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Starting an alcohol business presents an enormous challenge. Breweries, wineries, and distilleries face hurdles unique to the products they intend to create and distribute beyond the common license, permit, and financing considerations. Do you have the specialized information you need to help your clients get their small businesses off the ground? Get the tools you need to navigate the most common legal issues alcoholic beverage producers will encounter. Register today!
Learn how to obtain the necessary licenses and approvals from the TTB and other regulators.
Gain insight into how to overcome unique financing challenges faced by breweries, distilleries, and vineyards.
Explore business-unique tax planning and reporting requirements.
Discuss the legal issues involved in online and direct-to-consumer sales.
This course is part of the Wine, Beer, and Spirits Law series.
Mitch Funk is a attorney in the Beverage Alcohol group at TFH Legal, with a focus on alcohol licensing and permitting. He interned with TFH Legal while in law school, which was the result of the intersection of his personal interest in craft beer and the Firm's respected beverage-alcohol practice. Through his internship with the Firm, which spanned both his second and third years of law school as well as while he was studying for the Georgia Bar Exam, he gained a wealth of knowledge in numerous areas of the beverage-alcohol regulatory world. He stayed on with the Firm as an associate attorney following his graduation from law school and his passage of the Georgia Bar, and as a result of the significant experience he gained as a long-term intern, he was able to hit the ground running, without the traditional long training period needed for new lawyers. Today, his practice now spans the gamut of beverage alcohol licensing, including but not limited to breweries, distilleries, restaurants, brew pubs, hotels, and other areas of the hospitality industry.
Taylor Harper is a shareholder in the Atlanta, Georgia firm of Taylor, Feil, Harper & Lumsden P.C., where his practice focuses primarily on regulatory compliance and litigation in the beverage, alcohol, and cannabis industries at the federal, state and local levels. Mr. Harper's practice encompasses assisting clients in all phases of operations, including start-up, structuring and governance, licensing and permitting, franchise regulation, trade practices regulation, promotions regulation (including regulation of point of sale materials and consumer specialty advertising), brand and label regulation, trademark, taxation (including excise taxes and sales-and-use taxes), importation, contracts (distribution, supply-chain, IP, production services), and related real estate, leasing, and landlord-tenant matters. He is admitted to practice in Georgia and before the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, and the Department of Veteran Affairs. Mr. Harper is a member of the Atlanta Bar Association and the State Bar of Georgia. He earned his B.A. degree, with honors, from Georgia State University; and his J D. degree from Georgia State University College of Law. Additionally, Mr. Harper is an adjunct professor at Georgia State University College of Law, where he teaches a course on beverage-alcohol law.
Tracy P. Jong is an attorney with Evans & Fox LLP. She is registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office (Registration No. 56105), the Western District and Southern districts of New York (federal court), and the State Bar of New York. Ms. Jong practices in the areas of intellectual property and restaurant, winery, and liquor law. She assists businesses in the licensing and renewal process, labeling and federal licensing issues; and representing them in violations/suspension cases before the state liquor authority. Ms. Jong is a member of the American, New York State and Monroe County bar associations; the Rochester Professional Consultants Group; the Greater Rochester Area Women’s Bar Association; and the Rochester Intellectual Property Law Association. She earned her B.A. degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo and her J.D. degree from Touro College.
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