Minneapolis and Chicago (12-January-2011) — The International Foodservice Manufacturers Association (IFMA) and Faegre & Benson LLP are pleased to announce that IFMA has engaged Faegre & Benson to serve as its general counsel effective January 1, 2011.
In the fall of 2009, IFMA and Faegre & Benson embarked on a partnership to bring IFMA members relevant and timely information on legal and regulatory issues affecting the foodservice manufacturing community and the food industry as a whole. The partnership with IFMA is a key step in the growing commitment of Faegre & Benson to the Chicago market.
IFMA Chief Executive Officer Larry Oberkfell states, "Faegre & Benson has an industry focus in food and agriculture law that gives them the depth and expertise we are looking for in counsel. It has a strong national practice representing manufacturers on many of the legal issues that confront our membership."
Kim Walker, head of the Faegre & Benson food, agriculture and biofuels industry group, says IFMA is a key leader in an industry the firm has historically represented. "We are honored to work with IFMA as its legal counsel. We have great respect for the association and its role in supporting the industry and contributing to the success of its members."
Through updates, issue tracking and topical events and webinars, IFMA and Faegre & Benson are committed to providing timely legislative information and insight to the foodservice community.