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Food and Beverage Law

From farm to table, distillery to bottle, every stage of the food and beverage business involves reconciling business strategy with current law and regulations. We can help you mitigate risk, respond to challenges, and capture new opportunities, while safeguarding your interests and ensuring that your legal needs are being met along the way.

Our team of food and beverage lawyers regularly provide counsel to existing and emerging businesses in the sector on general business, commercial and regulatory matters. This includes obtaining liquor and patio licenses, as well as representing clients before the Licence Appeal Tribunal and providing guidance with regards to municipal by-law and zoning requirements. We are also able to use our wealth of industry knowledge to assist clients with setting up and structuring their new ventures.

Some of our many services include:

  • Liquor Licensing
  • Patio Licensing
  • Special Occasion Permits
  • License Appeal Tribunal (LAT) Hearings
  • Incorporation
  • Trademarks
  • Partnership and Shareholder Agreements
  • Employment Agreements and Matters
  • Food Labeling and Advertising Regulation
  • Product Liability
  • AGCO Compliance
  • Municipal By-law Enforcement
  • Tenant/Landlord Disputes
  • Franchising
  • Co-packing Agreements

We understand that our clients must adapt to constantly changing regulations, technology, and consumer preferences in the food and beverage landscape. In order to succeed, new and existing businesses must navigate complex legal issues that require effective and pragmatic resolutions from a legal team who understands the industry.

To discuss your specific needs, please contact Peter Zywot.