Skip to Content

Manufacturing

Legal Counsel to the Manufacturing Industry

Carter Conboy is located in the hub of New York State’s rapidly expanding manufacturing industry. With our region and the State’s rapid growth in both new and growing operations, our attorneys help clients build business, grow brands, and increase profits with our experienced representation.

The legal issues facing your industry are as unique as the products you manufacture. We understand the challenges posed by government regulations related to creating, manufacturing, marketing and distributing your products, while we also recognize your opportunities and stand with you to help you achieve and advance your goals and objectives.

Accomplished Manufacturing Attorneys

At Carter Conboy, we understand the challenges and opportunities facing the manufacturing industry because we have been working with you for decades. We are well versed in the federal and state laws and regulations which set stringent regulations from production and processing to packing and distribution.  We provide our clients with a complete range of legal solutions, from regulatory compliance, to counseling and risk mitigation, to representation in litigated matters.

Manufacturing Sectors and Clients

As industry leaders, we have an in-depth knowledge of the nuances governing the manufacturing industry and its perpetually changing legal and regulatory environment. We represent manufacturers in many sectors, including:

  • Drugs and Medical Devices
  • Consumer Goods
  • Industrial Materials and Machinery
  • Construction Materials and Building Components
  • Food and Beverage
  • Agriculture
  • Creative and Artesian Goods
  • Advanced Materials
  • Biotech and Nanotech
  • Semiconductors
  • Information Technology
  • Cleantech and Energy

Comprehensive Services to Manufacturers

At Carter Conboy, it is our job to know your business – from start-up to operations to distribution and consumers. We can provide personalized legal services that promote and protect your business and advance your objectives.  Our services include:

  • Advertising, Labeling and Marketing
  • Brand Protection and Licensing
  • Consumer Class Action Defense
  • Corporate and Contract Law
  • Education, Planning, Training and Risk Mitigation
  • Environmental Impact, Safety, and Sustainability
  • Labor and Employment
  • Licensing
  • Litigation
  • Logistics Coordination and Contracting
  • Mediation and Arbitration
  • Product Liability Defense
  • Product Recalls
  • Product Safety Consulting
  • Regulatory and Safety Assessments
  • Regulatory Compliance

Legal Strategies that Grow With You

You are in one of the worlds most competitive business sectors and your legal counsel needs to keep up.  With a national reputation for premier litigation and a diverse practice that excels in dozens of legal services, Carter Conboy can protect you on all sides and ensure your product, brand, and business stays safe.

Regulatory, Advertising, and Consumer Rights Compliance

You have built a product, a business, a brand, a reputation. In a complex world of quickly changing laws that regulate everything from advertising to distribution to consumer protection, we stand by you to protect and defend what you have worked so hard to achieve.  Our attorneys help you traverse and comply with complicated regulations, investigations, and enforcement proceedings. 

Product Safety Consulting

Our representation of manufacturers goes beyond what ends up on the shelves. We immerse ourselves in your business – from walking the floor of your plant, to knowing your supply chain, and understanding the distribution and consumers of your product. We pride ourselves on delivering legal services that focus on your entire business, reducing your risk and liability by covering all of the bases. Our product safety consulting services include:

  • Representation before government agencies, including the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and NYS Department of Health (NYS DOH)
  • Civil and corrective matters before the FDA and CPSC
  • Compliance assessment related to the FDA, CPSC and other government agencies
  • Review and planning related to product testing, safety, and liability
  • Review, drafting and implementation of product safety policies and procedures
  • Strategic response to consumer inquiries or complaints regarding product safety

Product Regulatory and Safety Assessments

We work with manufacturers to conduct product safety assessments to ensure your product is safe and meets all rigorous safety and regulatory standards. Our product regulatory and safety assessments include evaluating:

  • Ingredients and Allergens
  • Packaging and Distribution
  • Manufacturing Process
  • Mandatory Labelling Requirements
  • Product Classification
  • Consumer Safety Hazards
  • Occupational Safety Hazards
  • Environmental Safety, Impact and Sustainability
  • Claims Compliance and Strategy with Regulations
  • Advertising and Consumer Rights Compliance
  • Identification and Mitigation of Potential Issues

Product Recalls

When manufacturing, importing, or distributing a product, there can be unforeseen risks and complications resulting in investigations, lawsuits, and product recalls. Recalls typically occur when an unreasonable risk of injury or death is associated with a product. While some recalls are voluntary, some are compulsory and directed by regulatory agencies such as the FDA and CPSC.  We work with you to reduce your risk of a product recall through our counseling and regulatory and safety assessment services.

If you find your product is under investigation, has been recalled, is under threat of recall, or you plan to conduct an independent recall, our attorneys represent you from initial recall, through stop sale and isolation of the product, through lawsuits resulting from injuries resulting from product safety issues.