Although the makers of paper and packaging have always been the source of millions of jobs and economic activity, the global recession has resulted in a sharp decrease in demand. Low demand has even hit commodity paper products, like containerboard and paperboard. The industry is shifting its focus to emerging markets like China and Russia where demand is still relatively high, but continues to be plagued with high energy and production costs. Like all industries, paper and packaging businesses are also grappling with sustainability, as they work to use more recycled content.

Kilpatrick Townsend has developed a team across different practices – corporate, environmental and land use, intellectual property and litigation – to cater specifically to the legal needs of the forest products, paper and packaging industry. We have represented paper companies in complex Brownfields transactions, responded to environmental enforcement actions, defended employment discrimination claims and provided general corporate and IP counsel to our paper and packaging clients.

Our clients in the forest products, paper and packaging industry include:

  • Pulp and paper companies
  • Forest products manufacturers
  • Textiles manufacturers

Paper & Packaging

Experience Highlights

Appeal of NPDES permit for Georgia-Pacific LLC
Represented Georgia-Pacific LLC with regard to a citizen-driven appeal of the re-issuance of an NPDES permit; more
Race discrimination class action for one of the largest U.S. forest product manufacturers
Represented one of the largest U.S. forest products manufacturers in a suit brought against our client in Alabama Federal court by the EEOC on behalf more
Fort James Corp. & Fort James Operating Co. v. J.H. McNairn, Ltd., et al.
The firm served as lead counsel on behalf of Georgia-Pacific LLC’s subsidiaries in a patent infringement suit against two competitors in the more
$8 billion merger for a publicly traded North American paper and forestry product company
Lead U.S. environmental counsel in $8 billion merger of two major, publicly traded North American paper and forestry product companies. more

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