After over twenty years' experience working for commodity procurement, marketing, and food processing companies, Eric Bartsch's practice is now divided among corporate finance, transaction, and commercial litigation matters. Acting in the role of corporate general counsel, Mr. Bartsch regularly assist clients with debt and equity financing, joint-venture formation, contracting, and litigation. In that capacity, he oversaw a $44 million acquisition of food processing assets in the Midwestern United States, a build-to-suit contract and equipment lease for a Pennsylvanian East coast food processing facility, and the acquisition, permitting and renovation of a juice extraction and bottling facility in Southern California, all for a publicly traded food processing company.
Mr. Bartsch has served as counsel for some of the leading cooperatives in the United States. He acted as lead counsel for over 100 feed mills in their recovery of overcharges relating to price-fixing in the vitamin industry. As outside general counsel to one of the largest natural food companies in North America, Mr. Bartsch has overseen 1934 Act compliance, mergers and acquisitions, improvement of financial and contracting controls, class wage and hour litigation, and general commercial and appellate litigation. When a client wanted to streamline its capital structure, Mr. Bartsch organized a team of the firm's attorneys and served as team counsel for the engagement. The negotiation and preparation of co-pack, contract manufacturing, and license agreements rounds out the work Mr. Bartsch is frequently asked to undertake for his clients.
Notwithstanding his work for hard asset companies, Mr. Bartsch active in the venture capital space relating to iOS applications, including board service for a software technology company that recently completed its Series B financing.
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