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GrayRobinson, PA

Food & Beverages: Alcohol

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What the team is known for

High-quality work in a variety of areas, including regulatory compliance, licensing, distribution and promotion of alcohol. Noted expertise advising clients on M&A, in particular in dealing with multijurisdictional transactions. A strong bench of experts includes several former federal and state regulators. Acts for clients at all tiers of the industry, ably handling matters for retailers and wholesale distributors as well as manufacturers and importers.

Strengths

Sources value the team's "ability to explain complex situations. Their scope of contacts and relationships allow them to get prompt answers and results."

Others note that their strengths include "their knowledge on state and federal alcohol regulations and their strong relationships with state legislators."

"The experience has been top-notch for timeliness, communication and results. We are extremely pleased with their representation," according to one source.

Work highlights

Provided counsel to Marathon Petroleum on its $21 billion acquisition of Speedway.

Notable practitioners

Elizabeth DeConti is routinely called upon to advise clients on complex licensing and regulatory compliance matters.
"Elizabeth and her team are extremely organized and knowledgeable. Their relationships with regulators nationally is very useful."

Grace Yang focuses her practice on licensing issues and regulatory concerns, notably on behalf of major retailers.
"Grace is very strong in terms of retail work, in particular retail licensing work, and she manages some significant clients."

Richard Blau has significant experience in the alcoholic beverage sector and is particularly adept at handling regulatory and licensing matters. He is active across a range of sectors including retail and hospitality.
"He is one of the best attorneys out there. He is an excellent writer and very respected. He is great at combining the law and the business side of work." "Richard is one of the most preeminent lawyers in his field."

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Overview

GrayRobinson is a full-service law and lobbying firm. Our National Alcohol Industry Team has expertise in the federal, state, and local laws that govern the production, importation, distribution, promotion, and sale of alcohol beverages. We serve all segments (beer, wine, and distilled spirits) and all tiers (manufacturers/importers, wholesale distributors, and retailers) of the alcohol industry.

Our team, includes experienced attorneys who focus their legal practice on the laws governing the alcohol industry, as well as former federal and state alcohol regulators. We also utilize the talents of a deep bench of non-lawyer licensing specialists. Working together, our Team has the legal acumen, enforcement knowledge, and regulatory relationships necessary to help clients solve problems and achieve objectives efficiently and cost-effectively.

In addition to brand development and trade practice guidance, we specialize in licensure and compliance issues related to mergers and acquisitions and other multi-location projects. Our experience includes the migration of tens of thousands of alcohol beverage licenses and related permits for the largest merger transaction ever undertaken in America involving licensed businesses. We also provide guidance on advertising and marketing, including utilization of social media and other technology platforms used for promoting alcohol beverages.

Members

Blau, Richard M (Head of Department)

Becker, Hannah

Catasus, Kristen

DeConti, Elizabeth A

Haber, Valerie

Hirschfeld Alpizar, Jaclyn J.

Mason, Alexis

Quinter, Peter

Rodriguez, Rebecca

Thomas, II, John P.

Unger, Jason

Voke, Lauren

Wiand, Anna

Yang, Grace

Industries

Consumer Product Manufacturing

Food & Drink Producers

Government

Retail (On-Premise and Off-Premises)

Travel & Leisure

Wholesale Distribution

Food & Beverages: Alcohol

GrayRobinson, PA

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Location

401 East Jackson Street

Suite 2700

Tampa

Florida

USA

FL 33602

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Food & Beverages: Alcohol


Elizabeth A DeConti
Band 3
Richard M Blau
Band 1