Food & Restaurant Industries

The attorneys at Selman Breitman LLP have years of experience representing businesses and individuals in the food and restaurant industry in the context of nationwide food borne outbreaks, claims associated with business operations, including premises liability claims, and in the analysis and drafting of agreements and other documentation related to the operation of entities in the food and restaurant industry. In partnership with our clients, our attorneys work to develop strategies for the handling of litigated matters which best suit our clients' short and long term business objectives, whether those goals result in the early negotiated resolution of disputes or in trial or appeal. Understanding the impact of media, and managing the message which our clients wish to communicate, also sets Selman Breitman apart from our competition. 

In connection with food borne outbreaks, our lawyers have been involved in some of the largest outbreaks in United States history and have been successful in litigation involving all levels of the food distribution chain, from "farm to fork." Our trial experienced lawyers are knowledgeable and have extensive experience with trace back analysis, issues of medical/scientific causation, commercial/business issues which arise among entities in the food distribution chain, industry practices, and business valuation, to name a few. 

In addition to outbreak claims, our lawyers have decades of experience representing restaurants in the defense of claims associated with their business operations. Whether such claims involve premises liability or other disputes, our trial lawyers work to understand our clients' needs and develop strategies to achieve client goals. Our client-focused approach to all representations often leads to our involvement in matters prior to litigation in order to lay a foundation for a successful outcome, whether or not litigation results. In the event that claims progress to litigation, our decades of experience handling complicated business disputes and issues of medical/scientific causation, gives Selman Breitman clients the edge in the courtroom. 

The firm's transactional lawyers have experience in the analysis and preparation of agreements and other documentation to guide the operation of businesses in the food and restaurant industry. Our understanding of industry operations, business structuring and the commercial code of various states allows our lawyers to uniquely position our clients for success.