Based in Washington, DC, our Alcohol Beverages & Products Group represents clients in federal, state and international matters concerning the licensing, production, taxation, transportation, distribution, labeling, advertising and marketing of alcohol products. We are active at the Alcohol & Tobacco Tax & Trade Bureau, the Food and Drug Administration, and with the control authorities in almost every state.
We obtain licenses and permits necessary to transport and distribute alcohol beverages, and prepare and negotiate contracts that accomodate the demands of state franchise laws.
We provide supervisory counseling to corporate and trade association clients in the wine industry, as well as legislative counseling, dispute resolution hearings, enforcement proceedings and litigation. We have substantial wine industry experience in mergers and acquisitions, stock offerings, transactions, operating permits and licenses, trademarks, new product development, distribution issues and product recall.