Foodservice Sales & Marketing Association

FSMA Legal Advocacy Library

One of your most valuable FSMA member benefits is access to important legal opinions and Legal Briefs. This service is offered to members as part of their dues investment in FSMA  Many members have saved thousands of dollars and possible legal jeopardy by taking advantage of this service.

Manufacturer/Agency relationships are governed by state, federal and contract laws. Violations of these laws often involve severe penalties.

For the protection of all parties, FSMA offers legal opinions and Legal Briefs on the most frequently occurring legal issues. Members can also call FSMA directly for a confidential review of their specific situation.

Listed below are some of our most recent Legal Briefs governing a variety of common situations. These Legal Briefs are available to FSMA Members only. Call FSMA at 202-596-8112 for a confidential discussion, or via email.

You can also contact FSMA General Counsel Barry Maloney at:

Maloney & Knox, PLLC
5225 Wisconsin Avenue NW
Suite 316
Washington, DC 20015-2055


Barry Maloney

Members should consult with FSMA before using any legal opinions or Legal Briefs.