Morrison & Foerster’s AgTech + Food Industry attorneys deliver strategic solutions to feed a rapidly growing global population. Our cross-disciplinary practice brings together the vital areas of law that clients in the agribusiness, agriculture, agtech, and food industries require, providing strategic advice and legal counsel in the areas of mergers & acquisitions, venture and commercial finance, technology transactions, regulatory compliance, privacy and data security, product liability, litigation and dispute resolution. Additionally, our Plant IP group is the global leader in multinational intellectual property protection related to agricultural products and equipment.
We help agriculture and agribusiness companies, in addition to lenders and investors in agribusiness. Our team provides science and manufacturing-based companies with advice and resources for domestic and international commercial alliances, strategic planning, product development, intellectual property strategy and management, asset acquisition and mergers, and the identification of complementary technologies. Our team includes lawyers from our leading M&A practice with specific, industry-related venture capital and merger and acquisition experience. Many of our lawyers are also scientists and engineers and are ideally equipped to assist when legal matters intersect with the scientific and technical issues that are common to modern agricultural business operations.
Clients look to us to understand their complex technologies and business models. To meet these needs, we have cultivated a practice ripe with scientific experience and advanced degrees in relevant disciplines. Our team also has experience across related industry segments, including software, Cleantech, life sciences, robotics, Internet of Things, and consumer products. Our clients rely on us for innovative and business-minded solutions, and we stress intellectual agility as a hallmark of our approach to client representation.
“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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