Whether you are just starting out in the wine business or have been in the business for years, our winelaw.net practice provides the advice and litigation skills you need thanks to our long term experience in winelaw and our relationships with key personnel in and out of government. We have represented hundreds of wineries, small and large over the last 15 years.
If you need assistance with contracts, such as custom crush, alternating proprietorship, grape purchase agreements, distributor agreements, license agreements, vineyard leases or purchases, we can be there to be sure you not only get the best terms but to explain the ramifications of the "boiler plate." We are also here to help you form LLCs and/or Corporations and then obtain the necessary licenses and permits to operate and/or modify (when changes in location or control occur) your winery.
The Federal Government, every State, every local jurisdiction and every Country enforce distinct operational regulations, including how to sell, and not sell, wine! Most of these regulations became law because they apparently promote local perspectives, temperance and/or the three tier system. We have the ability to provide your winery and marketers with advisory services on the intricacies of these rules as well as defend wineries when enforcement agencies, or private attorney generals, allege wineries overstepped.
We can help your winery protect its names, brands and reputations from being sullied by other wineries, fraudulent vendors or unlicensed entities, through trademark research, prosecution, and due diligence plans.
Even if you are not a winery, but an entity that provides services to wineries or an entity that wants to license its name(s) to a winery, our winelaw practice can provide you with the legal services that you need and the results you deserve.