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Manufacturing & Distribution


Parker Poe helps domestic and foreign manufacturers seize opportunities in an increasingly complex, global context – whether around the world or in our own backyard. With a thorough understanding of the economic and political landscape and a seasoned, experienced team, we aim to maximize opportunities for our manufacturing and distribution clients.

We are equipped to serve a wide range of manufacturers, including automotive, aerospace, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, metalworking, plastics, chemicals, energy, food processing, and advanced materials. We offer our clients creative, responsive, and aggressive legal strategies, as well as a broad portfolio of legal services that include:

Business Investment & Incentives - Parker Poe represents and regularly assists manufacturers in establishing or expanding facilities. Whether it is a large project involving site selection, incentives, and other steps, or a smaller project, we support our clients through the process with proven experience and skill.  

Corporate - Parker Poe has extensive experience advising public and private companies, boards of directors, and special committees regarding all aspects of corporate governance and compliance. Additionally, our capital market and business finance experience covers a full range of capital raising, business, and financial transactions.

Employment & Labor - Parker Poe counsels manufacturers as they design, manage, and carry out HR initiatives in a business world of increasing pressures and regulations. In addition to monetary risks, failure to prevent and monitor potential employment problems can distract management, waste time, and limit resources. Employers also face increasingly aggressive efforts by labor unions to organize employees. Companies need to prevent incipient union activity and protect their union-free status through deliberate and coordinated steps and regular union avoidance training. Parker Poe works to understand your business, your legal issues, and how best to protect the reputation, business practices, and performance of your company.

Environmental - Offering guidance through the increasingly complex issues of environmental regulation and compliance, Parker Poe helps clients achieve their business goals without undue interference or delay. We have advised clients on environmental matters since the 1970s and now represent companies throughout the Southeast, across the nation, and around the globe. Our clients are engaged in numerous industries, including construction, steel production, textiles, chemicals, electronics, pharmaceuticals, industrial and medical gas production, drum reconditioning, banking, and commercial real estate development. In addition, we provide legal assistance to individuals and governmental entities such as counties and municipalities.

Government Investigations & White Collar Defense - Parker Poe works with public and private corporations to understand the foundation of a charge, build an investigative strategy, conduct a full inspection, and then provide conclusions and recommended actions. We work quietly on internal matters that never receive public attention, but we also represent clients in all stages of investigations involving grand juries, federal and state courts, regulatory agencies and auditors, congressional inquiries, and civil disputes.

Government Relations & Lobbying - Parker Poe represents manufacturers and other job creators expanding or locating in the Southeast. Our government relations and lobbying practice encompasses activities such as formulating strategy, drafting legislation, appearing before legislative committees and study commissions, and intervening directly with legislative officials. The members of our lobbying team draw upon many years of experience in government stemming from their backgrounds as public officials and lobbyists.

International Business - Parker Poe provides manufacturing and distribution clients with quality and effective legal advice based on years of experience and a local and worldwide network of corporate, financial, political, and professional relationships, clients, and contacts. Our clients include a variety of multinational, foreign, and domestic clients, both public and private. We are equipped to serve a broad range of industries on both inbound and outbound corporate and commercial transactions.

Mergers, Acquisitions & Joint Ventures - Parker Poe offers clients a wealth of experience across a broad range of business combinations and related activities. Our group includes more than 30 attorneys who work regularly with public and private companies for whom acquisitions and divestitures are a major strategic focus, as well as financial and entrepreneurial buyers and sellers of businesses. As part of our substantial international business practice, our attorneys regularly counsel non-U.S. clients who seek to enter or expand their presence in the U.S. market through acquisitions, as well as U.S. companies acquiring or selling businesses overseas.

Real Estate & Commercial Development - Parker Poe’s Real Estate and Commercial Development practice group is well-known across the Southeast for its work in helping clients structure, negotiate, and close commercial real estate transactions. We represent developers, owners, buyers, sellers, landlords, and tenants in a variety of real estate matters.

Tax - Parker Poe represents manufacturing and distribution clients with planning, structuring, negotiating, and implementing transactions to yield the most efficient federal and state tax consequences.

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