Having served as chief cook, bottle-washer, and CEO of my own business (in catering), I fully understand the challenges facing business owners in the food industry. I help my clients prioritize their legal needs as a core part of their business and budget plans. I keep my clients informed of important trends in the food industry by being involved with organizations like the Mass. Specialty Foods Association. Ask me anything about food (non-billable!)
I began my legal career in the criminal field, representing Texas death row prisoners in state and federal post-conviction proceedings. I continued as a criminal defense attorney for over ten years, and then I changed course. I launched a small business, in catering, and gained hands-on experience in entrepreneurship. I subsequently closed the catering business and resumed my private practice, with a new focus on working with business owners in the food industry.
Ideas for food-based businesses (such as restaurants) can be relatively easy to devise, but such businesses are especially prone to a host of legal mistakes when compared with other kinds of businesses. This article reviews three common...
March 12, 2012
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