The U.S. manufacturing industry never ceases to amaze—due both to its resiliency and its constant evolution. As the industry has grown more complex and high-tech so have the legal issues manufacturers face. Carrington Coleman’s Manufacturing Industry team understands and helps clients navigate all of the subtleties of this evolving and increasingly sophisticated space.
Manufacturing companies face a number of challenges—from those inherent in running any business to complex questions unique to the field. Whether small to middle-market businesses based in the Dallas Fort Worth area, or multinational corporations setting up operations here, manufacturers and distributors regularly turn to Carrington Coleman to guide them smoothly through it all.
We provide the full range of transactional services for our manufacturing clients
We excel at handling our clients’ transactional business law needs. Manufacturers rely upon our experienced corporate counsel to skillfully draft and negotiate their supply, distribution, and other agreements with US and foreign counterparties. We bring sage counsel to deals ranging from real estate transactions to mergers and acquisitions on both the buy and sell side. In a world that relies increasingly on intellect and innovation, we ensure that our clients’ intellectual property is fully protected. And we regularly assist clients with employee relations and workplace policies. Every step of the way, we help our clients stay compliant with the evolving rules and regulations.
We offer litigation services in the context of our clients’ businesses
When clients are facing IP infringements, workforce reductions, toxic tort claims, denials of insurance coverage, or other business-altering issues, we are often their first call. Our awareness of the transactional nuances in the manufacturing space lends a significant heft to our litigation strategy. And while we always fight passionately for our clients’ rights, we strive to do so in a way that does not unnecessarily damage business relationships or interrupt operations.
We’re craftsmen too, of relationships and trust
Once clients come to Carrington Coleman, they tend to stay awhile. In fact, many of our clients have been with us for decades, allowing us the honor of escorting them through all of their evolutionary phases. We are there at their founding, through financing and growth, and often while celebrating their sale. We work every day to earn this spot by our clients’ side by offering sophisticated legal services—and highly responsive personal service—at a significant value.
Client Issue: Our client was sued for serious injuries allegedly sustained from products sold by our client. The client did not manufacturer the particular product, but sold the allegedly dangerous products to the plaintiff’s employer. Our client did not believe there was coverage for defense of the lawsuit.
Approach: In addition to vigorously defending the lawsuit on the merits, we assisted the client in working out insurance coverage through its own insurer and invoking contractual coverage from manufacturers of the various products without damaging the invaluable business relationship between our client and these manufacturers.