Basics of Beverage Alcohol Law

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Course Description

This program was recorded on December 7th, 2018

This course explores the regulatory and legal framework for alcohol manufacturing, distribution and sales in the United States. The course discusses an overview of the three-tier system of distribution, tied house laws, and the unique trade practice requirements governing alcohol beverages. This complex area of state and federal alcohol laws can seem overwhelming, especially for the attorney new to the practice of beverage alcohol law and we hope this course can help practitioners work through some of that confusion to understand the basics of this unique practice.



  • Anna Wiand
    Anna is a senior associate in GrayRobinson’s Tampa office and a member of the firm’s Nationwide Alcohol Beverage & Food Law Department. She focuses her practice on matters relating to regulated products, including laws governing the alcohol beverage, food, cosmetics, cannabis, and tobacco industries. Anna counsels companies about how to comply with the complex variety of federal, state, and local rules and regulations that govern the manufacturing, distribution, marketing, sale, and consumption of these heavily regulated products. She handles licensing and regulatory compliance issues for members of the alcohol beverage industry, tobacco industry and food industry. She has extensive experience working with state and local regulatory agencies and government officials across the country and regularly assists clients with licensing across multiple industries, including national retail chains. Anna also has managed numerous multi-state licensing projects resulting from mergers and acquisitions that involve hundreds of locations and thousands of licenses for retailers.

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    Hannah Becker
    Hannah is an associate in GrayRobinson’s Tampa law firm office and a member of the firm’s Nationwide Alcohol Beverage & Food Law Department. Hannah’s practice concentrates on advising companies and entrepreneurs in heavily-regulated industries with regard to compliance with federal, state and local statutes and regulations that govern the manufacturing, importation, distribution, marketing, sale and consumption of alcohol beverages and other regulated products. She has worked with various food, lifestyle and fitness brands, craft breweries and distilleries, members of the hospitality industry, third-party providers, and companies and individuals from each of America’s three-tier system of alcohol distribution concerning licensing, regulatory, business and trade practice issues.

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    1. Overview of the three-tier system of distribution
    2. Tied house laws
    3. Unique trade practice requirements governing alcohol beverages

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