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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
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Testimonial Wade Shafer, American Simmental Association

“When we were blindsided by a patent infringement lawsuit that could have put us out of business if found meritorious, we turned to our trusted legal advisors at Husch Blackwell. The team truly delivered. Their decisive action and novel approach to our situation resulted in dismissal of the lawsuit and an order from the USPTO invalidating every claim of the asserted patents.”

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