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Compliance and Due Diligence

The Danow Group, is ready to assist you as you navigate the complex, nuanced, and ever-evolving regulatory landscape of the beverage-alcohol, food and dietary supplements, and cannabis industries.
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Compliance and Due Diligence Overview

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Our mission is to ensure that businesses within these sectors achieve and maintain compliance with state and federal regulations. We are also available to provide comprehensive due-diligence support. Our industry-specific experience, allows us to offer tailored legal solutions to safeguard your operations and help you achieve your business goals.

  • BEVERAGE ALCOHOL: The Danow Group represents manufacturers, importers, brand owners, wholesalers and retailers of beverage alcohol. In addition to decades of experience advising members of the beverage-alcohol industry, we represent private-equity firms, law firms, financial institutions, and real-property owners and managers. Our advisory team provides guidance on a wide range of state and federal trade practices, including tied-house rules, gift-and-service regulations, sponsorships, advertising, promotions and other issues. We also guide our clients as they navigate the complexities of state and federal labeling requirements. We help our clients understand and meet federal and state standards and guidelines. We assist our clients when they conduct due diligence reviews prior to purchasing the stock or assets of a regulated entity. We also conduct compliance seminars on our clients’ behalf.
  • FOOD AND DIETARY SUPPLEMENTS: For manufacturers, importers, distributors, marketers, and brand owners of food and dietary supplements, The Danow Group offers comprehensive support in complying with federal laws and regulations, including compliance with the FDCA (Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act), FSMA (Food Safety Modernization Act), NLEA (Nutrition Labeling and Education Act), and DSHEA (Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act). We also assist in compliance with FDA food facility rules, import and export regulations, labeling rules and the intricate processes related to food additives and GRAS determinations for novel ingredients. Furthermore, we are here to assist you as you assess the risks associated with marketing claims to keep your products in compliance with applicable regulations while minimizing potential litigation costs down the line.
  • CANNABIS: Our cannabis team has worked closely with state policymakers in developing the rules and regulations that govern the adult-use cannabis marketplace. With our extensive experience in advising highly regulated industries, we are prepared to work closely with cultivators, processors, distributors, retailers, and brand owners to ensure compliance with state laws and regulations while minimizing risks associated with the industry. Our legal team offers creative guidance in navigating the rapidly evolving regulatory landscape of the cannabis industry, including compliance with trade-practices rules, labeling regulations, traceability requirements, ownership and management disclosure requirements, and all other aspects of compliance. We’re committed to supporting your business through every step of its growth, from licensing to ongoing compliance.

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