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Overview

Caroline helps alcohol beverage clients across the nation navigate licensing, labeling and marketing compliance issues in a heavily regulated sector.

Hotels, restaurants, distillers, brewers, wineries, wholesalers and distributors requiring licenses to launch or expand their businesses trust Caroline’s counsel and years of experience in the alcoholic beverage industry. Caroline advocates for clients before local, state and federal regulatory agencies, including the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB). She offers practical guidance to streamline matters regarding:

  • Marketing and advertising
  • Franchise protection
  • Labeling regulations
  • Licensing applications and violations
  • Beverage formulas
  • Transportation

Caroline monitors industry trends and works closely with clients to proactively meet and exceed compliance standards. When trade investigations arise, she guides clients to resolution while mitigating interruptions to daily operations. What Caroline most enjoys about legal work in the dynamic alcohol beverage industry is strategizing across changing local, state and federal statutes, while keeping client business goals top of mind.


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Services

Education

  • J.D., Boston University School of Law
  • B.A., University of Pennsylvania

Admissions

  • Massachusetts
  • New York

Not admitted in the District of Columbia; practice limited pursuant to D.C. App R. 49(c)(8), with supervision by Kyle Gilster, member of the D.C. Bar.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • National Conference of State Liquor Administrators (NCSLA), Industry Representative, 2013-2020

Languages

  • French, fluent
Experience
  • Navigated numerous large-scale, multi-client, multi-state licensing matters, bringing alcohol brands in or out of distribution cost-effectively while avoiding litigation and preserving client assets.
  • Guided boutique spirits wholesaler through statewide realignment, ensuring local and state regulatory compliance and distribution rights.
  • Developed strategy for national alcohol beverage distributor to transition brand to new distribution network, efficiently optimizing move to avoid litigation and retain assets.
  • Secured distribution rights for alcohol distribution center through licensing of independent wholesalers.
  • Counseled numerous hotels and restaurants on liquor licensing issues in order to expand business.
Outside the Office

A client introduced Caroline to long-distance team-based relay racing.

Caroline enjoys participating in two-day, 200-mile team-based relays, the Ragnar Series. She can also be found cheering on her two daughters in field hockey, soccer and lacrosse, not to mention encouraging the family’s latest addition and Caroline’s running partner, Noelle, in achieving dog-training benchmarks.