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Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

Food & Beverages: Alcohol

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What the team is known for

Nationwide practice offering expertise in connection with business transactions for corporate clients. Strengths include advising on federal and state policy issues, distribution and advertising of alcohol products. Notable additional competency in labeling compliance and trade practices matters. Offers further experience with regard to large-scale licensing projects for a range of clients in the retail and hospitality industries.

Strengths

Sources highlight: "They have industry expertise at a nationwide level."

"They turn around big projects with tight deadlines. They also have expertise on franchise law and helped advise us on complex franchise issues," says another.

According to one interviewee: "Their strengths are that they are indeed a team and act as one. They all take responsibility and act tirelessly to work for clients."

Work highlights

Advised Heineken on the licensing and distribution transaction to launch AriZona SunRise Hard Seltzer.

Notable practitioners

Bethany Hatef 's specific areas of focus include advising clients, on both a domestic and international level, on regulatory issues, IP questions and M&A. She represents clients from a range of sectors including manufacturing and retail.

Jesse Lyon is renowned in the market for his ability to handle a wide spectrum of matters involving clients in the alcoholic beverages industry, including regulatory concerns, M&A and real estate.
"Jesse is as knowledgeable and professional as he is holistic in his approach to find solutions." "Having that end-to-end knowledge and expertise in food and beverage law has proved invaluable."

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Overview

DWT is proud to counsel, advocate for, grow and protect many of the most successful and respected wine, beer, and spirits brands in the United States.  With an in-depth knowledge of both industry norms and our clients’ individual business goals, we serve as trusted business advisors – alerting clients to business opportunities and changing regulations, and helping them evaluate risk and mitigate potential obstacles. Our team is responsive, approachable, and committed to providing practical advice on the day-to-day challenges faced by both emerging and established alcohol beverage producers. Our involvement in industry associations puts us at the forefront of developing legislative and business initiatives, allowing us to constantly monitor legal and policy developments that may affect our clients.

Members

Giametta, Jeff

Greene, Cary

Hatef, Bethany K

Luzania, Kelly

Lyon, Jesse D

Clients

Captive Spirits

Full Sail Brewing

LNK Capital Partners

Melvin Brewing

Oregon Winegrowers Association

Pabst Brewing Company

Seven Hills Winery

Ste. Michelle Wine Estates

TSG Consumer Partners

Victory Brewing Company

Willamette Valley Vineyards

Yonkers Brewing

Industries

Breweries

Distilleries

Emerging Growth Companies

Hotels

Private Equity Investors

Restaurants

Wineries

Food & Beverages: Alcohol

Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

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Location

920 Fifth Avenue, Suite 3300

Seattle

Washington

USA

98104-1610

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Food & Beverages: Alcohol


Bethany K Hatef
Up and Coming
Jesse D Lyon
Band 2