Manufacturing

Manufacturers operate in complex and constantly changing business, legal, and regulatory environments. As a result of our significant experience representing the interests of manufacturers in jurisdictions across the country, as well as our memberships in ALFA International and the Ohio Manufacturers’ Association, Frantz Ward understands and advises a wide variety of companies, from single facility fabricators to international manufacturers of complex industrial products, on the best ways to navigate this ever-changing terrain.

Our experienced attorneys work as an integrated team to enable manufacturers to avoid problems before they arise and overcome obstacles when they do emerge. Some of the areas in which we provide strategic counseling to our manufacturing clients include:

Bankruptcy, collection, and creditors’ rights

Collective bargaining and labor negotiations

Construction project planning, contract preparation, and litigation

Consumer deceptive practices and sales claims

Contract services, including drafting manufacturing supply agreements, purchase orders, and terms and conditions

Corporate formation, transactions, and acquisitions

Corporate investigations

Distribution and licensing agreements

Employee benefits and executive compensation

ERISA consultation, arbitrations and litigation

Financing, lending, and collection issues

Indemnification agreements

Insurance coverage, analysis and litigation

Intellectual property and trademark

Labor and employment practices and litigation

Product liability claims and recalls

Real estate transactions, land use and zoning

Regulatory compliance

Succession planning for owners

Toxic tort litigation

Trade secrets and non-competition agreements

Wage and hour and overtime compliance and litigation

Warranty claims

Workers’ compensation

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