Practices & Industries

Practices

Food, Beverage and Hospitality

Babb, Warren E. Jr.

Babb, Warren E. Jr.

Shareholder
Seattle
206.223.7089
babbw@lanepowell.com
Beighle, Randall P.

Beighle, Randall P.

Shareholder
Seattle
206.223.7096
beighler@lanepowell.com
Bodine, Brian G.

Bodine, Brian G.

Shareholder
Seattle
206.223.7406
bodineb@lanepowell.com
Bradley, Katheryn

Bradley, Katheryn

Shareholder
Seattle/Anchorage
206.223.7399
bradleyk@lanepowell.com
Coffland, Makiko

Coffland, Makiko

Attorney
Seattle
206.223.7047
cofflandm@lanepowell.com
Connors, Tiffany Scott

Connors, Tiffany Scott

Shareholder
Seattle
206.223.7267
connorst@lanepowell.com
Davis, Kenneth R. II

Davis, Kenneth R. II

Shareholder
Portland
503.778.2121
davisk@lanepowell.com
Davis, Paige L.

Davis, Paige L.

Shareholder
Seattle
206.223.7137
davisp@lanepowell.com
DeFoe, Brian B.

DeFoe, Brian B.

Shareholder
Seattle
206.223.7948
defoeb@lanepowell.com
Eggum, Susan K.

Eggum, Susan K.

Shareholder
Portland
503.778.2175
eggums@lanepowell.com
Franke, Patrick J.

Franke, Patrick J.

Shareholder
Seattle
206.223.7100
frankep@lanepowell.com
Grega, Margaret M.

Grega, Margaret M.

Attorney
Seattle
206.223.7119
gregam@lanepowell.com
Grohman, Thomas F.

Grohman, Thomas F.

Shareholder
Seattle
206.223.7044
grohmant@lanepowell.com
Hosenpud, David G.

Hosenpud, David G.

Shareholder
Portland
503.778.2141
hosenpudd@lanepowell.com
Hudson, Charles F.

Hudson, Charles F.

Shareholder
Portland
503.778.2178
hudsonc@lanepowell.com
Jagla, Frances M.

Jagla, Frances M.

Shareholder
Seattle
206.223.7749
jaglaf@lanepowell.com
Lin, William W.

Lin, William W.

Shareholder
Seattle
206.223.7982
linw@lanepowell.com
Marney, Carin A.

Marney, Carin A.

Shareholder
Seattle
206.223.7273
marneyc@lanepowell.com
Mautner, Gail E.

Mautner, Gail E.

Shareholder
Seattle
206.223.7099
mautnerg@lanepowell.com
Mayer, Colleen M.

Mayer, Colleen M.

Attorney
Seattle
206.223.7022
mayerc@lanepowell.com
Mehrbani, Parna A.

Mehrbani, Parna A.

Shareholder
Portland
503.778.2127
mehrbanip@lanepowell.com
Morgan, Michael E.

Morgan, Michael E.

Shareholder
Seattle
206.223.7013
morganm@lanepowell.com
Paganelli, Frank

Paganelli, Frank

Shareholder
Seattle
206.223.7077 (O) | 206.849.6038 (M)
paganellif@lanepowell.com
Reilly, D. Michael

Reilly, D. Michael

Shareholder
Seattle
206.223.7051
reillym@lanepowell.com
Scola, Adriane M.

Scola, Adriane M.

Attorney
Seattle
206.223.7405
scolaa@lanepowell.com
Spellman, David C.

Spellman, David C.

Shareholder
Seattle
206.223.7392
spellmand@lanepowell.com
Spelman, Katherine C.

Spelman, Katherine C.

Shareholder
Seattle
206.223.7271
spelmank@lanepowell.com
Swanson, Paul D.

Swanson, Paul D.

Shareholder
Seattle
206.223.7391
swansonp@lanepowell.com
Tran-Caffee, Cozette

Tran-Caffee, Cozette

Attorney
Portland
503.778.2108
trancaffeec@lanepowell.com
Winters, Steven B.

Winters, Steven B.

Shareholder
Seattle
206.223.7740
winterss@lanepowell.com
Wolfstone, Jeffrey C.

Wolfstone, Jeffrey C.

Shareholder
Portland
503.778.2153
wolfstonej@lanepowell.com

Our home is the Pacific Northwest — a region of startling beauty and abundant resources.  Fortunately for us, many of those resources are pleasant to the palate.  Imagine for a moment, you’re enjoying a warm summer evening sipping an ice-cold IPA and dining on grilled salmon.  The hops in your beer were most likely grown in Washington.  The salmon was almost certainly caught in Alaskan waters.  And when your waiter brings you a decadent hazelnut chocolate torte for dessert, you can rest assured the hazelnuts were likely grown in Oregon.  The variety and abundance of foodstuffs in and around our region combine with a culturally diverse population to make our home a hotbed of culinary innovation.

Maybe you’ve noticed we’re not the only ones aware of our landscape’s bounty.  Every day, our cities greet scores of tourists wanting to taste the northwest and all it has to offer.  Whether arriving by plane, train or one of the many cruise ships that line our waterfronts, those visitors drive the vibrant hospitality industry right in our back yard.

At Lane Powell, we relish our good fortune of being rooted in the Pacific Northwest.  We share our visitors’ joy in making new and exciting memories within our region: whether they come from a visit to one of our many wineries, breweries or craft distilleries; a trip to one of the region’s exceptional ski slopes; a five-star meal prepared by one of our world-renowned chefs; or a luxurious weekend at a local resort and spa.  We share that joy because not only do we have the good fortune of living and working in this beautiful place, but our attorneys can often be found enjoying those same amenities.

Nevertheless, we also recognize that behind the smile on a guest’s face is a lot of hard work.  The food, beverage and hospitality industries are some of the most competitive in the world.  Compounding that competition is the ever-increasing scope of government regulation on businesses in this space.  At Lane Powell, we believe that vibrant food, beverage and hospitality industries make our region — and the world — a better and more joyful place.  We work just as hard as our clients in these industries to make sure they get advice and assistance needed to help their businesses thrive — one delicious bite or luxurious spa day at a time.

Our Food, Beverage and Hospitality team includes professionals from varying legal disciplines across the firm.  This allows us to assist clients with all aspects of their business.  Regardless of whether their needs relate to the immigration status of workers helping to harvest our region’s abundant crops, negotiating the purchase or lease of a processing facility, dealing with the complexity of state and federal alcohol beverage regulations, managing a product recall, handling wage and hour concerns, or anything in between, we stand ready to assist.

We do this because we love our home and every delectable, relaxing thing it has to offer.

Food, Beverage and Hospitality

Babb, Warren E. Jr.

Babb, Warren E. Jr.

Shareholder
Seattle
206.223.7089
babbw@lanepowell.com
Beighle, Randall P.

Beighle, Randall P.

Shareholder
Seattle
206.223.7096
beighler@lanepowell.com
Bodine, Brian G.

Bodine, Brian G.

Shareholder
Seattle
206.223.7406
bodineb@lanepowell.com
Bradley, Katheryn

Bradley, Katheryn

Shareholder
Seattle/Anchorage
206.223.7399
bradleyk@lanepowell.com
Coffland, Makiko

Coffland, Makiko

Attorney
Seattle
206.223.7047
cofflandm@lanepowell.com
Connors, Tiffany Scott

Connors, Tiffany Scott

Shareholder
Seattle
206.223.7267
connorst@lanepowell.com
Davis, Kenneth R. II

Davis, Kenneth R. II

Shareholder
Portland
503.778.2121
davisk@lanepowell.com
Davis, Paige L.

Davis, Paige L.

Shareholder
Seattle
206.223.7137
davisp@lanepowell.com
DeFoe, Brian B.

DeFoe, Brian B.

Shareholder
Seattle
206.223.7948
defoeb@lanepowell.com
Eggum, Susan K.

Eggum, Susan K.

Shareholder
Portland
503.778.2175
eggums@lanepowell.com
Franke, Patrick J.

Franke, Patrick J.

Shareholder
Seattle
206.223.7100
frankep@lanepowell.com
Grega, Margaret M.

Grega, Margaret M.

Attorney
Seattle
206.223.7119
gregam@lanepowell.com
Grohman, Thomas F.

Grohman, Thomas F.

Shareholder
Seattle
206.223.7044
grohmant@lanepowell.com
Hosenpud, David G.

Hosenpud, David G.

Shareholder
Portland
503.778.2141
hosenpudd@lanepowell.com
Hudson, Charles F.

Hudson, Charles F.

Shareholder
Portland
503.778.2178
hudsonc@lanepowell.com
Jagla, Frances M.

Jagla, Frances M.

Shareholder
Seattle
206.223.7749
jaglaf@lanepowell.com
Lin, William W.

Lin, William W.

Shareholder
Seattle
206.223.7982
linw@lanepowell.com
Marney, Carin A.

Marney, Carin A.

Shareholder
Seattle
206.223.7273
marneyc@lanepowell.com
Mautner, Gail E.

Mautner, Gail E.

Shareholder
Seattle
206.223.7099
mautnerg@lanepowell.com
Mayer, Colleen M.

Mayer, Colleen M.

Attorney
Seattle
206.223.7022
mayerc@lanepowell.com
Mehrbani, Parna A.

Mehrbani, Parna A.

Shareholder
Portland
503.778.2127
mehrbanip@lanepowell.com
Morgan, Michael E.

Morgan, Michael E.

Shareholder
Seattle
206.223.7013
morganm@lanepowell.com
Paganelli, Frank

Paganelli, Frank

Shareholder
Seattle
206.223.7077 (O) | 206.849.6038 (M)
paganellif@lanepowell.com
Reilly, D. Michael

Reilly, D. Michael

Shareholder
Seattle
206.223.7051
reillym@lanepowell.com
Scola, Adriane M.

Scola, Adriane M.

Attorney
Seattle
206.223.7405
scolaa@lanepowell.com
Spellman, David C.

Spellman, David C.

Shareholder
Seattle
206.223.7392
spellmand@lanepowell.com
Spelman, Katherine C.

Spelman, Katherine C.

Shareholder
Seattle
206.223.7271
spelmank@lanepowell.com
Swanson, Paul D.

Swanson, Paul D.

Shareholder
Seattle
206.223.7391
swansonp@lanepowell.com
Tran-Caffee, Cozette

Tran-Caffee, Cozette

Attorney
Portland
503.778.2108
trancaffeec@lanepowell.com
Winters, Steven B.

Winters, Steven B.

Shareholder
Seattle
206.223.7740
winterss@lanepowell.com
Wolfstone, Jeffrey C.

Wolfstone, Jeffrey C.

Shareholder
Portland
503.778.2153
wolfstonej@lanepowell.com

Food, Beverage and Hospitality

Representative Transactions

The value that Lane Powell lawyers and staff can add to your business ventures stems from our following areas of legal experience and expertise.

Experience

  • Represented seller in sale of Java Trading Co. (processor and wholesale distributor of coffee) to private equity buyer for approximately $55 million.
  • Represented buyer in purchase of Essential Baking Company (processor and marketer of bread and other baked goods).
  • Currently representing management in sale of Dave’s Killer Bread (manufacturer of bread products) to Flowers Foods for $275 million.
  • Represented seller in sale of Harry’s Fresh Foods (manufacturer of fresh soups, entrees and sides) to strategic buyer for $85 million.
  • Represented seller in sale of Golden Temple (manufacturer of tea and organic cereals and snack products) to a private equity-owned platform company for $72 million.
  • Represented seller in sale of Cuizina Food Company.
  • Represented seller in sale of Advanced H2O (private label bottled water) to private equity buyer for $30 million.
  • Represented seller in sale of Pizza Blends (processor and marketer of frozen dough, pizza mixes, flour mixes and batters) to strategic buyer.
  • We also do work for Reser’s, Kettle Foods, Cone & Steiner Grocers, Full Circle Farm (organic food home delivery), and Organically Grown Foods (the largest wholesaler of organic foods in the Northwest) among other food-focused companies.
  •  Recent cases litigated by Lane Powell include some of the largest fresh fruit and vegetable trademarks for agribusinesses in California.  Indeed, the current leading cases in plant trademark and patents have been litigated to conclusion by Lane Powell lawyers.  See Van Well Nursery v. MONY Life Insurance Company, 421 F.Supp.2d 1321 (E.D. Wash. 2006)(apple cultivar trademark claim dismissal) and 362 F.Supp.2d 1223 (E.D. Wash. 2005)(apple plant patent cultivar claim dismissal).
  • Successfully defending Moe’s Southwest Grill – one of the fastest-growing franchises in the country with more than 250 Tex-Mex restaurants – against trademark infringement and dilution claims brought by Mo’s, a chain of Oregon seafood restaurants. Mo’s sought a nationwide injunction, but the judge granted a motion for summary judgment and dismissed all claims, allowing Lane Powell’s client to continue its expansion plans.
  • Successfully representing several restaurants against e-coli and salmonella food liability claims.

Food, Beverage and Hospitality

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10.02.2017
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09.05.2017
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09.30.2016
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03.11.2015
02.26.2015
12.30.2014
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03.27.2014
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06.25.2012
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