Despite the shift to a service-based economy, the manufacturing sector is still a key pillar of the US marketplace. In fact, jobs in the manufacturing sector are moving back to the United States. Our attorneys can help you navigate the business issues that require legal solutions — from the safety and welfare of your employees, to product delivery, to on-shoring or offshoring, to growing your operation.
Ever since the firm was founded in 1933, we’ve been providing manufacturers with sound legal advice. Our multidisciplinary team of attorneys has the insight and know-how to successfully represent you in all areas of your business, including corporate and financing transactions, litigation, employment law, immigration, environmental concerns, and intellectual property issues.
With regulators and enforcement agencies scrutinizing past and present business practices, relationships, and transactions for antitrust issues, it can be hard to know what will raise a red flag. We can counsel you on making business decisions that comply with antitrust laws and regulations, and in the event a state or federal regulator or enforcement agency is investigating you for anticompetitive business practices, our antitrust attorneys can handle the investigation, managing your responses and vigorously defending you. We can also represent through the entire process for mergers, acquisitions, and other transactions that require FTC and DOJ approval.
Our job is to help your business achieve its goals. We have represented the corporate interests of manufacturers in everything from completing complex capital-raising transactions to expand operations or fund R&D, to negotiating distribution agreements to enter new markets. Our attorneys handle corporate transactions of all kinds, from mergers and acquisitions to public and private financings, and in a variety of manufacturing sectors.
Employment & Labor
We can counsel you regarding safety and OSHA matters and labor union issues, but it doesn’t end there. We can also be a source for you and your HR department to turn to for advice on employment matters, including policies, workplace issues, employment agreements, compensation and benefits plans, employee disputes, immigration, and compliance with federal and state regulations.
We can help you address the environmental compliance requirements associated with your manufacturing processes, including those related to hazardous byproducts, emissions, waste, and disposal methods. We can provide you with comprehensive legal services, whether it’s facility planning and permitting, representation in complex litigation and enforcement actions, or hazardous materials remediation and compliance.
We can be your single point of contact to protect your intellectual property assets throughout the world. We can help you defend and enforce the copyrights, trademarks, and patents associated with your products as well as your manufacturing processes and your brand. We regularly counsel our clients on IP matters, including copyright registration, trade and service mark matters, patent applications, portfolio strategy, IP litigation, and licensing of technology and intellectual property.
Lawsuits and investigations can have a significant impact on your bottom line and your reputation in the marketplace. The litigation team at Mintz Levin is there to help you manage these risks before they happen, but in the event they do, we work with you to find the best solution for your business. We have successfully represented manufacturers in matters including breach of contract disputes, supply chain disputes, class action lawsuits, employment disputes, and FCPA compliance investigations. Our lawyers also assist clients with consumer product safety issues and compliance domestically and internationally, including responding appropriately when there is a potential hazard or product defect issue.
Real Estate & Facility Development
Our team can provide that legal help you need to close a real estate transaction or finance a new a facility expansion or development. Our real estate attorneys can guide you through a transaction or project from start to finish, including representation on site location planning, zoning, leasing, and sale and leaseback strategies. We have existing relationships with developers, landlords, lenders, and investors, which we can draw upon to help you with your real estate strategy.