Our AgTech + Food Industry team delivers innovative and business-minded solutions to help our clients feed a rapidly growing global population.
Our cross-disciplinary practice brings together the legal prowess and technical facility that allow us to understand our clients’ complex science and technologies and related business models and to help them address their strategic challenges and opportunities. Many of our lawyers are scientists and engineers with advanced degrees who are ideally equipped to assist when legal matters intersect scientific and technical issues that are common to modern agriculture and food. Our team also includes lawyers from MoFo’s leading M&A and corporate finance practices with extensive industry-specific experience.
We focus on three important industry segments: soil & crop technologies, precision ag, and food, where we provide strategic advice and legal counsel to a diverse portfolio of clients, from one-person startups to Fortune 50 companies. We also represent the academic and government sources of groundbreaking science and technology, as well as the lenders and investors that provide finance to the industry.
“‘Excellent’ practice in the global food and agricultural space: ‘It is a firm that is capable in the US as well as in countries around the world. It does a good job wherever we needed them to be.’" (Chambers Global 2019)
Our practice encompasses the areas vital to our clients in the industry:
With more than 80 agtech and food lawyers around the world, our fully integrated team has the technological knowledge, business insight, legal skills, and global reach that are critical to business success grounded in innovative discovery.
Our soil & crop technologies practice focuses on biological inputs and treatments, biological materials to produce or farm, bio-based pest management, chemical inputs, genetics-based tech, new crops, and seed technology.
Our precision ag practice focuses on data and software-focused technologies, such as smart equipment and sensors, AI and robotics, and the Internet of Things (IoT), as well as precision ag services, including farming prescriptions.
Our food practice focuses on both traditional food producers and non-traditional food companies focused on farm‑to‑consumer, as well as food e-commerce, processing and enhancement, and safety and traceability.
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“Widely acknowledged for its expertise in representing emerging companies in the ag-tech and agribusiness sectors. Also noted for providing advice on intellectual property disputes, patent applications and M&A transactions. Clients benefit from having access to lawyers with advanced degrees in science disciplines relevant to the contemporary ag-tech and agribusiness industry.”(Chambers Global 2018)
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