Bulkley Richardson’s Craft Brew and Distillery practice advises local craft breweries, wineries and distilleries in all stages of development, from startups to established businesses. The group has experience working within regulated industries and Bulkley Richardson, as a firm, has the depth to handle matters from business formation to succession planning, zoning issues to construction, licensing to protection of IP assets, and contracts to employment matters. Breweries are popping up everywhere from small basement productions to large scale commercial brands and our clients run both ends of that spectrum. Bulkley Richardson has not only the legal experience, but our group also has the business experience and resources to assist our clients in achieving success.

Our attorneys possess a depth of expertise in the relevant areas of law to assist with:

  • Startup and entity formation
  • State, federal and local licensing
  • Financing
  • Distribution agreements
  • Intellectual property matters
  • Real estate matters and commercial leases
  • Construction and expansion
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Business succession planning
  • Dispute resolution/litigation

Our comprehensive representation will allow you to focus on what you do best – creating delicious, local craft beer, wine and spirits.