Handle Legal Issues in the Alcoholic Beverage Business
Starting an alcoholic beverage business presents the aspiring brewer, distiller, or winemaker with an enormous challenge. From obtaining licenses and permits, to financing facilities and expensive equipment, to navigating complex state and federal rules and regulations, each decision must be made with care. Do you have the information you need to help your clients get their small businesses off the ground? Our experienced faculty will equip you with the tools you need to navigate the most common legal issues alcoholic beverage producers will encounter. Explore the essentials of alcoholic beverage law - register today!
Review the regulatory framework of alcohol law and identify key federal and state agencies.
Learn how to obtain the necessary licenses and approvals from the TTB and other regulators.
Avoid costly mistakes related to alcoholic beverage labeling and trademarks.
Gain insight into how to overcome unique financing challenges faced by breweries, distilleries and vineyards.
Handle distribution challenges and negotiate agreements with wholesalers and other retailers.
Alcohol Law Regulatory Framework
How to Start a Brewery
How to Start a Distillery
How to Start a Winery
Bringing Alcoholic Beverages to Market: Distribution Agreements and More
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), Western District and Southern District 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 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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