Leading national and international  food and beverage companies are represented by Schwabe.

What our clients say

“Schwabe does a good job of understanding our real-world business needs and using legal as well as non-legal skills to solve business problems, rather than over-lawyering. They are able to leverage their experience with other clients with similar issues and offer a useful perspective on different options and how things could shake out. You can’t always get that internally. They have people I trust.”

Daniel C. Occhipinti, Chief Legal & Administrative Officer, Pacific Seafood Group

A PNW Legacy Company

If you’re eating seafood, there’s a good chance it was caught, processed, and delivered by Pacific Seafood.


  • Represented a large food-service company in connection with the review of website content for proper trademark usage and proper marketing claims.
  • Represented a Portland-area food manufacturer in connection with its lease of 400,000 square feet of industrial space and the purchase of its headquarters building.
  • Represented Henningsen Cold Storage in their sale to Lineage Logistics Holdings, LLC. Schwabe negotiated multiple definitive merger agreements and managed multiple due diligence requests in parallel with different bidders.
  • Handled a line of credit increase for a food distribution company in conjunction with the buy-out of the last individual owners so that it became a fully employee-owned company.
  • Represented the sellers of a food distribution company to a publicly traded company in a stock purchase transaction.
  • Represented a growing restaurant chain in lease negotiations for new locations.
  • Defended one of the world’s largest privately owned food manufacturers in lawsuit by a former employee alleging employment discrimination and violations of the federal and state Medical Leave.
  • Represented a food processing company against the industry cooperative for breach of contracts and misappropriating trade secrets.

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