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Confections, cattle prods, kitchen appliances, mouth guards, ammunition, engineered films/plastics, industrial pumps, food additives, and pacemakers—these are just some of the products upon which Lindquist & Vennum's manufacturing clients have built their businesses. Our attorneys work closely with manufacturers to understand their products, their processes and their business objectives as we provide counsel on a wide variety of general corporate, transactional and litigation matters.

Our specialized practice counsels buy-side and sell-side manufacturing clients in M&A transactions, especially those involving intellectual assets. We also have particular significant experience with mechanical and engineering issues that arise in litigation from industrial equipment, such as compressed air systems, pumps and fluid handling systems. We have handled hundreds of cases nationally on a variety of manufacturing issues ranging from fire and property damage claims to substantial personal injury suits.

We also assist manufacturing clients with intellectual property advice and planning; licensing and technology transactions; trade secret protection; copyrights and advertising; patent litigation; trademarks and unfair competition; trade secrets; and insurance recovery.



  • Assisting a $7 billion global water filtration manufacturer with transactions in Virginia, Florida and Wisconsin.
  • Helping a Fortune 500 manufacturer of industrial pumps with acquisitions in Michigan, Indiana and Tennessee.
  • Serving as lead deal counsel to a $400 million manufacturer of household electric appliances in the acquisition of interests in defense contracting and the paper products industries. The deals have taken place in Arkansas and Florida.


  • Serving as products liability counsel for a manufacturer of compressed liquid spraying equipment.
  • Representing an aluminum manufacturing facility in Minnesota OSHA matters relating to health, personal injury and death. Over the course of the matter, our client has changed its approach in dealing with MN OSHA, leading to a significantly improved relationship.
  • Representing a feed manufacturer in Wisconsin in a challenging federal OSHA matter involving personal injury and death. OSHA issues included lockout/tagout and confined space procedures. We resolved the OSHA matter while continuing to coordinate investigation with several law firms involved in pending civil litigation.
  • Representing a manufacturer of industrial fans and blowers in a federal OSHA matter involving machine guarding issues. This matter is pending in South Dakota.
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