Cosmetics, OTC & Medical Devices

Maintaining a national practice with California roots, Diesch Forrest’s Cosmetics Practice represents FDA regulated industries with a special emphasis in the natural and organic sectors. Cost effective and industry focused, Diesch Forrest helps cosmetics, OTC, and medical device companies navigate regulatory hurdles, manage legal business needs, and defend against consumer lawsuits.

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Technology / Software

Diesch Forrest has extensive experience in guiding and counseling technology and software companies in all aspects of technology development, open source, licensing (on premise) and SaaS (hosted) agreements, hosting and uptime service level agreements, technology escrow, reseller agreements, royalty agreements, domestic and international and sales, as well as import and export, website terms of use, and domestic and international privacy issues.


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Diesch Forrest represents a variety of business, including non-profit and for-profit entities. Our experienced litigators are capable of handling even the most complex cases with a demonstrated record of success.  Our ability to work efficiently and strategically, sets Diesch Forrest apart from the competition.  We help client’s respond swiftly, defend their rights, protect their reputations and manage the risk of litigation.

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Real Estate

Diesch Forrest can assist with a variety of real estate and construction matters, from the creation of contractor and subcontractor agreements, construction defect claims and defense, premises liability, property line and easement disputes, sale agreement disputes, salesperson and broker negligence, and eminent domain proceedings.

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General Counsel Services

As outside general counsel, Diesch Forrest advises companies in virtually every aspect of a business operation ultimately serving as a true value proposition for the executive team and management.  With Diesch Forrest, businesses obtain the benefit of in-house general counsel services without the expense of maintaining an in-house legal team.

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Business Law: For Profit & Non-Profit

Diesch Forrest provides strategic legal counseling for today’s business entrepreneurs. From start-ups to international players, Diesch Forrest has the experience to address virtually all your business law needs. We give businesses the tool's today for tomorrow's successes.

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Cosmetics & The Law: Looking Good in the Eyes of the Law

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Diesch Forrest provides regulatory advice and counsel to ensure regulatory compliance with California state law and the statutes and regulations enforced by the Food and Drug Administration, the Federal Trade Commission and other regulatory agencies. We prepare a wide range of business documents, including manufacturing, resale and distribution agreements, formulation agreements, and vendor agreements. The firm's unique focus on cosmetics, particularly in the natural and organic sector, includes extensive experience assisting with product packaging and labeling, certification and resolution of disputes regarding compliance with the National Organic Program (NOP) and California Organic Products Act (COPA), as well as defending companies from both governmental agencies and private litigants, including class action litigation, in matters involving breach of contract, unfair competition, false advertising, the Consumer Legal Remedies Act, and Lanham Act violations.