture and food sectors. Further, our understanding of public policy and regulations, coupled with governmental experience, gives our clients an important edge in dealing with the various regulatory agencies that impact the industry.

Our combination of regulatory insight, practical business understanding, global reach, and an industry-focused approach built over many years of dedicated service to the agribusiness and food sector enables us to assist food and agricultural companies, both large and small, to innovate, expand, and meet their strategic business goals.

Areas of Practice

NameTitleOfficeContact
Government Affairs Advisor
P +1.202.661.3865
Partner
P +1.312.807.4254
Associate
P +65.6507.8187
Senior Associate
P +61.8.9216.0918
Partner
P +1.919.743.7334
Partner
P +1.415.249.1014
Practice Area Leader - Intellectual Property
P +1.312.807.4204
Partner
P +61.7.3233.1238
Partner
P +1.949.623.3526
Partner
P +1.312.807.4370
Partner
P +1.206.370.7638
Partner
P +1.843.579.5661
Global Client Development, Recruitment and Integration Partner
P +1.214.939.5806
Partner
P +1.617.261.3115
Senior Associate
P +61.3.9640.4367
Partner
P +1.503.226.5765
Senior Associate and Patent Attorney
P +61.2.9513.2497
Partner
P +1.202.778.9103
Partner
P +55.(0)1137045706
Partner
P +1.949.623.3540
Associate
P +1.503.226.5743
Partner
P +1.212.536.4807
Partner
P +1.412.355.6466
Partner
P +1.415.882.8016
Partner
P +1.704.331.7543
Of Counsel
P +1.949.623.3544
Partner
P +1.843.579.5623
Senior Associate
P +61.3.9205.2160
Partner
P +61.3.9640.4411
Partner
P +86.21.2211.2084
Partner
P +61.8.9216.0964
Partner
P +1.312.807.4350
Associate
P +1.919.831.7021
Partner
P +1.202.778.9338
Partner
P +61.7.3233.1216
Partner
P +1.919.466.1115
Partner
P +1.919.466.1116
Partner
P +1.312.807.4448
Partner
P +1.206.370.7664
Associate
P +1.206.370.7803
Associate
P +1.919.743.7322
Partner
P +1.919.466.1127
Partner
P +1.206.370.7605
Administrative Partner (Charlotte)
P +1.704.331.7406
Partner
P +1.949.623.3545
Associate
P +1.919.314.5630
Partner
P +1.415.882.8019
Partner
P +1.312.807.4430
Partner
P +61.2.9513.2535
Associate
P +1.206.370.8024
Partner
P +1.412.355.6271
Partner
P +61.8.9216.0965
Partner
P +1.919.743.7304
Partner
P +61.2.9513.2484
Counsel
P +1.206.370.7654
Partner
P +1.305.539.3323
Partner
P +61.2.9513.2564
Partner
P +1.212.536.4066
Associate
P +1.206.370.8074
Staff Lawyer
P +1.312.807.4252
Partner
P +1.704.331.7535
Partner
P +1.206.370.7965
Partner
P +1.312.781.6043
Partner
P +1.919.743.7315
Associate
P +1.312.807.4280
Senior Associate
P +61.3.9640.4226
Senior Government Affairs Specialist
P +1.202.778.9287
Practice Area Leader - Corporate & Transactional
P +61.3.9640.4354
Senior Counsel
P +1.312.807.4217
Partner
P +1.617.951.9211
Of Counsel
P +1.202.778.9219
Partner
P +1.202.661.6265
Partner
P +44.(0)20.7360.8129
Partner
P +1.212.536.4827
Government Affairs Advisor
P +1.202.778.9206
Partner
P +1.212.536.4074
Partner
P +1.206.370.6743
Counsel
P +1.503.226.5735
Partner
P +86.10.5817.6100
Associate
P +1.919.743.7323
Partner
P +1.312.807.4229
Of Counsel
P +1.305.539.3309
Of Counsel
P +1.717.231.4503
Associate
P +1.206.370.6744
Of Counsel
P +1.412.355.6478
Partner
P +1.503.226.5727
Partner
P +55.(0)1137045702
Associate
P +1.206.370.8016
Partner
P +61.7.3233.1209
Partner
P +1.206.370.7609
Partner
P +1.919.743.7316
Government Affairs Counselor
P +1.202.778.9321
Senior Associate
P +61.7.3233.1247
Partner
P +1.919.743.7311
Partner
P +1.717.231.4504
Administrative Partner (Harrisburg)
P +1.717.231.4509
Associate
P +1.206.370.7852
Counsel
P +81.3.6205.3605
Administrative Partner (Palo Alto)
Practice Area Leader - Intellectual Property
P +1.650.798.6712
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Corporate
Advised Snyder's-Lance, Inc. (NASDAQ-GS: LNCE) in its sale of its private brands business, consisting of both US and Canadian operations, to Shearer’s Foods, LLC for USD $430 million. Shearer’s Food, LLC, a private manufacturer of snack foods based in Ohio.
Advised Lance, Inc. in its transformative merger with Snyder’s of Hanover, Inc., the pretzel and snack manufacturer then based in Hanover, PA.
Represented Annie's, Inc. in its initial public offering and listing on the NYSE and a follow-on offering; Represented Annie's Homegrown, Inc. in its going private transaction and private equity recapitalization; Represented Annie’s, Inc. in the acquisitions of Fantastic Foods, Inc., Napa Valley Kitchens, Inc., and Annie’s Enterprises, Inc. d/b/a Annie’s Naturals; and Represented Annie’s, Inc. in the sale of Fantastic Foods, Inc. to United Natural Foods, Inc.
Represented Vitamin Shoppe, Inc. (NYSE: VSI), an international retailer of nutritional supplements, in its acquisition of Florida-based VMS retailer and manufacturer FDC Vitamins, LLC d/b/a Nutri-Force Nutrition for approximately $85 million.
Represented Primo Water Corporation (NASDAQ: PRMW), a Winston Salem, North Carolina-based provider of multi-gallon purified bottled water, self-service refill water, and water dispensers sold in the United States and Canada, in connection with a USD $25 million credit facility with T.D. Bank, N.A., and $15.15 million subordinated debt financing with ComVest Capital II, L.P.
Represented Southern Tier Brewing Company in the sale of a majority stake of the company to Ulysses Management LLC, a family investment firm based in New York City with over USD $1 billion under management.
Represented Stonyfield Farm, Inc. in sale of a majority interest to Paris-based Danone, as well as in its acquisition of Brown Cow West Corp.
Represented Tea Forté, Inc. in its sale to Sara Lee Corporation.
Represented Kettle Cuisine in its merger with affiliates of Arlon Food, Agricultural Partners and Rabobank.
Represented a licensor of software optimizing the supply chains of large manufacturers in its negotiations with Kraft, Mondelez, Kellogg and General Mills.