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McNees Announces Food and Beverage Group

June 29, 2016
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HARRISBURG, PA (June 29, 2016) – McNees Wallace & Nurick today announced the formation and launch of its Food and Beverage Practice Group.  The group will be co-chaired by Peter “Fritz” Kriete, Of Counsel and Kimberly A. Selemba, Of Counsel.

The Food Industry and Alcohol & Beverage groups were merged to better serve the firm’s clients and assist them in navigating the many issues that arise from operating in the food and beverage industry. The group, consisting of a forwardthinking and collaborative team of attorneys, has a depth of experience working with food related clients on a national level and a keen understanding of the complex regulatory environment which permeates the industry. 

“An intimate understanding of the food and beverage industry is critical to representing our growing number of clients,” said David Kleppinger, Chairman of McNees Wallace & Nurick.  “Our Food and Beverage Group integrates our extensive industry knowledge and experience across multiple practice areas, and positions us to further provide effective and efficient legal services to the businesses we serve.”

The practice group represents a wide range of practice areas including, Trademark and Labeling, Liquor Regulations and Licensing, Food Growing and Processing, Food Transportation and Distribution, Crisis Management, Litigation and Conflict Resolution. 

“Combining the firm’s Food Industry and Alcohol and Beverage practice groups will enable us to offer a deeper bench which enhances legal services to our food and beverage clients,” said Fritz Kriete.  “The group could not have been formed at a better time considering the increasing complexity of issues regarding trademarks, nutrition labeling, inspections, recalls and a number of other related consumer safety concerns.”

McNees attorneys are equipped to face any legal matter head on with our full spectrum of services specifically tailored to the needs of the industry in concert with our clients’ needs and goals. Our attorneys counsel and represent clients regarding compliance with international, federal, state, and local food laws and regulations.

Our clients span every aspect of the Food & Beverage industry, focusing in areas such as food growers and processors, transportation, distribution, litigation, and conflict resolution. Additionally, we represent and assist manufacturing, distribution, and import companies.


McNees is a full-service law firm based in central Pennsylvania with more than 130 attorneys representing corporations, associations, institutions and individuals. The firm serves clients worldwide from offices in Harrisburg, Lancaster, State College and Scranton, PA; Columbus, OH; and Washington, D.C. McNees is also a member of the ALFA International Global Legal Network. @McNeeslaw LinkedIn