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Agribusiness and Food Practice
Bryan Cave’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 One Firm Approach Although we work within a specialized area, group members have the full resources of Bryan Cave behind them. Bryan Cave’s more than 1,000 attorneys across the United States, the United Kingdom, Continental Europe and Asia are linked by technology and our “One Firm” approach to get the job done right. We collaborate with attorneys in the antitrust, environmental, consumer regulatory (food labeling and safety), international, commercial finance, corporate finance, litigation and intellectual property areas to draw on experience and resources to produce successful outcomes and long-term business relationships.
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Airport Concessions Team
The Bryan Cave Airport Concessions Team provides comprehensive and cost effective counsel and legal services to airport concession operations throughout the United States.  The core members of Our Airport Concessions Team bring decades of comprehensive experience in providing guidance and counsel to airport concessionaires operating in the food and beverage, news and gifts, duty free, bookstore operation and specialty retail businesses.  We provide counsel on Airport Concessions Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (ACDBE) certification issues and advise prime concession operators and ACDBE Partners on their response to Request For Proposals (RFP) from local airport authorities.  We regularly assist with negotiating(or re-negotiating) concession license agreements, as well as concession lease and sublease agreements with the local airport authority. Our team works on structuring joint venture partnerships for concession operations and provides counsel to concessionaires with threatened or pending investigations by government authorities.  We also advise airports, transit authorities and other governmental entities on compliance with the federal DBE/ACDBE regulations, the legal perimeters of race and gender based contracting, program development and with internal auditing procedures as to contractor compliance with the Department of Transportation (DOT) and Federal Airline Administration (FAA) DBE policies.  The Team’s broad experience in Airport Concessions has particular emphasis on: Structuring legal joint venture relationships for ownership and operation of airport concession operators Negotiating license agreements for specific use of company name and trademark with specialty retailers and food and beverage operators Negotiating concession lease and sublease agreements Negotiating franchise agreements Representing concession operators on ACDBE certification and DOT joint venture guideline issues Structuring legal organization structures for ownership and operation of airport concession operators  Representing concession operators on ACDBE certification and recertification issues Representing ACDBE certified companies in appeals process after being denied renewal certification Representing concession operators in structuring supply chain model to achieve ACDBE participation consistent with federal regulations Structuring the investment of private funds into ACDBE certified companies Representing concession operators in negotiating and documenting Letters of Intent and Memorandums of Understandings for their business dealings; and Representing concession operators in disputes under a National Development Agreement.
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