Manufacturing & Supply Chain


Marshall Melhorn attorneys expertly manage clients’ complex challenges covering different legal disciplines, eliminating the time and cost to coordinate among multiple firms.

We counsel investors and manufactures at all stages of product development with an eye towards achieving success in the marketplace. We seek creative solutions to preserve our clients’ brand, future revenues, and growing business interests.

With manufacturers facing regulatory costs of over $100 billion and legal costs of almost a trillion dollars every year, we stay on top of the topics that keep our clients awake at night. We are constantly seeking ways to better serve the unique needs of our clients as they focus on staying ahead of their competition.

While we understand that strategic intellectual property protection and carefully drafted forms and contracts can help avoid claims, we are prepared to fight for our clients in any business disputes that may arise. In addition, clients know they can call us day or night – our concern for their well-being extends well beyond traditional business hours.

Top Strengths

Representative clients include manufacturers and distributors of automotive and agricultural products, medical devices, heavy equipment, construction products, industrial machinery, as well as various household and consumer goods. We practice primarily in the areas of:

  • Dealer/Franchise Litigation: from complex, multi-party suits to simple matters, we handle each client issue with the same dedication to our clients’ goals.
  • IP Protection and Enforcement: our skilled team of patent attorneys and agents stand ready to advise on IP strategy, patent searches, copyright registration, trademark clearance searches, evaluation, selection and licensing with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. We also represent local, regional, national, and international clients in IP infringement matters within the U.S. and abroad.
  • Labor and Employment Issues: we work closely with businesses of all sizes on the many labor and employment issues that arise. The Labor and Employment attorneys at Marshall Melhorn know your industry and work seamlessly with the HR professionals at your company. 
  • Start ups: members of our team focus on advising emerging companies on formation and business development, and early stage financing and strategic relationships. As the business matures, we advise on tax planning, executive compensation, mergers & acquisitions, and any corporate governance issues.
  • Transactions, Consolidations and Mergers: we represent businesses in all phases of the business life cycle, from the development of markets, strategic partnerships, financing, compliance, labor and related negotiations, to divestiture, mergers, and acquisitions. Our team also regularly supports our business owners and executives with tax, estate and succession planning.

At Marshall Melhorn you will experience advisors who care about your success, whether we’re helping you through difficult times or structuring the deals that grow your business.