GrayRobinson, PA

Richard M Blau

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Practice Areas

Chair of GrayRobinson’s alcohol beverage, food, and medical marijuana law practice groups. Concentrates on: Administrative practice, Regulatory compliance for Merger & Acquisitions and private equity investments in alcohol industry companies, Litigation and dispute resolution, Advertising and promotional law, Importation matters, Supplier/distributor relations, Hospitality industry trade practices. Works with representatives of federal and state government, drafting administrative rules and proposed legislation on behalf of clients and regulators. Represents international investors, alcohol beverage manufacturers, importers and domestic producers, statewide wholesaler trade groups and regional distributors, and nationwide restaurant and hotel chains.

Professional Memberships

International Alliance of Alcohol Attorneys, Member of the District of Columbia Bar, Florida Bar, New York Bar, American Bar Association, Federal Bar Association and American Association for Justice. Admitted to practice in US Supreme Court; US Court of International Trade; US Courts of Appeals for the Eleventh and Federal Circuits; US District Courts for the Middle and Southern Districts of Florida; US Court of Military Appeals; Florida Supreme Court, the New York Court of Appeals, The District of Columbia Court of Appeals. Elected to American Law Institute; Academy of Hospitality Industry Attorneys; Best Lawyers in America (2011-Present); "Top Attorney" by SuperLawyers (2006-Present); AV Preeminent™ rated by Martindale-Hubbell (1992-Present).