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Alcohol & Beverage

Integrating transactional and regulatory counsel with a global perspective.

Our team has a unique perspective on the global alcohol and beverage industry arising from our experience serving multiple industry participants at virtually every segment, from global brewers and distillers to distributors, marketers, retailers, suppliers, and investors. This experience has given our team a 360-degree view of how to manage risk and seize opportunities that others might miss.

Our client roster covers the entire spectrum of products and company sizes, enabling our team to assess quickly what each client needs and to bundle the right mix of subject-matter skill. Our core team contains over a dozen lawyers who routinely handle industry matters, particularly in the areas of corporate transactions and licensing, intellectual property, labor and employment, and state and federal regulatory law. We supplement that skill set drawing from a deep pool of talent located across the firm—including antitrust, banking and finance, franchise law, commercial litigation, corporate real estate, and international trade/supply chain—in order to provide clients with an end-to-end legal solution capable of addressing all facets of an alcohol and beverage operation.

Our guidance to clients in the alcohol and beverage sector includes:

  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Distribution, franchise, and tied house laws
  • Licensing and regulatory
  • Litigation and dispute resolution
  • Packaging, raw materials, and procurement
  • Marketing, advertising, and retail operations
  • ESG and general corporate law
Blog | August 11, 2021
Anatomy of a Beer Label: Part III
Blog | August 04, 2021
Anatomy of a Beer Label: Part II
Blog | July 28, 2021
Anatomy of a Beer Label: Part I
Blog | October 08, 2020
Update on Minnesota Farm Winery
Blog | July 30, 2019
Minnesota Wine Update
Blog | July 01, 2019
Tennessee Alcohol Update
Blog | May 09, 2019
Minnesota Wine Regulation
Webinar | March 16, 2023
Competition Policy Under the Microscope
Seminars | October 2, 2019
The Business of Beer 2019
Seminars | 09/19/2018
The Business of Beer
September 19, 2018

A craft brewery’s recipe for success includes not only a lineup of great beers but also careful attention to financial and business details.

News Releases | February 08, 2021
Husch Blackwell Ramps Up Washington, DC, Growth Plans
News Releases | September 10, 2019
Husch Blackwell's Scott and Eckelkamp Named 2019 Up & Coming Lawyers

The annual Up & Coming awards “celebrate outstanding legal professionals who are 40 or younger or who are within their first 10 years of practice.

Media Mentions | August 01, 2019
Law360 Names Attys Who Moved Up the Ranks in Q2
News Releases | April 01, 2019
Husch Blackwell Names Marnie Jensen Office Managing Partner of Omaha Office

Marnie Jensen succeeds Todd Richardson as managing partner of Husch Blackwell's Omaha office.

News Releases | April 30, 2018
Santiago Joins Husch Blackwell's Alcohol Regulatory Practice

With Adena Santiago’s arrival, Husch Blackwell’s Alcohol Regulatory practice gains added expertise in state and federal licensing issues.