Experience

Defended National Chip Brand on California Proposition 65 Claims

Served as regulatory counsel for nationwide chip brand, focusing on compliance with California’s Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act (Proposition 65). Defended both filed and threatened Proposition 65 claims.

Counsel on Compliance, Labeling for National Ice Cream Brand

Provided counsel to a multinational ice cream company on an ongoing basis with regard to regulatory compliance and product labeling issues.

Counsel on Food and Regulatory Issues for Grocery Chain

Provided counsel to national grocery store chain on ongoing regulatory and food-related matters, including food safety standards.

Dismissal of Bribery, RICO Lawsuit

Obtained an order in Denver District Court dismissing a bribery and RICO lawsuit brought against former employees of a major metropolitan airport. The Court dismissed the claims for lack of jurisdiction under the Colorado Governmental Immunity Act.

Favorable Settlement and Dispute Resolution for Hospitality Industry Client

Successfully prosecuted claim for declaratory relief in U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado on behalf of business owner regarding a multimillion-dollar loan contract, resulting in favorable settlement for client and resolution of disputed loan terms.

National Dairy Counsel for Global Beverage Company

Served as nationwide dairy counsel for a global beverage company, specifically focusing on distribution regulations and agreements. On an ongoing basis, Armstrong Teasdale attorneys regularly support product launches, including product analysis, label review, distribution guidance and dairy regulation compliance for various product lines including juices, sodas and carbonated beverages, flavored waters and energy drinks.

Outside General Counsel for Regional Food Delivery Service, Restaurant

Served as outside general counsel to a regional food delivery service, handling matters from the company’s inception on an ongoing basis, including start-up growth, funding, trademark and marketing needs.

Outside General Counsel for Regional Food Delivery Service, Restaurant

Served as outside general counsel to a regional food delivery service, handling matters from the company’s inception on an ongoing basis, including trademark and marketing needs. Provided counsel regarding the establishment of a brick-and-mortar restaurant location.

Promotional, Advertising Work for Dairy Brand

Assisted a major dairy brand on an ongoing basis in nationwide promotional and advertising matters, including couponing and associated regulations and requirements.

Regulatory, Labeling Work for Bottled Water Brands

Handled regulatory compliance and product labeling matters on an ongoing basis for a global beverage company’s bottled mineral water brands.

Represented Marijuana Business Owner in Dispute

Represented an executive and owner of several marijuana cultivation and dispensary businesses in successfully resolving a wide-ranging business dispute with the co-owners of his businesses and negotiating favorable buy-out terms for his ownership interests in the various companies.

Trademark Counsel for Microbrewery

Assisted a regional microbrewery client with trademark, marketing and regulatory issues.

Resolution of Employee Complaint to State Labor Commissioner

Resolved an employee complaint for a client with the Office of the Nevada Labor Commissioner, in which an employee alleged violations of multiple crucial state employee statutes. The office closed the file on the complaint in less than 48 hours after receiving our response.

Regulatory Compliance Work for White-Label Iced Coffee Product

Provided counsel to a global beverage company in its launch of a white-label iced coffee product for a multinational quick serve chain. This included ensuring regulatory compliance of its product formula with FDA, USDA and various state regulatory structures.

Supported Nationwide Launch of Flavored Milk Product

Hired to support the launch of a flavored ultra-filtered, lower sugar milk aimed at tweens and young adults. Supported the nationwide launch, which happened in two phases, and provided counsel related to compliance, product distribution, market and research analysis, safety and risk management, labeling and advertising.

Civil, Criminal Regulatory Charges Dropped for Global Beverage Company in Dairy Product Launch

Served as lead counsel to a global beverage company in advance of their first-ever endeavor in the dairy market. Less than four months before the nationwide launch of the dairy brand, an administrative agency delivered distressing news indicating that the new brand had violated regulations and faced both civil and criminal charges. After just one month of discussions and negotiations, the department agreed to drop all charges.