Spiritus Law

Food & Beverages: Alcohol Department

USA - Nationwide
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What the team is known for Distinguished team with significant experience advising clients on alcohol licensing matters and regulatory compliance. Experience covers an impressive list of both international and domestic clients. Offers additional strength in handling contract disputes, IP issues and complex M&A in the alcohol beverage space.

Strengths One source notes that they provide "excellent legal leadership."

Another states: "They simplify the process for us and our success rate at getting these licenses even in more difficult jurisdictions is astonishing."

Work highlights Advised Regal Entertainment Group on Cineworld's $3.6 billion acquisition of Regal. The team also handled the alcohol licensing and regulatory disclosures emerging from the merger.

Notable practitioners


Marbet Lewis
"has a great deal of creativity in coming up with solutions for us that are workable," according to her clients.She is the cochair of the firm's alcohol industry practice and regularly assists with M&A, licensing and regulatory compliance matters. Her practice covers both domestic and international issues.


Robert Lewis
has considerable knowledge of the alcohol beverage space and assists clients with trademark issues, contract negotiations and licensing matters. Clients appreciate his ability to "take the time to communicate and educate in a powerful way."