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Manufacturing

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Husch Blackwell’s Manufacturing law team partners with companies to develop long-term strategies for growth and reducing risk while resolving day-to-day issues. We advise companies in the chemicals, consumer goods, distribution, industrial goods and raw materials sectors on transactional matters such as mergers and acquisitions, OSHA compliance, product safety, trademark and patent preparation and filing, and labor and employment. Our attorneys also guide new and established businesses on optimizing growth through the Internet of Things and other emerging technologies.
 
Additionally, our attorneys have extensive experience handling commercial disputes as well as toxic tort, product liability, class actions, intellectual property and other litigation that can be a fact of life for manufacturers. Our team serves as regional and national coordinating counsel for several clients, including Olin Corp. and Bayer (formerly Monsanto). We also provide counseling on compliance, permitting and enforcement in substantive environmental matters, including land use, pesticide regulation, site remediation, toxic chemical regulation and hazardous wastes.

Learn more about our guidance to clients in the manufacturing sector:

Case Study
TricorBraun
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Interplay

Our team provided corporate, intellectual property, and employment law advice to help a young entrepreneur launch her business.

Case Study
WPC Technologies

Our team achieved a unanimous decision and helped a small American manufacturer level the playing field by achieving fair pricing for its core product.

Case Study
Stelfast Inc.

We stood by our client when the U.S. Government mistakenly billed it $200 million in customs duties.

Client Success
Contract Lifecycle Management for a Large Packaging Distributor

After nearly a year of working with the new contract management system and technology solutions, the company’s CFO remarked how much he appreciated Husch Blackwell’s proactive posture as a “value-added supplier.”

Articles | August 2020
KC Counselor: Mankind Is Our Business
Blog | June 17, 2020
Pitfalls of Remote Depositions
Blog | February 17, 2020
Summary of 2019 Talc Verdicts
Articles | December 10, 2019
Rock Products: Get to Work
Blog | September 11, 2019
Watch Out for the FTC with your #SponCon
Blog | August 01, 2019
The USPTO is Taking Filings Online
Blog | April 09, 2019
Protecting Your Startup's Brand
Alerts | April 04, 2019
Clarity at Last? FDA Announces Plans for Meeting on Cannabis-Derived Compounds

On Wednesday, April 3, 2019, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced plans to hold a meeting to discuss its regulatory approach to products that contain cannabis and cannabis-derived compounds, including cannabidiol (CBD).

Articles | February-March 2019
Protecting Your Brand: Trademark Considerations for Startups

Husch Blackwell associate Myers Dill outlines key points about trademarks that startups should consider.

Blog | February 20, 2019
Toxic Tort Monitor – February 20, 2019
Insight | January 24, 2019
ACG Kansas City: Tariffs & Trade Policy: Where Do We Go From Here?

2018 will forever be remembered as a wild year in the realm of international trade.

Blog | December 18, 2018
Toxic Tort Monitor – December 18, 2018
Blog | December 04, 2018
November Trade Law Newsletter
Blog | November 12, 2018
Toxic Tort Monitor – November 12, 2018
Blog | November 05, 2018
October Trade Newsletter
Blog | October 24, 2018
Petition Summary: Magnesium from Israel
Blog | October 05, 2018
International IP Issues for Startups
Articles | October 03, 2018
Industry Week: A Closer Look at the NAFTA Replacement Deal

A trio of international trade lawyers explain some of the key provisions of the U.S., Mexico, Canada trade agreement.

Blog | September 26, 2018
Toxic Tort Monitor – September 26, 2018
Blog | September 18, 2018
Petition Summary: Mattresses from China
News Releases | June 24, 2021
Husch Blackwell Represents Northern Genesis in Embark Trucks Merger

This latest transaction marks the third major de-SPAC transaction that Husch Blackwell has handled in the first half of 2021.

News Releases | April 01, 2021
Husch Blackwell Expands California Footprint
News Releases | December 18, 2020
Husch Blackwell Elects 23 to 2021 Partnership Class

Women comprise 57 percent of the 2021 partnership class.

News Releases | June 10, 2020
Husch Blackwell Secures ITC Win for TricorBraun-Led Importers

Working with Husch Blackwell’s Washington, DC-based International Trade Remedies team headed by Jeffrey Neeley, TricorBraun developed a coordinated strategy to protect the current supply of glassware available to small and mid-market businesses across the U.S.

News Releases | April 14, 2020
Husch Blackwell Names Catherine Hanaway Chair-Elect

Based in St. Louis, Hanaway has led Husch Blackwell litigation teams on some of the most sensitive and commercially significant matters handled by the firm.

News Releases | February 06, 2020
J.Y. Miller Honored for Support of Women's Advancement in Legal Field

The TIM Initiative Award is presented to a man who is an active champion for women’s advancement in the legal profession.

Media Mentions | January 15, 2020
Patently O: Cancelling a Covenant-Not-To-Sue
News Releases | December 23, 2019
Megan Bricker Joins Husch Blackwell in St. Louis
News Releases | December 19, 2019
Husch Blackwell Welcomes 22 New Partners

Nearly 60 percent of the firm's 2020 partnership class is comprised of women.

News Releases | December 02, 2019
Jessica Prosperi Joins Husch Blackwell's St. Louis Office

Prosperi focuses her practices on asbestos liability and premises claims. 

Media Mentions | November 25, 2019
Hydrocarbon Engineering: Chart Appoints New Director
News Releases | October 30, 2019
Malia Rogers Joins Husch Blackwell's Data Privacy and Intellectual Property Teams

Rogers focuses on a broad range of privacy and cybersecurity issues and provides counsel to numerous clients on issues regarding California Consumer Privacy Act compliance.

Media Mentions | October 16, 2019
The Missouri Bar: MoveMakers & NewsMakers 10/16/19
News Releases | October 08, 2019
Jennifer Hoekel Joins Husch Blackwell's St. Louis Office

Hoekel is a highly regarded IP litigator and was named as an IP Litigator of the Year in 2015 by The Best Lawyers in America.

News Releases | October 07, 2019
Two Husch Blackwell Associates Selected for AdvanceLaw Diversity Mentorships

AdvanceLaw, a collective of over 250 corporate legal departments that helps member companies find and retain outside counsel by vetting law firms and sharing feedback, launched the program earlier this year.

News Releases | October 02, 2019
Nicole Bashor Joins Husch Blackwell's Chicago-Based Intellectual Property Team

Bashor provides strategic legal counsel at all stages of technology development and routinely manages and maintains large patent portfolios on an international basis with aggregate values of over $20 billion.

News Releases | September 30, 2019
Jerry L. Rios Joins Husch Blackwell in Houston

Rios focuses his practice on product liability defense and has particular experience with clients in the transportation industry.

News Releases | September 11, 2019
Singleton McAllister Named a Top Lawyer and Influencer by Lawyers of Color

Lawyers of Color is devoted to promoting diversity in the legal profession and advancing democracy and equality in marginalized communities.

News Releases | August 15, 2019
Husch Blackwell Places 143 Lawyers in 2020 BL Rankings' Best Lawyers in America®

The firm has eight "Lawyers of the Year" and 11 attorneys appearing on the list for the first time.

News Releases | July 05, 2019
Husch Blackwell's Ault and Mullineaux Receive 2019 Missouri Bar Pro Bono Publico Awards

The Missouri Bar presents its Pro Bono Publico Awards annually to attorneys who have rendered outstanding pro bono service to indigent or low-income persons in need of legal assistance.

News Releases | May 30, 2019
Stephen Howe Joins Husch Blackwell's Milwaukee Office

His clients range from Fortune 500 companies to emerging start-ups.

News Releases | May 21, 2019
Danielle Luisi Joins Husch Blackwell's Chicago Office

Luisi defends product liability, premises liability, toxic tort and environmental claims.

News Releases | May 20, 2019
Jeff Nobles Joins Husch Blackwell in Houston

Nobles handles a variety of litigation matters for clients, including business disputes, media defense, probate matters, political controversies and bankruptcy issues.

Media Mentions | May 14, 2019
Kansas City Business Journal: KC attorney: What to expect as trade tensions heighten

Beau Jackson talks about developments in tariffs and international trade with the Kansas City Business Journal's James Dornbrook.

News Releases | February 26, 2019
Husch Blackwell Prevails in Third Straight IPR for Cascades

PTAB had previously determined that Essity’s asserted patents were invalid because their claims were anticipated by prior art or obvious.

News Releases | February 18, 2019
David Stauss Joins Husch Blackwell in Denver

Stauss, who will co-lead Husch Blackwell's Data Privacy, Cybersecurity & Breach Response team, brings "demonstrated excellence in handling these matters for clients," says Joseph Orlet, head of the firm's Technology, Manufacturing & Transportation industry group.

News Releases | February 15, 2019
Michael Hultquist Joins Husch Blackwell's Chicago Office

Michael D. Hultquist has joined Husch Blackwell as a partner in its Technology, Manufacturing and Transportation group.

News Releases | February 13, 2019
Erin Olshever Joins Husch Blackwell's Chattanooga Office

Erin Olshever has joined Husch Blackwell’s Chattanooga office as senior counsel in the firm’s Technology, Manufacturing and Transportation group.

News Releases | December 10, 2018
Husch Blackwell Elects 25 to Partnership
News Releases | November 29, 2018
Singleton McAllister Named to Women Inc. 2018 Most Influential Corporate Directors

The 2018 edition of Women Inc.'s 2018 Most Influential Corporate Directors, which recognizes "women’s professional excellence at the highest level," lists Singleton B. McAllister.

News Releases | October 11, 2018
Benchmark Litigation Recognizes 28 Husch Blackwell Attorneys

Husch Blackwell is recognized as a top litigation firm in the 2019 edition of Benchmark Litigation, with 28 attorneys across six offices listed.

Media Mentions | October 04, 2018
The Manufacturing Institute: NAM, Husch Blackwell, Associated Industries of Missouri to Open Doors, Open Minds on Manufacturing Day

Husch Blackwell is providing substantial support for the nation’s largest one-day celebration of manufacturing, which focuses on showing young people, parents and educators the opportunities a career in manufacturing offers.

Media Mentions | September 30, 2018
Lawdragon Lawyer Limelight: Julianne Story

Julianne Story can argue with the best of them, as her courtroom record makes clear. But the Husch Blackwell partner believes that “being a good listener” is the foundation of her client service that aims to provide more comprehensive and valuable solutions for businesses.

Media Mentions | September 12, 2018
Wisconsin Law Journal Names Eisenmann and Vercauteren to 2018 ‘Up and Coming' List

Erik Eisenmann and Jeff Vercauteren represent Husch Blackwell on a list recognizing the rising stars of Wisconsin’s legal community.

News Releases | September 05, 2018
Husch Blackwell Places 10 Attorneys in 2018 IFLR 1000 United States

Ten Husch Blackwell attorneys have earned rankings in the IFLR 1000, a directory of leading transactional attorneys. The firm also earned rankings in three state jurisdictions.

Media Mentions | August 16, 2018
National Women's History Museum Welcomes New Board Members

Husch Blackwell's Singleton McAllister has been named to the National Women's History Museum (NWHM) Board of Directors.

News Releases | August 15, 2018
Husch Blackwell Places 143 Lawyers in 2019 BL Rankings' Best Lawyers in America®

The Best Lawyers in America® has listed 143 Husch Blackwell attorneys in its 2019 directory. The firm has eight "Lawyers of the Year" and five attorneys appearing on the list for the first time.

Media Mentions | August 10, 2018
Hamilton County Herald: The quiet adventure of transactional law

Catharine Hall Giannasi has never been one to back down from a challenge that takes time.

Testimonial Client Feedback

“Husch Blackwell is motivated to work on behalf of its clients, but makes sure a deal is completed on an orderly and timely basis.”

Read how invested partnerships make a difference
Case Study

We stood by our client when the U.S. Government mistakenly billed it $200 million in customs duties.

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