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Building Strong Teams

Building Strong Teams

As an attorney that is passionate about entrepreneurship, I am fortunate to work with many startup ventures. I not only advise startups and emerging companies on legal and regulatory aspects of forming and launching businesses, but I also help guide them as they grow...

Building a Healthy Foundation for your Startup Distillery

Building a Healthy Foundation for your Startup Distillery

Undertaking any entrepreneurial endeavor can be a daunting task. It can get very complicated when doing so in a highly regulated environment, such as the one that governs the manufacture and sale of alcohol related products. And while every company founder will...

Product over Process

Product over Process

As my 8 year old prepared to take the field for her last soccer game of the season, the theme of the pregame “pep talk” (to the extent there can be a pep talk prior to a U9 girls soccer game) was to focus on the process over the product. My daughter and her JFC Galaxy...

Restaurants Designing House Brand Craft Beers

Restaurants Designing House Brand Craft Beers

The craft beer industry has been growing at an unprecedented clip in the last few years. Breweries are opening up at an increasing pace throughout the United States as consumers skew more towards locally produced products and unique experiences. Not only is there a...

Top 12 Legal Mistakes Made by Startup Breweries and Distilleries

Top 12 Legal Mistakes Made by Startup Breweries and Distilleries

Undertaking any entrepreneurial endeavor can be a daunting task. It can get very complicated when doing so in a highly regulated environment, such as the one that governs the manufacture and sale of alcohol related products. And while every company founder will...

An Overview of Beer Franchise Laws

An Overview of Beer Franchise Laws

No craft brewery should enter into a contractual agreement with a distributor without a sound understanding of the laws that govern the relationship between the brewery and the distributor. These laws, commonly referred to as franchise laws, differ from state to state...