Food and Beverage

Food and beverage companies of all sizes turn to Ballard Spahr for specific strategies and insights. Representing a diversity of growers, manufacturers, distributers and retailers across the country, Ballard Spahr’s Food and Beverage attorneys help clients achieve their business goals.

From farm to fork and at each point in between, food and beverage companies partner with our comprehensive initiative team to meet their most pressing legal and business challenges.


Nationwide and across industries, clients come to Ballard Spahr for the coordinated approach they need to address their specific needs. Recent examples of our work include:

  • Representation of the nation’s leading natural and organic meat company in a $775 million acquisition by a multinational manufacturer and marketer of food and meat products. Under the agreement, our client will operate independently as a stand-alone subsidiary in the purchaser's refrigerated foods segment
  • Representation of a private equity firm in the sale of the issued and outstanding capital stock of an independent regional wholesale distributor of fresh produce to a leading purveyor of gourmet foods, paper goods, and restaurant staple items in exchange for $10,000 and an infusion of $2.8 million into the business
  • Representation of one of the nation’s largest foodservice distributors in more than 30 M&A transactions