Dietary Supplements, Cosmetic and Functional Foods

Food, drugs, cosmetics and medical devices are highly regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The law firm of Charles C. Weller A.P.C. & Associates provides cutting-edge advice and cost-effective legal solutions for clients in the nutritional supplement industry. Our clients include dietary supplement companies and nutraceutical companies with local, national and international operations.

Our industry-specific experience enables our clients to deal successfully with the many legal and commercial challenges they face. Charles C. Weller, A.P.C. & Associates offers nutraceutical companies the optimal mix of considerable capabilities, efficient resources and cost-effective legal services. Because we are intimately involved with the daily activities and needs of this rapidly growing industry, we understand its issues and the best ways to help our nutraceutical clients be profitable and succeed moving forward. We help clients at every step of the product life cycle – from product development and regulatory approval/clearance to advertising, marketing and distribution.

At Charles C. Weller, A.P.C. & Associates, we counsel clients regarding compliance with a variety of statutory and regulatory requirements. We advise our clients regarding enforcement risk and options for mitigating risk in areas where compliance requirements are unclear. Our primary objective is to help clients accomplish their goals while complying with the law.

We provide advice, services and representation in matters involving:

  • Compliance with FDA/DSHEA regulations;
  • Advising regarding classification of products as dietary supplements
  • Advising on all aspects of product labeling and advertising
  • Developing permitted product claims with respect to structure/function
  • Advising regarding nutrient content claims and health claims
  • Preparing and filing New Dietary Ingredient Notifications (NDI)
  • Import detentions
  • FDA inspections
  • Warning letters
  • Recalls
  • Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issues and challenges;
  • Current good manufacturing practices (cGMPs);
  • Adverse Event Reports;
  • False advertising (Lanham Act) litigation;;
  • Product liability issues;
  • Lawsuit prevention;
  • Litigation defense including FDA and FTC enforcement actions;
  • Licensing and Distribution;
  • Advertising and Marketing Law;
  • Products Liability;
  • Business litigation and dispute resolution; and
  • Intellectual property — trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets;

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Experienced Health and Fitness Industry Attorney

Charles C. Weller, the Fitness Lawyer®, has extensive experience providing legal services and representation to the health, fitness, and nutritional supplement community. As an authority in sports nutrition, dietary supplements, and regulatory, advertising, and marketing law, the Fitness Lawyer® offers a variety of legal services from start-up companies to long-established members of the health and fitness industry. Mr. Weller understands the business and legal challenges facing fitness industry companies and has developed a practice catering to clients in the health and fitness community. Mr. Weller has served as both in-house and outside counsel to countless nutraceutical companies, both large and small. Charles C. Weller, A.P.C. & Associates provides a complete range of advice, services and representation and is often retained as a consultant for expertise in this highly specialized area of law.

More information about our firm’s work on behalf of companies in the sports and fitness industry can be found at

Forward-Thinking Solutions

Much of our firm’s work involves laying the groundwork for profitable health and fitness enterprises. We can advise in matters involving business formation, contracts, trademarks, regulatory compliance and risk prevention. Charles C. Weller is also an accomplished trial attorney who resolves disputes involving business ownership, breach of contract, intellectual property, products liability, false advertising, business injury, and other matters. Whatever the nature of your legal issues, the Charles C. Weller, A.P.C. & Associates can provide forward-thinking and cost-effective solutions with responsive service.

Contact the Fitness Lawyer®

For a free initial consultation with the law firm of Charles C. Weller A.P.C., Attorney At Law, contact our firm.