Blackwell Burke P.A. Partner Benjamin W. Hulse to be Panelist at Association for Corporate Growth Conference on June 21, 2011

Blackwell Burke P.A. partner Benjamin W. Hulse will participate as a panelist at the Association for Corporate Growth’s (ACG) 2011 Upper Midwest Connection Conference in Minneapolis on Tuesday, June 21st. Brian Boyle, Food and Beverage Specialist with McGladrey Capital Markets, will moderate the panel entitled, “The Changing Landscape of the Food and Beverage Industry.” The ACG is “the global community for middle market M&A dealmakers and business leaders focused on driving growth.”

Mr. Hulse will be discussing the regulatory issues and litigation risks involved in the acquisition of food and beverage companies. Before joining Blackwell Burke P.A. in June of 2010, Mr. Hulse was a partner in the litigation practice group at a prominent national law firm based in Chicago. He has extensive experience representing private equity firms and their portfolio companies in a variety of litigation matters. Mr. Hulse also represents manufacturers, marketers, and distributors of food products.

The attorneys of Blackwell Burke’s Food Safety Group represent major food manufacturers as well as food distributors, retailers, and restaurants. Areas of practice include litigation, arbitration, regulatory and administrative actions, third-party discovery issues, and other legal matters. They have successfully represented institutional clients in claims involving food borne illnesses (including E. coli and salmonella), ingredients, product recalls, adulteration and contamination, packaging, product warnings and instructions, processing procedures, kill steps, and other food safety issues. The firm also has experience working with issues involving Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) and Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) matters.

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