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Portillo Sales & Marketing/IBA

Portillo Sales & Marketing/IBA

John Portillo is a 30 year veteran in the foodservice industry with an outstanding history of achievement. His experiences include executive leadership roles with both regional and national sales agencies, strong client management and strategic experience, and extensive relationships with Distributo…

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FSMA Legal Opinion Library

One of your most valuable FSMA member benefits is access to important legal opinions and advice. This service is offerred 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 on the most frequently occurring legal issues. Members can also call FSMA directly for a confidential review of their specific situation.

Listed below (member-only password requried - request password here) are our most frequently requested legal opinions (Adobe PDF format) governing a variety of common situations.

Customers Interfering with Manufacturers Right to Select Their Own Agency.

Distributors Requiring Agencies To Pay Promotional Fees.

Legality of Witholding Commissions due to Customer Non-Payment

Manufacturers Liability to Pay Commission Upon Termination

Covenant Not to Compete

Members should consult with FSMA before using any legal opinions.

Member Spotlight

Portillo Sales & Marketing/IBA

Portillo Sales & Marketing/IBA

John Portillo is a 30 year veteran in the foodservice industry with an outstanding history of achievement. His experiences include executive leadership roles with both regional and national sales agencies, strong client management and strategic experience, and extensive relationships with Distributo…

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FSMA Membership Info >