Our manufacturing industry attorneys provide coordinated, comprehensive legal counsel to manufacturers on strategic, operational, financial, regulatory and day-to-day business issues.

Using a team approach, attorneys in particular practice areas remain sensitive to the need for quick, effective, practical solutions and call upon the guidance of other team members needed to tackle each unique challenge your business may encounter. 

Bond attorneys serve a broad range of both established and start-up manufacturers in a vast array of industries, with a significant level of experience serving clients in, among others:

  • Computer and Electronic Products and Equipment;
  • Machinery;
  • Fabricated Metals;
  • Chemicals;
  • Plastics and Rubber Products;
  • Pharmaceutical;
  • Surgical and Medical Equipment;
  • Food, Beverage and Dairy; and
  • Paper Manufacturing

Our clients range from an international aerospace and defense manufacturer and publicly-held motion control manufacturer to an installer and wholesale distributor of photovoltaic solar components and a sophisticated producer of industrial and medical oxygen equipment – and everything in between. We pride ourselves on a thorough understanding of each client's unique business and the particular industry in which it operates. We are acutely aware that legal problems do not exist in a vacuum but rather can be best solved by considering the broader commercial context in which they are presented and the competitive objectives sought to be achieved.

Whatever your business's particular needs and challenges may be, we would consider ourselves privileged to provide the legal experience you need to prosper in an ever-evolving marketplace – not just as your trusted advisors, but as true partners in your success. Let us put the depth of our experience in the manufacturing sector to work for you. 

Like all businesses, manufacturers require a wide range of legal services to support their operations. Attorneys in Bond’s manufacturing group provide coordinated, comprehensive legal counsel to manufacturers throughout New York State on strategic, operational, regulatory and day-to-day business issues, including formation, corporate governance, contracts, risk assessment, supply chain issues, succession planning, mergers and acquisitions and more. Attorneys from across all firm offices serve a broad range of both established and start-up manufacturers in an array of industries, helping them stay focused on operations and strategic planning while avoiding legal problems.

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Many successful business owners concentrate so much of their energy on growing their business, they don’t spend enough, or any, time on an exit strategy. Business owners of large and small manufacturing operations need to ask themselves how they plan to deal with the eventualities of life. Specifically:

  • How long they want to be in business
  • What happens if they become ill or pass away
  • How can they preserve value in the business for their loved ones
  • What are the consequences if something happens to one or more of their business partners
  • How to prevent an unwanted third party from obtaining an ownership interest in the business

Our attorneys routinely assist manufacturing-business owners in addressing these and many more issues that are involved in continuity or succession planning. By addressing these threshold issues early on rather than at the time of a life changing event, a business owner can take some comfort in knowing that a well-considered plan is in place to smoothly guide both the owner and the business through the transition process.

A number of attorneys in Bond have specialized knowledge and professional privacy certifications relating to issues of data breaches and incident response, two areas of growing concern in the manufacturing sector. Our attorneys provide insight into cybersecurity and data privacy matters concerning:

  • business transactions,
  • compliance,
  • information risk assessment and management,
  • data subject requests and response,
  • cyber incident response and crisis management,
  • governance,
  • policy and notice drafting,
  • diligence review,
  • intellectual property,
  • technology integration and development, and 
  • litigation.

These multidisciplinary attorneys have experience with counseling manufacturers on compliance with international, federal and state privacy laws, regulations and security standards, including HIPAA, FERPA, GDPR, CCPA/CPRA, BIPA, NYS DFS, SHIELD Act, NY Education Law 2-d, PIPL, PCI DSS and the Gramm-Leach Bliley Act, as well as international, federal and state cybersecurity and data breach notification laws.

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As regulations have burgeoned and grown more complex, Bond has been on the scene, understanding the new rules and equipping manufacturing clients to manage ever-increasing demands. Our relationships with representatives from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), the New York State Department of Public Service (DPS) and other agencies and local boards encourage prompt attention to our manufacturing clients’ needs.

We are skilled in matters affecting manufacturers involving the Clean Air Act, particularly with respect to Title V permitting, the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), New York State Navigation Law, Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC), State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (SPDES) permitting and matters involving the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI). Furthermore, we also assist clients with navigating the State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA) with respect to manufacturing facilities.

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Information, knowledge and technology are the currency in today's global economy and the keys to innovation. For more than a century, Bond has provided legal services to clients, including manufacturers, who use research and development, innovation and technology to gain a competitive advantage. We provide the full range of intellectual property services, from patent and trademark prosecution to licensing and litigation and have substantial experience and knowledge in the protection, enforcement and commercial exploitation of all types of intellectual property.

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Representing management exclusively, in union and non-union settings, our attorneys serve manufacturers, be they large international corporations, medium and small businesses, startups, entrepreneurs or nonprofit corporations.

In union shops, we help manufacturers confront organized labor issues, such as union formation, collective bargaining and strikes. Our attorneys are seasoned advisers in the areas of collective bargaining, administration of collective bargaining agreements and grievance and arbitration proceedings.

For all manufacturers we provide counsel related to wage/hour and benefits issues and assist in the development of employment-related policies, procedures and handbooks. On a day-to-day basis, we provide guidance to human resource and business unit managers on the many different laws encompassing employees' rights. Our goals are to help our clients create and maintain a positive human relations environment in their workplace through employee engagement and to support them in anticipating and preventing employment problems, as well as assisting them to resolve current issues. Should the need for litigation counsel arise, our team is prepared to handle a full range of labor and employment-related litigation matters, in all agencies and courts.

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Bond’s litigators have deftly handled sophisticated cases in federal and state courts and arbitral forums throughout the United States. Our lawyers represent a wide range of manufacturing clients, both big and small, in a variety of industries. Our exceptional wealth of experience and diversity ready us to assemble a lean and high-caliber litigation team to meet the specific needs of each particular matter.

With the endgame always in mind, we collaborate closely with our clients to craft and implement creative and successful strategies to reach the best and most cost effective resolutions as early as possible. And while we strive to reach favorable outcomes well before a case reaches trial, in those instances where it’s best to try a case, Bond has a remarkable depth of courtroom experience to see the matter through in both trial and appellate courts.

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Litigation is uncertain, expensive and full of risk.  While litigation is often necessary to protect or defend a client’s rights and/or business interests, Bond attorneys understand that litigation is not always in a client’s best interest and, to that end, work proactively with their clients to minimize risk and avoid unnecessary litigation. Bond can assist you by examining your contracts, policies and procedures, working with you to identify key contractual provisions and policies applicable to your unique business and circumstances, and then fine-tuning and improving those provisions and policies to not only suit your business needs, but also lessen the risk of conflicts/issues for your business, substantially strengthen your position in the event a despite arises, protect your valuable business assets, and save you significant time, money and other valuable resources.

All too often, companies react to trade secret theft and competitive threats due to employee departures, rather than position for it. Under these circumstances, they are faced with no choice but to engage in costly litigation.

Our Trade Secret Protection Audit assists companies in identifying critical intangible assets and guides the development of procedures, contract language, employment and non-disclosure agreements designed to protect them. Undertaken periodically, audits are able to help companies anticipate possible threats and reduce the areas of risk most often encountered in the course of conducting business. In performing this due diligence, our attorneys may also call upon other professionals in connection with the evaluation and testing of protocols related to the protection of computer data.

See the link below for more information on the Trade Secret Protection Audit.

In addition to the audit, our capabilities include:

  • Cease & Desist Letters
  • Computer & Information Use Policies
  • Confidentiality Agreements
  • Departure/Exit Protocols
  • Employment Agreements
  • Fraud & Security Audits
  • Invention Assignment Agreements
  • Non-compete Agreements
  • Non-disclosure Agreements
  • Restrictive Covenant Agreements
  • Technology Use Agreements
  • Trade Secret Theft Claims
  • Trade Secret Litigation

Click here to view Bond's Trade Secret Protection Audit brochure.