We specialize in the laws relating to the production, distribution, and sale of alcoholic beverages. We can address your needs in qualification, licensing, business and marketing practices, and represent you before federal and state agencies that regulate alcoholic beverages. Our beverage industry experience has led other counsel to ask us to assist in civil, administrative, and criminal proceedings that may affect alcoholic beverage license privileges.
We are well-versed in the statutes, rules, and policies that apply to alcoholic beverage business operations in all fifty states. We keep our clients up to date with significant legal developments affecting the alcoholic beverage industry. In California, we work with legislators and industry members to improve the state's alcoholic beverage laws.
Our firm provides pro bono legal services to many organizations that further industry initiatives including: the Specialty Wine Retailers Association (General Counsel and Board Member), the Coalition for Free Trade (Founding General Counsel), and the California Music and Culture Association (Founding General Counsel and Board Member). Our firm is also an Associate Member of the Wine Institute, Wine America, Family Winemakers of California, the Sonoma County Vintners Association, and other trade organizations.
Our clients have saved money, reduced paperwork, lessened aggravation, and expedited projects involving alcoholic beverage licensing and contracts.
Whether you are an experienced or new industry member, we encourage you to engage in comprehensive legal planning before embarking on new alcoholic beverage programs or ventures.