Product Development We have significant experience with counseling manufacturers at all stages of the product development process, including with product labeling, product liability prevention, recalls, and intellectual property issues.
Sales Support Manufacturers negotiate and execute scores of contracts of all types, including procurement (both flat and outsourcing), sales, and other agreements related to supply chain management. We are often hired by manufacturers to support their sales teams through the outsourcing of contract review, the training of the sales team, and the managing of legal risks.
B2B Dispute Resolution While some law firms approach business-to-business disputes just like other disputes involving end users, our team does not take this approach. Litigation and/or arbitration can be counterproductive and extremely damaging to a company’s business reputation and relationships, and therefore, we focus on resolution strategies that seek to maximize results without just filing a lawsuit. Joint ventures and jointly held intellectual property are hotbeds for B2B disputes, and we have successfully negotiated pre-litigation resolutions to these disputes with a business solution instead of costly litigation.
Litigation In recent years, we have defended manufacturers across the country in class action lawsuits, intellectual property lawsuits (including those brought by patent trolls), and other commercial disputes. For example, as a result of our proactive strategies, we have resolved several multi-million-dollar class action lawsuits for either a minimal nuisance value settlement or no payment at all. Our litigation and trial experience helps us to navigate our clients to avoid the risks of litigation.