Latham & Watkins Advises UPSIDE Foods on its Acquisition of Cultured Decadence

A Bay Area-based team advises the innovative cultivated food company growing sustainable products.

January 26, 2022

UPSIDE Foods (formerly Memphis Meats), a leading company in the cultivated meat, poultry, and seafood industry, has announced the acquisition of Cultured Decadence, a Madison, Wisconsin-based cultivated seafood company.

Latham & Watkins represents UPSIDE Foods in transaction with a deal team led by Bay Area partners Ben Potter and Saad Khanani, with Bay Area associates Betsie Stukenborg and Melinda Vanderburg. Advice was also provided on benefits & compensation matters by Bay Area partners Ashley Wagner and Jay Metz; on tax matters by Bay Area partner Grace Lee, with Bay Area associate Derek Gumm; and on intellectual property matters by Bay Area partner Jekkie Kim.

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