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The brewing and distilling industries are rapidly growing, but complex state and federal regulations are ever-present obstacles to start-ups and established businesses alike. This legal guide will teach you how to help your clients build a solid business; minimize liability; and navigate the licensing, labeling and tax reporting challenges along the way. You will also learn how to effectively protect your client's intellectual property, avoid legal landmines in advertising and receive valuable tips for negotiating distribution agreements. Enhance your understanding of this unique area of law - order today!
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MATTHEW B. ANDERSEN is an attorney with Norris McLaughlin, P.A., where he concentrates his practice on business law and liquor law. Mr. Andersen works with breweries, distilleries, wineries, wholesalers, distributors, restaurants, and hotels on start-up counseling, entity formation, document drafting, obtaining and transferring liquor licenses, complying with liquor regulations and laws, providing transactional counseling, and defending citations and protests before the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board. Additionally, he advises manufacturing clients with regard to distribution agreements on a national level. He is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association and the New Jersey State Bar Association, as well as the National Association of Licensing and Compliance Professionals. Mr. Andersen earned his B.A. degree from Pennsylvania State University and his J.D. degree from Duquesne University School of Law.
DANIELLE M. DeFILIPPIS is an attorney with the New York office of Norris McLaughlin, P.A., where she focuses her practice on intellectual property matters including trademark clearance and prosecution and litigation. Ms. DeFilippis appears on behalf of individual and corporate clients in all phases of litigation from commencement through trial. She has represented clients in cases involving trademark and copyright infringement, false advertising, commercial disparagement, business torts, deceptive trade practices, Lanham Act claims, state and federal unfair competition laws, and other business disputes. Ms. DeFilippis is a member of the New Jersey Food Processors Association, New York State Bar Association, the International Trademark Association, and the Brewers Association. She earned her B.A. degree from Pennsylvania State University and her J.D. degree from Seton Hall University School of Law.
ANDREW D. LINDEN is an attorney with Norris McLaughlin, P.A. He focuses his practice on assisting corporate and individual clients with their business needs. Mr. Linden's diverse practice includes litigating and resolving business disputes, such as "business divorces" in closely-held companies, landlord/ tenant actions, products liability and warranty claims, health care matters, and construction claims, as well as advising on business law issues. He also has experience representing alcoholic beverage suppliers, manufacturers, importers, and retailers with licensing and product labeling. Mr. Linden has recently assisted a craft distillery and limited brewery with their New Jersey Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control license applications. He has recently provided guidance to a distillery in connection with federal permitting laws, and advised brewers regarding federal and state bottle labeling requirements and approval processes, as well as state distribution laws. Mr. Linden earned his B.S. degree from Lehigh University and his J.D. degree, cum laude, from Seton Hall University School of Law.
THEODORE J. ZELLER III is an attorney and chair of the liquor law practice group with Norris McLaughlin, P.A. Mr. Zeller was lead counsel in a beer rights case brought against the world’s largest brewers and is now general counsel to D.G. Yuengling & Son, Inc. and the Brewers of the Pennsylvania. His efforts helped change various laws under the Pennsylvania Liquor Code, and he authored portions of several bills which helped small brewers by allowing tasting rooms and more efficient and cost effective brand registration. Mr. Zeller is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, the National Association of Alcoholic Beverage Licensing Attorneys, and the National Association of Licensing and Compliance Professionals. He earned his B.A. degree from the University of Notre Dame and his J.D. degree from Pennsylvania State University Dickenson School of Law.