Wineries, Breweries & Distilled Spirits

Craft Beer Law

The craft beer industry is booming, not just in California, but throughout the country. The attorneys at Quinn Covarrubias are committed to serving those in the industry and helping to ensure their business is successful.

For those thinking of starting a craft brewery, our craft beer lawyers will: help you choose the right type of business entity for your brewery; review your lease and/or purchase agreement for your facilities; advise you on licensing and regulatory compliance; review and/or negotiate your distribution contracts; assist you in obtaining the necessary copyright and/or trademark protection for your product, labels, and logos; and help you develop an employee handbook and put in place employee contracts that will protect your interests. Many of these services can be provided for a flat rate.

For those of you already in the industry, our craft beer lawyers are here to help you with all of your ongoing legal needs, and keep you up-to-date on the numerous laws and regulations governing the world of craft beer. With our craft beer lawyers looking out for you, you can spend less time worrying and more time doing what you love.

Wine Law

Our wine law attorneys have represented a variety of clients throughout the wine industry, from vineyard installation services, wine grape growers and purchasers, winemakers, tasting rooms, and wineries. The wine industry in California is booming. From the foothills of Amador County to the Temecula Valley, our wine law attorneys across the state know how important it is to keep in compliance to continue the expansion of this business. Whether you are considering adding a vineyard to your property, creating a new label for your wine, trademarking your logo, opening a tasting room, or selling your winery, we are here to help. We truly represent “vines to wines,” and everything in between.

If you are already part of the wine world, you know the regulations involved are thick, tangled, and always evolving. The wine law attorneys at Quinn Covarrubias are well versed in federal, state, and local statutes and regulations to ensure that you stay in compliance. We have extensive understanding of the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB), the department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC), the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), and local ordinances specific to your area. In addition, we are committed to keeping up with the changing (and sometimes conflicting) developments of the industry by attending continued legal education seminars, trade shows, and being active members of leading wine-related professional organizations.

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Our services include regulatory assistance, contracts, real estate leasing and purchasing, employment issues, land use, litigation, trademark and copyright registration, and insurance evaluations and services.

Mark A. Campbell

Of Counsel