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Beer, Wine & Spirits Law

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The attorneys of GRSM have a long history of representing leading producers and distributors of beer, wine, and other alcoholic beverages across the United States. The craft beer industry, composed of small producers of high-quality, hand-crafted beer rich in deep flavors, has more than doubled in size during the past decade.

Multi-faceted issues, some of which are unique to the craft beer industry and its rapid growth, require keen legal counsel. The attorneys at GRSM understand these complexities, and help our clients successfully navigate issues relating to raising capital, business transactions, mergers and acquisitions, employment, and intellectual property. Our attorneys specialize in specific areas of the law and collaborate nationwide to skillfully and effectively advise clients on issues in all stages of business development.

Our Beer, Wine & Spirits Practice provides legal experience in:

  • Capital raises
  • Business transactions
  • Real estate
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Lending
  • Employment
  • Intellectual property (trademarks, patents, etc.)
  • Risk assessments
  • Business formation
  • Securities and crowdsourcing
  • Commercialization
  • Legal malpractice
  • Insurance bad faith
  • Toxic torts litigation

GRSM attorneys have extensive experience representing leading wineries and distilleries and have in-depth knowledge of current beverage industry operations and challenges. Coupled with the skill for helping clients solve legal problems, our attorneys are beer and wine aficionados who are dedicated and passionate about helping the industry thrive in today’s competitive marketplace.