Food & Beverage


All companies involved in processing raw food materials, packaging, and distributing them constitute the food and beverage industry. Any product meant for human consumption, aside from pharmaceuticals can be a part of the food and beverage industry.

Hawaii’s unique location and heavy tourism economy provides special challenges to the food and beverage industry. In addition to supply chain management, licensing, compliance concerns, stakeholders have new challenges such as adapting to shift toward e-commerce and maintaining competitive differentiation.

CIPN Iwamura Pulice & Nervell works with new and existing companies on every phase of the industry, from business formation, real estate and financing issues, risk assessments, food import regulations, day to day operations, management and strategic planning. Our attorneys have experience and offer counseling services to food and agricultural companies with cross-over practice areas including contract, focused litigation, business laws, distribution networks, agricultural laws, personal injury and international trade laws.