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Clark Hill

Clark Hill PLC is a national, entrepreneurial, full service law firm serving clients in all areas of business legal services, government and public affairs and personal legal services. Our experienced attorneys and other professionals consistently deliver client-centered solutions. Clark Hill clients expect the best, and we deliver by responding quickly to their needs, understanding their business issues, and providing outstanding legal advice. Since 1890, our firm has proudly represented a diverse range of clients ranging from individuals and new entities to Fortune 500 corporations. These are just a few of the reasons why our firm is repeatedly chosen and recommended by our clients.

Clark Hill has attorneys across the country with extensive experience and expertise in representing food and beverage processors, manufacturers, industry groups, franchises, restaurants, bars, caterers, grocery stores, convenience stores, and other food and beverage related clients. Clark Hill attorneys have been counsel for the Food Processors Institute (formerly National Association of Food Processors (NFPA)), whose members include Campbell Soup Company, Heinz, Ore-Ida, Bumble Bee Tuna, StarKist, Birds Eye, Gerber, Dole and Del Monte. Clark Hill also represent clients in the restaurant branch of the food industry, including Yum! Brands (Taco Bell and Pizza Hut) and Darden Restaurants (Olive Garden, Red Lobster, and Bahama Breeze), McDonald’s and more. Their full service work for these clients ranges from defense of premises liability claims to assistance with zoning and regulatory issues such as compliance with handicap access ordinances. In addition, Clark Hill has and continues to defend one of the nation's leading food manufacturers in several states against claims for illness and death allegedly resulting from E. coli 0157:H7 bacterial contamination. Other specialties which have benefited their food industry clients include expertise in such areas as product recalls, construction litigation, governmental compliance (content labeling and warnings), anti-trust (including price fixing and indirect purchaser claims), class actions, bankruptcy, real estate and corporate matters.

Locally in Illinois, Clark Hill works in close coalition with various trade groups in the industry, including the Illinois Restaurant Association and the Beverage Retailer’s Alliance of Illinois, as well as clients throughout the food and beverage industry. The attorneys at Clark Hill frequently assist clients with a wide-variety of issues including dram shop and premises liability, employment issues such as wage or discrimination claims, real estate issues including zoning and reviewing commercial lease agreements, and providing representation in administrative matters such as municipal citations and liquor license applications and appeals. Clark Hill attorneys are also knowledgeable on issues related to regulatory compliance with the Illinois Liquor Control Commission. Clark Hill attorneys also have regularly assisted clients with franchise agreements, expansion opportunities, and obtaining financing to help the client’s company growth.

To find out more about how Clark Hill can help your business, please contact Jonathan Boulahanis from Clark Hill at or call him directly at 312-985-5930.



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