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Food and Beverage
A Strong Link in a Complex Chain

The food industry sits at the epicenter of a complex supply chain that involves related industries including the hospitality industry, agribusiness, and beverage industry. Food and beverage companies are confronted with challenging supply chains, food safety and recalls, trademark needs, and extensive regulatory and compliance issues. There are potential risks, liabilities and opportunities at every step from farm and factory to store and table. To meet these wide-ranging needs, food and beverage companies require a combination of industry-specific knowledge, business understanding, multi-disciplinary capability, strategy and pragmatism.

Saul Ewing’s food and beverage attorneys provide the sophisticated and holistic representation that clients in the food and beverage industry require. We have a deep understanding of the entire food and beverage continuum – from growing and manufacturing, to distributing and retailing, to serving and franchising. No matter where a company fits in the food and beverage chain, Saul Ewing is a strong link that can be relied upon for trusted counsel and forward-looking guidance.

My Saul Ewing attorney tells me the issues, then explains the impact, the end game and the business motive.



The group includes attorneys who have been named to the following lists:

  • Chambers USA

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  • Best Lawyers

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  • Benchmark Litigation

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  • Super Lawyers

    Super Lawyers selects attorneys using a patented multiphase selection process, utilizing 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement.

  • American College of Trial Lawyers

    Fellowship in the American College of Trial Lawyers is extended only by invitation to trial lawyers whose professional careers have been marked by high standards of ethical conduct, professionalism, civility and 

  • The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers

    The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers selects Fellows who have been in the field for at least 20 years and have proven to peers that they possess a high level of professional qualifications and character.

  • Fellows of American Bar Foundation

    Membership in The Fellows is limited to one percent of lawyers licensed to practice in each jurisdiction. Members are nominated by their peers and elected by the Board of the American Bar Foundation

Trade Groups & Associations
  • Delaware Restaurant Association
  • New Jersey Restaurant & Hospitality Association
  • American Agriculture Law Association
  • United Hospitality Association
  • Food Drug Law Institute
  • Food & Supplements Subcommittee - American Bar Association
  • Central Pennsylvania Food Bank
  • Kensington Community Food Cooperative
  • Brewers Association of Maryland
  • Garden State Craft Brewers Guild
  • Delaware Brewers Guild


Caitlin P. Strauss
Cathleen M. Devlin
Jonathan A. Havens