Manufacturing is a significant sector of the U.S. economy, accounting for more than $2.3 trillion of GDP. In California alone, manufacturing accounts for $316 billion, or more than 10% of the state’s total output. There are more than 35,000 manufacturing firms in California, employing more than 1.3 million people. A surprising 85% of all exports from California are manufactured goods, and small businesses account for a majority of those exporters.
The manufacturing sector is widely diverse nationwide and that is true in California as well, where the industry encompasses everything from high tech components to food and beverage goods and from fabricated metals to plastics. Manufacturers in California navigate increasingly complex regulation at every level, in production, operation, and employee management. In a global economy, manufacturers are often working with distributors and customers around the world, and require sophisticated contracts and documents.
Weintraub Corporate attorneys assist manufacturers at every stage of their business cycle, from formation to operation and transition (sale, merger, company reorganization, or generational transfer). The Intellectual Property Group works with manufacturers to protect their valuable IP, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets. The Labor and Employment Group steers manufacturing businesses through the maze of state and federal employment laws, requirements, and trainings. The Real Estate Group works closely with manufacturers that are acquiring and/or building locations or expanding existing facilities. The Trusts and Estates Group counts many owners and principals of manufacturing businesses as clients, assisting with business succession, estate planning, and generational transfer. When disputes arise, manufacturers of all sizes turn to the Weintraub litigators and trial lawyers.
Weintraub attorneys have decades of experience assisting manufacturers nationwide and internationally with a broad spectrum of their legal needs.