Alcohol, Food & Regulated Products
Our dedicated alcoholic beverage, food, and regulated products attorneys represent some of the world’s largest retailers, suppliers, and wholesalers. We provide services throughout the Southeastern United States and Texas to the entire supply chain of the regulated products industry, including importers, brokers, distributors, wineries, breweries, distilleries, retail and supermarket chains, convenience store chains, retail package stores, medical cannabis dispensaries, warehouse clubs, on-premises consumption establishments such as restaurants, bars, pubs, airport lounges, golf courses, stadiums, and private clubs.
Taylor English Duma LLP provides a full range of legal services to all members of the Alcohol, Food, & Regulated Products industries including, but not limited to:
- Regulatory and Compliance
- Litigation and Dispute Resolution
- Marketing and Advertising
- Intellectual Property and Trademark
- Corporate Structuring and Formation, Agreements, and Negotiation
- Bankruptcy and Creditors Rights
- Labor & Employment
- Brand and Label Regulation
- Real Estate, Zoning, Leasing, and Landlord-Tenant Matters
With an in-depth understanding of federal, state, and local regulations and the challenges that can arise from them, our attorneys have the breadth and depth of experience to guide clients through all legal matters related to the production, distribution, and sale of regulated products such as alcohol, food, lottery, and medical cannabis. For instance, at the federal level, we assist clients with compliance matters before the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB), and the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF). At the state and local level, we represent clients before Departments of Revenue, City Councils, County Commissions, local license review boards, and zoning departments. In addition, our attorneys and licensing professionals have also developed key relationships with various federal, state, and local governmental agencies and officials, which further contributes to our ability to creatively and efficiently address our clients’ needs.
We also understand how compliance, technology, and safety work together to deliver exceptional service. We are often asked to educate clients on state and local regulations tied to alcohol licensing and permitting. Our Responsible Alcohol Sales & Service (RASS) workshops are so highly regarded that they are now a prerequisite for obtaining an alcohol license in several jurisdictions. We also provide counsel on alcohol-related matters to a range of food and beverage trade associations.
Our team also includes seasoned arbitrators and mediators to assist with conflict resolution. However, if litigation is needed, we have experienced litigators who have substantial courtroom experience at the federal and state levels across the United States handling contract disputes, consumer and products liability litigation, labor and employment disputes, constitutional and antitrust challenges (i.e., Commerce Clause and Sherman Act), Dram Shop Litigation to the three-tier system for regulation of alcoholic beverages, and constitutional challenges to differential taxation of imported alcoholic beverages.
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About Taylor English
Taylor English Duma LLP was built from the ground up to provide highest-quality legal services for optimal value. The firm combines the best aspects of a traditional law firm with seasoned attorneys throughout the United States. Together, our attorneys work each day to provide timely, creative, and cost-effective counsel to help clients solve problems and achieve goals. Taylor English clients run the gamut from Fortune 500 companies to middle market businesses to start ups and entrepreneurs. The firm is the Georgia law firm member of GGI Global Alliance AG, the leading worldwide alliance of accounting and law firms, giving our clients access to a trusted stable of high-quality professional services organizations around the globe.