The craft brewery and distillery attorneys of Bruns, Connell, Vollmar & Armstrong, also known as Ohio Beer Counsel, are committed to providing Ohio’s start-up and established craft breweries and distilleries the legal ingredients to assist with employment matters, forming corporate structure, raising money through private placement memorandums, obtaining federal and state permits, registering and defending trademarks, negotiating commercial leases, vendor contracts and equipment purchases, and when necessary, litigating in court.
Permitting from the Federal Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (“TTB”) and Ohio’s Division of Liquor control is needed before any brewing or distilling operation can occur. This process is long, often overwhelming and sometimes prevents a good idea from moving forward. As craft beer and distillery attorneys, we assist you in navigating and understanding the complexities of permitting, and help prepare the information necessary to apply for TTB and Ohio permits.
While breweries and distilleries offer unique working environments, they are not immune from legal issues that inevitably arise in any business involving employees, confidentiality, trade secrets, and workplace safety. These are issues we handle on a daily basis, which make us well-equipped to provide legal counsel, advice and advocacy in courts of law.
The lifeblood of any brewery and distillery is the products you produce and the brand you promote. Loss of either would have a devastating, if not fatal, effect on your business. We will work with you to identify and develop best practices; designed to put you in the best legal position to defend and protect your products and brand from any improper use by others.
Additionally, liquor permit holders face similar regulatory challenges under Ohio law, especially when it comes to the acquisition or transfer of liquor licenses. Let our experience in working with the Ohio Division of Liquor Control work for you.