Food backgrounds: top view of a rustic wooden table filled with different types of food. At the center of the frame is a cutting board with beef steak, raw chicken meat and salmon fillet and all around it is a large variety of food like fruits, vegetables, cheese, bread, eggs, legumes, olive oil and nuts. DSRL studio photo taken with Canon EOS 5D Mk II and Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM Telephoto Zoom Lens
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Latham & Watkins Advises UPSIDE Foods on Its Acquisition of Cultured Decadence

January 26, 2022
A Bay Area-based team advises the innovative cultivated food company growing sustainable products.

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.