Arent Fox has one of the leading alcohol beverage practices in the nation, with a team of more than 20 attorneys advising distributors, manufacturers, importers, suppliers, and retailers, as well as private equity and other substantial investors in the industry. We represent premier industry clients such as Diageo North America, Inc., Charmer Sunbelt Group, Deutsch Family Wine & Spirits, F. Korbel & Bros, Moet Hennessy USA, Inc., Mark Anthony Brands, Inc., St. Francis Winery & Vineyards, and Zachys Wine & Liquor, Inc. on a full spectrum of legal services, making the firm a one-stop shop for alcohol-related litigation, regulatory, intellectual property, and corporate and transactional needs.
Our group of seasoned attorneys include several former in-house counsel from leading alcohol companies who have decades of experience navigating regulatory issues, structuring complex business agreements, and negotiating acquisitions and divestitures. Our skilled litigators regularly represent alcohol beverage clients in distribution termination, breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, and product liability matters. We also represent clients in the sale and acquisition of brands and related assets, joint venture agreements, real estate disputes, trademark infringement, trademark licensing agreements, and patent prosecution matters.
Our attorneys have dealt with virtually all state regulatory authorities and possess a deep understanding of the unique regulatory challenges facing importers, distributors, and retailers on local, state, and federal levels. We represent clients in connection with alcohol beverage trade practice matters, and in licensing and permitting issues before the US Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau and before various state alcoholic beverage control boards.
Arent Fox is dedicated to helping our clients pursue the best strategy for achieving their business goals in this dynamic and highly regulated industry. Our in-house experience combined with a strong team of litigation, transactional, regulatory, and intellectual property attorneys with deep ties in the alcohol beverage industry allows us to provide first-rate counsel on virtually any legal issue.